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Children of the Sea (2019)

Kaijû no kodomo (original title)
A young girl is drawn into a mystery involving sealife around the world, in which two mysterious boys are somehow involved.

Director:

Ayumu Watanabe

Writer:

Daisuke Igarashi (comic)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mana Ashida ... Azumi Ruka (voice)
Hiiro Ishibashi ... Umi (voice)
Seishû Uragami Seishû Uragami ... Sora (voice)
Win Morisaki ... Angurâdo (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yû Aoi ... Azumi Kanako (voice)
Sumiko Fuji Sumiko Fuji ... Dede (voice)
Gorô Inagaki ... Azumi Masaaki (voice)
Min Tanaka ... Jimu (voice)
Tôru Watanabe Tôru Watanabe ... Sensei (voice)
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Storyline

Ruka is a young girl whose parents are separated and whose father works in an aquarium. When two boys, Umi and Sora, who were raised in the sea by dugongs, are brought to the aquarium, Ruka feels drawn to them and begins to realize that she has the same sort of supernatural connection to the ocean that they do. Umi and Sora's special power seems to be connected to strange events that have been occurring more and more frequently, such as the appearance of sea creatures far from their home territory and the disappearance of aquarium animals around the world.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Children of the Sea See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,641,222
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Studio 4°C See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When the movie was first announced to the public in February 2019, Airu Kubozuka was announced as the voice of Sora. However, in April 2019 it was announced that Kubozuka had dropped out of the role because his voice was in the process of breaking, making it impossible for him to voice the character consistently, and role had instead been taken on by Seishû Uragami. See more »

Soundtracks

Umi no yûrei
("Spirits of the Sea")
Lyrics, music and arrangement by Kenshi Yonezu
Orchestra arrangement by Yûta Bandoh (as Yûta Bandô) (Ensemble FOVE)
Performed by Kenshi Yonezu
(Sony Music Labels)
[Theme song]
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My IQ is probably too low...
29 July 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

I went to see this film, mainly because the French critics were rave and eulogistic. Do I have the right to be honest? I did not understand anything about this overly complex and dreamlike cartoon. This metaphysical fable immerses the audience in the deepest seas, in a stream of visually stunning but incomprehensible sequences. I managed to stay until the end hoping for an explanatory denouement. Thus, I left the movie theater both frustrated and disappointed.


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