The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced that Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, Studio 4°C’s anime film of Kanako Nishi’s Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel, is competing in the Animated Feature category at this year’s online event.
Ayumu Watanabe directed the anime at Studio 4°C. Satomi Ooshima wrote the script. Kenichi Konishi was the character designer and chief animation director.
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko opened in Japanese theaters on June 11, 2021.
The other Japanese works competing in the festival are:
- Yoriko Mizushiri’s “Anxious Body” (Non-Narrative Short Animation)
- Honami Yano’s “Honekami (A Bite of Bone)” (Narrative Short Animation)
- Mari Miyazawa’s “Konigiri-Kun Concert” (Animation for Preschool Audiences)
- Liu Huanzi’s “Coin Adventure” (World Student Panorama)
The event will take place from September 22-October 3, 2021. An international, six-person jury will award winners on October 1, 2021.