Date: 2019 June 26 20:25
Posted by Joe
The good folks from anime company Manga Entertainment UK have announced that Okko's Inn will be screened in select cinemas around the UK.
The film is directed by Kitaro Kosaka of anime studio Madhouse. The fantasy follows the adventures of Okko a girl who after losing her parents in a car accident moves in with her grandmother in the countryside. Okko's grandmother runs a traditional Japanese inn. Okko then discovers that the inn is inhabited by spirits only she can see.
The film is pitched as having storybook charm. It'll hit cinemas around the UK at select cinemas on Sunday 14th July 2019.
If you can make it to screening near you ticket holders will also receive a free, exclusive postcard featuring character artwork - available on a first come, first served basis while stocks last.
Press release as follows:
in select cinemas July 14
Cherry blossom, hot springs, and... friendly ghosts!? Check in to the weird and wonderful Okko's Inn - all are welcome here!
Okko's Inn is the latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, key animator on Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies and many more classic animations. This immersive ghost story is coming to select cinemas on July 14 for an extremely limited set of screenings - don't miss it!
Showtimes & locations:
The Prince Charles Cinema, London
Showcase Glasgow East
Ticket holders will also receive a free, exclusive postcard featuring character artwork - available on a first come, first served basis while stocks last.
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.