Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, the upcoming film from studio BONES, has a release date: December 25.
The film was originally set to hit theaters in Japan this summer, but was delayed due to you-know-what.
Based on a short story by Seiko Tanabe, the film is animated at BONES and directed by Kotaro Tamura (Noragami) with a script by Sayaka Kuwamura (Strobe Edge). It features original character designs by Nao Emoto, which Haruko Iizuka, who also serves as chief animation director, has adapted for animation.
The film stars:
Taishi Nakagawa as Tsuneo Suzukawa
Kaya Kiyohara as Josee
Yume Miyamoto as Mai Ninomiya
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Hayato Matsura
Lynn as Kana Kishimoto
This has been a tough year for theatrical anime, with many films delayed until 2021, so we’re happy to see this get a 2020 release, even if it’s barely squeaking in!