The feature-length anime from the director of Noragami opens in Japan on Christmas
The sweet anime film of two sweethearts finally gets released this Christmas in Japan but before then, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, based on the 2003 live-action film of the same name, released a brand new "long" trailer preview two songs from the film and wintery visual featuring the two lead characters Taishi and Kaya.
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish was originally scheduled to open in Japan this summer but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, now aiming for a Christmas release. Singing the themes for the film is singer-songwriter Eve, performing both the main theme "Ao no Waltz (The Blue Waltz)", and the insert song "Shinkai." Direction for the film is being handled by Kotaro Tamura (Noragami series director) with a screenplay by Sayaka Kuwamura (Strobe Edge, Over Drive). While manga creator Nao Emoto (O Maidens in Your Savage Season) is providing the original character design, Haruko Iizuka (The Idol Master character designer) will be adapting those designs for animation as the anime character designer/chief animation director. The anime film will be produced at BONES (My Hero Academia).
Previously released poster:
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish centers on two characters: Josee, who is physically disabled and cannot walk without a wheelchair, so she has spent her life like a doll living in her own imaginary world, and Tsuneo, a university student who has been chasing his dream. When they meet by chance, they’re immediately attracted to each other. As the attraction increases, Josee decides to go with him to the outside world. It opens on December 25.
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.