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Davincie
Jul 7, 2008





Its a noir slice of life anime about a middle aged man who is a cab driver. Also highly likely to be mentally ill and possibly a kidnapper

Characters:
Odokawa: The cab driver mc

Shirakawa: I knew this dame was trouble the second i walked into her office. An alpaca like that, in a neighbourhood like this?

Gouriki & Kakihana: Finally some representation in anime, the mc's middle aged loser friends

Nikaidou, Rui & Ichimura, Shiho & Miya, Yuki (or is it??) & Imai: Three idols, a fan, and a possible kidnapping. are they really who they say they are?

Dobu: A wanted criminal, but is that all?

Daimon & Daimon: Good, bad, no matter what when they stop your taxi its trouble

Shibagaki & Baba: Always on the radio, but who they are I don't know. For these Homo Sapiens I hope their popularity will grow

Davincie fucked around with this message at 10:13 on Apr 16, 2021

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Davincie
Jul 7, 2008





also a character chart from the website

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



Good OP imo

https://twitter.com/kbsw_t/status/1314943016344453122

Hippo guy's real twitter account, it's from last year and his last tweet was back in November

Erg
Oct 31, 2010



Iím so mad youíve made me aware this has good line stickers

Erg
Oct 31, 2010



also lol at this character chart dropping by stuff I donít remember

Tales of Woe
Dec 17, 2004



the character chart is a bit ahead of the show, we haven't learned a few of those yet

this is really good so far. reminds me a bit of durarara structurally but using the taxi for the 'baton passes' so everything stays centered on our unreliable MC.

Oxxidation
Jul 22, 2007


i get sort of a Yakuza vibe from it too but that might be because my reference pool is fairly limited

the web of intrigue and long, melancholy conversations do call Yakuza's story scenes to mind, though, minus the constant punch-ups and exploding helicopters

OnimaruXLR
Sep 15, 2007
Lurklurklurklurklurk

This show turned out to be exactly what I hoped for at first glance, so I'm pretty pleased with it

I don't know what it is about cute talking animals and gritty urban drama. But it's a winning formula.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


OnimaruXLR posted:

This show turned out to be exactly what I hoped for at first glance, so I'm pretty pleased with it

I don't know what it is about cute talking animals and gritty urban drama. But it's a winning formula.

Obviously a juxtaposition conditioned from years of Warner Brothers and Disney cartoons

Oxxidation
Jul 22, 2007


furries and noir do seem to go together often. this, blacksad, beastars (when it's not being totally loopy), and who could forget chicken police?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGo3312N28A

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008





furry versions of the cast drawn by the director

Sleng Teng
May 3, 2009



This show is pretty funny and I look forward to mr cab driver roasting more of his idiot friends/acquaintances/customers

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



Music video for the full OP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKMw0hBDBUw

Might be a spoiler for the show in there, I'm not sure.

Carpator Diei
Feb 26, 2011


This promises to be interesting. I like that it doesn't seem like it will rely on plot twists all that much, despite the intrigue-laden backstory; and the artstyle is great.
Request for OP, could you add the names of the characters? I keep forgetting those, probably because it's so easy to think of them as "the alpaca", "the boar" and so on

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



tough request as i had no idea what their names are, but done

Super No Vacancy
Jul 26, 2012

yahallo


oddtaxi

Carpator Diei
Feb 26, 2011


For all his tough posturing, Dobu seems rather out of his depth here.

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

I hope some fool gets capoeiraed before the end

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008



Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



Man these cliffhangers are gonna kill me.

That Daimon reveal was tense as hell.

Erg
Oct 31, 2010



HMS Beagle
Feb 13, 2009



PhysicsFrenzy
May 30, 2011

cats can have little a sunglasses, as a treat

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


Nice, alpacas in anime are great since its avatar material

The Islamic Shock
Apr 8, 2021


I really hope Kakihana isn't about to get mugged. I didn't expect this show to be this good.

