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Madman Acquires ‘Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor’ Anime Film

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The first overseas acquisition!
© 2021 Nikuko Of The Fishing Harbor Production Committee

The folks at Studio 4°C have a new project that cam out earlier this summer with the anime adaptation of Gyoko no Nikuko-san, which translates as Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor. It’s based on the novel of the same name by Kanako Nishi which has 350,000 copies in print since its debut in 2014. The project saw a formal premiere date of June 11th, 2021.

Now, Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has revealed that they’ve picked up the film for distribution in theaters. Their plans are for a 2022 debut with details to come, but they are localizing it as Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko.

We previously learned that Shinobu Otake will be playing the lead character of Nikuko, Cocomi as Kikuko, Natsuki Hanae has joined as Ninomiya, and Hiro Shimono as the lizard and gecko. Additional casting includes Ikuji Nakamura as Sassan, Riho Yoshioka as Miu, Matsuko Deluxe as Darcia, Atsushi Yamanishi, Yuichi Yasoda, and Izumi Ishii as Maria,

The feature film is directed by Ayumu Watanabe based on the screenplay by Satomi Ooshima. Kenichi Konishi is on board as the chief animation director and working as the character designer with Studio 4°C handling the production.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The story tells the tale of a mother named Nikuko and her daughter, Kikuko, who live on a boat. The novel follows their paths in life and their growth.

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