Funimation recently announced it is bringing the heart-warming animated film Josee, the Tiger and the Fish to select theaters in the U.S. and Canada from July 12-14. The film is in Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed. Tickets will be on sale from June 18.
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish – Additional Information
The emotional and cinematic coming-of-age love story is directed by Kotaro Tamura and produced by studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, My Hero Academia). The film is 98 minutes and unrated. The film was released in Japan in 2020 and nominated for “Best Animation” in the 75th Mainichi Film Awards and “Animation of the Year” for the 44th Japan Academy Film Prize.
Mitchel Berger, Funimation Global Group’s Senior Vice President of Commerce commented on the news:
“With sweeping animation that draws audiences into the story, studio Bones and Kataro Tamura have created a moving tale about human connection.Funimation is proud to bring the film to theaters this July.”
Tsuneo, an ordinary college student and avid diver, unexpectedly becomes the caretaker of a wheelchair-bound young woman in order to raise money for this dream to go diving in Mexico. This young woman, who calls herself Josee after her favorite book character, is sullen and demanding, but as Tsuneo helps Josee interact with the outside world and learns more about Josee’s unique perspective, their feelings grow into love. The two begin to support each other in ways beyond just romance.
Source: press release
For more information, visit the Josee website
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