The official website for the anime film adaptation of Kanako Nishi’s Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel revealed a new teaser trailer and visual. The site also announced that flutist and model Cocomi will play Kikuko, the protagonist Nikuko’s daughter in the film. Cocomi will also play the flute in the film’s score. The film is set to premiere on June 11.
Other cast members include Natsuki Hanae as Kikuko’s classmate Ninomiya and Shinobu Ōtake as Nikuko.
The anime’s staff includes Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea) as director, Satomi Ooshima (Hataraki Man) as scriptwriter, Kenichi Konishi (Children of the Sea) as character designer and chief animation director, and Sanma Akashiya (Santa Claus Tsukamaeta!) as producer. The animation production will be from Studio 4°C, and ASMIK Ace is distributing the film.
Anime News Network describes the original novel’s story as:
The “human drama” novel centers on a mother named Nikuko and her daughter, Kikuko, who live on a boat. The novel follows their paths in life, and their growth.