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Summer Days with Coo (2007)

Kappa no ku to natsu yasumi (original title)
Kochi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in the suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up a large stone which turns out to be a fossil of a baby "Kappa" (a mythical Japanese water creature)... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kazato Tomizawa ...
Coo
Takahiro Yokokawa ...
Kôichi Uehara
Naoki Tanaka ...
Yasuo Uehara
Naomi Nishida ...
Yukaki Uehara
Tamaki Matsumoto ...
Hitomi Uehara
Ken'ichi Nagira
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nanako Hirata
Kyousuke Ikeda
Kazuki Matsuoka
Souta Murakami
Saki Yoshihara
Kereo Yoshita
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Storyline

Kochi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in the suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up a large stone which turns out to be a fossil of a baby "Kappa" (a mythical Japanese water creature) sleeping underground for the past 300 years, and names it "Coo". Koichi and Coo become good friends and starts living with his family. However, Coo could not adjust to life in Tokyo and starts to miss his family. On a hot summer day, Koichi and Coo decide to go on an adventurous road trip to find his own kind.

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28 July 2007 (Japan)  »

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The national media have staked out the house. The kappa (river spirit) is reported nightly on the TV news. The whole country is agog over the kappa. The boy goes on the run with the kappa, and keeps running for many days. Yet not one person the boy or the kappa encounters or passes recognizes either of them. See more »

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Referenced in Panel Quiz Attack 25: Episode dated 29 July 2007 (2007) See more »

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Totally bittersweet but also stunning and meaningful
16 April 2010 | by (Japan/movied from NY) – See all my reviews

"Summer Days with Coo" is full of realism and one of the finest animated works which won the animation of the year.You will see in this beautiful movie how human beings who live in concrete jungle forgot sincerity to others. Coo may look like an alien to you but he and his summer days with one kind human family will remind you of your lost memories and bittersweet nostalgia. "Summer Days with Coo" even includes several social problems such as overreaction of mass media, bullying and invisible violence in our society.

Overall, "Summer Days with Coo" is very good movie , not a kind of only critically acclaimed movie.I recommend this to all the people who want serious and sincere movie works but this could be excellent for education.


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