Josee, The Tiger, and The Fish is one of the most influential and heartfelt anime films of 2020. If I were to describe it, well, it felt warm like hot chocolate on a cold winter night.
The film can hold its own against global romance and drama hits like Your Name and A Silent Voice. It is a beautiful yet simple story about Josee, a girl who can’t walk, and a university student named Tsuneo.
The wait for the movie is finally over for the North American audience!
The anime film, Josee, The Tiger, and The Fish will make its premiere in the US and Canada on July 12.
Funimation released a subbed trailer of the film along with the announcement. The film will be available in English subbed and dubbed versions in North America.
Even though Josee initially gave Tsuneo a hard time, the pair start to understand each other, forming a close bond eventually. The story is fascinating and has a charm of its own with the art style and aesthetics.
It received a lot of praise and positive response, going as far as getting into the feature film category at the Annecy Film Festival! It is the kind of movie you DON’T wanna miss out on.
It is tragic in a way that I Want To Eat Your Pancreas or Ocean Waves are. Okay, maybe not as tragic as I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, but the feeling is similar.
Simple, heartfelt, and wholesome is how I would describe the film in a few words.
Despite the ending, the movie is surprisingly not a letdown, and instead, it gives you more closure. I won’t reveal it so you will have to watch the movie to know!
Trust me, it will be one of the best and most emotional 98 minutes of your life. And do keep your tissues ready before watching!
About Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Adapted from the novel by Seiko Tanabe, Josee the Tiger, and the Fish is an anime film by Studio Bones.
Tsuneo is a university student, and Josee is a young girl who has rarely gone out of the house by herself due to her being unable to walk.
The two meet when Tsuneo finds Josee’s grandmother taking her out for a morning walk. The film centers on the relationship between Tsuneo and Josee.
Source: Funimation Twitter