By Justin Guillou / April 29th, 2019
Kitaro Kosaka’s Okko’s Inn was in theaters last week and was a surprisingly fun watch with wholesome characters and a simple yet effective narrative. If you were unable to make one of the showings, you will soon be able to watch Okko’s Inn in the comfort of your own home as GKIDS and Shout! Factory announced that they will be releasing the film on Blu Ray, DVD and Digital download on July 2nd. Some of the special features include interviews with Kitaro Kosaka and Okko’s voice actress Seiran Kobayashi, trailers and a Q&A with the directors and producers.
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.
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