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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020)
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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (2020)
Original name: ジョゼと虎と魚たち
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A youth romantic drama with themes of growing up, the story focuses on college student Tsuneo and dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair. Josee—named after the heroine in Françoise Sagan’s Wonderful Clouds—spends most of her days reading and painting until by chance she encounters Tsuneo, and decides it’s time to face the real world.
Style: sincere, captivating
Plot: disability, relationships, paraplegic, physical disability, wheelchair bound, teenage life, teenager, handicapped, male female relationship, disabled child, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle, woman in a wheelchair, love, slice of life

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The Garden of Words (2013)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
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Miss Modern (2017)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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