Kodoani.com – Manga Twitter account Children of the Whales Abi Umeda’s (Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau) revealed on Tuesday that the series will end serialization in the next chapter, which will launch in the February 2023 issue of the monthly Mystery Bonita magazine on January 6. The February issue will also celebrate the manga’s 10th anniversary with an accompanying illustrated booklet.
The magazine announced in August that the manga will end in the 23rd volume. The series reached its climax in February 2020.
In an endless sea of sand drifting Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers, a small community struggles to survive, most of which die young from the very forces that sustain them.
Chakuro is the Archiver for the Mud Whale, diligently documenting the lives and deaths of his people. As one of the users of saimia, whose lifespans were shortened by their own magic, he knew his time was limited and was determined to leave a better track record than his predecessors. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly disrupted when a team of scouts discover a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do…
Umeda launched the series in the monthly Mystery Bonita magazine in 2013 as her second shoujo manga. Akita Shoten published volume 22 on August 16. Viz Media published the manga’s 20th volume on October 18.
The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in October 2017. Netflix premiered the anime outside of Japan in 2018. The anime also had two anime (OVAs) released in January and May. March 2018.