Summer Days with Coo
Director: HARA Keiichi
2007, Animation Division, 138'
Grand Prize, 11th Japan Media Arts Festival
© 2007 Masao Kogure / Summer Days with Coo Committee
A school boy UEHARA Koichi finds an unusual looking stone on a river bank, and brings it home. When he washes the stone, a kappa (legendary water-based creature) comes out of the stone. Koichi names the kappa Coo. Coo can speak the same language and starts living with the Uehara family.