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Children of the Whales Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Netflix Premiere Outside Japan in 2018

posted on 2017-07-06 01:07 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime based on Abi Umeda's manga premieres in October in Japan

The official website for the television anime of Abi Umeda's Children of the Whales (Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau) manga began streaming a new promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video reveals the anime's planned worldwide Netflix stream will debut in 2018. The site also revealed a new key visual for the anime.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 in October. The anime will also stream on Netflix in Japan starting in October.

The cast includes:

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. Miyuki Ishida (Gatchaman Crowds) is the color key artist. REAL-T's Masahiro Goto (Urara Meirochō) is the editor, and Yoshio Ookouchi (Taboo Tattoo) is the director of photography. Jin Aketagawa (Re:CREATORS) is the sound director.

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 Akita Shoten's 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.

Source: Comic Natalie


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