Children of the Whales Anime Reveals Cast, Netflix Worldwide Streaming
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The August issue of Akita Shoten's Monthly Mystery Bonita magazine revealed the cast for the television anime of Abi Umeda's Children of the Whales (Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau) manga on Thursday. In addition, the magazine revealed that Netflix will stream the anime worldwide. The cast includes:
- Natsuki Hanae as Chakuro
- Manaka Iwami as Rikosu
- Yuichiro Umehara as Ōni
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Suō
- Mikako Komatsu as Ginshu
- Daiki Yamashita as Ryodari
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Shuan
The magazine also revealed additional staff for the anime. Miyuki Ishida (Gatchaman Crowds) is the color key artist. REAL-T's Masahiro Goto (Urara Meirocho) is the editor, and Yoshio Ookouchi (Taboo Tattoo) is the director of photography. Jin Aketagawa (Re:CREATORS) is the sound director.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 in October.
As previously announced, Kyōhei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April, Lance N' Masques, Occultic;Nine) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff, and Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, ReLIFE) is in charge of the series scripts. Haruko Iizuka (Umi Monogatari, Little Busters!, School-Live!) is designing the characters. Toshiharu Mizutani (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Yuri!!! on Ice, Summer Wars) is the art director at Moon Flower. Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Kuromukuro, Orange, Blue Spring Ride) is composing the music.
The manga's story takes place in a world covered in sand. A boy named Chakuro lives on the giant vessel Mud Whale that drifts over the sea of sand. Chakuro and his friends have never seen anyone from the outside world, and they spend their days yearning to explore and learn about it. One day, a ruined ship suddenly drifts ashore, and Chakura meets a girl inside.
Umeda launched the series in the Monthly Mystery Bonita magazine in 2013 as her second shōjo manga. Akita Shoten released the ninth compiled book volume on March 16. Viz Media licensed the manga, and will begin releasing it in November. The series inspired a stage play adaptation that ran at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo in April 2016.