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Original TV Anime 'Odd Taxi' Announced for April 2021

by Mako995
Jan 15, 11:41 AM | 24 Comments
Pony Canyon opened an official website for an original television anime titled Odd Taxi on Friday, revealing the cast, staff, a teaser visual (pictured), and promo. The anime series is set to air in April 2021.

Synopsis
In a city which should be familiar, there is the feeling of something a little different.

Kotokawa is a taxi driver who lives an ordinary life, taxing some quirky customers around. A slightly eccentric stranger who has no relatives nor any relations with other people, Kotokawa's hobby is to listen to Rakugo on the radio before going to bed. For the time being, the only people he can consider as friends are his family doctor Gouriki, and his high school classmate Kakihana.

Kabasawa, a college student who wants a buzz, Shirakawa, a nurse who's hiding something, comedian group Homo Sapiens, who isn't selling well, the city hoodlum Dobu, and the rookie idol group Mystery Kiss—the conversations with these people, which should not have meant much, lead to a girl who disappeared.

Cast
Kotokawa: Natsuki Hanae (Ikebukuro West Gate Park)
Shirakawa: Riho Iida (Jashin-chan Dropkick Dash)
Gouriki: Ryouhei Kimura (Kamisama ni Natta Hi)
Kakihana: Kappei Yamaguchi (Taisou Zamura)
Rui Nikaidou (Mystery Kiss): Suzuko Mimori (Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur)
Shiho Ichimura (Mystery Kiss): Moeka Koizumi (Shoujo Kageki-Revue Starlight)
Yuki Miya (Mystery Kiss): Manatsu Murakami
Daimon (Older Brother): Kousei
Daimon (Younger Brother): Aso
Shibagaki: Yuusuke
Baba: Atsuhiro Tsuda
Kabasawa: Takashi
Taeko: Tomoko Murakami
Fukumoto: Keisuke Takai
Kondou: Pheonix
Dobu: Kenji Hamada (Ishuzoku Reviewers)
Imai: Koudai Sakai (A3 Season Spring & Summer)
Tanaka: Souma Saito (Kabukichou Sherlock)
Yamamoto: Makoto Furukawa (Yuukoku no Moriarty)
Sekiguchi: Chado Horii (Infinite Dendrogram)
Kuroda: Takaya Kuroda (Maou-jou de Oyasumi)
Donraku Shoufuutei: Houchuu Ootsuka (Ninja Batman)
Kanon: Amane Shiomiya
Reina: Chika Kagura (Maesetsu!)
Yano: METEOR
Akira/Satoshi Nagashima: ???

Note: Official romanizations for all names and kana for most names were not provided. Due to this, romanizations for character names in this article may be incorrect.

Staff
Director: Baku Kinoshita (Sensou no Tsukurikata chief animation director)
Assistant Director: Norio Nitta (Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama director)
Script: Kazuya Konomoto (Setoutsumi manga)
Character Design: Baku Kinoshita, Hiromi Nakayama (Pokemon Movie: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa key animation)
Art Director: Kenji Katou (Super Robot Taisen OG: Divine Wars)
Color Design: Tatsue Ooseki (Utawarerumono)
Director of Photography: Miyabi Amada (Kirakira Happy★Hirake! Cocotama)
Editing: Yoshiki Ushiroda (Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori)
Sound Director: Kouhei Yoshida (Yuru Yuri Nachuyachumi! recording)
Sound Production: Pony Canyon Enterprise
Music Production: Pony Canyon
Music Production Cooperation: SUMMIT
Studio: P.I.C.S., OLM

Production company P.I.C.S. is also credited for planning and the original story. Japanese hip-hop MCs and producers PUNPEE, VaVa, and OMSB are composing the music.

Teaser PV


Official site: https://oddtaxi.jp/
Official Twitter: @oddtaxi_

Source: PR Times

Odd Taxi on MAL

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

chocolattebjorn said:
FlyingEgg said:

3? I only see 2. That Manatsu Murakami seems to be a different person from Ai's seiyuu.

