Odd Taxi was one of the most surprising anime debuts of 2021, and it followed its anime debut with the even more surprising feature film that will be finally coming our way later this Summer thanks to Crunchyroll. With Odd Taxi: In the Woods now heading our way, the feature film has gotten a new synopsis to tease what to expect from the mysterious new project. Odd Taxi's original anime series was such a hit upon its debut that its feature film did very well when it launched throughout theaters in Japan. But it's been quite a while since then, and international fans will soon get their chance to check out the film too.
Crunchyroll has officially revealed their schedule for the Summer 2022 anime season, and confirmed that they will be streaming Odd Taxi: In the Woods sometime over the next few months. While there has yet to be a concrete release date for the new movie just yet, they did reveal more of what fans can expect to see from the mysterious movie picking up from the events of the original anime series with a new synopsis giving us the best tease for the new film yet.
Crunchyroll's official description for Odd Taxi: In the Woods begins as such, "Obstinate and taciturn Odokawa cruises through the city as a privately-owned taxi driver, doing his best to avoid associating with others as he lives an ordinary life. However, he is unexpectedly dragged into the Nerima Ward Missing High School Girl case one day. Furthermore, the people around him begin making ominous claims about him, such as hearing voices coming from his apartment when he supposedly lives alone."
Continuing further, the description reads, "Over 100 million yen, gangsters with mysterious motives, up-and-coming idols, a college student turned celebrity, and various other elements get thrown into the mix as the situation spins out of control. Despite everything, carrying out a certain plan settles the situation all at once. With much sadness and absurdity, the series of events had been resolved... or so it seemed."
Finally the synopsis teases more of what happened after the events of the original series, "Once the case ended, the people involved testified about what they saw behind the scenes and what really happened then. And by tying these together, a new picture of the case emerges. The events that turned one taxi driver's life upside down change shape, and the gears of the future begin shaking once again."
How do you feel about the synopsis for Odd Taxi: In the Woods? What did you think of the original anime series? Will you be checking out the new movie when it releases on Crunchyroll later this Summer? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!