Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
College student Tsuneo loves the ocean and the creatures it harbors, and he dreams of studying abroad in faraway waters. All he needs is enough funds to go, so when a girl in a wheelchair suddenly barrels into his life, he readily agrees to work part-time as her caretaker. Getting close to the prickly Josee is easier said than done, but before he can give up, an impromptu trip to the beach shows them both that sometimes, they must take that first plunge to see the wonders that await. The hit animated film based on the striking story by Seiko Tanabe has been beautifully illustrated by Nao Emoto and collected in this single omnibus edition!
Born in 1928 in Osaka, Seiko Tanabe was the author of many award-winning books, among them the novel Sentimental Journey, recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize in 1964 as well as her biography of the poet Suifu Kishimoto which won her the 1998 Izumi Kyoka Prize for Literature and the 1999 Yomiuri Prize. Tanabe was designated a Person of Cultural Merit by the Japanese government in 2000 and then awarded the Order of Culture eight years later. She died in Kobe, Japan in 2019 at the age of 91.
Nao Emoto is the manga artist that illustrated the manga adaptation of Seiko Tanabe’s Novel “Josee, the Tiger and Fish.”
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish is an omnibus collection of the two volumes of the manga adaptation by Nao Emoto published by Kadokawa’s Da Vinci magazine in 2020.
Since the initial publication of this beloved story by Seiko Tanabe in 1984, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish has been widely celebrated and adapted into live-action films in Japan and Korea.
In 2020, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish was made into an anime film that had a successful theatrical run in the United States.
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