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”.
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A kid- and family-friendly film. But having said so is not some assurance that this is like your kind of Hollywood fare that Pixar or Walt Disney are making. Summer Days with Coo is a family drama that is full of heart without drowning the viewers with too much sentimentality and sweetness. There are harsh realities tackled by this gem of a film, but the charm and heart of this film shines through.