Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau


Children of the Whales

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Alternative Titles

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
English: Children of the Whales
Spanish: Hijos de las Ballenas
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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
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.171 (scored by 9805298,052 users)
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Ranked: #31752
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Popularity: #975
Members: 213,217
Favorites: 953

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Kids with powers in a calm, different world settingthat gets turned on it’s head 
report Recommended by AnimeObasan
Both are about islanders' emotional struggle for survival in a mysterious and fantastical world where war is coming. Kujira no Kora is very pretty but unsteady on its feet, while Gargantia feels more polished. 
report Recommended by Luminaerie
both feel like peaceful cute animes til u get past a certain part and thats when all hell lets loose. both have protags that are trying to unveil the secrets behind their "world" 
report Recommended by LonCee
You are thrown into this unknown world with very different cultures and landscapes that make you want to discover more about the people and how this world affected the society they live in 
report Recommended by Honorat
In both show humanity is trapped (Snk - in the walls, KnKwSnU - on the huge ship) and think that they are only left people in the world. Also government is hiding something important from citizens. 
report Recommended by RJBScarletRain
Both series show a cruel reality within a happy lie, whilst also being an "escape story" of sorts, with our main characters having to find their true purpose and where they fit in one huge puzzle. There is a lot of similar themes in place, and the stakes are similar and present. Whilst they have different settings and character interactions, they stay true to one another by centering on both the mystery of the inside and outside world. 
report Recommended by Yoshistar123
Stylistically very similar. Depicts dark themes and stories with a delicate and light colour palette and whimsical style, the contrast works very well in both. Light twinkly music. Storywise Grimgar is very much rooted in JRPG traditions whereas Whale Children has a more unique mythology and setting. 
report Recommended by Lemon
While watching Children of the Whales, I really thought it felt similar to Nausicaa of the wind! Both anime are about a group of people who live peaceful lives in a “paradise” of sorts, where the world surrounding them is largely uninhabitable. However, their lives change when they come into contact with the outside world, including a more industrial country and battles. 
report Recommended by Noodle070
Taking into account the colorful characters and the scenery, it's visually similar. The story is not much alike, but there are some parts that you get the same vibe. 
report Recommended by shidest
Both anime transports the viewer to a colorful and breathtaking world completely different than our own. In both anime, the setting is absolutely incredible and beautiful, but have dark undertones and tragic moments. Everything isn't as colorful as the backgrounds. Humanity has an extremely drastically low population and is close to completely dying out. For the main characters, both shows have young adolescent boys that are interested in history (one boy preserves history while the other searches for artifacts and stories of the past) and want to find other humans. The boys both are connected to mysterious girls that bring major change. I love both  read more 
report Recommended by animegeek4life
People living in an isolated utopia are blind to the nature of the outside world.  
report Recommended by ghoulcustomer
Although the tone and atmosphere of these two anime differ, they both have a similar theme at their core. They both deal with outwardly idyllic communities that hold a secret. Blood C has a darker tone while Kujira feels very light in the beginning, but the MCs in both anime are confronted with a world that is darker and more manipulative than they knew. 
report Recommended by Bnoir
I really loved watching Uraboku! When i started watching Kujira no Kora, I started to realize the similarities between both series: both protagonista have really strong and special superpowers - which set them apart from the rest of the group of superpowered people -; also, both of them go through tragic situations and, yet, are really kind - which is relevant, because their kindness influence other characters, changing the course of the story. Both series are really sweet and will make you cry lots of tears. PS: Kujira no Kora is shoujo, not shounen ai - even though you can see some shounen ai traces in  read more 
report Recommended by Harucchan
premise and setting in these are totally different, but if you're in for aesthetically pleasing visuals, sad beautiful boys and melodramatic deaths, you're most likely to enjoy both titles.  
report Recommended by sillyfang
world with isolated human groups, unfriendly apocaliptic-like surroundings, premonition of some advanced knowledge that is unacessible to people for one reason or another, and kind of romantic, dreamy atmosphere concerning chosen aspects of story. 
report Recommended by MenthaAquatica
Both shows have a civilization who have given up their emotions to a single person/being. 
report Recommended by 112238966
Eureka 7 and Children of the Whale have completely different story structures and target audience, but despite that I noticed a lot of similarities watching the two. -To start off, Eureka and Lykos are nearly identical characters. Both are girls with green hair, red eyes, they can't feel emotion at first but slowly develop them as the series goes on. They both started out as soldiers for the antagonist but switch sides. -Holland and Ouni are also pretty similar as characters. They're both vigilantes who start off incredibly rude, but they latter get injured defending the protagonists. -There's the psycho with pink hair with a tragic past (Anemone/Liontari). -Both  read more 
