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: Netflix
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

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Score: 7.181 (scored by 9435694,356 users)
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Ranked: #31002
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Popularity: #953
Members: 205,156
Favorites: 909

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Synopsis

In a world covered by an endless sea of sand, there sails an island known as the Mud Whale. In its interior lies an ancient town, where the majority of its inhabitants are said to be "Marked," a double-edged trait that grants them supernatural abilities at the cost of an untimely death. Chakuro is the village archivist; young and curious, he spends his time documenting the discovery of newfound islands. But each one is like the rest—abandoned save for the remnants of those who lived there long ago.

For the first time in six months, another island crosses the horizon, so Chakuro and his friends join the scouting group. During the expedition, they find vestiges of an archaic civilization. And inside one of its crumbling remains, Chakuro discovers a girl who will change his destiny and the world inside the Mud Whale as he knows it.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ouni

Main
Umehara, Yuuichirou
Japanese

Chakuro

Main
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese

Lykos

Main
Iwami, Manaka
Japanese

Liontari

Supporting
Yamashita, Daiki
Japanese

Suou

Supporting
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese

Shuan

Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese

Ginshu

Supporting
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese

Sami

Supporting
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese

Nibi

Supporting
Tamaru, Atsushi
Japanese

Neri

Supporting
Kakuma, Ai
Japanese

Staff

Ishiguro, Kyouhei
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yokote, Michiko
Script, Series Composition
Kasai, Kenichi
Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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"Sono Saki e (その未来(さき)へ)" by RIRIKO
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Ending Theme

"Hashitairo (ハシタイロ)" by rionos



Dec 24, 2017
RebelPanda (All reviews)
I'll say this right away, 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 it sinks its hooks in you by the first episode, then chances are you'll enjoy this show.

The world of Children of the Whales asks its characters to conceal their emotions for the greater good; a clever premise. read more
Dec 25, 2017
EnZanity (All reviews)
If you asked anyone to describe Children of the Whales, they would probably call it a tragedy. The people that enjoyed it would say it’s a heartbreaking tragedy filled with death and agony, a show packed with emotion. The people that disliked it would call it a tragedy in a more literal sense, and personally I agree with them. With boring and unexplored characters, predictable and badly paced drama, and a dollop of plot armour to top it all off, Children of the Whales manages to mess up almost every part of what could have made it an interesting watch.

Our MC for the show Chakuro 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
Jun 20, 2020
2life (All reviews)
This anime is so unique it could be one of a kind

Not really anime, not really Chinese cartoon, this story sail between being weird and great. Children of the Whales is a story which could not be for anyone. It appeals and please quite a niche group of people. Nevertheless it did really please me with its unique story and world.

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So I cant really go deep in the story without spoiling it so I won’t. That would lessen the fun of watching it yourself. Children of the Whales is told form the perspective of Chakuro who occasionally narrates some of his thoughts. It read more

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