*I have received a copy of this movie for my honest review*
After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother, who runs a traditional inn near an ancient spring said to have healing waters. Okko soon discovers there are spirits living there only she can see – welcoming ghosts who keep her company, play games and help her navigate her new environment. Okko strives to be a gracious host, and this is soon put to the test by a string of challenging guests with different stories. But ultimately Okko discovers that dedicating herself to others becomes the key to taking care of herself.
The latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitaro Kosaka, who was a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli, seamlessly blends immersive, idyllic landscapes with the storybook charm of Okko's beloved guests. Okko's Inn delivers a rare ghost story that is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity.
I watched this movie on the weekend and I have to admit that I liked Okko's Inn. It does feel rushed a bit and it is predictable but this movie is made for children 9 and up so of course, I didn't really expect it to be unpredictable.
I think it would be more enjoyed if I were a child but it is a good one to watch on family movie night.
I am giving this 3 1/2 out of 5.