KAPPA NO COO TO NATSUYASUMI (Summer Days with Coo)
Nine-year-old Koichi Uehara finds a mysterious stone on the way back from school. When he washes is at home it falls apart, revealing a fossil of a boy "Kappa" (a mythical Japanese water creature). The Uehara family helps the Kappa come back to life and Koichi names him "Coo". Coo swims like a frog, sumo wrestles, speaks Japanese, eats everything and absorbs water through his head. Coo becomes part of the family and bonds with Koichi, who does everything to keep him happy. But Coo misses his family, so the pair go on a road trip to find any remaining Kappa. When Coo's presence is revealed to the world, trouble flares.
Running Time: 138 minutes | Language: Japanese dialogue with English subtitles
Director: Keiichi Hara | Country: Japan | DIFF Section: Cinema For Children