(Featured Image: Seiko Tanabe / KADOKAWA / Josee Project / Bones / Funimation / Fandango)
The 2020 anime film adaption of Seiko Tanabe’s Josee, the Tiger and the Fish is heading to western theaters later this month thanks to Funimation and Fandango.
“Tsuneo, an ordinary college student and avid diver, unexpectedly becomes the caretaker of a wheelchair-bound young woman in order to raise money for this dream to go diving in Mexico. This young woman, who calls herself Josee after her favorite book character, is sullen and demanding, but as Tsuneo helps Josee interact with the outside world and learns more about Josee’s unique perspective, their feelings grow into love. The two begin to support each other in ways beyond just romance.”Fandango
An adaption of Seiko Tanabe’s 1984 short story, Josee, the Tiger and The fish follows a young man who is asked to care for a young woman who uses a wheelchair, and how their initially rough connection deepens with time. It stars Taishi Nakagawa, Kaya Kiyohara, Yume Miyamoto, Kazuyuki Okitsu, and Lynn. It is directed by Kotaro Tamura with the screenplay by Sayaka Kuwamura, original character designs by Nao Emoto, animation character designs by Haruko Iizuka, music by Evan Call, and animation by Bones.
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish will run in select theaters July 12-14, with options to view it subbed or dubbed. Head to Funimation.com/Josee to learn more and to get your ticket!