After Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” started general screening in Indonesian theatres on 19 May, 2021, the film distributor Feat Pictures has informed that the film has been seen by 25,000 viewers in just one week. Because of this achievement, the film becomes the most viewed film this week in two Indonesian cinema chains Cinepolis Indonesia and CGV Cinemas Indonesia.

Adapted from a short story by Seiko TanabeJosee, the Tiger and the Fish tells about the relationship between Tsuneo, a college student, and Josee, a young girl who rarely leaves the house due to her current physical condition. The meeting of those two began when Tsuneo meet Josee’s grandmother who was taking Josee out for a morning walk. How will the story of Tsuneo and Josee go?

Koutarou Tamura (Kodomo no JikanSpace Dandy) will serve as the director, while Haruko Iizuka (Accel WorldLittle Busters!) acts as animation director and character designer. Other staff members include Loundraw (Tsuki ga KireiI Want to Eat your Pranceas) as the concept designer, Sayaka Kuwamura as the screenwriter, and Evan Call (Violet EvergardenTokyo ESP) as the composer.

Then the voice actors who also fill the roles in this film adaptation are:

  • Taishi Nakagawa as Tsuneo Suzukawa
  • Kaya Kiyohara as Josee
  • Yume Miyamoto as Mai Ninomiya
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu as Hayato Matsuura
  • Lynn as Kana Kishimoto

The short story Josee, the Tiger and the Fish has been adapted into a Japanese live-action film in 2003 and a Korean drama in 2020. The animated feature was produced at BONES and distributed by Shochiku and Kadokawa, and premiered in Japan on 25 December 2020.

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish is the fifth anime feature film released in Indonesian cinema during the pandemic. The others were Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Violet Evergarden the MovieDetective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet, and Gintama The Very Final. During the pandemic, cinemas in Indonesia have been allowed to reopen with strict health protocols, including reduced theatre capacity.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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