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FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO- Embrace The Eccentric Joy Of Normality

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We told you August was a busy month for anime, didn’t we? With epic releases piling up like Dragon Ball: Super Hero, we thought it would be nice to enter August with a bright and vibrant ride through normality and daily life. How great does that sound? While Pompo: The Cinephile was a love letter to cinema, Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko is simply a testament to ordinary lives- the idea of normality.

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.

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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 pairs tender relationship.

The colourful and heartfelt story of Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko was brought to life after the film’s creative producer, the popular Japanese comedian Sanma Akashiya, found himself moved by the love between parent and child found in Kanako Nishi’s original novel, with Nikuko’s cheerfulness reminding him of women he knew growing up in Kansai.

Book your tickets now at https://nikukofilm.co.uk/

Check out the trailer below:

Sanma Akashiya and Ayumu Watanabe’s colourful testament to ordinary lives will arrive exclusively in cinemas in UK & IRE from 10th August, 2022.

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