Kuro ga Ita Natsu

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Synonyms: Summer With Kuro
Japanese: クロがいた夏


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 4, 1990
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: GEN Productions
Source: Unknown
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama
Duration: 1 hr. 7 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #63562
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Popularity: #11098
Members: 670
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Hiroshima, summer of 1945. A young girl named Nobuko saves a starving kitten from crows. She wants to keep the kitten, but her parents dismiss the idea. Nobuko eventually convinces them to let her keep it. She and her brother Makoto name the cat Kuro. Kuro quickly brings joy and laughter to the family. As World War II takes its toll on Japan, it becomes harder for Nobuko and her family to care for Kuro. One August morning, Kuro begins acting strangely...


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Characters & Voice Actors



Nobuko's Mother

Nakanishi, Taeko

Nobuko's Father

Yada, Kouji






Shirato, Takeshi
Director, Script
Nakazawa, Keiji
Script, Original Creator
Abo, Takao
In-Between Animation
Kimura, Maki
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Jul 14, 2017
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From Nakazawa Keiji, the creator of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) and Kuroi Ame ni Utarete (Beaten by the Black Rain). Kuro ga Ita Natsu (Summer with Kuro) aired in June of 1990, making it the last movie made by GEN Productions. It’s a strange movie to end on. Summer with Kuro is a simplistic movie that I can safely assume is targeted at younger kids. This one isn't as impactful or memorable, which is probably why hardly anyone has seen it.

Summary (spoilers!):
In the summer of 1945, a schoolgirl named Nobuko saves a malnourished kitten from being eaten by crows. She takes the kitten home, read more

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