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Fortune Favors Woman Nikuko, Sing a Little bit of Concord Anime Movies Win Scotland Loves Anime Competition Awards

The Scotland Loves Anime Competition introduced on October 19 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 gained its Jury Award. Moreover, Funimation and J.C. Workers‘s unique anime movie coproduction Sing a Little bit of Concord (Ai no Utagoe o Kikasete) gained the competition’s Viewers Award.

Fortune Favors Woman Nikuko opened in Japan on June 11.

Ayumu Watanabe (Youngsters of the Sea, Area Brothers) directed the anime at Studio 4°C. Satomi Ooshima (Hataraki Man) wrote 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 unique creator) deliberate and produced the movie. ASMIK Ace distributed the movie.

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

Gentosha revealed the unique novel in April 2014. The “human drama” novel facilities on a mom named Nikuko and her daughter, Kikuko, who stay on a ship. The novel follows their paths in life, and their development. The novels have greater than 350,000 copies in print.

Sing a Little bit of Concord opened in Japan on Friday. Funimation will display the movie in theaters within the U.S., Canada, the U.Okay., Eire, Australia, and New Zealand in early 2022.

Funimation describes the movie:

Sing a Little bit of Concord tells the story of the gorgeous and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who transfers to Keibu Excessive Faculty the place she rapidly turns into common for her open-hearted persona and distinctive athletic expertise… however she seems to be an AI (synthetic intelligence) within the testing section! Shion’s purpose is to convey power loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “happiness.” However her technique is one thing no human would count on: she serenades Satomi in the course of the classroom. After discovering out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood buddy, engineering geek Toma (Asuka Kudo), steadily heat as much as the brand new pupil. Together with the favored and engaging Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong-willed Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and judo membership member “Thunder” (Satoshi Hino), they change into increasingly moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness at the same time as her antics bewilder them. However what Shion does for Satomi’s sake finally ends up involving all of them in some critical pandemonium… Prepare for the heartwarming story of a not fairly market-ready AI and her classmates!

Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Time of Eve and Patema Inverted) directed the movie. Yoshiura and Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Princess Principal, Seven Days Warfare) co-wrote the script. Kanna Kii, the creator of the Seaside Stranger manga, drew the unique character designs. Shuichi Shimamura (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile) designed the characters for animation, and was additionally the chief animation director. Ryō Takahashi (Sk8 the Infinity) composed the music, and Yohei Matsui (Ensemble Stars!) wrote the songs.

Supply: Scotland Loves Anime Competition’s Twitter account