Funimation announced that Josée, the tiger and the fish will be released in select theaters in the United States and Canada in July. The animated film is a coming-of-age love story directed by Kotaro Tamura and produced by the Bones studio. Fans will get to meet a gifted artist and a disabled woman Josée and diver Tsuneo Suzukawa as they become friends and then some more. The story is based on the 1985 Seiko Tanabe short story.
Tsuneo, an ordinary student and avid diver, unexpectedly becomes the guardian of a young woman in a wheelchair in order to raise funds for this dream of diving in Mexico. This young woman, who is named Josée after her favorite book character, is brooding and demanding, but as Tsuneo helps Josée interact with the outside world and learns more about Josée’s unique perspective, their feelings change. in love. The two begin to support each other beyond mere romance.
Speaking of bringing the movie to theaters, Michel berger from Funimation said:
With fast-paced animation that draws audiences into the story, studio Bones and Kataro Tamura have created a moving tale of human relationships. Funimation is proud to release the film in theaters in July.
Josée, the tiger and the fish will be available as subtitles or dubbing and fans will be able to purchase tickets from June 18. Actual screenings will take place July 12-14 and the film is 98 minutes long and unrated.