Part of the 2024 season: Unforgettable

The Fish Tale

Sakana no ko, さかなのこ

Director OKITA Shuichi

Cast Non, YAGIRA Yuya, Kaho, ISOMURA Hayato

2022, 139 min, English subtitles

Based on the autobiography of Sakana-kun, a Japanese TV personality well-known for his extensive knowledge of fish, The Fish Tale tells the story of Meebo (Non), an endearing and eccentric individual with a life-long passion for fish. First introduced to the creatures during a visit to an aquarium, Meebo is immediately captivated by them, nurturing, drawing, and reading about fish, fish, nothing but fish! This passion, however, has some unfortunate downsides: Meebo is shunned and ostracised at school, and continues to struggle as an adult, falling in and out of work in a world that seems to demand “normality.”

Combining quirky humour with a heartfelt and human coming-of-age story, The Fish Tale is a heart-warming celebration of individuality directed by OKITA Shuichi, whose previous works A Story of Yonosuke (2013) and Ora, Ora Be Goin’ Alone (2020) were both screened as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

©Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc., TOKYO THEATRES COMPANY Inc., ANAN INTERNATIONAL,INC., NIKKATSU CORPORATION, Taiyo Sangyo Trading & Marine Service Ltd., KDDI CORPORATION, DOKUSO Theater Inc., The Mainichi Newspapers


タレントで魚類学者のさかなクンの自伝「さかなクンの一魚一会 ~まいにち夢中な人生!〜 」を映画化。さかなクンを性別の異なるのんが演じ話題になった。幼いころに水族館に行って以来、魚の大好きなミー坊。学校で「変わっている」と馬鹿にされながらも、魚の博士を目指して奮闘するさまを描く。ギョギョおじさん役でさかなクン本人も出演している。

(Special thanks to Eikoku News Digest)

Screening dates

Below you will find screening details at various cinemas nationwide.

More screenings will be added as they are confirmed so keep checking back!

Past screenings

  • ICA Saturday 10 February, 15:30
  • Watershed Saturday 17 February, 14:30