A world blanketed in an endless and ever-growing ocean of snow. People eke out a living, either huddled around the roots of enormous trees dotting the surface, or high in the canopy, which spreads over the planet’s atmosphere.
A chance meeting between Kaina (Yoshimasa Hosoya), a youth from the canopy, and Liliha (Rie Takahashi), a young woman from the surface, sets off a chain of events that will change the fate of the world.
The full soundtrack to this new anime series is now available! The album features music by acclaimed composers Hiroyuki Sawano, Kohta Yamamoto, and Misaki Umase. Included within the soundtrack is the series’ main theme by Hiroyuki Sawano entitled “KAINA,” which appears alongside three additional variations of the theme contributed by the award-winning composer. Composers Kohta Yamamoto and Misaki Umase have composed the bulk of the series’ instrumental music, each providing their own compositions to round out the 44-track collection.
Of his main theme, composer Hiroyuki Sawano says, “I feel honored to be in charge of the main theme for this magnificent work. In the many fantasy works I have seen, I have often been drawn into the world and the story by the music. That is why I worked alongside KOHTA YAMAMOTO and Misaki Umase to create the music of Kaina, in the hopes that listeners would feel the same way. We hope you enjoy the music alongside the beautiful story.”
Composer Kohta Yamamoto adds, “It was a very fun and fulfilling time to create music while imagining the magnificent world of Kaina of the Great Snow Sea. I hope you will enjoy this soundtrack along with the series’ beautiful visuals.” Echoing this sentiment, composer Misaki Umase adds, “I am so happy to have worked with Hiroyuki Sawano and KOHTA YAMAMOTO on this music. The fantastic world of The Snow Sea and Tenmaku was expressed using multiple recordings of a chorus and various ethnic instruments. We hope you enjoy the music as well as the series.”
Kaina of the Great Snow Sea is now playing Crunchyroll and FujiTV.