Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

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Japanese: ジョゼと虎と魚たち
English: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
German: Josie, der Tiger und die Fische.
Spanish: Josee, el Tigre y los Peces
French: Josée, Le Tigre et Les Poissons.
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 25, 2020
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.431 (scored by 162414162,414 users)
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Ranked: #1482
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Popularity: #615
Members: 324,340
Favorites: 5,122

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Equipped with his passion for diving and admiration for marine biology, university student Tsuneo Suzukawa tries his best to juggle several part-time jobs to earn enough money to study abroad. But one night, in a fateful accident, he meets a girl in a wheelchair, driving his current path into a detour.

The girl, Kumiko—who prefers to be called "Josee"—initially comes off as rude. Tsuneo, however, is then convinced by Josee's grandmother to take on the paid job to be Josee's caretaker. Despite being annoyed with her bossy demeanor, Tsuneo sees the opportunity to save more funds to support his academic dream. Nonetheless, after putting up with Josee's behavior for some time, Tsuneo tries to quit, only to discover Josee's dreams of traversing the outside world—to experience a life free from her crippling condition.

Changing his mind, Tsuneo decides to accompany Josee in exploring the wonders that the world has to offer. Through their time together, the two begin to realize that the traits that bind them may be vital toward fulfilling their respective aspirations.

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Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi was adapted from a 1984 short story collection of the same name. It was set to have its theatrical release in Japan in Summer 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie was postponed until December 25, 2020.

Prior to its release, the anime film was selected as a special invitation film for the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the 44th Japan Academy Prize in the Animation for Excellence award.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Miyanishi, Tetsuya
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Tobita, Tsuyoshi
Episode Director


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"Take Me Far Away" by Evan Call

May 3, 2021
Let me begin by saying I've been waiting for this movie for a little more than 4 months, so although there is bound to be some bias in this review I will try to keep it as balanced as possible and write as if the anticipation was less. I will also try my best to include as little spoilers as possible, but if you have yet watched the trailer, you might get spoiled in the smaller parts

Plot - 10/10
As you might have read in the synopsis, Josee met Tsuneo by a chance encounter (check out trailer if you want to know what happened) and decides ...
Jan 8, 2022
I consider myself a very patient person. It takes a lot to get under my skin. Even when I watch bad anime, I still enjoy riffing on the flaws.

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish managed to irritate me. Trying to finish it was like waiting at the end of a school day, watching the clock tick tick tick… I constantly paused to take in the frustrating decisions the characters made, then brace myself for more melodrama. The protagonist, Tsuneo, is a lot like me. Maybe that's why I had such a strong reaction to it. We're both 22-year-old guys planning to study abroad, working a ...
Apr 16, 2021
I watched this in theater recently and decided to write a review, will keep it simple for those who's curious about this movie.

In summary, this romance drama is pretty standard as it goes, so if you expect something new or something compelling then you won't find it here. Animated movie formats in general are fast paced due to its short run time; relying on common tropes, character archetypes and melodrama to convey the story quickly and efficiently; it simply can't be fleshed out like a TV-series, and this movie is no different. Of course, this isn't a bad thing - what I want to address ...

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