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Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau

Alternative Titles

English: Children of the Whales
Synonyms: Whale Calves Sing on the Sand, Tales of the Wales Calves
Japanese: クジラの子らは砂上に歌う


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.711 (scored by 6,119 users)
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Ranked: #10632
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Popularity: #1460
Members: 47,030
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Chakuro is the 14-year-old archivist of the Mud Whale, a nigh-utopian island that floats across the surface of an endless sea of sand. Nine in ten of the inhabitants of the Mud Whale have been blessed and cursed with the ability to use saimia, special powers that doom them to an early death.

Chakuro and his friends have stumbled across other islands, but they have never met, seen, or even heard of a human who wasn't from their own. One day, Chakuro visits an island as large as the Mud Whale and meets a girl who will change his destiny.

(Source: Batoto)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Umehara, Yuuichirou
Iwami, Manaka
Hanae, Natsuki
Komatsu, Mikako
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Kanemoto, Hisako
Yamashita, Daiki
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Tamaru, Atsushi
Tamura, Mutsumi


Ishiguro, Kyohei
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition
Yokote, Michiko
Series Composition

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"Sono Saki e (その未来(さき)へ)" by RIRIKO

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"Hashitairo (ハシタイロ)" by rionos

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Oct 24, 2017
Daniatlas (All reviews)
This is, by far, my favorite anime of the season. The music is so good that I can't stop replaying the ending, and every piece of soundtrack that is played on the series are amazing. I like how they have separated the art of the characters and the one of the background, being the last one made of chalk (kind of). The story and the characters are developing so well that I can't imagine how it's going to develop, they are constantly evolving, and they aren't static as other animes. I don't know guys, maybe you should give this show a try.
Oct 23, 2017
sandypanda (All reviews)
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau is a quintessence of what anime does wrong nowdays. It'is very slow paced, has meaningless cliche dialogs/interactions between stereotype characters and worst of all, it's extremely cringy.

Sadly, as it often happens with such kind of series, Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau has weird and interesting setting/art together with more or less intriguing story. What it means? Yeah, no matter how painfull to watch this show sometimes, you still gonna follow it just because the premise has so much potential and cliffhangers are all over the place.

So be aware. The show has a charming shell, but read more
Oct 22, 2017
synapsii (All reviews)
This review is to serve as encouragement to give this anime a shot. It's sitting at an undeservedly low score (relatively) and I hope more people will try it out!

Somehow this anime has flown under everybody's new-season radar (even though it's JC Staff) but Children of the Whales has already built an interesting universe with tons of potential. The watercolor-painted art style looks gorgeous, the character designs and voice acting are excellent, and the mystery of the lore is extremely compelling. Has hints of Shinsekai Yori to it (mystical post-apocalyptic world with a utopian/dystopian world dichotomy). Only 3 episodes out as read more
Oct 24, 2017
gotmarth (All reviews)
Children of the Whales is a show this season to keep an eye on.

Imagine the dystopia of Shinsekai Yori combined with the ocean world of Suisei no Gargantia. The story follows the people of a peaceful "island" who are cut off from the rest of the world. A majority of the population has supernatural powers comparable to telekinesis. Since the island is constantly moving, we are shown that there are other islands in the world as well. However, there has been no contact with other humans for a long time and they are ignorant of the outside world. Sounds familiar right? There's enough originality to read more


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