GKIDS announced today that On-Gaku: Our Sound is coming out on digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 9, 2021.
Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, On-Gaku: Our Sound brings its own sound and vision to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was adapted. The anime features a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto.
“With pitch-perfect deadpan humor, the film presents a highly original take on the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy film with a blaring musical finale that will leave you wanting an immediate encore,” GKIDS says.
Here’s a description of the anime:
When you’re a bored teenager looking for thrills, sometimes the only thing you can turn to is rock ‘n roll. Having no skill, money, or even a full set of drums, a feared trio of high school delinquents nevertheless decide they are destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their only friend Aya, avoid a rival gang, and – most importantly – jam out.
Pre-orders are open now on Amazon. So you can reserve your copy today.
The DVD and Blu-ray releases have a number of bonus features. They include:
- The Making of On-Gaku: Our Sound*
- Our Movie: Behind the Scenes
- Live Musical Performance
- On-Gaku (Demo)
- Rock Festival Pencil Test
- Storyboards Gallery
You’ll also get a series of short films from Kenji Iwaisawa:
- Mourning Ice Pop
- Taro Wanted to be Water
*Exclusive to the Blu-ray disc