Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Sing a Bit of Harmony Animated Films Win Scotland Loves Anime Festival Awards – News
The Scotland Loves Anime Festival announced on October 19 that Fortune favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4 ° Cthe animated film of Kanako Nishi‘s Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko from the fishing port), won his jury prize. Besides, Funimation and JC Staffthe original co-production of the animated film by Sing some harmony (Ai no Utagoe o Kikasete) won the festival audience award.
Fortune favors Lady Nikuko open in Japan on June 11.
Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the sea, Space brothers) directed the anime at Studio 4 ° C. Satomi Ooshima (Hataraki man) wrote the screenplay. Kenichi konishi (Children of the sea, A good librarian like a good shepherd) was the character designer and chief animation director. Sanma Akashiya (Santa Tsukamaeta! writer and original creator) planned and produced the film. ASMIK Ace distributed the film.
10 years Kurumi Inagaki carried out a GREEN-produced revival of “Image no Uta”, the debut single from the veteran singer-songwriter Takuro yoshida, as the theme song of the film. GREEN performed the film’s ending theme song “Taketen”.
Gentosha published the original novel in April 2014. The novel “Human Drama” centers on a mother named Nikuko and her daughter, Kikuko, who live on a boat. The novel follows their paths in life, and their growth. The novels have over 350,000 copies printed.
Sing some harmony open Friday in Japan. Funimation will screen the film in theaters in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in early 2022.
Funimation describes the movie:
Sing some harmony tells the story of the beautiful and mysterious Shion (Tao Tsuchiya) who is transferred to Keibu High School where she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent … but she turns out to be an AI (artificial intelligence) in the testing phase! Shion’s goal is to bring the chronic loner Satomi (Haruka Fukuhara) “joy.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the class. After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and his childhood friend, engineering geek Toma (Asuka kudo), warm up regularly with the new student. With the popular and attractive Gotchan (Kazuyuki Okitsu), the strong Aya (Mikako Komatsu), and member of the judo club “Thunder” (Satoshi hino), they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and seriousness even as his antics baffle them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in a serious pandemonium… Prepare for the heartwarming story of a not quite market ready AI and her classmates!
Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Eve’s time and Reverse pateme) directed the film. Yoshiura and Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Principal Princess, Seven Day War) co-wrote the screenplay. Kanna kii, the creator of Stranger by the sea manga, drew the drawings of the original characters. Shuichi shimamura (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile) designed the characters for animation and was also the chief animation director. Ryu Takahashi (Sk8 infinity) composed the music, and Yohei Matsui (Together stars!) wrote the songs.
Source: Scotland Likes Anime Festival Twitter Account