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Thu 16 May 2013, 7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2013!

All films have English subtitles. Booking is not necessary. Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

May film: "Summer Holiday With Coo".
(Director: Keiichi Hara, 2007, 138min. Rating:M, Animation)

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.

Directed by one of the top animator of the generation, Keiichi Hara who has created a number of box office hit feature animation in Japan which appeal to all generations.

Rating: M (Suitable for Mature Audiences 16 and over but still unrestricted.)

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

Held in Lecture Theatre L3.

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