Disclaimer: We received a review copy of the film.
Coming out today on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download is Studio Madhouse’s latest animated film Okko’s Inn. The film was made in the same visual style that has made Studio Ghibli (the maker of My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away) so famous, which makes sense since the director, Kitaro Kosaka, was an animator for famed Studio.
Okko’s Inn follows the life of Okko, a little girl beset by tragedy when she loses both parents during a car crash. Her life is spared, but now with no home to go to must stay with her grandmother in the countryside, where she owns a country inn. She soon finds out that due to her tragedy she is able to see ghosts and during her time at the inn. She also begins to work through the grief of losing her family by dedicating herself to becoming the best host in her town. Along the way she is tested by challenging guests as well as by a far richer competing hotel in the same town.
I felt that the story really fit in with many that I have seen before from Studio Ghibli (which is a good thing). The only thing that was missing was some of the more weirder and abstract animation and story plots that made Studio Ghibli what it it, though the whole thing about ghosts was pretty good. With that said, I found the film really enjoyable. The voice acting was great and the idea of using service to others in order to move past personal issues is a very interesting one. I also liked how it focused on the Japanese tradition of hospitality and what it means to be a host in Japan.
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