Summer Days With Coo (2007)







Awards of the Japanese Academy
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Nominated Award of the Japanese Academy Best Animation Film
Mainichi Film Concours
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2008 Won Mainichi Film Concours Best Animation Film

Revealing mistakes: One of the early scenes shows a rainy day. There are slippery roads, people with umbrellas, cars skidding ....but no raindrops.

Plot holes: The national media have staked out the house. The kappa (river spirit) is reported nightly on the TV news. The whole country is agog over the kappa. The boy goes on the run with the kappa, and keeps running for many days. Yet not one person the boy or the kappa encounters or passes recognizes either of them.

The film won the Best Animation Film award at the 2008 Mainichi Film Awards[1] and was nominated for Best Animation Film at the 2008 Japanese Academy Awards[2], and for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It also won the Grand Prize for Animation at the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival and the Feature Film category at the 2008 Tokyo Anime Award.