Through the official Crunchyroll blog they announced that the official site of the original anime STRANGE TAXI, released its third promotional video on Monday. The video announces and provides a preview of the opening, «Strange taxi“, A collaboration between Skirt (Wataru Sawabe) and the rapper / DJ PUNPEE. The latter will also contribute to the soundtrack of the series.
The «Odd Taxi» theme will be available on digital platforms from April 7.
The story will be played by Kotogawa, a rather eccentric 41-year-old taxi driver who has no family and usually doesn’t interact much with anyone. What he has are conversations with customers he takes in his cab, including a college student who wants to go viral, a nurse with a certain secret, an unsuccessful comedian, a street thug, and an aspiring idol. Conversations will lead him to a missing girl.
In the cast will be:
- Natsuki Hanae in the role of Kotogawa
- Riho Iida like Shirakawa
- Ryohei Kimura as Goriki
- Kappei Yamaguchi in the role of Shika
- Suzuko Mimori like Louis Nikaido
- Moeka Koizumi as Shiho Ichimura
- Manatsu Murakami like Yuki mitsuya
- Kо̄hei (comic duo Miki) like Major Daimon
- Asei (comic duo Miki) like Lesser Daimon
- Yūsuke (comic duo Diane) in the role of Shigaki (Homosapiens)
- Atsuhiro Tsuda (comic duo Diane) in the role of Baba (Homosapiens)
- Takashi (Trendy Angel comedy duo) in the role of Kabazawa
- Tomoko Murakami (Morisanchu Comedy Trio) as Taeko
- Keisuke Takai (Girly Records comedy duo) as Fukumoto (Banno lighting)
- Phoenix (comic duo Girly Records) as Kondo (Banno Illumination)
- Kenji Hamada like Dob
- Kōdai Sakai like Imai
- Sōma Saitō as Tanaka
- Makoto Furukawa like Yamamoto
- Chado Horii like Sekiguchi
- Takaya Kuroda as Kuroda
- Amane Shiomiya as Kano
- Chika Kagura like Queen
- METEOR likes it Not anymore
- ??? like Satoshi Nagashima
The mangaka Kadzuya Konomoto (Seto Utsumi) is in charge of writing the scripts, while Mugita Kinoshita he is the director. Norio Nitta he is the assistant director, meanwhile Hiromi nakayama collaborates with Kinoshita on character design, with the production of the anime being a collaboration between OLM Y PICS The other team members are:
- Artistic direction: Kenji Kato
- Color design: Tatsue Ozaki
- Direction of photography: Miyabi Amada
- Edition: Yoshiki Ushiroda
- Direction of registration: Kohei Yoshida (Pony Canyon Enterprise)
- Music: PUNPEE VaVa OMSB
- Music production: Pony Canyon / Summit Inc.
Takeichi Abaraya and Konomoto recently released a manga adaptation of the anime for Shogakukan’s Superior Dalpana digital label.