Good news! I discovered another lovely Japanese animation film. Summer Days with Coo is a bit odd, very sad at times -especially the beginning-, but overall just wonderful to watch. And some of the animated backgrounds look so real!
I've always wished that I'd find a fantasy creature somewhere, so movies like this are the next best thing. I had never heard of Kappas before, but apparently they were already a big myth in Japan. And this one's very cute.
And I love how the Japanese often urge people to cherish nature through their amazing animations. Even though these creatures don't exist, their habitats still harbor lots of other animals that need protection.
Who says movies are a bad influence on kids? They can teach great things as well, right?