Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau
Children of the Whales
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Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau

Alternative Titles

English: Children of the Whales
Synonyms: Whale Calves Sing on the Debris, Tales of the Wales Calves
Japanese: クジラの子らは砂上に歌う


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 6, 2013 to ?
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Mystery Bonita
Authors: Umeda, Abi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.691 (scored by 16241,624 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15812
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1505
Members: 9,497
Favorites: 231

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Chakuro is the 14-year-old archivist of the Mud Whale, a nigh-utopian island that floats across the surface of an endless sea of sand. Nine in ten of the inhabitants of the Mud Whale have been blessed and cursed with the ability to use saimia, special powers that doom them to an early death.

Chakuro and his friends have stumbled across other islands, but they have never met, seen, or even heard of a human who wasn't from their own. One day, Chakuro visits an island as large as the Mud Whale and meets a girl who will change his destiny.

(Source: Batoto)


Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau has been published in English as Children of the Whales by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since November 21, 2017. It has also been published in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones and in Italian by Star Comics.

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Apr 19, 2020
bad_shipping (All reviews)
I really liked this manga. The Sea of Sand is a mystical world that radiates an odyssey-like sense of wonder. It's a world painted by a unique blend of dystopia, utopia, and political intrigue, with a cast of characters that are genuinely all likable, the kind of people whom you'd be friends with.

Story: 9/10
I really like the idea of a lone ship sailing on a vast ocean of sand, unaware of the outside world and without a destination in mind. The story quickly swaps out this whimsical facade with a rather mature tale about the value of emotions, eldritch abominations that eat peoples' feelings, and read more
Sep 25, 2017
rollercoasting (All reviews)
A shoujo manga getting an anime adaptation? Beyond the fact that shoujo anime are incredibly rare these days, {and not very popular in the general community}, I was inspired me to read the manga, and I wasn't impressed.

Art: The art is gorgeous. A pastel water-color like vibe, it is gorgeous on the eyes. Super abstract and beautiful.

Story: Unique, but really slow. It just sorta meanders at the early points, introducing us to the world. Once it kicks up, it slows down again, taking its time to do things. Really, a lot of stuff is just dumped on us, and it doesn't really explain anything. The read more
Apr 18, 2021
enricocaliolo (All reviews)
Um conto sobre memórias e o sentido da vida

I made it in english too! It is below!

Children of the Whales é um mangá que me surpreendeu de forma positiva. Comecei a lê-lo por conta da arte e pela sinopse. Estava numa vibe de procurar algum mangá que tratasse sobre uma “civilização perdida”, e o anilist me recomendou isso. E, pra minha surpresa, foi muito mais do que eu estava esperando!

Usando a sinopse da VIZ, Chakuro é o arquivista da Mud Whale, registrando diligentemente as vidas e mortes de seu povo. Como um dos poucos portadores da timia, ele sabe que seu tempo é limitado e read more

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