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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish: Everything You Need To Know

6/30/2021 • 4 min read

Sometimes you want to just get away from the world’s problems by watching a simple, nice movie. No bombs, no superheroes, no world-ending stakes - just a small, well-told story about interesting people dealing with everyday things.

And that’s exactly what JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH has to offer. This Japanese animated film gifts audiences with a gentle, intimate, even heartwarming story that sits in contrast with the loud bombast of a summer movie season. Those movies are great, of course, but sometimes you just want to sit back and relax. If that sounds relatable, JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH is here for you.

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The Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Release Date

JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH will hit theaters on July 12. That’s really soon, so start making plans now!

Is There a Josee, the Tiger and the Fish Trailer?

Yes, and you can check out the first JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH trailer just above. The movie has already been released in Japan, so there are quite a few trailers you can check out if you’re curious. The film’s American release will come in both subtitled and dubbed versions, but there is no trailer yet for the English dub version. That means all the trailers out there, including the above, will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

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What Is Josee, the Tiger and the Fish About?

JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH is about a young college student named Tsuneo who is hired to care for Josee, a young artist and dreamer. Josee is wheelchair-bound but has unbounded goals and imagination. Their relationship starts out rocky, but over time their mutual affection grows into something beautiful. How does a tiger fit into all that? You’ll just have to see the movie to find out!

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Who Is in Josee, the Tiger and the Fish?

Because the film will come out in America in both subtitled and dubbed formats, JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH boasts not one but two voice casts. For the Japanese version, Taishi Nakagawa plays Tsuneo while Kaya Kiyohara plays Josee. For the English dub, those parts are played by Howard Wang and Suzie Yeung.

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Who Made Josee, the Tiger and the Fish?

The film was directed by Kotaro Tamura. Its script was written by Sayaka Kuwamura, based on the short story by Seiko Tanabe. Character designs were done by Nao Emoto, who also made a tie-in comic for the film. The film’s animation was created by Bones Inc.

Is There Anything Else We Should Know?

Just keep in mind that JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH will be in theaters in July, so book your tickets soon so you can enjoy a nice, heartwarming tale about two youngsters in love.

 

JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH opens on July 12!

 

All images courtesy of Funimation.

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