The Bizarre Taxi: Diamond wa Kizutsukanai The prequel play has released its main visual, which features the main cast as their respective characters. The previously announced cast includes AKB48 Yui Oguri as Rui Nikaido, Hinatazaka46 Hiyori Hamagishi as Sakura Wadagaki, ≠ME hitomi suzuki like Shiho Ichimura, and Nonoka Yamaguchi like Yuki Mitsuya.
It was also announced that the first day performance of the play and the afternoon and evening performances of the last day will be broadcast live after tickets sold out quickly. Live stream tickets will be sold starting July 1.
Bizarre Taxi: Diamond wa Kizutsukanai will follow the debut of idol group Mystery Kiss from the anime series. The play is slated to premiere on July 14 and will run until July 18. It will be held at the Densho Hall of the Owada Cultural Center in Shibuya.
The play is directed by Yusei Naruse (High school! Kimengumi 3 play) with a script by Kazuya Konomoto (Odd Taxi: In the Woods screenwriter) and Otona no Cafe’s Date-san. Musical artists PUNPEE, GoGoand OMSB are credited with the music.
The PICTURES and OLM-product strange taxi The mystery anime aired in 2021 and was followed by a movie titled Odd Taxi: In the Woods in April 2022. Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
This town should look familiar, but suddenly it doesn’t. Taxi driver Odokawa leads a very mundane life. He has no family, doesn’t really hang out with other people, and is an eccentric who is narrow-minded and doesn’t talk much. The only people he can call his friends are his doctor, Gouriki, and his high school classmate, Kakibana. All of his clients seem slightly strange themselves. The student who wants to get noticed online, Kabasawa. A secret nurse, Shirakawa. A comic duo, the Homosapiens… All these banal conversations lead somehow to a missing girl.
Source: Press release