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Kaina of the Great Snow Sea Manga Ends on June 26

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
Manga adaptation by Takemoto Itoe launched in 2022

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The July issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine revealed on Friday that Itoe Takemoto's manga adaptation of BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia collaborators Tsutomu Nihei and Polygon Pictures' Kaina of the Great Snow Sea (Ōyukiumi no Kaina) anime project, will end in the magazine's next issue on June 26.

The manga version of the story launched in Monthly Shonen Sirius in February 2022. Crunchyroll is offering the manga outside Asia. Nihei is credited with the original story, and Takemoto (The Beast Player novel illustrator and manga artist) is drawing the manga. Kodansha published the manga's third compiled book volume on October 6.

The television anime premeired in Fuji TV's Ultra+ block in Japan in January 2023. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside Asia.

The "boy-meets-girl high fantasy" is set in a world where land is being swallowed by the encroaching Great Snow Sea. Humanity ekes out a harsh life above the Canopy (Tenmaku, a wordplay on the Japanese word for tent) that stretches from the roots to the tops of giant Orbital Spire Trees. The story centers around Kaina, a boy who lives above the Canopy, and Liliha, the princess of the small country Atland in the Great Snow Sea.

The anime's film sequel titled Kaina of the Great Snow Sea: Star Sage (Ōyukiumi no Kaina: Hoshi no Kenja) premiered in Japan on October 13.

Source: Monthly Shonen Sirius July issue


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