GKIDS has announced that it has canceled its theatrical screenings of the Children of the Sea anime film in August 2020. The company stated that it is prioritizing the safety of fans, and hopes to screen the film in theaters in the future. The screenings were scheduled for August 11 and 13, 2020 through Fathom Events after a previous delay.
GKIDS and Shout! Factory will still release the film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on September 1, 2020. All home video releases will include bonus features such as an interview with director Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto, as well as a separate interview with composer Joe Hisaishi. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD combo pack release will also include the exclusive “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea” pseudo-documentary.