July 6, 2022


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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Wins Hochi Film Award for Animation

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Fortune Favors Woman Nikuko Wins Hochi Movie Award for Animation

The Hochi Shimbun newspaper revealed on Wednesday 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, received the animation class within the newspaper’s forty sixth Hochi Movie Award. The movie competed towards Poupelle of Chimney City, True North, and BELLE.

GKIDS has licensed the movie for North America, and it plans to display the movie in theaters in 2022. The movie opened in Japan on June 11.

Ayumu Watanabe (Kids of the Sea, Area Brothers) directed the anime at Studio 4°C. Satomi Ooshima (Hataraki Man) wrote the script. Kenichi Konishi (Kids 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 track. GReeeeN carried out the movie’s ending theme track “Taketen.”

The movie received the “Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation” award as a Particular Point out at Montreal’s twenty fifth Fantasia Worldwide Movie Pageant in August, and likewise received the Korean Society of Cartoon and Animation Research (KOSCAS) President’s Prize within the Particular Awards class on the twenty third Bucheon Worldwide Animation Pageant (BIAF) in October. Moreover, the movie received the Scotland Loves Anime Pageant’s Jury Award in October.

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.

Sources: Hochi Shimbun, Comedian Natalie