Manga magazine Mystery Bonita is announcing plans for an anime to adapt Abi Umeda's strange 2013 shoujo Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau (Whale Calves Sing on the Debris). Volume 8 of the work was released in October.
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.