A new original anime is on the way from P.I.C.S. and Pokémon studio OLM. Manga author Kadzuya Konomoto (Seto Utsumi) pens the story of Odd Taxi, with Natsuki Hanae (Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) in the lead and sights set on an April premiere on TV Tokyo and AT-X in Japan.
The story of Odd Taxi follows an eccentric taxi driver named Kotogawa, who has conversations with a wide variety of passengers, from a college student trying to go viral to a secretive nurse, a failed comedian, an aspiring idol, and more. It sounds kind of like a bizarro Taxi Cab Confessions, only these conversations end up leading to a girl who has disappeared.
Check out a teaser and key visual below.
Odd Taxi staff:
Director of Photography
Kohei Yoshida (Pony Canyon Enterprise)
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Original Work and Planning
In addition to Hanae, cast members revealed thus far include Riho Iida, Ryohei Kimura, Kappei Yamaguchi, Suzuko Mimori, Moeka Koizumi, Manatsu Murakami, Kenji Hamada, Kodai Sakai, Soma Saito, Makoto Furukawa, Chado Horii, Takaya Kuroda, Amane Shiomiya, Chika Kagura, and METEOR.
There are also a bunch of comedy duos and trios in the cast, including Kohei and Asei of Miki; Yusuke and Atsuhiro Tsuda of Diane; Takashi of Trendy Angel; Tomoko Murakami of Morisanchu, and Keisuke Takai and Phoenix of Girly Records.
Kadzuya Konomoto also launched a manga adaptation along with Takeichi Abaraya. The manga launched on Shogakukan's Superior Dalpana digital label on Friday.