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Children of the Whales

In this postapocalyptic fantasy, a sea of sand swallows everything but the past.

Story and Art by Abi Umeda | MoreLess about Children of the Whales

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.

Abi Umeda debuted as a manga creator with the one-shot “Yukokugendan” in Weekly Shonen Champion. Children of the Whales is her eighth manga work.

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Children of the Whales, Vol. 5

The people of the Mud Whale have fought off the forces of the Allied Empire—for now—but their only hope for continued survival is to find an ally from beyond the Sea of Sand. So when the bombastic Sir Rochalízo sails his ship alongside their island, Mayor Suou is ready and eager to befriend the stranger. But even if Rochalízo can offer asylum, they have no way to navigate their island. Until the mysterious Aíma begins unlocking the Mud Whale’s secrets for Chakuro…

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