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Kaijuu no Kodomo

Kaijuu no Kodomo

Alternative Titles

English: Children of the Sea
Synonyms: The Sea Monster's Children
Japanese: 海獣の子供


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 24, 2005 to Sep 24, 2011
Authors: Igarashi, Daisuke (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ikki


Score: 8.021 (scored by 763 users)
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Ranked: #9112
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Popularity: #2472
Members: 3,419
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /43
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One summer vacation, Ruka meets two boys, "Umi" and "Sora," whose upbringing contains strange and wonderful secrets. Drawn to their beautiful swimming, almost more like flying, Ruka and the adults who know them are intertwined in a complex mesh...

Meanwhile, an unexplained anomaly is occurring all over the world: fish are disappearing. Thus begins a marine adventure of boys and girls to captivate all the senses!


Kaijuu no Kodomo was published in English as Children of the Sea by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint from July 21, 2009 to June 18, 2013.


Azumi, Kanako
Azumi, Masaaki
Cusack, Jim

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Oct 1, 2016
NoraVanguard (All reviews)
First thing first the art for the character is can be crude at times. But after reading it for a while, you get suck in to the character designs. And not to mention the beautiful art for the ocean and sea creatures! The story is not for everyone because it takes detours for shot side-story's, so it can talk about the mystery's of the sea. The story is also these leave it up to the reader to decide.

It's defiantly not a story for these with weak stomachs it talks about human biology in great details like showing humans organs in a diagram.
Mar 1, 2018
Moomochi (All reviews)
Out of 100 Nobles watching...
100 were impressed! Really!

Here we have a perfect storm. I have a very big soft spot for anything Ocean/Aquatic themed on top of the fact that the realistic sketchy ink and watercolor art style of this work being something very similar to my own personal style when I pursued traditional 2d art when I was younger.

It may seem from the get-go I am biased to praise this Manga but even without a natural fit for my own tastes the story of Children of the Sea is something that is so unique and interesting it really stands out as a one of read more
Nov 2, 2010
Aris18 (All reviews)
I was stunned at the lack of reviews for this manga and, as a result, I wrote my own. To sum up my opinion of 'Children of the Sea' in one sentence: It is one of the best mangas I have ever read. Ever. And that's saying something.

The manga is about a girl named Ruka, a girl who's better at using her fists to explain herself rather then her mouth. The result? She's kicked off the school handball team. In an attempt to run away from everything, she goes on a short trip to Tokyo and tries to find the ocean. There she meets read more


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