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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: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to Dec 24, 2017
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: 7.331 (scored by 22,461 users)
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Ranked: #22802
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Popularity: #1135
Members: 70,470
Favorites: 258
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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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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Dec 24, 2017
TuyNOM (All reviews)
To all appearances Children of the Whales seemed to be a promising anime. I have the impression that the series held all the necessary elements to be a memorable work: partially interesting and potentially exceptional worldbuilding, splendid artistic direction, intriguing characters... but after 2 episodes, the series goes in another direction and gets worse gradually. In the end, we have a lot of tears, melodrama, inconsistencies, and far too much in my opinion.

Story: Chakuro is 14 years old and is an archivist / scribe on the Mud Whale, an island that floats on a sea of endless sand. That island has several specificities. There are read more
Dec 24, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
I'll say this right away, Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau (AKA Children of the Whales) is not for everyone. It has amazing music and eye-catching visuals, but the story requires the audience to be interested in its themes of emotion and utopianism. The characters and setting have incredibly satisfying arcs throughout the show, but if you're not invested in them you won't find the arcs engaging or nearly as cathartic as I did.
If the show sinks its hooks in you by episode one like it did for me then chances are you'll have a great experience.

(Long review ahead, TL;DR at the end.)

The read more
Dec 24, 2017
bmoore07 (All reviews)
Which is more important, intellect or emotion?

One would argue that the former is the more logical choice. After all, the processing of information, the analyzing of what’s presented, the formulation of ideas, and the application of what you’ve learned are essential elements of your everyday life. However, Children of the Whales is a show claiming that the latter, our feelings, is more significant. Produced by J.C. Staff and adapted from an ongoing manga, Children of the Whales (CotW) is centered on the denizens of the utopian island of Falaina ("Mud Whale") and their valiant efforts to defend their home from the malicious Allied Empire. As read more
Dec 24, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
Watching shoujo fantasy adventures these days feels like taking a dive into a video game world. When Kujira no Kora Wa Sujou ni Utau (Children of the Whales) began airing, I had a strange instinct about the show. It felt like an anime that really wanted us to really embrace its ideas but fell short on capitalizing on all of them.

Created by Abi Umeda, few people probably heard of the author’s name. Taking a close look at their resume, some of their work consists of horror genre series. Crafting a shoujo fantasy adventure sounded like a challenge. However, I will say this: the author decided read more


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