ODDTAXI: In the Woods film is reported to have garnered over 130 million yen (about US$1.01 million) after the 4th week of its release.
On April 1, the film premiered in 34 Japanese cinemas, debuting at #10 and grossing 52 million yen (approx. $4,23,685) on its first weekend.
Daisuke Hiraga, the film’s producer, noted that the number of theatres screening the movie will be gradually increasing to meet the demand of the viewers.
Hiraga said, “In response to the big hit, the screening area is scheduled to increase gradually from the latter half of April, so please wait for the public information.”
The ODDTAXI movie recaps the TV anime as well as features “the aftermath of the shocking final episode.” The film’s production was announced on Dec 25, 2021, through the official series’ Twitter.
The cast from the 2021 series had reprised their roles for the film. The cast includes:
- Hiroshi Odokawa: Natsuki Hanae
- Miho Shirakawa: Riho Iida
- Ayumu Goriki: Ryōhei Kimura
- Eiji Kakihana: Kappei Yamaguchi
- Rui Nikaido: Suzuko Mimori
- Shiho Ichimura: Moeka Koizumi
- Yuki Mitsuya: Manatsu Murakami
- Kenshiro and Koshiro Daimon: Kohei and Asei (Miki comedy duo)
- Shibagaki and Baba (Homosapiens): Yūsuke and Atsuhiro Tsuda (Diane comedy duo)
Director Baku Kinoshita and writer Kazuya Konomoto headed the production of the film. The film’s animation was done by OLM and P.I.C.S, with Asmik Ace acquiring domestic distribution rights.
Odd Taxi, stylized as ODDTAXI, is a Japanese anime television series and manga. Produced by OLM and P.I.C.S., the anime aired on TV Tokyo and AT-X in Japan from April 6 to June 29, 2021.
The plot of ODDTAXI is described as:
Set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, Odd Taxi follows the story of Odokawa, a 41-year old walrus taxi driver whose parents abandoned him in elementary school, leaving him generally asocial. However, he usually has conversations with other animal inhabitants who ride in his taxi on their respective journeys around Tokyo, where the series is set. Odokawa’s conversations with these people unravel into a series of mysteries and acts of violence, including that of a missing high school girl. Because of the case of the missing girl, the police have been tracking leads back to him, and now both the yakuza and cops are on his tail.