From the animated movie “Josee, the Tigers and the Fish” (first run in summer 2020) based on the representative work of the Akutagawa Prize-winning author Tanabe Seiko, an image from the movie that captures the fantastic sky and sea has been revealed for the first time. At the same time, character illustrations of the main character Tsuneo and Josee have also arrived.

A total of five images have been released including ones that Tsuneo and Josee frolics under the fantastic sky and sea, and solo images of each of them. Especially, Josee shows various expressions such as making a big smile in her solo image.
How would the relationship between Tsuneo and Josee turn out…? It is an image that sparks an interest in the different facial expressions of the two.

Furthermore, settings and the illustrations of the two characters have also been unveiled.
The main character, Tsuneo, is a 4th year university student in Osaka, majoring in marine biology, fascinated by the fish that live in Mexico. Planning to study abroad after graduation, he has been working several part-time jobs including one at a diving store.

The setting is as follows: Josee is a girl who suddenly appears in front of Tsuneo with a sharp tongue hiding under her cute looks. She likes to read books and draw pictures, and her name “Josee” comes from her favorite book. She is in a wheelchair and lives with her grandmother, and spends most of her time at home.

The first run of the animated movie “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” will be in summer 2020. How would the two gather the threads of their story in the world of “new Josee” that has been reborn as animation? It will raise expectations for further updates.

(C) 2020 Seiko Tanabe / KADOKAWA / Josee Project