Children of the Whales

Alt title: Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau

TV (12 eps)
Fall 2017
3.819 out of 5 from 3,514 votes
Rank #1,981

Floating on an endless sea of sand, an isolated civilization resides on an island-like vessel known as the Mud Whale. The lives of many of its citizens are short, due to a power they wield called "thymia", and they have very little knowledge of the lands beyond their desert home. Young archivist Chakuro wants to acquire as much knowledge as he can in his short lifetime to pass on to future generations, and an opportunity for him to learn more arises when a lone girl is discovered living alone on a similar vessel. She is the first human being the people of the Mud Whale have ever seen, and she possesses a great deal of information that they do not- about the outside world and even the secrets of the Mud Whale itself. With her arrival, everything in their world begins to change.

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Zed60K Dec 27, 2017
Score 3/10

Kujira no Kora's first epiosde was quite the hook, it's interesting and unique world where people live on small islands that floats on top sea's of sand. it sounds like a great concept if handled properly, so it's only natural you'll be interested. Then the third episode came and the suspension of disbelief kicks in and it's no longer possible to watch the show without yelling at the screen.  i'll be... read more

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MythicalTurkey Jan 2, 2018
Score 6/10

*spoiler free review* A gold-plated turd Well, shit. All this anime airin fall 2017 and I really had my expectations turned upside down on what would suck and what wouldn't- I really expected this to be an absolute masterpiece, and I expected Houseki no Kuni to fail. BOY WAS I EVER WRONG. And I'm a glass-half-full-humans-are-generally-good-save-the-world-not-before-marriage-gun-rights-optimist over here so I... read more

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