Free Japanese film showing – May 2013 “Summer Days With Coo”

今週[こんしゅう]の木曜日[もくようび]、日本[にほん]映画[えいが]を上映[じょうえい]します。アニメーションです。英語[えいご]の字幕[じまく](= subtitles)つきで、入場料[にゅうじょうりょう]無料[むりょう](= free admission)です。是非[ぜひ][き]てください。

We will show another Japanese film this Thursday. It is an animation film. As usual, it has English sub-titles and the admission is free. ALL WELCOME!

“Summer Days With Coo” 『河童のクゥと夏休み』

Date and time: Thursday 16 May 19:00
Venue: L3

Contact: Diane Kenning at School of Arts ( or 838 4932)

Free Admission
English sub-titles


Director : Keiichi Hara | 2007 | 138 min | M


Voice: Futo Tomizawa, Naoki Tanaka, Naomi Nishida


2008 Japan Academy Awards : Animation in Excellency


It is summer, and fourth grade student Koichi stumbles across a dormant kappa (a Japanese mythical water creature) on his way home from school. He names his new friend ‘Coo’.

Despite the warm hospitality from Koichi’s family, Coo finds it difficult to adjust to the Tokyo lifestyle, especially when the media discover his existence. Koichi decides to help Coo by reuniting him with his family, and the two set off on a journey of bonding they will never forget.


Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato and The Japan Foundation.

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