Shout Factory & GKIDS have announced that they will bring director Ayumu Watanabe’s adaptation of the prize-winning manga Children of the Sea to Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital on September 1, 2020. The film comes from Japan’s cutting-edge STUDIO4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, MFKZ, Mind Game) and features a score from legendary composer and long-time Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro).
Synopsis: When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad worked. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora, who were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. As the kids get caught up in the mystery behind the sudden worldwide disappearance of the ocean’s fish, they uncover cosmic connections that will change them forever.
Children of the Sea Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Bonus Features
- Exclusive feature-length documentary “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea”
- Interview with director Ayumu Watanabe
- Interview with composer Joe Hisaishi
- Animatic Sequences
- Behind the Scenes featurette
- Theatrical Trailers