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Sand Whale and Me
Premiere March 18, 2017
Finale April 15, 2017
Seasons 1
Episodes 5

Sand Whale and Me is a 5 epiosde mini series from director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd Gig) and Japanese animation studio Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, 2nd Gig, Blood+ and FLCL). The television series was created exclusively for Toonami, with the first episode airing on it's 20th anniversary.

Presented in a hybrid live action/CG style, Sand Whale and Me is the story of a female paratrooper in the distant future who is stranded in a vast desert. With limited supply of food and water, her only hope is to catch a Sand Whale from a pack. If she can’t, her life may just hang in the balance.


From acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) comes an exciting tale of survival. Running out of food and water, a paratrooper must escape a vast desert by catching a fearsome sand whale. The five-part micro-series premieres only on Toonami.


  • Director: Mamoru Oshii
  • Composer: Kenji Kawai
  • CGI Supervisor: Atsuki Sato
  • Costume Designer: Dango Takeda
  • Cast:
    • Hinako Saeki
    • Yoshikatsu Fujiki

See Also[]

  • Sand Whale and Me Episodes