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'Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi' Reveals Cast, Production Staff, Trailer, December Premiere

by Vindstot
Aug 12, 12:10 PM | 25 Comments

The official website of the Josee to Tora to Sakana-tachi (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) anime film revealed cast members (pictured above), additional staff, and the first trailer on Thursday. The film will open in theaters in Japan on December 25, following the delay from its Summer premiere due to the effects of COVID-19.

Japanese actor Taishi Nakagawa (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka live-action drama) is playing the male lead Tsuneo Suzukawa. Kaya Kiyohara (Taifuu no Noruda) is starring as the protagonist Josee. The supporting cast members are as follows:

Mai Ninomiya: Yume Miyamoto (SSSS.Gridman)
Hayato Matsuura: Kazuyuki Okitsu (Orange)
Kana Kishimoto: Lynn (Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai)

Veteran actress Chiemi Matsutera (Akari no Sato live-action film) is voicing the character Chizu Yamamura. Singer-songwriter Eve is performing the theme song "Ao no Waltz."

In-film Drama: Nanako Matsuda (Chameleon no Kakurenbo children book)
Production Design: Akihiro Hirasawa (Hisone to Maso-tan art design), Fumihiro Katagai (Princess Principal mechanical design), Shouko Nakamura (Mawaru Penguindrum animation director)
Layout Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto (Kekkai Sensen character design)
Art Director: Yuuji Kaneko (Black Fox)
Color Design: Hiroko Umezaki (Yozakura Quartet)
Director of Photography: Tsuyoshi Kanbayashi (Bungou Stray Dogs)
3DCG Director: Takuma Miyake (Carole & Tuesday)
Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto (A.I.C.O.: Incarnation)
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou)
Sound Production: Sonilude

Koutarou Tamura (Noragami) is directing the film at animation studio Bones, with screenwriter Sayaka Kuwamura (Strobe Edge live-action film). Haruko Iizuka (Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau) is serving as both the character designer and chief animation director.

Nao Emoto (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.) and Illustrator loundraw (Tsuki ga Kirei original character design) are credited for original character design and concept design, respectively. Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) composing the music.

The anime film adapts Seiko Tanabe's short story, which she penned in Monthly Kadokawa's June 1984 issue. Kadokawa published 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 was also adapted into a live-action film in 2003. Nao Emoto began a manga adaptation in Da Vinci magazine on January 6.


Source: Press Release, Moca News

20 of 25 Comments Recent Comments

Which accent is that? Sounds cute

Sep 2, 9:40 PM by Shinomiha

This is wonderful news! Although, I don’t think I have time during those days.

Aug 24, 9:04 PM by CalvinG

This is the first time I've heard about this film, but if it's a good anime about a young adult, then I'm with you.

Aug 23, 3:11 PM by RobertBobert

No idea what this is about, but it looks very promising as a story that using the power of the medium without its cringey tropes.

Aug 23, 1:02 PM by Hannatach

It's already on my anime list ... waiting.

Aug 17, 11:23 AM by Kinyoubi

Really liked Kiyohara's performance in Hotarugusa, she became my recent favorite female actress. Will try out Taifuu no Noruda.

Aug 16, 6:13 AM by Gnowmickly

Just watched PV and I'm 100% sure that I'm gonna cry my eyes when I see the actually movie.

Aug 14, 5:42 PM by Nikiforova

Excellent sound director. Love his other work.

Aug 13, 4:13 PM by Xaeveax

Look generic asf. The character designs are mediocre. Its gonna be a melodrama movie that studio Bones not good at. I think that they stick on action anime.

Aug 13, 3:10 PM by chriskor022

This look really nice! Will watch it when it becomes available. Hopefully this love story turns out good.

Aug 13, 9:53 AM by Tsarko

so the plot in the anime movie will different from the live action?

Aug 13, 2:14 AM by Franxx

Her home and the environment in which she is living looks a lot nicer compared to the squalor in the live-action movie and in the cast there is no sign of the old hag who looked after her. It seems like the anime will be a lot more "consumer friendly" version of the novel and that is a pity.

Aug 12, 9:51 PM by Ishitateso

Taishi Nakagawa dubbed Sonic in Sonic the movie before voicing anime character.

Aug 12, 9:49 PM by tsubasalover

Intereo said:
Which accent is that? Sounds cute

Fukui? Because it sounds similar to Arata's accent in the anime Chihayafuru

Aug 12, 9:20 PM by leptosome

Wow what a cute accent xD this looks interesting, added to my PTW

Aug 12, 4:14 PM by whitelavender

Looks great, will definitely watch

Aug 12, 2:49 PM by Xenocrisi

Hmm... Alright. Seems potentially decent at least, if not ok or maybe bad but. A tsundere heroine on a wheelchair... we'll see.
I rarely like the natural japanese voice in anime including in this anime but whatever.

Aug 12, 2:41 PM by waalex11

Looks great, hope it will be great drama/storywise too.

Aug 12, 2:15 PM by VanishingKira

Wow, that's a really nice Christmas present~!!^v^

Aug 12, 2:02 PM by Klefki_of_Awsome

Looks really good!!

Aug 12, 1:20 PM by kaider28

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