Just as we had reported on Kakegurui heading to the service pretty soon we now have a new update for another catalogue title from last year.
Children of the Whales (Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau) aired during the Autumn 2017 anime season and was confirmed ahead of schedule to be released exclusively on Netflix for streaming. Today, the show’s official Japanese website has confirmed that the rest of the world will be able to watch the series in its entirely starting 13th March 2018.
For the time being the Netflix show page won’t be fully updated until closer to launch (same goes for the other titles like A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- and B: The Beginning) but in the meantime expect the series to offer multiple dub and subtitle languages.
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.
The series was animated by studio J.C.Staff (Food Wars!) and directed by Kyohei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April), written by Michiko Yokote (Prison School), music composed by Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Akashic Records), characters designed by Haruko Iizuka (School-Live!), and the original source material was written by Abi Umeda.
Children of the Whales will be available on Netflix starting 13th March 2018. The manga is available to read by publisher Viz Media.
(Credit to JRPictures for the discovery)