Film opened in 34 theaters in Japan on April 1
The Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web site reported on Sunday that Eiga Odd Taxi: In the Woods, the film project of the original anime Odd Taxi, has earned 130 million yen (about US$1.01 million). The film’s producer Daisuke Hiraga stated the staff is gradually increasing the number of theaters that are screening the film.
The film opened in 34 theaters in Japan on April 1, ranking at #10 and earning 52 million yen (approximately US$4,23,685) in its first weekend.
The television anime’s main cast and staff returned. ASMIK Ace is distributing. Crunchyroll will stream the film.
The film is a “reconstruction” of the television anime episodes, but it also depicts what happens after the television anime’s finale.
The anime premiered in Japan in April 2021 and aired for 13 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime in the West.
The story follows Odokawa, an eccentric, reticent 41-year-old taxi driver who has no relatives and does not have much to do with others. He does have 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.
Manga creator Kadzuya Konomoto (Seto Utsumi) wrote the anime. Baku Kinoshita directed the anime with Norio Nitta as the assistant director. Kinoshita and Hiromi Nakayama designed the characters. Kohei Yoshida was the recording director at Pony Canyon Enterprise. PUNPEE VaVa OMSB were in charge of the music, and Pony Canyon was in charge of music production with collaboration by Summit, Inc. P.I.C.S. and OLM produced the anime. P.I.C.S. was also credited for the original work and planning.
Source: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web