A new anime project has been announced over the weekend that will appear as part of the spring 2021 season with Odd Taxi. The series is getting closer to its April debut and it looks like there’s a special premiere event being held on March 20th, 2021 for fans with some of the actors in attendence. While that’s coming up, the official site has dropped a new promotional video that again shows just what kind of strange and intriguing series this could be.
The property comes from creator Kadzuya Konomoto, who is working on the scripts for this while Mugita Kinoshita is directing it. With Norio Nitta as the assistant director, Kinoshita and Hiromi Nakyama are working on the character design. PiC.S. and OLM are handling the production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Natsuki Hanae as Kotogawa
- Riho Iida as Shirakawa
- Ryohei Kimura as Gо̄riki
- Kappei Yamaguchi as Shika
- Suzuko Mimori as Louis Nikaidо̄
- Moeka Koizumi as Shiho Ichimura
- Manatsu Murakami as Yuki Mitsuya
- Kо̄hei (Miki comedy duo) as older Daimon brother
- Asei (Miki comedy duo) as younger Daimon brother
- Yūsuke (Diane comedy duo) as Shigaki (Homosapiens)
- Atsuhiro Tsuda (Diane comedy duo) as Baba (Homosapiens)
- Takashi (Trendy Angel comedy duo) as Kabazawa
- Tomoko Murakami (Morisanchu comedy trio) as Taeko
- Keisuke Takai (Girly Records comedy duo) as Fukumoto (Bannо̄ Illumination)
- Phoenix (Girly Records comedy duo) as Kondo (Bannо̄ Illumination)
- Kenji Hamada as Dob
- Kōdai Sakai as Imai
- Sōma Saitō as Tanaka
- Makoto Furukawa as Yamamoto
- Chado Horii as Sekiguchi
- Takaya Kuroda as Kuroda
- Amane Shiomiya as Kano
- Chika Kagura as Reina
- METEOR as Yano
Plot Concept: In a city which should be familiar, there is the feeling of something a little different.
Kotogawa is a taxi driver who lives an ordinary life, taxing some quirky customers around. 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. For the time being, the only people he can consider as friends are his family doctor Gouriki, and his high school classmate Kakihana.
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.