Children of the Sea Teaser trailer
What You Need to Know:
- GKIDS has officially announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature CHILDREN OF THE SEA. GKIDS will release the film theatrically in both Japanese and English language versions. The film is the latest feature from Japan's STUDIO4°C (known for Tekkonkinkreet, MFKZ, Mind Game, Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, and others), and is directed by Ayumu Watanabe, with a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro).
- CHILDREN OF THE SEA is adapted from the manga of the same name by author Daisuke Igarashi, which won the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival. The all-rights deal was negotiated by Eric Beckman for GKIDS and Ayumi Inoguchi for STUDIO4°C.
- On February 27th, TOHO released the Japanese teaser trailer and key visual, and announced a June 7th Japanese theatrical premiere date. A North American theatrical release will take place in 2019.
Source: Official Press Release
When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka's dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans' fish.