Director Ayumu Watanabe (“Space Brothers”, “After the Rain”) newest production “Children of the Sea” has entered post-production. The production is the latest feature from STUDIO4C and features a score by award-winning composer, and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator, Joe Hisaish. It is based off of the Manga of the same name by Daisuke Igarashi. the film features unique visuals that draw inspiration from the mangaka’s artwork.

The film is set for release in Japan on May 7th, 2019. In anticipation of the release a trailer has been made available and can be viewed 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. (Official Site)