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Nagi no Asukara


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Apr 3, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.331 (scored by 94,011 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #173
Members: 213,373
Favorites: 5,661
8.33
Ranked #205Popularity #173Members 213,373
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Tokyo on September 27, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on October 3, 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Shinohara, Toshiya
Shinohara, Toshiya
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takashima, Daisuke
Takashima, Daisuke
Episode Director


Edit 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)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

HaXXspetten
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.


--Story--
Nagi no Asukara (or Nagi-Asu for short) takes place in a fantasy read more
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Palkaline
Apr 16, 2014
I made sure I watched it until the end even though I wanted to die, so that people would not say that I hated it just because I missed the best part.
It was crap from start to end, they took a nice idea about a fantasy world that could totally become decent and turned it into the most senseless idiocy about "love", a kid's fairytale with no goal whatsoever.

The best ideas such as enviroment and history were completely skipped and left unexplained, the setting under the sea could become absolutely awesome and they botched it, because instead of adjusting it to the situation read more
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lonelyintrovert
May 22, 2014
Moderator Edit: This review may contain spoilers.

When I first saw the description for Nagi No Asukara I really didn't know what to expect. The synopsis didn't really give off much of an idea of what this show was going to be like. So thinking that Nagi no Asukara would be another cheesy romantic comedy. I began watching with low expectations. Little did I know that what I was about to watch would be one of the most enjoyable slice of life anime I have seen in a long time.

A long time ago people lived read more
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tukky12
May 5, 2014
First a little background, having just watched Golden Time, I was on the look out for something new to watch and first came across Nagi no Asukara in the suggestions list. At a first glance at the anime and having read its description, I thought perhaps it could be worthwhile and decided to chance it. It didn't disappoint at all, this show was magical from start to finish and I couldn't have been happier to have stumbled across this gem. It certainly ranks among my top 7 favourite anime.

This show is a "slice of life, fantasy and romance" show in a nutshell, however it takes read more
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