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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Okko's Inn Story on Forgiveness, Dedication and Exceptional Hospitality | Shout! Factory

Okko's Inn Bluray

Okko's Inn is July movie release from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. The film was nominated for 2019 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

The story follows young girl Okko who lost her parents in a car accident.  Okko's grandmother decides to take girl to the countryside where she runs a traditional inn close to healing waters. Soon Okko discovers that there are spirits live there only she can see. The girl who is trying to deal with the loss is grieving and depressed. She misses her parents so badly that does not want to think about anything else. At the same time ghosts including Uribo keep her company and help her adjust to new environment. Okko wants to be a good host and junior housekeeper of the inn. She learns a lot about hospitality, guests, food service and support. Okko meets different guests, some are happy, other ones are struggling with loss of loved ones or want to find peace and relax. They all come to inn to experience something great, positive and healing. A man with his son dealing with his wife loss, or a family dealing with latest father's difficult surgery, or a famous model trying to relax, Okko's Inn treats everyone equally and rejects no one.

There is not only Okko's Inn in the countryside nearby. Matsuki Akino, Okko's classmate, and her parents run huge Harunoya Inn. They treat Okko's Inn as a competitor and Matsuki is trully dedicated to her inn. Harunoya Inn constantly works on improving their service. Matsuki and Okko do not have good relationship with each other. That is the reason why Okko meets Miyo, a ghost and Matsuki's older sister who died before Matsuki was born.

Once a man with health issues after surgery arrived to Okko's Inn. He required a special diet for his conditions the inn could not provide. Okko, knowing that Matsuki is very knowledgeable about food and special needs, decided to visit Harunoya Inn and ask for help. Okko and Matsuki were not friends but Okko wanted to do something  good for the guest in her inn. Surprisingly, Matsuki turned out to be very helpful when it comes to guests and hospitality. She helped Okko giving her special recipes Okko's chef can use to serve their client.

As Okko is getting feeling better and start recovering from her loss, she sees ghosts less and less. At the end Okko and Matsuki participate in a special dance Ceremony to celebrate their inn's hospitality and the region.

Okko's Inn is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD from Shout! Factory and we are excited to giveaway a copy to one our lucky reader. The giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents and ends August 5, 2019! For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below!

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