Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! Movie

Okko's Inn

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 映画 若おかみは小学生!
English: Okko's Inn
German: Okko und ihre Geisterfreunde: Der Film
French: Okko's Inn: Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 2018
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Madhouse, DLE
Source: Novel
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.501 (scored by 94899,489 users)
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Ranked: #18682
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Popularity: #4860
Members: 20,506
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After reluctantly being dragged to a festival at her parents' rural hometown, Oriko "Okko" Seki must face her sudden harsh reality: the death of both of her parents in a car accident shortly after they arrive. Now, Okko must live at her grandmother's traditional hot springs inn, which she is surprised to find is occupied by the ghost of a barefoot child. He encourages Okko to follow in her grandmother's footsteps and prepare to inherit the inn.

Initially, Okko struggles to keep up with the responsibilities of the inn and the accommodation of guests. However, her parents told her that an inn is welcoming for everyone, and she strives to honor their memory. After discovering a few other spirits around the village, Okko learns that even though her parents are gone, she does not have to be lonely.

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Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! Movie made its world premiere at the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival before opening in theaters in France a few months later on September 12, one week before the Japanese theatrical release. In 2019, the film was nominated for Best Indie Feature at the 47th Annual Annie Awards. In the same year, it won the Excellence Award at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival.

The movie was released on Blu-ray and DVD by Shout! Factory on July 2, 2019.

Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshida, Yuuki
Assistant Producer
Yamatani, Nakuru
Assistant Producer


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Ending Theme

"Mata Ashita (また明日)" by Sakura Fujiwara


Apr 22, 2019
This film is a hidden gem.

Before seeing it, I wasn't all that interested in the film. I entered a giveaway for free tickets on social media just for the sake of it, so when I actually won, I decided to take my little sister with me to at least let her have a fun experience watching a kid's movie with me. I wasn't expecting anything special.

I was wrong.

12-year-old Oriko "Okko" Seki is visiting a festival in the countryside when she gets in an accident, and tragedy strikes. Now having recovered from her physical injuries, Okko must now go to live with her grandmother, who ...
Aug 10, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Okko's Inn is a film that celebrates what it means to be a consummate host: one who derives their life's meaning from placing the enjoyment and fulfillment of their ryokan guest above everything. EVERYTHING. Even if that guest hurt you very, very badly. Especially when that guest is sorry for hurting you very, very badly.

There is a lot of good about this film. It is breathtakingly beautiful. For Western audiences, it opens windows into Shinto practice, Japanese superstition, and--of course--the magic of the ryokan. But--and I do recognize that I am bringing my Western perspective to this--I found the film's cultural insistence on Okko's forgiveness ...
Aug 12, 2020
On paper, the story for Okko's Inn has potential: a young girl who just lost her parents goes to stay/work in her grandmother's inn while talking to ghosts.  It sounds cute and slightly dramatic.  In execution, it doesn't quite seem to know what to do with itself.  It mostly tries to be a slice of life story about Okko trying to be a junior innkeeper, but it also awkwardly tacks on pieces here and there about how she is dealing (or not dealing) with the grief stemming from her parents' deaths.  Instead of cute or moving, it mostly comes off as annoying.

The weakest part of ...

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