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SUMMER DAYS WITH COO

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.

Cannes International Film Festival, 2007  
Junior Section

Tokyo International Film Festival, 2008

New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2008 
North American Premiere

Mainichi Film Awards, 2008 
Best Animation Film

Director Keiichi Hara worked on famous 
TV series such as:

Doraemon 
Crayon Shin-chan


Directed feature-animation:

Colorful (2010)
Miss Hokusai (2015) 

“A masterpiece!”
ISAO TAKAHATA  (PomPoko, The Grave of the Fireflies)

“With its beautiful background paintings and environmental message, it’s easy to see Summer Days with Coo as just another Studio Ghibli-influenced anime.”
TWITCH

“A very well animated film [...] and a heartwarming story.”
A NUTSHELL REVIEW

Keiichi Hara
2007 | Japan | Comedy | 138'