I guess it’s time to go gaga over Okko’s Inn.
Earlier today, GAGA International started streaming a subtitled trailer for Okko’s Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!). The minute-long promo sees Seiran Kobayashi introducing the main plot points, as a gentle piano melody plays in the background.
Okko’s Inn will make its western debut at the Annecy Film Festival, which runs from June 11 – 16 in Annecy, France. The feature was voted as an Official Selection in Competition for the Feature Films category.
A TV series based on the property originally aired 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: Twitter (GAGA_Intlsales)
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.