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GKIDS Streams New Trailer for Okko's Inn Film (Updated)

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
GKIDS, Fathom Events to screen film in U.S. on April 22-23

GKIDS began streaming a new trailer for the Okko's Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!) anime film on February 28.

English Dub Version

GKIDS and Fathom Events will hold United States screenings of the anime film on April 22-23. Screenings on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time will be English dubbed, while screenings on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) screened the world premiere of the film's English dub on February 23, with another screening planned for Sunday, March 10.

The film opened in Japan last September, and is based on writer Hiroko Reijō and artist Asami's juvenile literature series. The books also inspired a 24-episode television anime that premiered last April on TV Tokyo and five other affiliates. The film tells a story not told in either the original book series or the television series — specifically, a story about "Okko" and her parents. GKIDS describes the film:

OKKO'S INN follows Okko, who goes to live with her grandmother in the countryside after losing her parents. While she prepares to become the inn's next caretaker, Okko discovers there are playful ghosts who live there. However, only she can see them.

DLE and Madhouse animated the film along with the television anime, but Kitaro Kousaka (A-Girl, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia) directed the film instead of the television anime's directors. Similarly, Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, The Cat Returns, Girls und Panzer) wrote the script instead of the television staff. Kyōko Yauchi was in charge of art setting, and Shunsuke Hirota was the animation director.

Update: Embedded English-dubbed trailer.

Sources: GKIDS' YouTube channel, IndieWire (Bill Desowitz)

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