Odd Taxi: The Movie Coming April 2022, Trailer and Visual Released

30.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

Odd Taxi was one of the most popular anime series in 2021, amassing a huge fanbase both in Japan and abroad. The show ended with a shock, and for those hoping to get closure, an Odd Taxi film has been announced! Odd Taxi: In the Woods will premiere in Japan on April 1, 2022, with the main staff and cast returning to the project.


The anime series was written by manga creator Kadzuya Konomoto with music by PUNPEE VaVa OMSB. The story follows Otokawa, an eccentric 41-year-old taxi driver who has no relatives and does not have much to do with others. He often has conversations with his customers, including a college student who wants to go viral, a nurse hiding a secret, an unsuccessful comedian, a street rough, and an up-and-coming idol. These conversations lead him to a girl who has disappeared.


The film will be a ‘reconstruction’ of the anime series, but will also show what happens after the television show’s finale. Natsuki Hanae plays the show’s main character Hiroshi Odogawa, with other cast members including Riho Iida, Ryohei Kimura, and Kappei Yamaguchi. Newcomer Baku Kinoshita directed the anime series and will return to direct In the Woods, with OLM (Pokemon) in charge of production. 


Announcement Trailer


Comment from Natsuki Hanae (Hiroshi Odogawa)

Odogawa is a character unlike all others that I have played before, so it was a really challenging role. Thanks to everyone’s support, I’ll be returning for the Odd Taxi film!

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens after the anime series finale. 

I hope to see you at the theater in April!


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  • Odd Taxi Anime’s Yano Voice Actor METEOR Releases Song From Upcoming EP

    14.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese music artist METEOR released his new song My Name is… feat. PUNPEE on July 14, 2021. METEOR voices the character Haruhito Yano in Odd Taxi, an anime series produced by OLM and P.I.C.S. The anime’s music is composed by PUNPEE, VaVa, and OMSB.


    The song is taken from METEOR’s new EP 2019, which will be released on July 14, 2021, and sings about the character Yano. The EP is produced by PUNPEE, one of the anime’s composers, and also features OMSB and VaVa. The cover art was designed by Odd Tax director and character designer Mugita Kinoshita and the title logo by Toshiaki Uesugi.

  • Original Anime Odd Taxi Announces April 2021 Release, Staff, and Cast

    21.January.2021 | ANIME&GAME

    A new and original anime series titled Odd Taxi will premiere on TV Tokyo and AT-X this April. The anime’s official website which opened on Friday last week revealed a promo video, teaser visual, the staff, and cast.


    The teaser visual reveals anthropomorphic characters in a city filled with neon signs.

    The story follows Kotogawa, a 41-year-old taxi driver with no relatives and who keeps himself to himself. His conversations with his customers lead him to a girl who has disappeared.


    The main cast line-up includes Natsuki Hanae as Kotogawa, Riho Iida as Shirakawa, Ryohei Kimura as Gоriki, and Kappei Yamaguchi as Shika, Suzuko Mimori as Louis Nikaido, Moeka Koizumi as Shiho Ichimura, and Manatsu Murakami as Yuki Mitsuya.

    Photo by cherry chill will. 

    PUNPEE, VaVa, and OMSB from the hip-hop label SUMMIT are in charge of the music. This is the first time the three artists have written music for an animated series.


    TV Anime “Odd Tax” Promotional Video

    A manga adaptation began serialisation in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Superior online label Darupana on Friday (January 15).

    Natsuki Hanae and PUNPEE released statements about their involvement with the series which we have translated from Japanese.


    Natsuki Hanae (Voices: Kotogawa) | Comment

    “There’s something about this anime that seems interesting. The character I play, Kotogawa, is unlike any other character I’ve played before. The director gave me pointers, and I was like… wait, why? It doesn’t seem like a simple anime about cute animals. You’ll come to understand certain things as the story progresses. It gets more and more interesting, so please look forward to watching it.”


    PUNPEE (Composer) | Comment

    Photo by Ryo Mitamura 

    “This is my first time composing for an anime series. The animation team let me in on everything from early on in production […]. It was a really worthwhile experience, and they let me work to my usual pace. I’m always thankful for the opportunity to work on something new in a new environment. I’m looking forward to watching the series myself too”


    © P.I.C.S. / 小戸川交通パートナーズ