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An animated feature film adaptation of “Children of the Sea,” based on Daisuke Igarashi’s critically acclaimed manga, will be theatrically released nationwide on June 7.

Produced by leading anime house Studio 4°C Co., the movie is directed by Ayumu Watanabe.

Igarashi’s manga won an excellence award at the 38th Japan Cartoonists Association Awards and another excellence award in the Manga Division at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival hosted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Igarashi is known for his unique style that expresses his awe for nature.

The story centers around a girl named Ruka, who loses her place as a member of a school club. But she sets out on an adventure at sea after she meets a mysterious boy, Umi, and his older brother, Sora.

Ruka is voiced by actress Mana Ashida, while Hiiro Ishibashi and Seishu Uragami play Umi and Sora, respectively.

Key visuals and teaser trailers are now available at the official website at (

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