Post-apocalyptic series Children of the Whales makes its American manga debut next month

Today, Viz Media announced that it will release the first volume of the post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure manga series Children of the Whales on November 21. The manga, which is currently running in Japan, will be released bimonthly here after the first volume gets released.

In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, diligently chronicling the lives and deaths of his people. As one of the short-lived thymia wielders, he knows his time is limited and is determined to leave a better record than his predecessors. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly shattered when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do…

“With an intriguing plot, beautiful, European-comics-influenced artwork and fantasy-inspired setting, CHILDREN OF THE WHALES will captivate manga readers as well as mainstream adventure and comics fans,” says Pancha Diaz, Editor. “When the inhabitants meet a mysterious girl from another floating island, their lives and society are irrevocably changed!”

Abi Umeda debuted as a manga creator with his one-shot story, “Yukokugendan,” which was featured in Weekly Shonen Champion. CHILDREN OF THE WHALES is her 8th manga work. The series has also spawned an anime adaptation that recently debuted in Japan.

While the anime is currently available on Netflix, it’s going to be great to finally see the source material for the show. Children of the Whales will be released on November 21 physically and digitally. Stay tuned for more manga and comic news here on Gaming Trend.

Elisha Deogracias is an aspiring accountant by day, freelance writer by night. Before writing for Gaming Trend, he had a small gig on the now defunct Examiner. When not being a third wheel with his best friends on dates or yearning for some closure on Pushing Daisies, he's busy catching up on shonen manga and wacky rhythm games. Mains R.O.B. in Smash. Still doesn't know if he's a kid or a squid.

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