March 12, 2020

Tickets on Sale Now for “Children of the Sea”

Tickets on Sale Now for STUDIO4°C’s New Animated Feature Film ‘Children of the Sea’

GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring Japanese Animated Feature to U.S. Movie Theaters on April 20 & 22

Limited Theatrical Run from GKIDS Starting April 24

Tickets are on sale now for “Children of the Sea,” the latest feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C (known for “Tekkonkinkreet,” “MFKZ,” “Mind Game,” “Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight,” and others). Directed by Ayumu Watanabe (“Space Brothers”), featuring a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (“Spirited Away,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “My Neighbor Totoro”). The gorgeously animated “Children of the Sea” is adapted from Daisuke Igarashi’s manga of the same name, which won the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival.

In addition to the full feature, audiences will view a special interview with Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto.


Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. local time (English-language subtitled)

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. local time (dubbed in English)

These events will be followed by a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting April 24.

Tickets for“Children of the Sea” are available at and participating theater box offices.


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.

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