Kanako Nishi's 'Gyokou no Nikuko-chan' novel is receiving an anime film adaptation in Summer 2021

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: Jan. 01, 2021 at 9:58 PM PHT (GMT+8)

Kanako Nishi's novel "Gyokou no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko at the Fishing Port)" is receiving an anime film adaptation scheduled for Summer 2021 release in Japan as revealed through an announcement video released on Friday on its official anime film Twitter account and J-COM's Asmik Ace YouTube channel.

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 is 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

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