Lady Nikuko receives US theatrical premiere with short series directed by Ushio Tazawa
Film distributor GKIDS has announced a unique double feature for the beginning of June that will see the company pair the Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko feature film from last year with the Deiji Meets Girl series of shorts presented as a compilation.
It's a sunny summer double feature!— GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) May 11, 2022
The exclusive premiere screening for FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO will be followed by the theatrical presentation of Ushio Tazawa's short series DEIJI MEETS GIRL!
Catch both only in theaters June 2.
The double feature will have its premiere on Thursday, June 2 in select US theaters with ticket presales available now in select theaters. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko will then premiere in wider release starting on Friday, June 3 without the Deiji Meets Girl double feature.
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko Synopsis
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 pair’s tender relationship.
Deiji Meets Girl
Maise is stuck spending the summer after her first-year of high school helping out at her family’s hotel in the sleepy seaside town, but things become a little less sleepy once Ichiro, a mysterious young man, checks into the hotel. It seems as if only Maise and Ichiro can see the strange, sudden apparitions: the hotel lobby and the room transforming into an aquarium, a giant tree erupting from the floor or the rowdy monsters laying claim to the hotel restaurant. Maise vows to figure out not just what’s causing these odd occurrences but why Ichiro has come to this remote town in the first place.
SOURCE: GKIDS Official Twitter