Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi

Summer Days with Coo

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Synonyms: Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi
Japanese: 河童のクゥと夏休み
English: Summer Days with Coo
German: Summer Days with Coo
Spanish: El Verano de Coo
French: Un été avec Coo
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2007
Licensors: GKIDS
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 2 hr. 21 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.561 (scored by 78987,898 users)
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Ranked: #17952
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Popularity: #5085
Members: 18,090
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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.


The film won the Best Animation Film award at the 2008 Mainichi Film Awards and was nominated for Best Animation Film at the 2008 Japanese Academy Awards, and for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It also won the Grand Prize for Animation at the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival and the Feature Film category at the 2008 Tokyo Anime Award.

Characters & Voice Actors


Inaba, Minoru


Tomita, Kousei

Diner Lady

Ichijou, Miyuki

Shimizu, Sumio

Hazama, Michio


Sadaoka, Sayuri


Sano, Hiroaki
Hara, Keiichi
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Planning
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kenichi
Production Manager


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Ending Theme

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


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 ...
Sep 17, 2017
What makes a great anime movie? Is it visuals, great storytelling, great and relatable characters, mind-bending themes and ideas or just the name of a famous director and studio. Whatever it is, we all love movies and anime. When I think about anime movies one of the first which comes to my mind is Summer Days with Coo and it is not because of complex storytelling, visuals or name of the director but it is because it is the only anime movie that genuinely made me cry and word “genuinely” is very important. Coo is not a movie of fakeness or pretending, it is a ...
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 ...

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