© 2019 Daisuke Igarashi / Shogakukan / "Children of the Sea" Production Committee


Children of the Sea


Directed by: Ayumu Watanabe

Year: 2019

Length: 111 minutes

Classification rating: PG

Screens in: Bunbury, Coffs Harbour, Townsville, Cairns, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart

Most of the things that happen at sea are left unknown…


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 can hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. What the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish is only the beginning of a surreal and colorful adventure that will lead Ruka to find her role within the great unitedness of humanity and nature.

Through its vivid visuals, Children of the Sea is a kaleidoscopic and solemn spectacle conveying a sense of wonder and unity with the cosmos. The director Ayumu Watanabe will beautifully capture his audience with this movie’s environmental message. Overwhelmed by colour and emotions, viewers will find themselves peacefully drowning in this film’s surreal yet very contemporary themes and narrative.

Director: Ayumu Watanabe

Distributor: Madman

Cast: Ashida Mana, Ishibashi Hiiro, Uragami Seishu and Morisaki Win

Production Company: STUDIO 4 ℃ production

Genre: Adventure, Anime, Coming of Age

Saturday 5th February • 14:00

Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour

Saturday 11th September • 15:00

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury

Saturday 2nd October • 12:40

BCC Cinemas Townsville Central

Sunday 3rd October • 12:40

BCC Cinemas Townsville Central

Saturday 23rd October • 13:00

BCC Cinemas Casuarina, Darwin

Sunday 14th November • 10:00

Event Cinemas Cairns Smithfield

Sunday 14th November • 16:00

Event Cinemas Cairns Smithfield

Wednesday 17th November • 19:00

Village Eastlands, Rosny Park

Sunday 21st November • 12:30

Event Cinemas Kotara, Newcastle

Friday 3rd December • 16:00

Mitcham Cinemas, Adelaide

Sunday 5th December • 13:30

Event Cinemas Robina, Gold Coast