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Studio 4°C's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan Anime Film Holds Cast Audition

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Staff to accept applicants for Maria character until February 23

The official website for Studio 4°C's anime film adaptation of Kanako Nishi's Gyokō no Nikuko-chan (Nikuko of the Fishing Harbor) novel announced on Tuesday that the film's staff will hold auditions for the voice of the character Maria, the friend of Nikuko's daughter Kikuko. The auditions are accepting applicants until February 23.

The anime will open in Japan in early summer. Natsuki Hanae (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba's Tanjirō Kamado, Tokyo Ghoul's Ken Kaneki) will voice a major role of a young boy in the film.

Ayumu Watanabe (Children of the Sea, Space Brothers) is directing the anime at Studio 4°C. Satomi Ooshima (Hataraki Man) is penning the script. Kenichi Konishi (Children of the Sea, A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) is the character designer and chief animation director. Sanma Akashiya (Santa Claus Tsukamaeta! screenwriter and original creator) is planning and producing the film. ASMIK Ace is distributing the film.

Gentosha published the original novel in April 2014. 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. The novels have more than 350,000 copies in print.

Sources: Gyokō no Nikuko-chan anime film's website, Eiga Natalie

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