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Novel 'Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi' Gets Anime Film in 2020

by Vindstot
Dec 2, 8:34 PM | 15 Comments
Publishing company Kadokawa announced an anime film adaptation of Seiko Tanabe's Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) novel on Tuesday. The film is being produced by animation studio Bones for a 2020 premiere.

Synopsis
A youth romantic drama with themes of growing up, the story focuses on college student Tsuneo and dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair. Josee—named after the heroine in Françoise Sagan's Wonderful Clouds—spends most of her days reading and painting until by chance she encounters Tsuneo, and decides it's time to face the real world.

Staff
Director: Koutarou Tamura (Noragami, Negima!? episode director)
Original Character Design: Nao Emoto (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Haruko Iizuka (Inu x Boku SS, Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge)
Concept Design: loundraw (Tsuki ga Kirei, Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai original character design)
Music: Evan Call (Violet Evergarden, Hakumei to Mikochi)
Distribution: Shochiku, Kadokawa

Screenwriter Sayaka Kuwamura (Strobe Edge, Over Drive live-action film) is writing the script for the anime film. Nao Emoto will also launch a manga adaptation in Da Vinci magazine's February issue on January 6, 2020.

Tanabe published the Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi short story in Monthly Kadokawa's June 1984 issue. Kadokawa Shoten shipped the story as a novel in April 1985 and re-released it under the Kadokawa Bunko imprint in July 1987. The late author's work also inspired a live-action film adaptation in 2003, starring Satoshi Tsumabuki and Chizuru Ikewaki as Tsuneo and Josee, respectively.

Official site: https://joseetora.jp/
Official Twitter: @joseetora_movie
Official Instagram: @joseetora_movie

Source: Entertainment Station

News submitted by Kingsman117

Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi on MAL

15 Comments Recent Comments

ninka22 said:
Ishitateso said:
I have seen the live-action movie made of this LN and it was really good so I am going to watch the anime too.


I've seen it too and it has horrible ending.




Dec 3, 6:13 PM by Ishitateso

Now we know why Eureka is delayed. Expect mind blowing animation in this one.

Dec 3, 6:08 PM by VyseLegendaire

Ishitateso said:
I have seen the live-action movie made of this LN and it was really good so I am going to watch the anime too.


This is not an LN. Its a short novel made by legendary novelist Seiko Tanabe first published in novel form in 1985. It was way before LN

Dec 3, 1:47 PM by Koshi_Inaba

Ishitateso said:
I have seen the live-action movie made of this LN and it was really good so I am going to watch the anime too.


I've seen it too and it has horrible ending.

Dec 3, 12:52 PM by ninka22

This one looks interesting. I'll be watching this when it comes out.

Ishitateso said:
I have seen the live-action movie made of this LN and it was really good so I am going to watch the anime too.


Thanks for the info! I'm gonna go watch live-action movie now!

Dec 3, 8:48 AM by Popura

I have seen the live-action movie made of this LN and it was really good so I am going to watch the anime too.

Dec 3, 7:13 AM by Ishitateso

Yep, Bones doing this means it will have stellar animation, though the characters and story are what hooked me! <3

Dec 3, 5:48 AM by Dauphine

Studio Bones... Consider me interested.

Dec 3, 5:41 AM by Gunkitza

Oh, the cover art looks gorgeous! Studio Bones is a really big plus too.

Looking forward to this!

Dec 3, 1:12 AM by _MushiRock11_

Hmm sounds interesting. One to watch out for :)

Dec 3, 12:49 AM by BlackHeart81

OMG! THIS! This goes straight to my PTW as a high priority watch!

Finally a romance anime with a heroine in a wheelchair!!! :D

Dec 3, 12:45 AM by Dauphine

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josee,_the_Tiger_and_the_Fish

Was adapted into a live action film before

Dec 3, 12:12 AM by Koshi_Inaba

Seriously I'm in love with the cover pic and summary

Dec 2, 11:07 PM by Piyush_Dev

Now that's a picture. I'm in, 100 percent, in part because I watch most of the movies that come out if they come to the west and I'm financially able at the time

Dec 2, 10:41 PM by NG_Chloe

This is gonna be so damn good! Already looking forward to it!

Dec 2, 8:44 PM by shanimebib

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