Manga UK Announces Dub-Only “Okko’s Inn” Limited Release

Manga Entertainment invites you to a traditional inn experience like no other next month, with a limited theatrical release of Okko’s Inn on Sunday 14th July 2019! The film will be playing at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, as well as 12 Showcase Cinemas in England and Scotland. All screenings will be English-dub only.

The film’s official synopsis is as follows:

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!

The film will be shown at the cinemas:

While supplies last, attendees will receive a free, exclusive postcard featuring character artwork.

Adapted by a children’s novel series by Hiroko Reijo, this anime feature film is produced by Madhouse (Wolf Children, Mai Mai Miracle), who co-produced a 24 episode TV anime adaptation with DLE (Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san) last year. Okko’s Inn marks the first feature directed by Kitaro Kosaka in over 15 years, after his 2003 film Nasu: Summer in Andalusia was the first Japanese anime to ever be selected for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Kosaka has also served as animation director on Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises and From Up On Poppy Hill, while also having animation credits on iconic films like Spirited Away and Akira.

Okko’s Inn premiered at the 2018 Annecy International Film Festival, followed by a Japanese theatrical release in September 2018, and a North American release by GKIDS in April 2019. A U.S. home video release by Shout! Factory is currently scheduled for 2nd July 2019.

Josh A. Stevens

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