I, Dolphin Girl
Iruka shōjo da, watashi wa
When Isari saves a confused-looking girl named Luka from a traffic accident, she has no idea that she has saved no ordinary girl. Luka is actually a dolphin whose brain has been transplanted into a human body by a mad scientist. Not only that, but she also possesses superhuman ultrasonic powers with which she can make her enemies' heads explode or soothe her friends' hangovers the morning after a pub crawl. Together, Isari and Luka stumble upon the cause of Luka's extraordinary existence in a light-hearted film about friendship and belonging, packed with indie music and quirky characters.
"I, Dolphin Girl" (2014) was Time Ryōsuke's second and last appearance as a director after Experiment Failure Family (2012). Instead, he has made a name for himself as a manga author. However, he has not remained completely away from the film world - his manga 70 uizan ("First Child at 70") was adapted as a TV series by NHK in 2020. For Yoshioka Riho, on the other hand, the role of Luka was the first step towards a successful career as an actress and voice actress. She was last heard in the anime Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (2021) by director Watanabe Ayumu.
I, Dolphin Girl wurde auf dem 22. JFFH 2021 gezeigt.