GKIDS introduced on Wednesday that it’ll start screening Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4°C‘s anime movie of Kanako Nishi‘s Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, in theaters in North America on June 3. The firm may even maintain fan preview occasions, together with the total movie and an introduction by director Ayumu Watanabe and inventive producer Sanma Akashiya on June 2. Tickets will go on sale on April 29.
The movie opened in Japan in June 2021.
Watanabe (Children of the Sea, Space Brothers) directed the anime at Studio 4°C. Satomi Ooshima (Hataraki Man) wrote the script. Kenichi Konishi (Children of the Sea, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) was the character designer and chief animation director. Akashiya (Santa Claus Tsukamaeta! screenwriter and unique creator) deliberate and produced the movie. ASMIK Ace distributed the movie.
10-year-old Kurumi Inagaki carried out a GReeeeN-produced cowl of “Image no Uta,” the debut single of veteran singer-songwriter Takuro Yoshida, because the movie’s theme tune. GReeeeN carried out the movie’s ending theme tune “Taketen.”
The movie received the “Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation” award as a Special Mention at Montreal’s twenty fifth Fantasia International Film Festival in August, and in addition received the Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Studies (KOSCAS) President’s Prize in the Special Awards class on the twenty third Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) in October. Additionally, the movie received the Scotland Loves Anime Festival’s Jury Award in October. The movie received the animation class in the Hochi Shimbun‘s forty sixth Hochi Film Award in December. The movie additionally received the Excellence Award on the twenty fifth Japan Media Arts Festival Awards earlier this month.
Gentosha printed the unique novel in April 2014. The “human drama” novel facilities on a mom named Nikuko and her daughter, Kikuko, who reside on a ship. The novel follows their paths in life, and their progress. The novels have greater than 350,000 copies in print.
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