Ooyukiumi no Kaina


Kaina of the Great Snow Sea

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Japanese: 大雪海のカイナ
English: Kaina of the Great Snow Sea
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2023 to Mar 23, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Mixed media
Genres: FantasyFantasy, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: SurvivalSurvival
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.681 (scored by 1373913,739 users)
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Ranked: #56892
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3174
Members: 47,013
Favorites: 166

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Synopsis

Humanity is facing extinction. In a snow-covered world where water has become scarce, the last habitable lands are located at the feet of gigantic Orbital Trees scattered about the desolated Earth. According to a legend, there exists a sage who knows the secret to producing abundant quantities of water to save mankind.

Ririha, the princess of Atland, uses an organic hot-air balloon to climb to the top of an Orbital Tree in hopes of meeting her country's savior. Once she reaches the Canopy—an area that appears to be an infinite window of transparent ice—she meets Kaina, one of the last men alive on the Canopy. However, she can not find the man she was looking for.

Unable to return by herself to her country, the princess finds a helping hand in Kaina, who is eager to explore the surface world that he thought was empty. As Kaina learns about the war against Ririha's country, the antagonistic technologically advanced nation Valghia, and other perils of the surface, he realizes that his escorting mission will prove more difficult than he imagined.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ririha

Main
Takahashi, Rie
Japanese

Kaina

Main
Hosoya, Yoshimasa
Japanese

Amerote

Supporting
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese

Yaona

Supporting
Murase, Ayumu
Japanese

Ngapoge

Supporting
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese

Denigo

Supporting
Tsuchida, Reiou
Japanese

Murunota

Supporting
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese

Swuro

Supporting
Wakui, Yuu
Japanese

Yuimu

Supporting
Gotou, Ayasa
Japanese

Jarge

Supporting
Miyake, Kenta
Japanese

Staff

Hamamoto, Yumi
Producer
Kumamoto, Norio
Assistant Producer


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Reviews

Jun 10, 2023
A series tragically overlooked by the greater community, Kaina of the Great Snow Sea showcases two important qualities that contemporary anime have long been in need of: ambition and potential.

The most impressive aspect of Kaina is how well-paced it's 11 episode run is. The show moves itself along at an incredibly brisk pace, which allows for it's survival themes and character dynamics to be explored with a level of variety that is both engaging and satisfying. This elevates another key aspect of Kaina, which is the scope and worldbuilding of the series. Set at the foot of a great tree bordered by a misty snow ...
Mar 22, 2023
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A great ambition of an original high/epic fantasy world, ultimately marred at the shortcomings of its own plot.

When it comes to original anime made out from celebrating anniversaries, these shows are not as worthy as one would expect, especially if you take a look at the past few years of hits and misses. And in this season, there is just one like it: Ooyukiumi no Kaina a.k.a Kaina of the Great Snow Sea, created by Tsutomu Nihei of Blame! and Knights of Sidonia fame to celebrate the 3DCG studio Polygon Pictures's 40th anniversary. And for better or for worse, it came out rather decent.

Fans of ...
Mar 22, 2023
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The way Kaina of the Great Snow Sea begins and the fantastical realization of its world oozes Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind vibes. I don't bring that up to say this is a "ripoff" or that such a thing would even be a problem. The main character wears a breathing apparatus outdoors and sports a spear gun for shish-kebabing gourmet insects the size of a poodle (before returning to his pod). The world's oceans—Snow Sea—consist of bubbly and slushy snow and curious critters—like if you were to run a bubble bath, but instead of a rubber ducky, you let a bunch of dolphin ...

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