Happy-Go-Lucky Days film is an adaptation from the original manga. It is an omnibus of stories about everyday life, themed around romance, that is sometimes sweet, sometimes painful. The manga ran in Ohta Publishing’s Manga Erotics F magazine from 2002 to 2004, and Ohta Publishing is selling a revised compilation of the manga in two volumes. And the anime film adaptation is by Liden Films Kyoto Studio.
Premiere Date of Happy-Go-Lucky Days
The Asian Pop-up Cinema film festival revealed on Tuesday that it will stream the anime film of Takako Shimura anime film on September 15th-19th, 2020. It will be Happy-Go-Lucky Day (Dōnika Naru Hibi) film’s world premiere. Tickets to the stream are available through the Festival Scope website.
Also, the film will open in Japan on October 23. The film was scheduled to open in Japan on May 8 but was then delayed due to the new Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Watch the official trailer of Happy-Go-Lucky Days with English subtitles here.
Segments and their Cast of Happy-Go-Lucky Days
- Ecchan to Ayasa segment
It is about the feelings of two women who once met at the wedding of a former sweetheart. In this Kana Hanazawa plays Ecchan, and Mikako Komatsu plays Aya-san.
- Sawa-sensei to Yagasaki-Kun segment
It focuses on a teacher in a boys’ school who is put on the spot by a student’s sudden confession. In this Takahiro Sakurai voices Sawa-sensei, and Seiichiro Yamashita voices Yagasaki-Kun in Happy-Go-Lucky Days.
- Shin-chan to Sayoko segment
This one follows two childhood friends and their growing sense of distance as they reach adolescence. Ibuki Kido plays Shin-chan, while Ai Fairouz plays Sayoko.
- Mika-chan and Shin-chan segment.
This segment also follows two childhood friends and their growing sense of distance as they reach adolescence. Ibuki Kido plays Shin-chan, while Kaori Ishihara plays Mika-chan in Happy-Go-Lucky Days.
About the Director
Takako Shimura is a Japanese manga artist. She is primarily known for her manga works which feature LGBT topics. Her best known and selling series are Aoi Hana and Wandering Son. Aoi Hana was adapted as an anime television series broadcast in 2009. Wandering Son has been licensed in English by Fantagraphics Books and an anime adaptation. It aired in 2011. Takako Shimura is an expert writer of ensemble cast novels with teenage characters. Her omnibus manga Happy-Go-Lucky Days depicts a love story. It is portrayed in a light and delicate manner with a slight twist.