Okko's Inn Anime Film Opens in Japan on September 21
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The staff of the anime film adaptation of writer Hiroko Reijō and artist Asami's juvenile literature series Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (The Young Innkeeper Is a Grade Schooler!) revealed on Saturday that the film will open in Japan on September 21. The film will screen in competition at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June under the title Okko's Inn.
The books are also inspiring an ongoing television anime that premiered on April 8 on TV Tokyo and five other affiliates. The film will tell a story not told in either the original book series or the television series — specifically, a story about "Okko" and her parents.
DLE and Madhouse are animating the film along with the television anime, but Kitaro Kousaka (A-Girl, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) is directing the film instead of the television anime's directors. Similarly, Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, The Cat Returns, Girls und Panzer) is writing the script instead of the television staff. Kyōko Yauchi is in charge of art setting, and Shunsuke Hirota is the animation director.