Original soundtrack to be released in Japan on May 19
A new key visual is here for the upcoming ODDTAXI anime, an original from P.I.C.S. and OLM that has Mugita Kinoshita directing and Natsuki Hanae as the lead VA. Crunchyroll announced plans to stream the anime during the Anime Awards presentation, and you can see the voyeuristic look at 41-year-old cab driver Odokawa and some of the customers he picks up on the clock below.
It was also announced that the ODDTAXI original soundtrack will hit shelves in Japan on May 19. Director and character designer Mugita Kinoshita illustrated the jacket, and a bonus booklet packs in stickers with Kinoshita's illustrations and liner notes by PUNPEE, VaVa, and OMSB.
There's a line of original goods on the way, as well, including a t-shirt, sticker set, a pair of clear files, and an iPhone case, all of which were designed by P.I.C.S. and are up for limited sale via Pony Canyon's canime.jp site.
Here's the first trailer:
And the second from February 19:
"So, where to?"
This town should look familiar, but suddenly, it's not.
The taxi driver Odokawa lives a very mundane life. He has no family, doesn't really hang out with others, and he's an oddball who is narrow-minded and doesn't talk much. The only people he can call his friends are his doctor, Gouriki and his classmate from high school, Kakibana.
All of his patrons seem to be slightly odd themselves. The college student who wants the world to notice him online, Kabasawa. A nurse with secrets named Shirakawa. A comedy duo that just can't catch a break named the Homosapiens. A local hoodlum named Dobu. An idol group that's just starting out named Mystery Kiss... All these mundane conversations somehow eventually lead to a girl who's gone missing.
ODDTAXI gets the fare running this April.
Via Comic Natalie