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Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! to be Screened in Competition at Annecy


Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei TV movie key visualThe young innkeeper may be a grade schooler, but she’s making enough noise to get a special appearance in France!

Earlier today, the Annecy International Film Festival announced that TV movie Okko’s Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!) will be screened at this year’s festival. The feature was voted as an Official Selection in Competition for the Feature Films category.

Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! received a TV series, which began airing on TV Tokyo on April 7, at 7:14AM.

Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Chi’s Sweet Home, Ace of Diamond) and Azuma Tani (Haiyoru! Nyaruani, Thermae Romae) were tapped to direct the project at studios Madhouse and DLE. Akiko provided character designs for the project, while Michiko Yokote (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Squid Girl) took charge of series composition.

The feature starred the following:

  • Oriko “Okko” Seki: Seiran Kobayashi
  • Makoto “Uri-bō” Tachiuri: Satsumi Matsuda
  • Matsuki Akino: Nana Mizuki
  • Mineko Seki : Yōko Asagami
  • Etsuko Tajima: Teiyu Ichiryusai
  • Kōnosuke “Kō-san” Minoda: Masaki Terasoma
  • Suzuki: Etsuko Kozakura

Hiroko Reijō and illustrator Asami’s Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! books first hit retailers in 2003, under Kodansha’s “Aoi Tori Bunko” imprint. The series ran through 2013, spanning twenty volumes, plus seven spinoff books and a short story collection.

Reijō launched a manga adaptation, which features illustrations by Eiko Ōuchi, in Nakayoshi magazine in 2006. To date, seven compiled volumes have been published, with the most recent hitting stores on February 2012.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: 5/30/2018, 10:29PM EST: We had our wires crossed here. The TV series aired on April 8, not the film. We’ve updatd our coverage to reflect this.

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