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Okko's Inn Anime Film's Clip Shows Okko Meeting Uri-bō

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's MAiDiGiTV YouTube channel began streaming a clip from 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!, or Okko's Inn) on Monday. The clip shows Okko and Uri-bō's first meeting.

The film opens in Japan on September 21. The film already screened in competition at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June under the title Okko's Inn.

The books are also inspiring a 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.

Youichi Watanabe is directing the art, and Terumi Nakauchi is the color key artist. Tomohisa Shitara is directing the CG, and Michiya Katō is director of photography and VFX supervisor. Takeshi Seyama is editing. Masafumi Mima is directing the sound, and Keiichi Suzuki (No. 6, Tokyo Godfathers) is composing the music. Shizuo Kurahashi and Sawako Nishi are handling the sound effects.

The anime film stars:

Seiran Kobayashi as Oriko "Okko" Seki, the protagonist

Satsumi Matsuda as Makoto "Uri-bō" Tachiuri, a ghost

Nana Mizuki as Matsuki Akino, Okko's rival

Youko Asagami as Mineko Seki

Teiyū Ichiryūsai as Etsuko Tajima

Masaki Terasoma as Kōnosuke "Kō-san" Minoda

Etsuko Kozakura as Suzuki

Kouichi Yamadera as Bunta Kise, a guest who holds the key to the story

Fumiko Orikasa as Torako Kise, Bunta's daughter

Masato Tanaka as Shōta Kise, Bunta's son

Mikako Komatsu as Akane Kanda (returning from the TV anime)

Hiroide Yakumaru as Shōji Seki, Okko's father

Anju Suzuki as Sakiko Seki, Okko's mother

Chiaki Horan as Glory Suiryō (replacing Yui Hashimoto from the TV anime)

Osamu Shitara as Kōsui Kanda (replacing Yasunori Matsumoto from the TV anime)

Rina Endō as Miyo (replacing Rina Hidaka from the TV anime)

In addition, Kana Hanazawa is voicing Okko's grandmother Mineko Seki in her younger days.

Reijō launched the book series in 2003, and Kodansha's Aoi Tori Bunko imprint published 20 volumes with seven spinoff and short story collections. The book series has 3 million copies in print. Eiko Ōuchi serialized a manga adaptation in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine, and Kodansha published seven compiled book volumes.

Source: MAiDiGiTV YouTube channel

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