Kanji オウニ, Ouni
Type Daimonas
Gender Male
Birthday February 7 (Aquarius)
Age 16
Status Alive
Professional Status
Affiliation Mud Whale
The Moles
Personal Status
Friends Nibi
The Moles
Manga Volume 1, Chapter 2
Anime Episode 1
Voice Actors
Japanese Yuuichirou Umehara
English Todd Haberkorn
Actor Daichi Yamaguchi (2016)

Takuma Zaiki (2018)

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Ouni is a character in Children of the Whales. He is the leader of the Moles, a group of troublemakers who constantly break the rules. His skill at wielding thymia is the best out of everyone on the Mud Whale.

He is a daimonas created on the Mud Whale, and his aura is identical to that of Miden, another daimonas.


Ouni has long, dark hair which he keeps in a messy ponytail. He wears a necklace with a rectangular pendant on the end. Mud Moths, the small, white, puffball-like creatures that glow in the dark can often be seen near him. He wears a blue shirt with black markings, with a grey sash tied around the middle. He also wears dark pants and sandals.


He has a strong desire to see a world beyond the Mud Whale. He does not express his emotions very easily but it was noted by Chakuro that he truly cares about his friends and wants to protect those around him, but doesn't know how.

History Edit

Ouni appeared on the Mud Whale one day, seemingly out of nowhere. No one knew who his parents were, and he did not belong to any of the groups on the island. One day, after getting into a fight with Nibi and being tossed into the belly of the ship with him, Nibi offers to help him fulfill his dream of seeing the world beyond the Mud Whale. That ignites a flame in Ouni's heart, and he joins Nibi's group of friends, who would later become known as the Moles.

Plot Edit

After the rainfall, he and the rest of his group, the Moles, are let out of the underground prison. Suou tells him how they found a girl from the outside world. While Chakuro is spying on the Committee of Elder's meeting with Lykos, Ouni drops down on top of him, grabs Lykos, and runs with both of them. He and Chakuro have Lykos show them her ship. Lykos leads them to the Nous Lykos.

Ouni is then thrown back into the prison after his escapade. During the attack, he senses something is wrong and gets Masoh to free him. He arrives to find that the apatheia soldiers have killed two of his friends. Enraged, he fights back and kills the intruders.

He captures some of the invading soldiers, and forces them to tell him about their plans. In this way, he learns that the soldiers of the Allied Empire plan to return in seven day's time. After Suou is kidnapped and Chakuro begs for Ouni's help, he appears to refuse, but secretly follows them. Shuan prevents Ouni from following them to the Nous, and the two fight.

Shuan withdraws after the plan to sink the Mud Whale fails. When Suou announces his plans to fight back against the invading forces, Ouni declares that he will help him. Before Ouni goes off to infiltrate Skylos, he hangs out with Nibi, who cries while thinking about their departed friends. Nibi says that he wishes he could never cry, like Ouni.

During the attack on Skylos, Ouni proves the most adept at taking out the enemy soldiers. When they reach the chambers of the Nous, he stays back with Nibi, Ginshu, and Chakuro to guard the opening. After hearing gunshots, Ouni, along with Chakuro, head for the inner chamber. There, Ouni takes Pagoni hostage, and holds a sword to his throat. However, he is then shot in the leg by Arachni. While Arachni threatens him at swordpoint, Arachni calls him a "daimonas" of the Mud Whale.

Pagoni is then told to finish Ouni off, and slashes him across the chest and stabs him with a sword. However, before he can kill Ouni, Nibi appears and saves Ouni. Together, Ouni and Nibi manage to kill Pagoni, but Nibi is in turn killed by the imperial soldiers, and his lifeless body falls onto Ouni. Ouni then loses control and mindlessly lashes out with his thymia, which was not thought to be possible in the bellies of the Nous ships. He ends up directly killing several of the Nous soldiers along with the Nous itself.

Ouni also sees a vision of Nibi.


Nibi - Ouni's best friend. They've known each other since childhood. Nibi seemed to be the person that was closest to Ouni's heart. When Nibi died Ouni cried for the first time, and stated that if it wasn't for him, he never would have had a reason to live.

Suou - Ouni cooperates with Suou to fight against the Allied Empire.


Trivia Edit

  • Ouni is named after a Japanese color meaning "safflower red".[1]
  • Ouni’s aura is identical to Miden’s

References Edit

  1. Volume 1, page 192
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