Ranked #1076

Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi

Alternative Titles

English: Summer Days with Coo
Japanese: 河童のクゥと夏休み

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2007
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Adventure, Shounen
Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 2,698 users)
Ranked: #10762
Popularity: #3309
Members: 5,610
Favorites: 11
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Synopsis

Kouichi 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" who has been sleeping underground for the past 300 years, and names it "Coo." They become good friends and Coo starts living with Kouichi's family. However, Coo has a hard time adjusting to life among humans and misses his kind.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Coo
Coo
Main
Tomizawa, Kazato
Japanese
Tomizawa, Kazato
Uehara, Kouichi
Uehara, Kouichi
Main
Yokokawa, Takahiro
Japanese
Yokokawa, Takahiro
Wife
Wife
Supporting
Sadaoka, Sayuri
Japanese
Sadaoka, Sayuri
Husband
Husband
Supporting
Inaba, Minoru
Japanese
Inaba, Minoru

Staff

Sano, Hiroaki
Sano, Hiroaki
Producer
Hara, Keiichi
Hara, Keiichi
Director
Ookuma, Akira
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director
Sekiguchi, Kanami
Sekiguchi, Kanami
Key Animation

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

"Natsu no Shizuku (夏のしずく)" by Ooyama Yurika (大山百合香)



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OerbaYunFang
May 13, 2010
When I borrowed the DVD from my sister I was sceptical at first because she said she didn't really like it and the graphics weren't really outstanding either. How wrong I was. Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi is one if the most amazing animes I have ever seen. I must admit I expected it to be rather boring and not special at all but I was so wrong. I enjoyed every minute of it, it was fun to watch, I laughed a lot, and I cried a lot too. The story really touched me, the characters really grew on me (even the supporting ones!) and read more
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neUtrino_23
Nov 7, 2012
If there's anything this anime could remind you of then it's the movie "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial".

A boy finds a strange (initially fossilised) creature, a Kappa named Coo, with a kind character. The family gets attached to Coo and struggles to keep him secret from the public. Coo soon starts to feel lonely and separated and wonders about his own kind.
Even though there's a lot happening in between and afterwards, the movie has a very, VERY calm and smooth way of storytelling but doesn't create a feeling boredom. If you're looking for action and a propulsive plot, then this is nothing for you.

Most characters have depth read more
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xkylehasheartx
Aug 26, 2015
Humanity was destined to rule, and selfishly at that, it seems. If you're reading this, you're guilty of conquering. While it may not be on the scale of raiding and pillaging villages to gain land, you are indeed living on the natural habitat or animals, both big and small, and that is sort of what Summer Days with Coo illustrates. It gives human-like qualities to turtle-like creatures, called kappas, allowing us to see the consequences of our actions without discarding it as "they're only animals." It gives us a sense of sympathy. At the beginning of the film, a samurai kills a kappa as he read more
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AvidRobot
Jan 28, 2014
I originally watched this since I really find yokai interesting & thought this would be a cute movie from what i gathered from the bio of it. While it was a fairly cute movie it did have a very dark side to it.

It really exposed the nasty side of human beings in this film, to the point where it almost made me uncomfortable. I am very sensitive about the fair treatment of animals, so just as a warning to anyone like me, you may be bothered by a few scenes in this film. Apart from that it definitely had some funny & cute moments read more
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