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Madman Reschedules ‘Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor’ Blu-ray Release

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A heartwarming and moving comedy-drama with touches of magical realism. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is about an unconventional family and the bonds that they share in their sleepy seaside town.
© 2021 Nikuko Of The Fishing Harbor Production Committee

The folks at Studio 4°C released a new project that we saw in the summer of 2021 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 over 350,000 copies in print since its debut in 2014. The project saw a formal premiere date of June 11th, 2021. With a few releases around the world and on home video, the Australian release through distributor Madman Entertainment was previously scheduled and solicited to retailers.

Their plan is for a November 8th, 2023 release priced at $39.99 and $54.95 for the regular and limited edition respectively. The regular edition, however, has now shifted as it’s been set for a December 6th, 2023 release, likely in order to draw more attention to the limited edition version first.

The bilingual releases include:

Limited Edition Features:

  • 5 Art Cards
  • 12 Page Booklet

Special Features:

  • Making Of
  • Film Completion Press Conference
  • Official Premiere Event
  • Sanma Akashiya Birthday Event
  • Guest Speaker Event
  • Trailers

Check out our review of the film.

The feature film is directed by Ayumu Watanabe and is 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.

The Japanese cast includes Shinobu Otake as the lead character of Nikuko, Cocomi as Kikuko, Natsuki Hanae 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,

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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