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Kujira no kora wa sajô ni utau 

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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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 ...  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
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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Old Lessons, New Tale
27 August 2018 | by bennyantlangSee all my reviews

The show treads some well-worn tracks in terms of its themes (friendship, selflessness, love & loss) and a few cliche anime plot devices (Young Adults fighting each other with magical powers) but the setting & story are creative and intriguing - a small community, some of whom are born with mysterious psychokinetic abilities, are sailing aimlessly aboard a drifting island which they call the Mud Whale; after decades of isolation they suddenly discover they're not alone in the world, and the outsiders may know the tragic secret behind their magic... This story, combined with the beautiful art & animation style - the vistas are almost like oil paintings while the magical elements are added in stunning CGI - makes the Mud Whale feel like its own unique world. The main characters are likable and they develop well as the show progresses - in some unexpected ways too, which are equally heartwarming and heartbreaking. Overall, its one of the best anime which Netflix has involved itself in (not that there's a lot of competition) and definitely worth a binge if you want an anime with less bombastic fighting & fanservice, and more understated emotion & quiet beauty.


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Japan

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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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