GKIDS Announces Anime Theatrical Showings With Fathom Events

The Fandom Post is reporting that GKIDS has set up four anime films for theatrical screenings during Summer 2021. Tickets go on sale on May 14, 2021.

Children of the Sea

  • June 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (English Dub)
  • June 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles)

Weathering with You

  • July 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (English Dub and 4DX)
  • July 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles)

Lupin III The First

  • August 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (English Dub and 4DX)
  • August 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles)

Promare

  • September 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (English Dub and 4DX)
  • September 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (Japanese with subtitles

Source: The Fandom Post

GKIDS’ Children of the Sea Is Now Available on Digital, Blu-Ray, and DVD

From Japan’s STUDIO4°C and director Ayumu Watanabe comes Children of the Sea, a stunningly beautiful adaptation of the prize-winning manga. Featuring a score from legendary composer and long-time Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi, this critically-acclaimed film is now available digitally, as a Blu-ray™ and DVD combo pack, and on DVD from GKIDS and Shout! Factory.

All editions of the release will include a number of bonus features, including an interview with director Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto, an interview with composer Joe Hisaishi, a behind the scenes featurette, animatic sequences, and more. The Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo pack will also include the exclusive “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea,” a feature-length pseudo-documentary from the creators of Children of the Sea that explores the legends that inspired the film and engages with its larger themes. Framed as a search for a lost brother with an affinity for the sea, this journey takes a young woman through old videotapes, conversations with marine and anthropological experts, and eventually, a small island nation far from Japan. Fans can take a deeper look inside the release through the GKIDS Unboxing by visiting the GKIDS Blog.

Synopsis:

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad worked. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora, who were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. As the kids get caught up in the mystery behind the sudden worldwide disappearance of the ocean’s fish, they uncover cosmic connections that will change them forever.

Netflix to Stream the Children of the Sea Anime Film

The Fandom Post is reporting that Netflix is listing that the service will begin streaming the Children of the Sea anime film on September 1, 2020. However, it should be noted that as of this writing, there is no placeholder page for the film on the service.

Children of the Sea was originally scheduled to have theatrical screenings in the United States in August 2020, but these were cancelled due to COVID-19.

GKIDS will be releasing the film on home video on September 1, 2020, as a DVD and a Blu-ray/DVD Combo release. The DVD release is priced at $19.97 and comes with an interview with director Ayumu Watanabe, interview with composer Joe Hisaishi, animatic sequences, behind the scenes featurette, and theatrical trailers. The combo release is priced at $24.97 has all of that plus an exclusive feature-length documentary “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea.” Both releases are bilingual with Japanese and English language tracks along with English, French, and Spanish subtitles.

Source: The Fandom Post

GKIDS Cancels the Children of the Sea Anime Film’s Theatrical Screenings in August 2020

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.

Source: ANN

Children of the Sea Anime Film to Be Available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on September 1, 2020

From Japan’s STUDIO4°C and director Ayumu Watanabe comes Children of the Sea, a stunningly beautiful adaptation of the prize-winning manga. Featuring a score from composer and long-time Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi, this critically-acclaimed film will be available digitally, as a Blu-ray™ and DVD combo pack, and on DVD September 1, 2020 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Children of the Sea is scheduled for a nationwide theatrical release in select cinemas via Fathom Events on August 11 and 12, 2020, in subtitled and English dubbed versions, with more details to be revealed soon.

All editions of the release will include a number of bonus features, including an interview with director Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto, an interview with composer Joe Hisaishi, a behind the scenes featurette, animatic sequences, and more. The Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo pack will also include the exclusive “Turep – Looking for Children of the Sea,” a feature-length pseudo-documentary from the creators of Children of the Sea that explores the legends that inspired the film and engages with its larger themes. Framed as a search for a lost brother with an affinity for the sea, this journey takes a young woman through old videotapes, conversations with marine and anthropological experts, and eventually, a small island nation far from Japan. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.

