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Summer Days with Coo (2007)

Kappa no Kû to natsuyasumi (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Keiichi Hara

Writers:

Masao Kogure (novel), Keiichi Hara (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

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.

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 July 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Days with Coo See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,333,389
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Well-known academic Takeshi Yôrô, fellow animated film directors Isao Takahata, Kenji Kamiyama and Mamoru Hosoda as well as Shinji Higuchi and Kazuki Nakashima spoke out in support of Keiichi Hara and the film at the time of its theatrical release, contributing messages to the Japanese official website. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

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 masayukiyamada5See 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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