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Children of the Whales 

As a magic weilder, young archivist Chakuro knows his life will be short, but everything changes when a mysterious girl from the outside arrives on his island.
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Series cast summary:
Tony Azzolino ...  Masoh 12 episodes, 2017
Brian Beacock ...  Tobi 12 episodes, 2017
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Chakuro 12 episodes, 2017
Reba Buhr ...  Ginshu 12 episodes, 2017
Griffin Burns ...  Ryodari 12 episodes, 2017
Douglas Cavum Douglas Cavum ...  Shaun 12 episodes, 2017
Kerstin Julia Dietrich Kerstin Julia Dietrich ...  Neri 12 episodes, 2017
Doug Erholtz ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Melissa Fahn ...  Lykos 12 episodes, 2017
Todd Haberkorn ...  Ouni 12 episodes, 2017
Kyle McCarley ...  Orka 12 episodes, 2017
Cassandra Lee Morris ...  Neri 12 episodes, 2017
Jason Palmer ...  Ro 12 episodes, 2017
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Suou 12 episodes, 2017
Ben Pronsky ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Keith Silverstein ...  Additional Voices 12 episodes, 2017
Anne Yatco ...  Taisha 12 episodes, 2017
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Sami 6 episodes, 2017
Cristina Valenzuela ...  Hammy / ... 5 episodes, 2017
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As a magic weilder, young archivist Chakuro knows his life will be short, but everything changes when a mysterious girl from the outside arrives on his island.

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Japanese

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2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whale Calves Sing on the Sand See more »

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J.C. Staff, Bandai Visual See more »
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(12 episodes)
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A stunning beautiful and original anime!
25 April 2018 | by craigjameshendersonSee all my reviews

I'm not all of the way through it yet (two episodes to go!), but I feel compelled to come on here and write something about it.

When I first started watching 'Children of the Whales', I have to admit that I found it pretty dull to begin with but on the hand I was intrigued by its originality and decided to stick with it to see where it was heading, and... Well, I'm really glad that I did! Although it does start off pretty slowly, it takes a very dark turn around half way through the season and actually gets very good indeed. In fact, I found that the contrast between the idyllic beginning and the subsequent violence when Falaina is invaded was actually pretty shocking.

It's always great to discover an anime that isn't all about giant robots and shallow characters, and with CotW it's the characters and writing that really makes it stand out. There's some really great character development throughout the first series and many of the ideas and concepts are brilliantly original and are executed with some of the nicest art and designs I've seen in an anime for quite some time. There's a deep seam of emotion running through the show as well, and it is with some reluctance that I admit that it actually made me well up on more than one occasion.

Much of this emotion is down to the really rather superb music, with both the opening and closing title music (and the incidental music throughout the show) being absolutely amazing - in fact, it's one of the few shows where I actually watch them all the way through to listen to them, which is high praise indeed.

Overall, I'd got as far as saying that this is one of the most stunningly original anime I've seen in ages and I can't wait to see if they're going to make a second series.


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