Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: June 01, 2021 at 2:04 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for the animated film adaptation of Kanako Nishi's "Gyokou no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko at the Fishing Port)" novel has revealed on Tuesday the official promotional poster for the upcoming release of the film in Japan. A music video was also unveiled on Asmik Ace's official YouTube channel featuring the film's ending theme song titled "Taketen" performed by Japanese pop vocal group GReeeeN. The film is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on June 11.
Watch the MV below or click this link.
The anime film will be animated and produced by the Studio 4°C animation studio. It is directed by Ayumu Watanabe, who was the director of "Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur", "The Story of Princess Kaguya" and "Children of the Sea". The character design and animation direction are both handled by first-generation Studio Ghibli student Kenichi Konishi, while the series scripts are written by Satomi Oshima.
The original work written by Kanako Nishi won the 152nd Naoki Prize considering the novel as best-selling with a cumulative circulation of over 350,000 worldwide.
This work depicts the trajectory and growth of Nikuko and Kikuko, a mother and daughter who live alone on a boat at a fishing port.
Source: Gyokou no Nikuko-chan anime film Official Twitter