Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

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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... read more
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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.

Original Release

06/11/2021

US Release

06/02/2022

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Cast

Shinobu Otake Nikuko-chan (voice) / Nikuko
Cocomi Kikuko (voice) / Kikuko
Natsuki Hanae Ninomiya (voice) / Ninomiya
Ikuji Nakamura Sassan (voice) / Sassan
Izumi Ishii Maria (voice) / Maria
Atsushi Yamanishi Zenji (voice) / Zenji
Yûichi Yasoda Suizokukan no ojisan / Hoka / Old man at the aquarium / Other characters (voice)
Hiro Shimono Lizard / Gecko / Gecko (voice)
Matsuko Deluxe Darcia (voice) / Darcia
Riho Yoshioka Miu (voice) / Miu
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ayumu Watanabe

Writers

Kanako Nishi, Satomi Ohshima

Cast

Shinobu Otake Nikuko-chan (voice) / Nikuko
Cocomi Kikuko (voice) / Kikuko
Natsuki Hanae Ninomiya (voice) / Ninomiya
Ikuji Nakamura Sassan (voice) / Sassan
Izumi Ishii Maria (voice) / Maria
Atsushi Yamanishi Zenji (voice) / Zenji
Yûichi Yasoda Suizokukan no ojisan / Hoka / Old man at the aquarium / Other characters (voice)
Hiro Shimono Lizard / Gecko / Gecko (voice)
Matsuko Deluxe Darcia (voice) / Darcia
Riho Yoshioka Miu (voice) / Miu
Karen Takizawa Kamome

Producers

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