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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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