Children of the Sea Anime Film's New Trailer Features Joe Hisaishi's Fascinating Music

STUDIO4℃-produced feature film hits Japanese theaters June 7, 2019

 

The official website for the forthcoming anime film adaptation of Daisuke Igarashi's award-winning

fantasy manga Kaiju no Kodomo/Children of the Sea has started streaming a 60-second new trailer

introducing its main character voices, including the protagonist girl Ruka Azumi played by Mana Ashida,

along with soundtrack music provided by by internationally acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi (Hayao

Miyazaki, Takeshi Kitano films). 

 

The film's release date in Japan is set for June 7, 2019. 52-year-old Ayumu Watanabe (After the Rain,

Gurazeni) serves as director at Studio 4°C (Tekkonkinkreet, Berserk: Golden Age Arc). 

 

 

60-second official trailer 1

 

 

30-second version

 

 

This is Joe Hisaishi's first anime film soundtrack work in six years since the late Isao Takahata's The Tale of

the Princess Kaguya released in 2013.

 

 

Main poster visual  

 

 

Main voice cast:


  • Ruka Azumi: Mana Ashida (14/Mako Mori in her childhood in Pacific Rim
  • Umi: Hiiro Ishibashi (14/Muguel in Coco Japanese dub) 
  • Sora: Airu Kubozuka (16/actor Yosuke Kubozuka's son, his first voice acting role)
  • Masaaki Azumi (the protagonist Ruka's farther): Goro Inagaki (ex-member of idol group SMAP) 
  • Kanako Azumi (Ruka's mother): Yu Aoi (Onee-san in Penguin Highway
  • Sensei: (Handball club teacher at Ruka's school): Toru Watanabe 
  • Dede (mysterious person who observes Sora and Umi): Sumiko Fuji (Sakae Jinnouchi in Summer Wars)

  


   

Source: "Children of the Sea" anine film official website / Twitter

 

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© Daisuke Igarashi/Shogakukan

 

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