Legendary Japanese comedian and talkshow host Akashiya Sanma — better known as “Sanma-san”, will be planning and producing the theatrical-length animated adaptation of Kanako Nishi’s novel “Gyokou no Nikuko-chan“. The film will be directed by Ayumu Watanabe and produced by STUDIO4 ℃.

“Gyokou no Nikuko-chan” revolves around mother-and-daughter Nikuko and Kikuko, who live on a boat in a fishing port. The actors playing the roles of Nikuko and Kikuko are yet to be revealeded, however top seiyuu Natsuki Hanae has already been announced to play a key supporting role.

“Gyokou no Nikuko-chan” will be released in Summer 2021.