Tickets are on sale now for Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Based on Kanako Nishi’s novel, Gyokō no Nikuko-chan, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is an anime film about a unique family whose matriarch, Nikuko, is bold but kind of embarrassing to her daughter Kikuko. The film is directed by Ayumu Watanabe with animation by Studio 4°C, known for their works on Children of the Sea, MFKZ, and Mind Game. The film was originally released on June 11, 2021, in Japan and has won multiple awards including Best Animated Picture from the Hochi Film Awards, Excellence Award from the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival, and Jury Award from Scotland Loves animations. Get a glimpse of why in the trailer below.

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Theatrical Announcement Trailer

GKIDS continues their partnership with Fathom Events by bringing the North American audience yet another under-seen anime film, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko. Tickets are on sale now for a nationwide fan preview event on June 2, 2022, followed by a limited theatrical beginning on June 3, 2022. Fans who attend the exclusive Fathom Events preview screenings will be treated to an introduction to the film by Director Ayumu Watanabe and Creative Producer Sanma Akashiya, in addition to the theatrical debut of GKIDS’ latest acquisition, the all-new anime short series Deji Meets Girl from director Ushio Tazawa.

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The film looks to be a coming-of-age story of a young woman who is noticeably different than her mother. The differences kind of embarrass her, but with teenagers, she still loves her. The animation of Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko looks gorgeous, and in the announcement trailer, you will see some Studio Ghibli references that highlight the beauty and the comedy of the film. Nikuko’s boldness seems like it will be very entertaining, however her happy and jovial presentation leads me to believe it will contrast hard with the drama and fill the audience with tears. The stills GKIDS provided, also seem to enforce that belief.

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Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko will have a national wide Fan Preview Event hosted by Fathom Events on June 2, 2022, followed by a limited theatrical release beginning the next day on June 3, 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

About Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Release Date: June 3, 2022; Fan Event June 2, 2022
Directed by: Ayumu Watanabe
Written by: Satomi Ooshima
Based on Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko by Kanako Nishi
Produced by: Sanma Akashiya
Music by: Takatsugu Muramatsu
Production Company: Studio 4°C
Running Time: 120 minutes

Synopsis:
From acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) and STUDIO4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game) comes 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.

Brash single mother Nikuko is well-known for her bold spirit, much to the embarrassment of Kikuko, her pensive yet imaginative daughter. In contrast to her mother, Kikuko wants nothing more than to fit in as she navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school. Life in the harbor is peaceful until a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.

Are you excited for Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko? How great is it that GKIDS keeps bringing North America Anime content we would otherwise never know about? Did you already get your tickets to see the film when it releases? Let us know what you think in the comments below and share your favorite GKIDS releases with us on Twitter.

Source: Fathom Events

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