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Old 2021-04-06, 08:33   Link #1
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Odd Taxi

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Needless to say, this is going to be a niche series, but I found the premiere to be quite interesting. First-time anime writer and director, cast full of manzai comedians, and all of the characters are animals. I'm not sure what to make of it yet but I can say for sure it's different, and that's a significant positive.
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Old 2021-04-06, 10:04   Link #2
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Sincerely hoping this delivers. This was the one title that seemed to have anything to it this season.
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Old 2021-04-06, 15:44   Link #3
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I quite liked that, there's clearly a lot more going on than first appears.
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Old 2021-04-07, 12:07   Link #4
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Me, too. I had fun from start to finish and liked its dark side. Could be the same world Retsuko works in.

There certainly are a lot of adult males harboring teen-aged girls this season.

I assume the number of postings in this thread is indicative of the visibility of this show.
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Old 2021-04-07, 18:33   Link #5
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There were a bunch of hints in this ep. that all characters are actually human and it is just that MC has some metal disorder.

Overall I can understand why this series is not that popular: it is pretty slow-paced despite multiple plotlines and twists. But it is right up my alley for now.

Also, Natsuki Hanae sounds pretty different here for once.
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Old 2021-04-07, 20:45   Link #6
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I'm trying to decide whether Hanae is so miscast it kind of works, or just so miscast. He sounds pretty much the same to me.

There does seem to be a lot of opinion that the animal thing is a delusion, and that maybe it's the stray cat at his apartment, not the teenaged girl. Will be interesting to see where the show goes with that.
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Old 2021-04-07, 21:25   Link #7
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I don't believe that the animal thing is a delusion given that everyone is portrayed as an animal even when Odakawa is not present. I don't see what logical reason there would be to show everyone be an animal other than it being what those involved with the project had in mind from the beginning.
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Old 2021-04-08, 03:58   Link #8
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I don't believe that the animal thing is a delusion given that everyone is portrayed as an animal even when Odakawa is not present. I don't see what logical reason there would be to show everyone be an animal other than it being what those involved with the project had in mind from the beginning.
The reason is simple — to keep us deceived. If it is planned as a big but hinted plot twist, they should keep it till the end.
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Old 2021-04-08, 04:03   Link #9
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The real twist would be if that were the case, but he was actually still a walrus...
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Old 2021-04-08, 12:30   Link #10
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Well this was certainly .. odd ... huehuehue

"You're the only Alpaca around here" seems to suggest that they're all animals and it isn't only inside Odokawa's mind, but we'll see.
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"You're the only Alpaca around here" seems to suggest that they're all animals and it isn't only inside Odokawa's mind, but we'll see.
Actually not. Her reaction suggested she found it funny to be called alpaca.
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Old 2021-04-09, 00:16   Link #12
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I wasn't really sure what to expect coming into this, but either way it's hooked me.

And, I'm with Nachtwandler. I didn't realize that was Hanae at all, and thought he did a pretty good job here.
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Old 2021-04-12, 14:18   Link #13
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Another great episode, and one where the missing girl isn't mentioned at all!

The nurse is so nice that I have been suspicious of her from the beginning.

Still a lot of threads being pulled here. I imagine they'll all get tangled together soon.
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Old 2021-04-14, 08:32   Link #14
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Well, whatever is going on, it hasn't disappointed so far. There's intrigue to any character and that there is a greater agenda that they could be involved with. At the very least, the way episode 2 ended certainly provides tension for the next episode. Glad to roll along with this. I just hope that unlike other titles of late, this one actually comes to a satisfying conclusion.
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Watching it now. Looks interesting.

PS - I've seen a lot of the private taxis like the one Odokawa uses. But I've only ridden in cabs from big companies in Tokyo.
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3rd episode is out.

And I'm smiling the moment Kuroda started to speak.
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Old 2021-04-20, 05:41   Link #17
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I really love that Alpaca character
guess, I am a furry now

she's still very suspicious though
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Old 2021-04-20, 08:15   Link #18
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What's not to love about this series? Interesting characters, witty dialogue, a jazzy score, and occasionally some beautiful artwork. This conversation between Odakawa and the nurse was both thoughtful and hilarious.



They do win the "odd couple" award of the season so far in my book. But then, it's "Odd Taxi."
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Old 2021-04-20, 09:44   Link #19
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Yup. And the plot is pretty complicated. Reminds me of typical Ryogo Narita style.

Though I am not sure if this series is popular enough.
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Old 2021-04-21, 08:53   Link #20
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Continues to build, hardly puts a foot wrong. You get the time and the reasons to care about the characters involved. Just when I thought content in 2021 had completely abandoned that concept.
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