Posted on 1 January 2008 with categories: Anime Reviews


I was quite surprised to see this one pop up on Tokyo Toshokan. It’s about a boy who meets a baby-Plesiosaurus, supposed to be extinct, and the premise sounded interesting enough for me to give it a try. Unfortunately, one thing that should be noted is that the encoding-quality was very bad. Both the video- and audio-quality are very low-quality, and to make matters worse the video started going seconds out of synch quite fast. In the end I solved it by turning off the sound and playing the same file in another different player with a few seconds delay. It was quite tedious, but worth it.

The story for Coo is just like any other environmentalist movie. A boy finds strange animal, bad guys come to take it and all scientists are evil. It’s the execution, however, that made this movie something special. The characters are well-defined and developed and they’re easily likable. The start of the movie may be quite slow, but this does make sure that both the characters and the story are fleshed out well.

When the movie then starts getting exciting, it delivers. A surprising amount of detail has been put in the plans of the bad guys to get their hands on Coo (the name of the baby Plesiosaurus) and I like how the movie kept realistic while doing this. This goes on for nearly the entire airtime, but unfortunately, the movie screws up at the final climax and ends with a cheesy blatant Deus ex Machina.

Especially environmentally aware kids will love this one, though. Coo is quite unknown, but it’s quite a capable movie. It might not bring anything new to the table, but what it does, it does quite well.

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  1. Reatos says:

    man pls if u c this message pls reply to me for the name of the anime and tell me where from i can dl it 10x really ive been searching for it for months if u reply ill be 1 of the happiest ppl in this world 10x in advance :P

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  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:21 AM)
    So never say die ;-)
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:20 AM)
    @Raggers I welcome the technology, but I just hope that we can deal with the intrusive security implications. We haven’t even dealt with security cameras properly, for fuck’s sake.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:20 AM)
    There exists the probability of dive chambers like an MRI dome that can detect the brainwaves and the slightest ionic activity at the nerve level tha can fully transfer our indications and simulate a reality by holographic encoding.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:17 AM)
    Also, anyone else struggle with having a good line of communication with your parents? They live in NY and I in Cali, not to mention the generational differences between a man who lived 63 years in Italy versus an All American.
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:16 AM)
    And I don’t see non-invasive (like SAO) VR being possible within a century. At the very least you’d need to be “plugged in” like in the Matrix.
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:15 AM)
    @K-Off: considering VR will be “the next big thing” I suspect there’ll be extremely immersive input options within 2 decades.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:12 AM)
    @Raggers I agree with the point Vincent brought up about the spinal cord as well. Thanks to our spine, FullDive won’t happen. At least, in my lifetime.
  • K-Off
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:08 AM)
    @Emma I once had this girlfriend who hid the fact that she smokes weed, as if I cared. I told her that I also smoke kush every few days, and I got some good laughs. But I do relate. Whatever I wouldn’t say to my parents, I won’t tell her.
  • Emma
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:05 AM)
    I think I’ve got a love/hate thing with being scared, every since I was young.
  • Raggers
    (Wednesday, Sep 3. 2014 03:05 AM)
    Also, the basis of NervGear is the ability to intercept and alter the signals the brain receives from the senses. Altering and interpreting thought mechanically is far more intrusive and another step beyond VR.

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