Keiichi HARA 原恵一

Ein Sommer mit Coo

Nippon Kids   ¹ 

On a trip, Koichi finds a stone that is really something. A Japanese mythical creature has been hidden under it for over 200 years: a young Kappa! When the Kappa awakens, he gets along with Koichi right away, and the boy can even convince his parents to take the new friend in. Soon, Coo is practically part of the family. But Tokyo is not the right place for a nature-loving creature like him – the big city really gets him in the mood. When the public becomes aware of the small, green being from the past, the life of the family gets out of hand!

Tue., June 09, 2020

Sun., June 14, 2020

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German dubbed version

FSK 12

Territories: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Children Animation Family

Kappa no ku to natsuyasumi

Japan 2007

138 minutes

Keiichi HARA

Keiichi HARA based on a novel by Masao KOGURE


About Keiichi HARA

Born in Gunma Prefecture in 1959, Keiichi HARA graduated from Tokyo Designer Gakuin College before working on animated television shows such as DORAEMON and CRAYON SHIN-CHAN. His breakthrough came in 2007 with SUMMER DAYS WITH COO (NC ’20). The film won several awards and was nominated for the Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Film. Nippon Connection presented his subsequent award-winning animated films COLORFUL (2010 / NC ’11) and MISS HOKUSAI (2016 / NC ’16 and NC ’20). In 2013, Keiichi HARA released his first live action feature DAWN OF A FILMMAKER: THE KEISUKE KINOSHITA STORY.

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