GKIDS and Shout! Factory line declared on Monday that they will discharge the Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (Okko’s Inn) anime film on Blu-ray Disk and DVD on July 2. The film will likewise dispatch for computerized download around the same time.
GKIDS describes the story of Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! anime film:
“After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional Japanese inn built on top of an ancient spring said to have healing waters. While she goes about her chores and prepares to become the inn’s next caretaker, Okko discovers there are spirits who live there that only she can see – not scary ones, but welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. The inn’s motto is that it welcomes all and will reject none, and this is soon put to the test as a string of new guests challenge Okko’s ability to be a gracious host. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.
The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko’s beloved ghosts. Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that –despite several floating characters – is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.”
Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!
is a series of Japanese children’s novels, composed by Hiroko Reijo and shown by Asami. Kodansha discharged twenty volumes somewhere in the range of 2003 and 2013 under their Aoi Tori Bunko imprint.
A manga adjustment with art by Eiko Ōuchi was serialized in Kodansha’s shōjo manga Nakayoshi. It was gathered in seven tankōbon volumes.
A 24-episode anime TV arrangement adjustment delivered by DLE and Madhouse which circulated from April 8 to September 23, 2018, and a feature film created by similar organizations, titled Okko’s Inn in English, debuted on June 11, 2018 at Annecy International Animation Film Festival before being discharged in films on September 12 in France and September 21 in Japan.
Canadian theater chain Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas are posting that they will screen the film in Canada in May. Screenings on May 4 will be English-dubbed while screenings on May 6 will be in Japanese with English captions.