Also do we have two concurrent "high schooler runaway living with a grown-rear end man who doesn't want her" animes this season?

The Islamic Shock fucked around with this message at 01:44 on Apr 20, 2021

Kaiser Mazoku
Mar 24, 2011

Didn't you see it!? Couldn't you see my "spirit"!?

This is somehow the most realistic-feeling show I've seen in a while.

Doodles
Apr 14, 2001




LostRook
Jun 7, 2013


The Islamic Shock posted:

I really hope Kakihana isn't about to get mugged. I didn't expect this show to be this good.

Also do we have two concurrent "high schooler runaway living with a grown-rear end man who doesn't want her" animes this season?

I suspect he's about to be scammed since I'm pretty sure half a dozen Yakuza substories start like this.

Forgall
Oct 16, 2012

What're you lookin' at?


The Islamic Shock posted:

I really hope Kakihana isn't about to get mugged. I didn't expect this show to be this good.
I think they know he's Odokawa's friend and are going to kidnap him to try to get information or leverage. They might be working for that Yano guy.

Erg
Oct 31, 2010



LostRook posted:

I suspect he's about to be scammed since I'm pretty sure half a dozen Yakuza substories start like this.



i had figured at least at first that he was getting targeted because he lists a crazy high income and seems desperate enough to buy idol merch for her

Carpator Diei
Feb 26, 2011


The Islamic Shock posted:

I really hope Kakihana isn't about to get mugged.
There are many ways I can see the Kakihana/Shiyo thing going, and they all end in disaster.

Kung Food
Dec 11, 2006

PORN WIZARD

LostRook posted:

I suspect he's about to be scammed since I'm pretty sure half a dozen Yakuza substories start like this.

Totally some sort of honey trap going on. The Shiba Inu faced guy is Shiyo's manager, who apparently has mob ties? I'm guessing they either want his (fake) money, or to use him for his connection to Odokawa. Judging by the narrative's direction my guess would be the latter. Or maybe manager just thinks Kakihana is a huge creep for trying to get with a teenager and he brought his yakuza friend to have a 'talk' with him. He wouldn't be wrong!

I'm also leaning towards all the animal people being in Odokawa's head. The conversation with the doctor that went: "What do I look like to you?" "A gorilla," "Well you aren't wrong," seems a huge clue. It's just not a conversation they would have if the doctor was actually a gorilla. That and a nurse laughing at being called an Alpaca. Maybe the car crash the policeman flashed back to was the cause of his mental break?

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



What's neat about the flashbacks is the latest one happened with the cop brothers and everything is normal, there's a lot of details you can pick up on and it's kinda clear what happened.

Compare it to the two that happened with Odokawa the artstyle is completely different, it's very chaotic looking, barely any detail beyond vague shapes, gonna be honest it's very unnerving.

I love perspective tricks like this.

Zetsubou-san
Jan 28, 2015

Cruel Bifaunidas demanded that you [stand], I require only that you [kneel]


really enjoying this show

MachuPikacchu
Oct 15, 2012

Sacre vert! Maman!



I love that this is a series made up mostly of people having conversations, and yet there is this undercurrent of dread that I can't shake off.

Also Kakihana is 1000% being scammed.

Kaiser Mazoku
Mar 24, 2011

Didn't you see it!? Couldn't you see my "spirit"!?

I'm glad that Odokawa isn't too much of a stoic hardass. He can have a laugh and worry over his potential love interest being taken hostage by a baboon with a gun.

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005

"すやぁ~じゃなくて!"



I've heard multiple people and several content creators straight up call this Tarantino-esk.

Goon opinion: Yes or No?

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

There's a sizable, interrelated cast following several plot threads that will presumably all be related in the end and a lot of quirky conversations so it's a fairly apt description.

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Tales of Woe
Dec 17, 2004



i don't get that from it, sounds more like a case of people grabbing the easiest reference point for live action crime drama, since the dialogue is so un-anime-like

Tales of Woe fucked around with this message at 20:11 on Apr 24, 2021

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