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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Inu-Oh Anime Films Win Awards at Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Inu-Oh Anime Films Win Awards at Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival


Fortune Favors Woman Nikuko, Inu-Oh Anime Movies Win Awards at Bucheon Int’l Animation Pageant

The twenty third Bucheon Worldwide Animation Pageant (BIAF) introduced on Sunday that Fortune Favors Woman Nikuko, Studio 4°C‘s anime movie of Kanako Nishi‘s Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, has received the Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Research (KOSCAS) President’s Prize within the Particular Awards class, and Masaaki Yuasa‘s INU-OH, the musical anime function movie of Hideo Furukawa‘s Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki (Tales of the Heike: INU-OH) novel, has received the Particular Distinction Prize within the Worldwide Competitors – Function Movie class. As well as, Yoriko Mizushiri’s “Anxious Physique” (“Fuan na Tai”) brief received the Particular Distinction Prize within the Worldwide Competitors – Brief Movie class.

Fortune Favors Woman Nikuko opened on June 11.

Ayumu Watanabe (Youngsters of the Sea, Area Brothers) directed the anime at Studio 4°C. Satomi Ooshima (Hataraki Man) is penning the script. Kenichi Konishi (Youngsters of the Sea, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) was the character designer and chief animation director. Sanma Akashiya (Santa Claus Tsukamaeta! screenwriter and authentic creator) deliberate and produced the movie. ASMIK Ace is distributing the movie.

10-year-old Kurumi Inagaki sings a GReeeeN-produced cowl of “Picture no Uta,” the debut single of veteran singer-songwriter Takuro Yoshida, because the movie’s theme track. GReeeeN performs the movie’s ending theme track “Taketen.”

Gentosha revealed 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.

INU-OH made its world premiere within the 78th Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant on September 10. It was the primary 2D Japanese movie to compete within the Venice Worldwide Movie Pageant’s Horizons class. The movie will open in Japan in early 2022. The movie was initially scheduled to open in theaters in 2021.

GKIDS licensed the movie, and it describes the movie’s story:

INU-OH is born with distinctive bodily traits, and the horrified adults cowl each inch of his physique with clothes, together with a masks on his face. In the future, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa participant, and as Tomona performs a fragile track of tangled destiny, INU-OH discovers an unbelievable skill to bounce.

INU-OH and Tomona turn into enterprise companions and inseparable buddies, utilizing their artistic presents to outlive on the margins of society, as track after track acquire them notoriety and propel them to stardom. Via the songs, INU-OH mesmerizes his audiences on stage, and steadily begins to remodel into somebody of unequaled magnificence. However why is Tomona blind? Why was INU-OH born with distinctive traits? It’s a story concerning the friendship of INU-OH and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the reality and break one another’s curse.

Yuasa (DEVILMAN crybaby, Experience Your Wave, Japan Sinks: 2020) directed the movie. Manga creator Taiyo Matsumoto drafted the unique character designs for INU-OH in his second collaboration with Yuasa, who directed the anime of Matsumoto’s Ping Pong manga. Akiko Nogi wrote her first anime movie after scripting such live-action works as I’m a Hero, We Married as a Job!, and Unnatural.

Sources: BIAF, Crunchyroll