Children of the Whales

Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau

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In a world covered by an endless sea of sand, there sails an island known as the Mud Whale. In its interior lies an ancient town, where the majority of its inhabitants are said to be "Marked," a double-edged trait that grants them supernatural abilities at the cost of an untimely death. Chakuro is the village archivist; young and curious, he spends his time documenting the discovery of newfound islands. But each one is like the rest—abandoned save for the remnants of those who lived there long ago. For the first time in six months, another island crosses the horizon, so Chakuro and his friends join the scouting group. During the expedition, they find vestiges of an archaic civilization. And inside one of its crumbling remains, Chakuro discovers a girl who will change his destiny and the world inside the Mud Whale as he knows it.

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English: Children of the Whales
Japanese: クジラの子らは砂上に歌う
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to Dec 24, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:00 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual, Lantis, Magic Capsule, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, Akita Shoten, Sony PCL, Contents Seed
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Kyohei Ishiguro – Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Michiko Yokote – Script, Series Composition
Kenichi Kasai – Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Sono Saki e (その未来(さき)へ)” by RIRIKO
ED1: “Hashitairo (ハシタイロ)” by rionos

Episode List

01: It was the Entirety of Our Precious World
02: Sinners of Falaina
03: I’ve Had Enough Of This World
04: Let’s Suicide In The Sand With The Mud Whale
05: I Don’t Want to Run
06: Tomorrow, I Might End Up Having To Kill Someone
07: I Want To See Your Future
08: Disappear From This World
09: I Want To See Where Your Choice Leads
10: I’m Setting Off On A New Journey
11: It’s Just A Dream
12: I’m Glad I Was Born Here


Best looking anime of Fall 2017. After some good,solid world building it starts to pick up on the third episode. Huge scale and exploration


Great start, but it fizzled out and was pretty convoluted by the end. Relied way too hard on pulling the heart strings.


Animation started good then went to shit. Character deaths predictable and not impactful due to their lack of development.Story went nowhere


Not the best story but damn if it isn’t a pretty anime set in a weirdly interesting world.


This anime leaves me exasperated, at how weak , wishy washy and weak minded its characters are. And their lack of reaction to situations


It’s a very good looking series, but I just can not get into the story or characters, and I really honestly tried.


This world is underdeveloped and largely unexplained due to a short run-time, which unfortunately takes all the wind out of its sails.



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