Ranked #161

Nagi no Asukara

Alternative Titles

English: Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea
Synonyms: Nagi no Asu Kara, Earth color of a calm
Japanese: 凪のあすから


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Apr 3, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.391 (scored by 70,095 users)
Ranked: #1612
Popularity: #182
Members: 157,923
Favorites: 4,333
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Long ago, all humans lived beneath the sea. However, some people preferred the surface and abandoned living underwater permanently. As a consequence, they were stripped of their god-given protection called "Ena" which allowed them to breathe underwater. Over time, the rift between the denizens of the sea and of the surface widened, although contact between the two peoples still existed.

Nagi no Asukara follows the story of Hikari Sakishima and Manaka Mukaido, along with their childhood friends Chisaki Hiradaira and Kaname Isaki, who are forced to leave the sea and attend a school on the surface. There, the group also meets Tsumugu Kihara, a fellow student and fisherman who loves the sea.

Hikari and his friends' lives are bound to change as they have to deal with the deep-seated hatred and discrimination between the people of sea and of the surface, the storms in their personal lives, as well as an impending tempest which may spell doom for all who dwell on the surface.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiodome, Miuna
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Komatsu, Mikako
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Hiradaira, Chisaki
Hiradaira, Chisaki
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Mukaido, Manaka
Mukaido, Manaka
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Sakishima, Hikari
Sakishima, Hikari
Han, Megumi
Han, Megumi
Hanae, Natsuki
Hanae, Natsuki


Shinohara, Toshiya
Shinohara, Toshiya
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Anzai, Takefumi
Anzai, Takefumi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

Episode Title Aired
1 In Between the Sea and the Land
Umi to Daichi no Mannaka ni (海と大地のまんなかに)
Oct 3, 2013
2 The Chilly Desert
Hiyakkoi Usumaku (ひやっこい薄膜)
Oct 10, 2013
3 The Tradition of the Sea
Umi no Iitsutae (海のいいつたえ)
Oct 17, 2013
4 Because We're Friends
Tomodachi Nanda Kara (友達なんだから)
Oct 24, 2013
5 Hey, Sea Slug
Ano ne Umiushi (あのねウミウシ)
Oct 31, 2013

Opening Theme

#1: "lull ~Soshite Bokura wa~ (lull ~そして僕らは~)" by Ray (eps 1-13)
#2: "ebb and flow" by Ray (eps 14-24)

Ending Theme

#1: "Aqua Terrarium (アクアテラリウム)" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 1-13)
#2: "Mitsuba no Musubime (三つ葉の結びめ)" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 14-25)
#3: "lull〜Earth color of a calm〜" by Ray (ep 26)

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Yesterday, 6:23 AM
*This is my first review on here so don't judge me if I don't write it as amazing as all the other ones ^
To this day and forth, this anime will stand as my favorite anime for various reasons.

*Story- This anime is set in a world where there is sea people and surface people. The story follows around the leading characters Manaka Mukaido, Hikari Sakishima, Chisaki Hiradaira, and Kaname Isaki. They meet some people from the surface (which helps the plot advance in later episodes) because they are forced to go to school up there. This is a story with a lot of read more
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Apr 8, 2014
The age-old idiom of "don't judge a book by its cover" never ceases to amaze me. Every so often you come across an anime that just blows your expectations out of the water and delivers something completely different. In the case of Nagi no Asukara, on the surface (or below the surface in this case) it mostly looks like yet another done-to-death high-school romcom. Consequently, if there was one thing I didn't expect coming into this, it'd be that it turned out to be the most beautiful anime TV-series I've seen aired since 2011.

Nagi no Asukara (or Nagi-Asu for short) takes place in a fantasy read more
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Nov 1, 2015
Oh, I'm not gonna make myself any new friends with this review. PA Works is one of those studios that you either praise the shit out of or you just don't give a rat's ass about. Even for the number of "successes" that they've had in the past, I don't really find myself feeling anything but indifference toward the bulk of stuff that they've produced. Hell, I'm surprised I found myself giving this show a negative review. Granted, I've never truly liked a single show that they've ever released. PA Works' programmes aren't as visually enticing as A-1 Pictures', they're nowhere near as emotionally involving read more
I found this review Helpful
Nov 8, 2015
Do NOT judge a book by its cover, I've learnt that very well from this anime...
At first I thought it would be a cheesy cute child's play but after watching it i realized how much meaning it had and how touching it was.
The summary gave me the idea of a few kids from magical sea cities just wanted to play on land and it sounded pretty simple and somewhat boring.....seriously do NOT trust that stupid summary it got me in tears and I literally got so into it I took a day and a half to just finish it!
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It's a "light" feeling anime about a group of friends, just like AnoHana. I would definitely recommend it. They both have fantasy elements and are about how a group of friends' lives are changed forever by different circumstances, including love, among other things. 
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How within the group of friends, their corresponding love interests are pretty similar. The main characters having a love interest for an "alien". In Ano Natsu the main Kaito a human falls for Ichika an alien, in Nagi no Asukara its kinda the reverse. The main Manaka a half human and fish (alien) falls for Tsumugu a human. Characters that play similar roles in both are, ( Nagi no Asukara 1st ) Hikari and Kanna, Chisaki and Tetsurou, Kaname and Mio.  
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-Both were aired at the same time
-Both heavily focused on romance and drama, with a touch of fantasy for NnA.
-shippers would actually have a bit of a hard time discerning who their favorite pair is
-both are set (not focused) in schools

Now this is where its different. you got a group of adults and a group of kids, but both groups have problems that are opposite of their age group. the "adults" are wishy-washy, cry a lot, and have problems kids could take care of. The "kids" on the other hand are way mature, actually have more sense to their thoughts  read more 
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-Both are about adolescent love/love conflicts, and are structured with multiple, emotion-evoking arcs. However, Clannad is a tad more emotional/sad at times.

-Both give off a fairly "happy" or "nostalgic feeling", making the show very fun and enjoyable to watch.

-Both have very beautiful and fluid artwork that is similar to one another. 
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