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Film REVIEW #SLA: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020) - ★★★★

Director: Kotaro Tamura

Writer: Sayaka Kuwamura

Based on: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish by Seiko Tanabe

Stars: Taishi Nakagawa, Kaya Kiyohara, Yume Miyomoto, Kazayuki Okitsu, Lynn

Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance

Themes: Anime Remake of Live Action

Tsuneo is a university student and Josee is a young girl who has rarely gone out of the house by herself due to her being unable to walk. The two meet when Tsuneo finds Josee's grandmother taking her out for a evening walk.

The film received highly positive reviews from critics.


Stewart - ★★★★

"Excellent animation style in this anime and a sweet and unusual tale. I did find the main character a little unlikeable but I'm not sure if that was supposed to be the point? As her character changes as the film goes on. Great to see another animated movie that is highlighting disability and creating fully rounded characters and storylines. The animation in the fantasy sequences is lovely."

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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish is playing as part of the Scotland Loves Anime Online 2022 Festival


Like this? Try these!....

  1. Naruto: Shippuden (2007 TV)

  2. Sword Art Online (2012 TV)

A number of the voice cast and technical team behind this movie have worked on these anime series'.

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