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


Score: 6.761 (scored by 41494,149 users)
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Ranked: #51862
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Popularity: #3341
Members: 37,337
Favorites: 140

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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.

Liliha, 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 Liliha's country, the antagonistic technologically advanced nation Valghan, 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


Murase, Ayumu


Sugita, Tomokazu


Miyake, Kenta


Wakui, Yuu


Tsuchida, Reiou


Ohara, Sayaka


Baba, Junpei


Kamio, Shinichirou



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"Telepath (テレパス)" by Yorushika

Ending Theme

"Juvenile (ジュブナイル)" by GReeeeN

Jan 25, 2023
Preliminary (3/11 eps)
Hi there, this is a temporary review (It'll be edited when the whole serie is viewed), but it felt this show should be given some justice, as it seems not as much appreciated as it could. When seeing the preview, it could be like "meh, could be interesting nope ?" or "meh CGI nope". But check the cast and check the show. It is currently good ! After watching the 3 first episodes, I want to continue watching the show. Which is honestly a good point.

Animation :
It is the "weak point"... but not really. As many could have seen, there is CGI. All characters are ...
Jan 28, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/11 eps)
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 is wearing his custom gear, all tailored to a unique world—he wears a breathing apparatus outdoors and sports a spear gun for shish-kebabing tasty 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 ...
Jan 25, 2023
Preliminary (3/11 eps)
TL;DR: Beautiful visuals, passable animation, excellent world-building, generic (so far) plot

This is a cute little show that, regrettably, will probably get passed over by a lot of people who genuinely would have enjoyed it due to the animation style. I get it, most shows that are fully 3D CG like this are of questionable quality (though most of those are actually mixing 2D and 3D, which is the actual problem, though that's neither here nor there). But, honestly guys? The animation here is quite good. Admittedly animation quality isn't what I look for out of shows so maybe it really isn't ...

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