Odd Taxi is basically the Japanese version of ‘Bojack Horseman,’ which deserves a lot more appreciation for standing out from anything we have seen on the anime screens before. Despite being set in an animal-driven world, the series precision portrayed every subtle human emotion. In case you are already missing Odd Taki after its first season, the franchise is coming up with a new film in 2022. It will most probably be a reconstruction of Season 1 will some exclusive movie elements in it. Now, when will this new Odd Taxi movie release in countries like Japan, UK, USA, and India?
Season 1 ended with a massive revelation about the world that the anime is set in. It turns out that Odokawa’s mental illness was making him hallucinate animal world all this time. However, the Mitsuya murder case is still far from over. Here’s everything we know about Odd Taxi’s upcoming film so far.
What to Expect from Odd Taxi Movie?
Odd Taxi follows the life of a blunt and seemingly emotionless taxi driver, Odokawa. He may not talk much but hears every conversation of his customers. He drives different customers like jobless Taichi Kabasawa, struggling comedic duo “Homo Sapiens, and many more. Little did e know that he would get entangled in a criminal case that involved a missing teenage girl. Every small detail fits together like pieces of a huge puzzle. With every ride, Odokawa’s normal life became more and more dangerous till he found himself assisting the underworld thug Dobu for a bank robbery.
The official Twitter account of Odd Taxi released a teaser video for the upcoming Odd Taxi: In the Woods movie. The video had clips from Season 1, thereby hinting that the film will be a brief reconstruction of the show. However, I do believe that the film will have some exclusive elements that will pave the way for a possible Season 2.
Odd Taxi anime ended with Odokawa recovering from her childhood trauma, and finally coming out of his illusion world. Meanwhile, Dobu’s bak robbery plan turns out to be a huge failure. He was admitted to the hospital with a fatal bullet injury. With his friends Goriki and Shirakawa by his side, he thought to return back to normal life. He resumed his job as a taxi driver and was doing well in his new life. However, life had other plans for him. One lazy afternoon, the girl who disposed of Mitsuya got into his taxi with an evil smirk on her face. There’s no way of telling what’s going in the head of that psychotic murderer. This is either Odd Taxi’s odd and abrupt way of concluding the story or the setting of a possible Season 2.
Cast and Staff
The staff and cast members from the original anime series will be reprising their roles and positions for the Odd Taxi: In the Woods film. This means once again the Baku Kinoshita and Yamai Sayaka duo will be taking care of direction and character design. Meanwhile, the main characters like Odokawa, Dobu, Shirakawa, and Kakihana will be voiced by Natsuki Hanae, Kenji Yamada, Riho Iida, and Kappei Yamaguchi, respectively.
Odd Taxi: In the Woods Movie Release Date in Japan, USA, UK and India
According to the announcements, Odd Taxi: In the Woods movie will hit Japanese theatres on April 1, 2022. There’s no confirmation about the global release yet. Since the franchise isn’t a big name like Demon Slayer or Jujutsu Kaisen, the possibilities of the film being internationally available in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, India, and anime-loving countries is pretty low. Everything depends on how well it does in the Japanese theatres, upon which the film’s future depends. In the best-case scenario, if the film gets accepted for global release, it should be globally available by the end of 2022, either in theatres or on streaming platforms.