Kaijuu no Kodomo
Children of the Sea
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Kaijuu no Kodomo

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Sea Monster's Children
Japanese: 海獣の子供
English: Children of the Sea
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 24, 2005 to Sep 24, 2011
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ikki
Authors: Igarashi, Daisuke (Story & Art)


Score: 7.971 (scored by 37403,740 users)
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Ranked: #7912
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Popularity: #1137
Members: 16,922
Favorites: 462

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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /43


Ruka's dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans' fish.

(Source: VIZ Media)


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, Ruka
Cusack, Jim
Azumi, Masaaki
Azumi, Kanako


Apr 16, 2021
This is a very unique manga with amazing, tranquil art. I've never come across a story with such an interesting plot, and was enchanted. I can't say I loved it, however, because of a few things. One, it doesn't feel as short as it is. Although its only about forty chapters, the slow/relaxed pacing makes it feel longer. I also have to admit that there are quite a bit of chapters that talk about scientific topics that I found hard to follow. The art truly is so beautiful and this is storyline that you'll probably never come across elsewhere in terms of manga, so I ...
Jul 8, 2020
The seas are fascinating, and have always held a special place in mankind’s history.

Beautiful yet also turbulent and treacherous, they have divided or bridged cultures and destroyed or benefited civilizations in equal measure. Mythologies and sailors’ superstitions are among the most prominent examples of mankind recognizing the seas’ majesty.

Kaijuu no Kodomo pays homage to this, but is also a unique sample of ecological storytelling, although Daisuke Igarashi is following an approach different of say, Hayao Miyazaki.

[1. Beginning with the story…]

Taking place at a typical modern setting by the seaside in Japan, the story begins during summer. The protagonist is Ruka, a teenage girl with divorced ...
Aug 6, 2022
First of all this work deserves more readers! It's a full-on 10 for me but I can't decide on the wimp of emotion.
Igarashi did a phenomenal job by crafting this based on countless myths around the world and amalgamating it into such an extraordinary story. I liked the way the story takes place with a normal day-to-day life of an ordinary girl but suddenly this normal world transforms into a journey to a world unknown and unheard of for a millennium. I liked the suspense of how the character little by little enclosed the secrets of the world with countless myths and testimonies around ...

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