“FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO” in seletct theathers nationwide


Last Updated on 11/08/2022

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of multiple Academy Award nominated animated features, announced today it will bring FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO, the latest feature from lauded Studio 4°C (Children of the Sea, Tekkonkinkreet, Mind Game, MFKZ), and esteemed director Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) to theaters nationwide this June. GKIDS, continuing their partnership with Fathom Events, will hold fan preview events for FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO playing in cinemas nationwide on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Fan preview events will be followed by a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting June 3, 2022. In addition to the full feature, audiences will see an introduction to the film by Director Ayumu Watanabe and Creative Producer Sanma Akashiya exclusive to the Fathom Events screenings.

Planned and produced by Japanese comedy legend Sanma Akashiya, FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO follows the lives of loud and boisterous single mother Nikuko and her reserved daughter Kikuko, whose otherwise quiet life in a small seaside village is frequently disrupted by her mother’s comedic antics. The release marks the next collaboration between the GKIDS and STUDIO 4°C, following GKIDS’ local distribution of previous STUDIO 4°C works Children of the Sea (from Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko’s director Ayumu Watanabe), MFKZ, Mind Game, Genius Party, and Genius Party Beyond.

Tickets will be available beginning April 29th at FathomEvents.com, NikukoMovie.com and participating theater box offices. The ticket on-sale date may vary based on local cinemas, so please check back often. (Theaters and participants are subject to change).


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