Children of the Whales (クジラの子らは砂上に歌う, Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau) is an ongoing shojo manga by Abi Umeda. It is published in the monthly manga magazine Mystery Bonita. The first chapter was published on June 6, 2013. It was licensed in English by Viz Media, and the first volume is set to release November 21, 2017. The current volumes and chapters can be found here.
In the fall of 2017, it received an anime adaptation.
Fourteen year-old Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, a floating island in an endless desert. He is one of the short-lived thymia users of the islands, and whose brief existence makes him all the more determined to leave behind a record for those to come. But when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl on another island, the once peaceful existence on the Mud Whale comes to an end.
- Originally, Umeda didn't plan for the story to involve superhuman abilities, and it was going to be a story about children during an ordinary war.