The upcoming animated film Odd Taxi: In the Woods has just released a new trailer ahead of its impending April 1st premiere.
The new trailer is laden with a tense tone bordering on horror. Which is fitting since despite the cute aesthetic of mascot animals, the story the original series tells is a mystery thriller about a missing girl.
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The upcoming film is meant to be a condensed version of the story told in the anime, a marketing tactic that isn’t uncommon in anime. However fans can expect to see scenes that pick up where the anime left off.
You can read a description of Odd Taxi from MyAnimeList below.
In a city which should be familiar, there is the feeling of something a little different.
Kotokawa is a taxi driver who lives an ordinary life, taxing some quirky customers around. A slightly eccentric stranger who has no relatives nor any relations with other people, Kotokawa’s hobby is to listen to Rakugo on the radio before going to bed. For the time being, the only people he can consider as friends are his family doctor Gouriki, and his high school classmate Kakihana.
Kabasawa, a college student who wants a buzz, Shirakawa, a nurse who’s hiding something, comedian group Homo Sapiens, who isn’t selling well, the city hoodlum Dobu, and the rookie idol group Mystery Kiss—the conversations with these people, which should not have meant much, lead to a girl who disappeared
Crunchyroll is expected to release the film in English sometime after its theatrical debut.