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Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau  
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Description
Chakuro is the 14-year-old archivist of the Mud Whale, a nigh-utopian island that floats across the surface of an endless sea of sand. Nine in ten of the inhabitants of the Mud Whale have been blessed and cursed with the ability to use saimia, special powers that doom them to an early death.
Chakuro and his friends have stumbled across other islands, but they have never met, seen, or even heard of a human who wasn't from their own. One day, Chakuro visits an island as large as the Mud Whale and meets a girl who will change his destiny.

Note: Nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2017.

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Manga

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Associated Names
クジラの子らは砂上に歌う
鲸鱼之子们在沙丘上歌唱
고래의 아이들은 모래위에서 노래한다
Children of the Whale Sing on the Sand
Children of the Whales
Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau
Kujisuna
Les Enfants de la Baleine
Whale Calves Sing on the Debris

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.7 by Damn Feels! (47d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Damn Feels! (58d ago)
v.2 c.5 by One Snowshoe (535d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (24 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.38 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 21st 2017, 4:07pm PST


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Year
2013

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Mystery Bonita (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (1 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #324 decreased(-12)
Monthly Pos #250 decreased(-72)
3 Month Pos #49 increased(+73)
6 Month Pos #309 increased(+1185)

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On 194 reading lists
On 205 wish lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 71 custom lists

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A bit of a headscratcher   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
February 14th, 2016, 2:56pm
The narrative is very setting / lore heavy for a female publication and i have more questions that opinions at this point but i liked what i read in the first volume. The protagonist needs to develop more complexity though.
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