Kôichi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in Higashikurume City, a suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up what he thinks to be a fossil of an ancient creature but turns out to be a baby ...
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Kôichi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in Higashikurume City, a suburb of Tokyo. One day he picks up what he thinks to be a fossil of an ancient creature but turns out to be a baby kappa (a mythical Japanese water creature) that was sleeping underground for the past 300 years, and he names it "Coo". Kôichi and Coo become good friends and the kappa starts living with the human boy's family. However, Coo cannot not fully adjust to life in present-day Higashikurume and starts to miss his own family. On a hot summer day, Kôichi and Coo decide to go on an adventurous road trip to find his own kind.
One of the early scenes shows a rainy day. There are slippery roads, people with umbrellas, cars skidding ....but no raindrops. See more »
The original theatrical version premiered in 2007 is 138 minutes long. An extended version with around 3 minutes of new scenes, totaling 141 minutes, was originally released exclusively as part of a limited collectors' box DVD edition in Japan in 2008. Since then, this version has also appeared on the Japanese Blu-ray Disc of the movie, which was released in 2010 and is not limited. Neither of these disc releases has English subtitles. See more »
Beware of Samurai Developers (and Humans in General)
A sad but ultimately uplifting story of a kappa whose father is killed by a samurai wanting to convert their swamp to farmland, and the boy who much later discovers his son, "Coo" (Japanese Kû, evidently) as a fossil, in modern Japan. Despite numerous difficulties, mostly from suspicious outsiders, spirit and human are reconciled, at least for this family. Oh, and Coo loves to sumo wrestle, despite his small size. Not by Miyazaki, but of Ghibli quality.
Sienna's Rating: 8 Stars
Pauls Rating:8 stars
Sebs Rating:9 stars.
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