Kenshi Yonezu & Children of the Sea Manga Author Daisuke Igarashi Interview Released

03.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

Kenshi Yonezu’s new song Umi no Yuurei, which is the main theme for the upcoming animated film adaptation of Children of the Sea, was released today for digital download and on streaming platforms. An animated music video for the song was released last week and as of today has already amounted over 12 million views.

ⒸDaisuke Igarashi / Shogakukan

The single’s digital CD cover is illustrated by Daisuke Igarashi, the author of the seinen manga series Children of the Sea. Up to now, Yonezu’s jackets have been illustrated by Yonezu himself.

 

To celebrate the release of the film, a special website has gone live featuring a talk between Yonezu and Igarashi in Japanese.

Photo by Yoshiharu Ōta

The talk features several photographs of Yonezu and Igarashi at Enoshima Aquarium. The two of them give their personal thoughts on Children of the Sea as well as backstory to the recording process of the main theme by Yonezu. It is an insight not just for fans of the film and song but for creators too.

Photo by Yoshiharu Ōta

Children of the Sea will be released in Japan on June 7, 2019.

 

©Daisuke Igarashi / Shogakukan / “Children of the Sea” Production Committee

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