report Recommended by Inter_anime
Both are a brutal yet beautiful fantasy story that is set in an alternative, dystopian feeling world in a kinda isolated entity (you keep wondering for a while what its place in the greater picture might be). If you love to be taken on a fanciful trip with a lot of emotions, brave hearts, some misteries remaining, awesome animation and some events that leave you wondering a bit about life - this is for you. Yet they have different style, I'm pretty sure if you love one, you'll enjoy the other one, too. 
report Recommended by FoxyVee
- Different and very well crafted culture - Different world - religion / beliefs/ harmonic magic - War amid the will to have peace - Colourful animation - Good animation - Politics - Characters with specific roles in society - Good story - Open ending 
report Recommended by Biarogs
Both anime transports the viewer to a colorful and breathtaking world completely different than our own. In both anime, the setting is absolutely incredible and beautiful, but have dark undertones and tragic moments. Everything isn't as colorful as the backgrounds. Humanity has an extremely drastically low population and is close to completely dying out. For the main characters, both shows have young adolescent boys that are interested in history (one boy preserves history while the other searches for artifacts and stories of the past) and want to find other humans. The boys both are connected to mysterious girls that bring major change.  
report Recommended by yong_Hoo
Similar stunning environment/art style Same VA for male mc's Both fit into the fantasy, drama genres 
report Recommended by CynixSera
Shows where the setting provides a calm but ominous sense of mystery. It was clearly a world quite similar to ours at one point before deviating into their current state. Both protagonists meet someone who it very different from themselves and their people, which prompts them to explore the world they thought they knew with fresh insight. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Both anime take place largely on ships (airships in Simoun and sand ships in Children of the Whales) and involve a large cast of characters, some of whom have the ability to use some kind of super power. As the series progress, more is revealed about the characters and the world they live in 
report Recommended by Noodle070
Both main characters have lived in an area their whole lives, and thought that where they lived was the only living place out there. Simon(GL) lives underground and Chakuro(KnKwSnU) lives on a sand island. Both main characters come off as weak and whiny Two characters in the series Kamina (GL) and Ouni(KnKwSnU) wish to escape their boring lives and explore the world outside of their little bubble. Both main characters meet a girl who forces them out if their "little world." and into the real world. Both main characters see that the real world isn't all it seems and that war is going on. Both shows have  read more 
report Recommended by Za_Warudio
The characters of both anime live in unique, well built fantasy worlds. In both worlds some kind of apocalypse seems to have happened; and now the characters live on islands in the sea of clouds/sea of sand. The main characters (the protagonist from SukaSuka and the female lead from Kujira no Kora) have been retrieved from ruins from an ancient civilization. The characters have been cursed with the power to use magic (Venenum/Thymia), which greatly reduces their lifespans. Both anime have some action and comedy; but don't focus on either; and have dark mysteries waiting to be unveiled. 
report Recommended by Khalan
Both shows start in an isolated location and we experience the daily lives of people there, but then a a blue haired girl shows up and the main character goes off on an adventure to explore the world.  
report Recommended by smackells
Children of the Whales and Deca-Dence are engaging anime series where humans live in a mobile city who have to fight for their survival in an almost post-apocalyptic world. There is a considerable amount of world building in both series that makes you want to learn more about their worlds and societies. While Children of the Whales and Deca-Dence have very different types of stories and characters, an important aspect of the series is having main characters rejecting the foundation of their societies which are maintained by secrets.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
Disappointed by Kujira Something Utau? Watch Maquia! Welcome to a Exceptionally Fascinating Fantasy World with a Really Deep Story and Full-Mode Artistic Direction... Oh, sorry if my English was bad. 
report Recommended by MinhQuan_Luu
Both works features war between vastly different factions, as one of them is seeking for peaceful resolvement of the situation. The point of both works is more of an exploration of the psyche and the feelings of the main characters about all this, not solely the war itself. 
report Recommended by Tyrraell
It's surprising how no one had noticed how similar the main characters and some features in both shows are. The ship inhabited with people, the war between countries, the protagonist who occupied with something that is not school, the cool guy who speaks less, the "bad" fussy girlish - looking guy who will probably become "good" guy, the mysterious loli who has hidden personality. Both animes give the same feeling of melancholy and happiness. If you liked Whales, you should really watch Last Exile, if you hadn't. If you watched Last Exile, then Whales would be a nice addition, but not must-see for you. 
report Recommended by IceCreeeamXP
Both are set in beautifully rendered alternative worlds and focus on a strong bond between a young woman and a young man who are connected through friendship and a bit of magic to change the future of their world. 
report Recommended by delta5
Similar character design. Strong female hero. Dark lore with vivid colors.  
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