Walter is a tanuki in a fictional version of Portland inhabited by animals. Nearing middle age, Walter has a comfortable career in TV news, which allows him to indulge his more expensive tastes. He has a big house, a big car, and a big reputation. After a spat with his girlfriend ends with injury and a trip to the emergency room, Walter finds himself nearing a mid-life crisis. While his professional life has never been better, his private life begins to race out of control. Impulse purchases, rebound relationships, a renewed sense of youthful recklessness all begin to quickly threaten his peaceful life of solitude.