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Anime Film ‘Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko’ Sails To Theaters This June

The story of a mother & daughter and the bond they share.

(Featured Image Source: © 2021 Kanko Nishi / Gentosha, Moviz/ ” Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko” Production Committee via

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, a heartwarming comedy-drama anime film, is heading to North American theaters this June thanks to GKIDS!

© 2021 Kanko Nishi / Gentosha, Moviz/ ” Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko” Production Committee via


“Nikuko is a brash, jolly, scattered, and passionate woman in an otherwise sleepy seaside town in northern Japan. She’s also the single mother of 11-year-old Kikuko, who is her opposite in many ways. Kikuko is a string-bean of a young girl, pensive, quietly curious, and methodical in how she approaches life in this small harbor town.

Nikuko embarrasses Kikuko as any mom of a preteen would, but Nikuko’s bold spirit makes her especially well-known in a town where Kikuko herself wants nothing more than to simply blend in. As Kikuko navigates the everyday social dramas of middle school, enhanced with touches of magical realism from her ever-present imagination, a shocking revelation from the past threatens to uproot the pair’s tender relationship.”


Based on the novel of the same name by Kanako Nishi, and is the story of a joyful outgoing mother and her shy daughter, their relationship is tested when a secret from the past becomes known. It is directed by Ayumu Watanabe (the director of 2019’s Children of the Sea) and animated by STUDIO4°C.

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko will have an exclusive premiere screening on June 2 before heading to select theaters on June 3. Tickets go on sale on April 29. Stay tuned to GKIDS for more information.


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