GKids has acquired North American rights to Studio 4°C’s Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Gyoko No Nikuko-chan) and will submit it for awards consideration this season.
Ayumu Watanabe directed the story based on the novel by Kanako Nishi about a brash, passionate mother and her quiet 11-year-old daughter in a sleepy seaside town whose relationship is threatened by a shocking revelation.
Shinobu Otake, Cocomi and Natsuki Hanae lead the voice cast. Satomi Oshima wrote the screenplay and Japanese comedian Sanma Akashiya served as producer.
GKids, whose credits last season included Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers, plans an early 2022 theatrical release on its latest collaboration with Studio 4°C after Children Of The Sea, MFKZ, Mind Game, Genius Party, and Genius Party Beyond.