GKIDS announced that it will be screening an original short anime Deiji Meets Girl as part of a double feature alongside Studio 4°C’s film Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko.
After already confirming that the short anime would head to theaters this year, the move now partners up both properties into one double feature, which will begin hitting theaters on June 2, 2022, with GKIDS continuing its ongoing partnership with Fathom Events in the process. In addition to the double feature, audiences will also get to see an introduction to the film by critically acclaimed director Ayumu Watanabe and Creative Producer Sanma Akashiya, which will be exclusive to the Fathom Events screenings.
Tickets for the double feature are already on sale, and can be found by visiting Fathom Events’ official website.
It’s a sunny summer double feature! ☀️🌊
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!
— GKIDS Films (@GKIDSfilms) May 11, 2022
Deiji Meets Girl premiered in October 2021 in Japan, and consisted of 12 episodes, each of which lasted approximately 90 seconds, creating one short film in essence. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko was originally released in Japan in June 2021 and is produced by Studio 4°C, who are best known for their work on the 2019 film Children of the Sea. The film also marks the next entry in the career of director Ayumu Watanabe, who was also behind Children of the Sea, as well as 2014’s Space Brothers #0.
“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,” says the official synopsis of Deiji Meets Girl. “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.”