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: Original
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.671 (scored by 1445714,457 users)
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Ranked: #57952
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Popularity: #3198
Members: 48,248
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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


Takahashi, Rie


Hosoya, Yoshimasa


Sakamoto, Maaya


Murase, Ayumu


Sugita, Tomokazu


Tsuchida, Reiou


Ohara, Sayaka


Wakui, Yuu


Gotou, Ayasa


Miyake, Kenta


Hamamoto, Yumi
Kuratani, Hikari
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"Telepath (テレパス)" by Yorushika

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Jan 3, 2024
This forms a split cour with its followup movie, so I'll 'forgive' it the aprupt end one got watching this at release.
First off, yes, its 3d, no, you should watch it anyway, you'll get used to it before they finished their first exposition dump
This series greatest strength is its world building, instead of its characters, in fact, I'd like to call the world itself the main character. A higher suspension of disbelief will be required of you than of a hardcover book, but it does not rise to to the all too comnon level of continuing to fight with a stomach stab wound through the ...
Jan 10, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Set in a apocaliptic world where humanity is on border of extintion and drinking water is almost non-existent are the main bases for what is all about this series and the general conflics that surround all the plot.

The settings are interesting and the world building is something that from the first episode hook you though as you move forward on the series you go discovering that the structure that follows is rather pretty predictible and in general terms i should say kinda lazy not only in story but also character wise which provoques losing their most stronger points instead of getting something with ...
Jun 13, 2023
It is not good. All it has going for it is beautiful visuals and initially intriguing, if nonsensical, world building. The main problem facing humanity is lack of water, though the world is almost entirely covered with ... water -- the titular "snow sea," which is fluffy on the top and simply water underneath .... The longer you watch, the less sense it makes, though it initially seems very interesting. The plot, such as it is, is one you've seen a million times, and there are basically 2 characters: bad guys are simply misguided except for the ridiculously over - the - top main villain. ...

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