‘The Fish Tale’: Non exudes natural charm as quirky fish enthusiast


Shuichi Okita’s latest film, “The Fish Tale”, is a heartwarming story about a lovable stranger, based on the autobiography of Sakana-kun, a television personality known for his encyclopedic knowledge of fish (his stage name translated as “Fish Guy”). The director’s previous films such as “A Story of Yonosuke” (2013) and “Mori, The Artist’s Habitat” (2018) feature similar protagonists, but “The Fish Tale” differs in that its main character, Meebo, is a male protagonist. played by actresses.

Meebo’s role as a young adult is the single-named actress Non, who rose to first domestic stardom by portraying a teenager who aspires to be a shellfish diver in the 2013 NHK morning drama, “Amachan “. Beyond this sea-centric connection, Non exudes a natural liveliness that makes her ideal for the role of an eternal enthusiast.

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