GKIDS last month set the home video release through Shout! Factory for their previous pickup of the Summer Days with Coo film. The property is set for a January 21st, 2020 debut where it’ll be in Japanese only with English subtitles as no dub was produced for the film. With it now going through the usual cycle, the first official US trailer for it has arrived with English subtitles as well as the reveal of a January 7th, 2020 digital purchase release date.
The film was written and directed by Keiichi Hara based on the novel by Masao Kogure. The Japanese cast includes Kazato Tomizawa as Coo, Takahiro Yokokawa as Kôichi Uehara, Naoki Tanaka as Yasuo Uehara, Naomi Nishida as Yukaki Uehara, and Tamaki Matsumoto as Hitomi Uehara.
Extras for the set includes Deleted Scenes, Premiere Q&A With Cast, Trailers, and TV Spots.
Plot Concept: From acclaimed director Keiichi Hara (Miss Hokusai, Colorful ), one of Japan’s leading animation talents, comes a heartwarming summer adventure. One day, Koichi Uehara, a fourth-grader living in the suburbs of Tokyo, picks up a fossil that looks like a large stone while on his way home from school. To his surprise, he has picked up a baby Kappa (a Japanese mythical water creature), who has been asleep underground for the past 300 years. Koichi names this baby creature “Coo” and brings him to live with his family, and soon the two are inseparable friends. However, trouble abounds as Coo struggles to adjust to modern life, and begins to miss his family, leading Koichi and Coo to embark on a summer road trip adventure in search of other Kappa.