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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:

$2,769,582
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Studio 4°C See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The "Kaijû" in the Japanese title is the Japanese term for a marine mammal, written with characters that mean literally "sea beast". It is pronounced exactly the same way but is a different word from the "kaijû", written with characters that mean literally "strange beast", that refers to (usually non-folkloric) monsters such as the titular characters of "Godzilla (1954)" and "Mothra (1961)". 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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Its more philosophical more than live-action
18 November 2019 | by zinemamoviemediaSee all my reviews

I have didn't expect that anime more and more discussing something far more mature even from live-action films that are planned to carry something quite heavy. I think will be more and more anime can have great value compared to Hollywood animation that only create for children. Children of the Sea is very philosophical and this must be Oscar winner for animation.


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