Odokawa has come face to face with Yuki's true killer. Will the anime return for season 2?
The recent years have witnessed the emergence and success of animes featuring anthropomorphic animals like ‘Beastars’ and ‘Aggretsuko.’ One of the recent animes that followed a similar path is 'Odd Taxi.' The anime has received incredible reviews, and fans are very eager to find out if it's returning for more.
'Odd Taxi' is set in an alternate Tokyo ran by anthropomorphic animals. The anime follows Odokawa, a 41-year old walrus taxi driver with a painful childhood. After getting abandoned by his parents at a young age, Odokawa grew up to be asocial. His main source of interaction is through his passengers. Odokawa's conversations with his passengers eventually lead him on a complex trail that will uncover the mystery behind a missing high school girl.
The first season ended with a cliffhanger that sees Odokawa face to face with the actual killer. Will the anime return for season 2? Here's what we know.
OLM, P.I.C.S., or any company related to the production of the anime has not confirmed 'Odd Taxi' season 2 yet. But since the anime ended in a cliffhanger, it is possible that the anime creators already had season 2 in mind. In terms of audience reception, there is no doubt that plenty of people would love to see the anime's return. The first season of the anime currently holds an amazing 8.75 rating on MyAnimeList with incredibly positive reviews.
A manga adaptation written by Konomoto and illustrated by Takeichi Abaraya currently has 2 volumes published. If the manga exceeds the events depicted in the anime, it could be used as source material for season 2.
For now, we will continue to wait for further announcements and update this space once more information is available.
'Odd Taxi' season 1 premiered on April 6, 2021, in Japan and ran until June 29, 2021. There is still no renewal announcement as of this writing, but if the anime gets renewed and enters production very soon, we might get season 2 by late 2022 or 2023.
Warning: Season 1 spoilers ahead.
In the first season, we found out that Odokawa suffers from a psychological condition called Visual agnosia. The condition causes Odokawa to perceive humans as animals. After Shirakawa saves Odokawa, the protagonist finally starts seeing humans as humans again. While recuperating in the hospital, Imai visits Odokawa and hands him the 100 million retrieved from the river, but Odokawa decides to give the money to Kuroda.
Odokawa's condition is not the only shocking revelation before the season ended. We found who is truly behind Yuki's murder. It was no other than Sakura, the fourth cat in line for the Mystery Kiss audition.
The season ended with Sakura getting into Odokawa's taxi. Odokawa may have already realized that the killer was that particular cat in his agnosia, but he can't identify Sakura in the human form.
If the anime returns for season 2, we will likely find out if Odokawa will survive the encounter with Sakura. We are also looking forward to seeing Shirakawa and Odokawa's budding romance develop further, as well as Baba and Shibagaki's after the two decided to renew their relationship.