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From Studio Ghibli veteran Kitaro Kosaka and acclaimed anime studio Madhouse comes Okko’s Inn—a beautiful film that will captivate audiences of all ages. Soon you’ll be able to see it in U.S. theaters, with tickets available now for English dubbed screenings on April 22 and subtitled screenings on April 23.
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.
Director Kitaro Kosaka previously worked as key animator on many of Studio Ghibli’s classic anime films, including Pom Poko and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, as well as animation director on films like Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, among many others. His latest work with Madhouse is an uplifting family tale with gorgeous animation and a timeless story, so get your tickets today to experience Okko’s Inn for yourself.
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