On Friday, the ODDTAXI: In the Woods anime film opened in 34 theaters across Japan, compiling the award-winning TV anime into a feature film, adding in a few more scenes set after the final episode, and exploring the relationship between Odokawa and 17 of the world’s characters.
The first box office results from the weekend have been announced, revealing that the film has brought in 52 million yen (US$423,720) in a mere three days (up to April 3) at only 34 theaters, making it the number one film by per theater gross in the country at an average of 1.13 million yen (US$9,218) per theater. To the moon, Odakawa’s story goes!
— アニメ「オッドタクシー」OFFICIAL (@oddtaxi_) April 4, 2022
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ODDTAXI: In the Woods is a compilation film of the original TV anime but will also “depict the aftermath of the shocking final episode.” Promising to tie up all the loose ends from the series.
ODDTAXI originally aired as part of the Spring 2021 season, with the series streaming on Crunchyroll at the same time. The film is set to be released in Japan on April 1 with Crunchyroll set to stream it later. Crunchyroll describes the TV anime as such:
This town should look familiar, but suddenly, it’s not. The taxi driver Odokawa lives a very mundane life. He has no family, doesn’t really hang out with others, and he’s an oddball who is narrow-minded and doesn’t talk much. The only people he can call his friends are his doctor, Gouriki and his classmate from high school, Kakibana. All of his patrons seem to be slightly odd themselves. The college student who wants to be noticed online, Kabasawa. A nurse with secrets, Shirakawa. A comedy duo, the Homosapiens… All these mundane conversations somehow lead to a girl who’s gone missing.
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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.