Anthropomorphic animals have been fascinating humanity for a millennium now, and Beastars has made people rethink their opinions about usual furry anime. Its second season has been killing it so far and if you are wondering what to watch next, I’ve got good news for you.
Pony Canyon has announced an original TV anime titled ‘Odd Taxi’ which is set to premiere in April 2021.
The official website for the anime, Odd Taxi, also revealed the cast, a teaser visual and a promo video, announcing its arrival to TV Tokyo in April.
In this small PV, we get to dive into the thoughts of the protagonist, Kotogawa, questioning the happiness and lifestyle of people, as he goes by his daily life, driving them off to their destination.
We also get a glimpse of the city, decorated by flashing neon lights in a moonless night. The teaser visual further reveals the anthropomorphic characters of the town where the protagonist of the story makes a living as a Taxi Driver.
Mangaka Kazuya Konomoto is writing the story for the anime, with Mugita Kinoshita directing the animation. The staff and cast working on the anime look promising and it will be interesting to see if they would be able to pull off this concept and genre.
|Mugita Kinoshita||Director||Spellbound (Live Action)|
|Baku Kinoshita||Character Design||Sensou no Tsukurikata|
|Kotokawa||Natsuki Hanae||Kimetsu no Yaiba (Tanjiro)|
|Shirakawa||Riho Iida||Love Live! (Rin)|
|Gouriki||Ryouhei Kimaru||Angel Beats (Hinata Hideki)|
|Kakihana||Kappei Yamaguchi||Death Note (L Lawliet)|
|Dobu||Kenji Hamada||ef: A Tale of Memories. (Kuze)|
|Imae||Koudai Sakai||A3! Season Spring & Summer (Sakuya)|
Konomoto and Takechi Abaraya even launched a manga adaptation of the anime on Friday, under the Shogakukan’s digital manga label, Superior Dalpana.
New serialization of the series, Odd taxi. It will be broadcasted on TV TOKYO AT-X. Kadzuya Konomoto from “Setoutsumi” will be handling this! The comics will be distributed at each electronic store of Shogakukan e-Comic Store Darpana.English Translation, Twitter Translation
About Odd Taxi
Kotokawa is a taxi driver who lives an ordinary life and as 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.
Although, he does have conversion with his customers – 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.