Studio 4ºC’s anime film adaptation of Daisuke Igarashi’s award-winning Children of the Sea manga looks amazing, and we’ll get a chance to see it for ourselves in English sometime this year. The movie opens in Japan on June 7, and GKIDS announced the acquisition of North American rights along with plans for a theatrical release.
Ayumu Watanabe directs, with Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro) providing the score. Check out the teaser below.
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.