The Fish Tale | さかなのこ Environmental Film Festival


Co-presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

This whimsical film is an autobiographical account of Sakana-Kun, a celebrity marine biologist known for his environmental advocacy and unparalleled knowledge of fish.

As maritime nation consisting of more than 10,000 islands, Japan has always had a deep connection to and reliance on the sea. Consequently, environmentalists in Japan are not only engaged with working on climate-related issues but place a priority on ocean conservation and marine life diversity. In this regard, there is no better example than Sakana-Kun.

Known for his boxfish hat and exciting personality, Sakana-Kun is a popular marine biologist and TV personality who shares his love and deep knowledge for fish with everybody in Japan. He has worked for years in various capacities, driving conservation efforts and talking about the health of our shared oceans.

In the film, his fictionalized counterpart Meebo (Non) gains fame for successfully mating horseshoe crabs as a child, a feat which sets him down an exciting path to deepening his love for fish and the sea. Watch as Meebo grows into a beloved voice for marine life in Japan.

Starring NON

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