When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad worked. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora, who were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. As the kids get caught up in the mystery behind the sudden worldwide disappearance of the ocean’s fish, they uncover cosmic connections that will change them forever.

GKIDS Delays Its Upcoming Promare and Children of the Sea Screenings

GKIDS has announced that it has postponed both its new complete screenings of the Promare anime film, as well as its screenings of the Children of the Sea anime film. The company will announce new screening schedules at a later date.

The new “complete” screenings for Promare were scheduled for April 7 and 8, 2020 with English-subtitled and English-dubbed screenings, respectively.

The Children of the Sea screenings in the United States were scheduled for April 20 and 22, 2020 with English-subtitled and English-dubbed screenings, respectively. It was also scheduled for April 22 and 23, 2020 in Canada, and a limited theatrical run beginning on April 24, 2020.

In addition, GKIDS also announced that it is moving up the digital release date for Promare from May 5, 2020 to April 21, 2020, with the Blu-ray Disc and DVD release scheduled for May 19, 2020. It also announced that the Lu over the wall film is now available on Netflix.

Source: ANN

Children of the Sea Anime Film to Screen in the United States and Canada in April 2020

GKIDS has announced that it will screen Studio 4°C’s anime film of Daisuke Igarashi’s Children of the Sea manga in select U.S. theaters in April 2020. GKIDS and Fathom Events will screen the film in Japanese with English subtitles on April 20, 2020, and with an English dub on April 22, 2020. GKIDS will begin the film’s limited theatrical run on April 24, 2020. The film will also screen in Canada from April 22-23, 2020.

The film will screen with an interview with director Ayumu Watanabe and CGI director Kenichiro Akimoto.

Children of the Sea opened in Japanese theaters in June 2019.

Source: ANN

New York International Children’s Film Festival to Screen the Children of the Sea, On-Gaku: Our Sound, and Magic Boy Anime

The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced that this year’s event will host the East Coast premiere of Children of the Sea on February 21, 2020 and the United States premiere and East Coast premiere of On-Gaku: Our Sound on February 22, 2020. The festival will also screen the Magic Boy anime film on February 29, 2020. NYICFF will hold additional screenings of all of these films.

Japan is the focus of NYICFF’s “Friends & Neighbors” initiative this year. The festival’s lineup of Japanese shorts will include the world premiere of Koji Yamamura’s “Dreams into Drawing” anime, as well as the stop-motion animated short “Gon, the Little Fox” and “manga-style” short “Onomatopoeia Rap.” The shorts will have screenings on February 29, March 1, and March 7, 2020.

This year’s NYICFF will be held at six venues in New York City from February 21-March 15, 2020.

Source: ANN

Four Anime Films Submitted for Consideration for the Animated Feature Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 32 films that have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. A maximum of five films from the list will receive the nomination.

These four anime films have been submitted for consideration:

  • Ayumu Watanabe and Studio 4°C’s Children of the Sea
  • Kitaro Kousaka, DLE, and Madhouse’s Okko’s Inn
  • Hiroyuki Imaishi and Trigger’s Promare
  • Makoto Shinkai and CoMix Wave Films’ Weathering With You

The Academy will reveal the nominations on January 13, 2020. The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be held on February 9, 2020.

Source: ANN

Children of the Sea to Compete at the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Studio 4°C’s Children of the Sea anime film will screen in competition for The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s (OIAF) Grand Prize for Features award. The OIAF will take place from September 25-29, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada.

The OIAF previously revealed that On-Gaku: Our Sound, the anime film adaptation of Hiroyuki Ohashi’s Ongaku manga, will also screen in competition for the festival’s Grand Prize for Features award.

In addition, Maya Yonesho’s “Linz Delight,” Koji Yamamura’s “WildAid ‘Hankograph,'” and Sawako Kabuki’s “Takoyaki Story” short films will screen for short film competition awards. Hiroyuki Mizoguchi’s “Fluffy Hour ‘PuiPui & MuuMuu Always Together'” short animation film will screen for the Young Audiences Competition: Preschool award.

Source: ANN