7.2/10
2,538
23 user 37 critic

Dayu haitang (2016)

Trailer
2:11 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A 16-year-old girl travels to the human world in the form of a dolphin and forms a connection with a human boy.

Directors:

Xuan Liang (as Liang Xuan), Chun Zhang (as Zhang Chun)

Writers:

Daniel Chuba, Xuan Liang (story by) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Guanlin Ji Guanlin Ji ... Chun (voice)
Shangqing Su Shangqing Su ... Qiu (voice)
Timmy Xu Timmy Xu ... Kun (voice)
Shulan Pan Shulan Pan ... Chun, old age (voice)
Yuanyuan Zhang Yuanyuan Zhang ... Feng (voice) (as Yuanyuan Xang)
Jiu'er Jiu'er ... Kun's Sister (voice)
Lifang Xue Lifang Xue ... Chun's Father (Shu) (voice)
Jie Zhang Jie Zhang ... Chisong Zi (voice)
Xiaoyu Liu Xiaoyu Liu ... Leizu (voice)
Zhongyang Baomu Zhongyang Baomu ... Goumang (voice)
Yu Cheng Yu Cheng ... Tingmu (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
JB Blanc ... Lingpo (voice) (as John White)
Johnny Yong Bosch ... Qiu (voice)
Greg Chun ... Houtu / Chun's Father (Shu) / Chisong Zi (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Zhurong (voice)
Edit

Storyline

It is a world within our world, yet unseen by any human, and the beings here control time and tide and the changing of the seasons. On the day Chun turns sixteen, she is transformed into a dolphin to explore the human world. She is rescued from a vortex by a human boy at the cost of his own life. Chun is so moved by the boy's kindness and courage that she decides to give him life again. But to do this, she must protect the boy's soul, a tiny fish, and nurture it to grow. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, yet now she must release him back to the sea, back to life in the human world. Written by Liang Xuan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

scene during end credits | See All (1) »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

8 July 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Da Hai See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CNY 30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CNY 227,871,000 (China), 15 July 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang's directorial film debut. See more »

Quotes

Lingpo: What brings you to the Island of Souls?
Chun: There's a soul I'm looking for: the soul of a human boy
Lingpo: What time was it he died?
Chun: It was two days before the wheat harvest.
Lingpo: You need to be sure of the date. Otherwise you're searching for a needle in a haystack. So many die every day.
Chun: I'm sure. It was my birthday.
Lingpo: I know what you're trying to do, girl, and it goes against the laws of nature!
Chun: I don't care. I've got to save him!
Lingpo: The punishment is harsh for those who defy nature, no matter who you are, so ...
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Meet in this World
Composed by Christopher Chak
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Eason Chan
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the most amazing films I have ever seen, animated or otherwise
25 March 2017 | by manuelasaezSee all my reviews

The standard for animated excellence is usually boiled down to how well it compares to a Ghibli film. No other studio makes animated films with such vision, creativity and originality. I was shocked to find a similar work ethic in this Chinese film, and I have to say, if they keep it up, we actually might have another contender to the throne. This movie does so many things right, that I could go on and on taking up valuable site space, so I'll just condense my review to as simple a review as possible; Watch this movie by any means necessary. The animation is beautiful the story is touching, the music is transcendent. It is a marvel of modern storytelling, and it deserves to be seen by everyone with a pulse. SEE THIS MOVIE.

Seriously.


14 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed