Kaijuu no Kodomo

Children of the Sea

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Synonyms: The Sea Monster's Children
Japanese: 海獣の子供
English: Children of the Sea
German: Children Of The Sea
Spanish: Los Niños del Mar
French: Les Enfants de La Mer
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 7, 2019
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.201 (scored by 3197431,974 users)
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Ranked: #31172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1913
Members: 96,811
Favorites: 757

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At first glance, these movies might seem quite different, but the feeling of existential confusion, dread, and delight that they both manage to fill me with is hard to ignore. By the end of each one, you will be left pondering your own humanity and existence. I won't spoil the details, but they deal heavily with what it means to live, to be human, and to exist in the world. The art direction is top notch in both, featuring some of the most interesting and dynamic uses of "camera" movement, framing, and character morphing I've ever seen. They aren't afraid to go off-model a bit  read more 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
Both series use a lot of allegories to explore themes like the birth of the universe, singularities and human nature. Also, both of them are a visual delight, using some psychedelic sequences at the final leg of the movie to illustrate their message.  
report Recommended by Creissonino
Both shows allow the natural world to flourish organically as it intertwines with the plot. Both also have characters who approach the world philosophically and scientifically in their own ways. Finally, both emphasize how little humans (May ever) know about nature, and emphasizes the ways in which people are captivated by its beauty, mystery, interconnectedness, and danger. There’s a sense of magical realism with each and its visually stunning.  
report Recommended by samspot8r8s
Obviously both deal with the sea, but I would say they also have similar themes of connection to nature/living with nature. They are tonally quite different, one being a romance drama and the other being much more of a spiritual journey, but there are some overlaps in mood. 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
First of all - they both share a similar artstyle, which is very unique to both. Second, both share a very similar atmosphere and has the theme of fanatsy in a world that is pretty much similar ot ours, with a lot of moments that just feel magical. If you liked one, you should definetly watch the other (though I think the Manga of Kiajuu no Kodomo is better, but the adaptation is also amazing). 
report Recommended by gambitmay
Both are takes on the meaning of life and being human, and whether the roles of men and women in this life are different. Both movies do not give straightforward answers and ask the audience to puzzle out the complex symbolism. Whilst Kaijuu no Kodomo is set within a modern human society and goes into more progressive ideas around the roles, and Tenshi no Tamago explores it in a more traditional route within a dystopia, they are both about how humans relate to nature. 
report Recommended by goncix3000
Comparisons are less on the story level but very strong on the visual spectacle of both movies. Both leave you with the sense you "get the gist of what's happening" but never the full picture, even explanations for both get very complex and in-depth interpretations but in a sense, they're products that could be looked at very straightforward. It could be said that both have an SoL beginning while the development feels very distant from that, almost like it's trying to overwhelm the audience. Talking about the audience it seems as though they leave with an ethereal feeling after watching the films, meaning something that  read more 
report Recommended by ReSeinen
Supernatural and Mystery centred beautiful anime movies, which put forward lot of philosophical question about the existence of human being or any other living form.  
report Recommended by ZXEAN
• Both the supernatural anime with similar kind of setting and scenario. • Both the anime are carried by it's beautiful animation and soundtrack. • Both have confusing but equally intresting plot.  
report Recommended by ZXEAN
Okay, I know that in both works they have their own stories and settings, but what makes them have their similarities is the fact that they work very well with Randômica in their plot, to want to go deeper and deeper with "that" that the work that shows you (in a very subliminal way). 
report Recommended by kuranshi
Both involve a lot of aquatic life and oceans and have stellar animation 
report Recommended by DizzyPear
Both stories have a deep link to the sea and the loss of a loved one. 
report Recommended by Nezevrom
Both films are very beautiful films and have relatively traditional setups and become more complicated and confusing as the story progresses. Both take deep influence from traditional Chinese/Japanese religion and mythology. 
report Recommended by Chengan
Both are sort of coming-of-age films, following a young girl's journey that is filled with fantasy and mystical elements. Both films have great animation and lots of symbolism. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Coming-of-age as depicted through the lens of highly existential psychedelic escapades. Don't do drugs, kids. 
report Recommended by Aelov
Both films have this sort of "summer" feeling, as in they're films you'd enjoy on a hot summer day. Also both are films focus on a rather unsociable young girl and her journey of self-discovery, using also fantasy and symbolism to drive the narrative in a "magical realism" kind of way. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
They each touch on themes of motherhood, and feature a child longing to connect to and explore the natural world  
report Recommended by samspot8r8s
Both films have: - Incredible work with animation and graphics - The presence of philosophy and symbolism - The final, where something brain-breaking happens - Unusual approach to the story. If you are a big fan of Satoshi Kon films, then you will like this movie. 
report Recommended by Cold_Raw
The ocean doing some weird, bizarre, and unnatural things in the background while the story primarily focuses on the great adventure towards the discovery of a young girl in the world she lives in. 
report Recommended by Solaris-----