On the official website of the anime adaptation of Seiko Tanabe’s novel “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” (Japanese: “Joze to tora to sakana-tachi”) a new promo video and another visual for the upcoming film were published today. You can see both in the article below.
Anime Film is Made in Studio Bones
The anime adaptation is being produced under the direction of Kataro Tomura (“Noragami Season 3“) in Studio Bones (My Hero Academia, Bungou Stray Dogs, Kekkai Sensen Season 3). Sayaka Kuwamura writes the script, while Haruko Iizuka animates Nao Emoto’s character design. Illustrator loundraw (“I Want to Eat Your Pancreas”) does the concept art and Evan Call (“Violet Evergarden”) composes the music.
The opening is titled “Ao no Waltz” and will be sung by Eve. The film was originally scheduled to premiere in Japanese cinemas this summer but had to be postponed to December 25, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The novel “Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish” by Seiko Tanabe was first brought to the Japanese market in 1985 by Kadokawa Shobou. A real film version started in December 2003.
|Tsuneo Suzukawa||Taishi Nakagawa|
|Chizu Yamamura||Chiemi Matsutera|
|Director||Kataro Tomura (“Noragami”)|
|Producer||Studio Bones (“My Hero Academia”)|
|Character Design||Haruko Iizuka|
|Music||Evan Call (“Violet Evergarden”)|
The story revolves around the student Tsuneo who works part-time in mah jong salon. Lately, customers have been talking about an old lady pushing a stroller down the street. They say that they are transporting something for a criminal organization and wonder what they have in the car.
Money? Drugs? One day the owner of the mahjong salon sends Tsuneo to go for a walk with his dog. A baby carriage rolls down a hill and hits a guardrail. The old lady asks him to look in the car, where he finds a young woman holding a knife. This is how Tsuneo first met the girl who calls herself Josée.