I think they meant Riho Iida, Suzuko Mimori, and Moeka Koizumi. Moeka voices Shioriko in Love Live All Stars and the character haven't appeared in Nijigasaki anime.

Thank you for clarifying. I'm actually quite familiar with Moepii (and Nijigasaki in general), but I only recently learned about Rippi. She's the one I missed lol.

10 hours ago by FlyingEgg

This could be hit or miss but the synopsis sounds fine enough. Hopefully it'll be at least watchable

Yesterday, 9:51 PM by ManWild

FlyingEgg said:
anzu-no-uta said:
Well that's a lot of cast members lol they also have 3 love live voice actresses in here

3? I only see 2. That Manatsu Murakami seems to be a different person from Ai's seiyuu.

I think they meant Riho Iida, Suzuko Mimori, and Moeka Koizumi. Moeka voices Shioriko in Love Live All Stars and the character haven't appeared in Nijigasaki anime.

Yesterday, 9:49 PM by chocolattebjorn

Just the right sort of slightly unnerving PV, this could actually be great.

Jan 19, 1:48 AM by Thigh_Tide

reminds me of Great Pretender lmao. this will be fun to watch.

Jan 18, 10:49 AM by NextUniverse

That pic just makes me think of Oldboy, damn.

But that trailer makes me go whaaaat

Jan 18, 10:18 AM by Poltergeist18

It looks different and interesting, I might give it a shot.

Jan 17, 2:31 PM by Haneken2086

I really like the character designs 😳

Jan 17, 12:12 PM by Ty-Foo

At first, I was confused on why they called it “Odd Taxi” but after watching the trailer, I think I understand why.

Jan 17, 8:38 AM by Cotaweb

Rickydory123 said:
NG_Chloe said:


Disney Vibes? Really? How do ya figure that if ya don't mind me asking?


Just the animation...


.....I could see that, the PV's animation looks kind of like one of those old CG Disney properties, or the movies where they integrated CGI with 2D animation

Jan 16, 10:16 AM by NG_Chloe

NG_Chloe said:
Rickydory123 said:
It seems interesting and the music was good too but will it be full CGI? The teaser gave me Disney vibes...


Disney Vibes? Really? How do ya figure that if ya don't mind me asking?


Just the animation...

Jan 16, 9:58 AM by Rickydory123

Rickydory123 said:
It seems interesting and the music was good too but will it be full CGI? The teaser gave me Disney vibes...


Disney Vibes? Really? How do ya figure that if ya don't mind me asking?

Jan 16, 9:47 AM by NG_Chloe

sounds like a mystery series that uses the Taxi as it's driver, might keep an eye on this one

Jan 16, 9:47 AM by NG_Chloe

It seems interesting and the music was good too but will it be full CGI? The teaser gave me Disney vibes...

Jan 16, 7:53 AM by Rickydory123

Seems really intriguing, even tho I'm not sold on the visuals yet.

Jan 16, 5:19 AM by FMmatron

anzu-no-uta said:
Well that's a lot of cast members lol they also have 3 love live voice actresses in here

3? I only see 2. That Manatsu Murakami seems to be a different person from Ai's seiyuu.

Jan 15, 11:44 PM by FlyingEgg

Not sure if I'll watch this.

Jan 15, 11:13 PM by MegamiRem

This is somehow roping me in. Not sure what makes this appeal to me, but I'll keep an eye on this when this comes out.

Jan 15, 10:45 PM by Boazanian

This looks ODDly interesting huh. I'm gonna try this out, more like a seinen SoL with some mystery beneath it. Might be nice to try something like this, hope they don't make it bad though.

Jan 15, 10:37 PM by raiderublaze

Looks interesting and fresh. Character designs a bit weird though, maybe not in a bad way.

Jan 15, 7:20 PM by Hannatach

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