A Lull in the Sea

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  • TV-PG
  • 2017
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (1,359)

A Lull in the Sea is a beautifully animated anime series that ran from 2013 to 2014. The show follows the life of four teenagers who live in a small seaside town that is divided into two separate societies; one that lives on the surface and the other that resides in the sea.

The story begins when young and curious Manaka Mukaido, who lives in the sea, is swept up in a storm and washed ashore on the surface. It is here she meets Hikari Sakishima, a boy from the surface who resents the villagers in the sea for reasons he is unaware of. As they connect, they begin to learn more about each other's worlds and how they are interconnected.

Among the other characters in the ensemble cast, we have Kaname Isaki, a level-headed friend of Hikari's, and Chisaki Hiradaira, an empathetic girl from the sea who has been harboring feelings for Hikari since childhood. As the story unfolds, we watch the relationships between the four characters develop, as alliances form and are broken, and secrets are revealed.

The series beautifully explores themes of love, loss, and communication, asking questions about the nature of society and the influence of environment on our personal growth. The show tackles head-on the ways in which we hold on to ideas, beliefs, and rituals from our past and how they can create boundaries that lead to strife and inner turmoil.

A Lull in the Sea is a breathtaking production both in its animation style and its musical score. A notable feature of the show is its use of color to differentiate between the above and below water worlds. The art style is very fluid and flowing, which gives the show a very dreamlike quality. The soundtrack, composed by the talented band "amiina," wonderfully supplements the emotional weight of certain scenes with a tender score.

Overall, A Lull in the Sea is a show that explores layered character dynamics, love triangles, and the profoundly highlighted cultural divide. Its tale of divided worlds is one of love and loss, bravery and cowardice, and ultimately, what it means to belong. It deals with themes of growth and change and it does so with a delicacy that is notably refreshing. The show gracefully captures the power of intergenerational storytelling and leaves us with a profound lesson- it's time to appreciate and understand those we don't understand if we hope to grow as a species. "A Lull in the Sea" is a must-see anime that leaves you feeling contemplative, imaginative, and enthralled.

A Lull in the Sea is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on March 17, 2017.

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The Color of the Sea. The Color of the Earth. The Color of the Wind. The Color of Your Heart.
13. The Color of the Sea. The Color of the Earth. The Color of the Wind. The Color of Your Heart.
June 30, 2015
After Hikari offers his feelings to the Sea God, the Sacred Flame burns away the grave of Ojoshi, and he rescues Miuna. The Sea God realizes her feelings she had for a man on the surface, despite Ojoshi had also loved her, and life returns to Shishishio.
Love is Like the Sea
12. Love is Like the Sea
June 30, 2015
During the festival, the group goes into the frozen sea and find Miuna and Manaka are connected through their feelings for Hikari. Miuna then tries to become the Ojoshi herself and calm the water god.
11. Detritus
June 30, 2015
Tsumugu reveals when his Ena awakened he felt the feelings of others around him and is certain Manaka's feelings were there. He wants to hold an Ofunehiki, using Manaka's stone in the Ojoshi doll to please the sea god and return Manaka's feelings to her.
Who Do These Feelings Belong To?
10. Who Do These Feelings Belong To?
June 30, 2015
Uroko-sama tells Hikari and Miuna that Manaka has lost the heart to fall in love with anyone. Hikari tries desperately to find a way to turn Manaka back to normal, and has a hard time facing her because of that.
Something Lost
9. Something Lost
June 30, 2015
Tsumugu is cursed with the curse fish on his arm. Everyone looks for Uroko-sama to find out what's going on with everyone in Shioshishio and what's going to happen on the surface.
The Messenger from the Bottom of the Sea
8. The Messenger from the Bottom of the Sea
June 30, 2015
Hikari and his friends are surprised with Manaka, who, just woken up, acting as if nothing changed, without a single Ena remains on her. Miuna is soaking her feet in the water at school since she mysteriously got Ena and feels hard at breathing.
Sleeping Beauty
7. Sleeping Beauty
June 30, 2015
With no signs of Manaka awakening, Hikari keeps searching for Uroko with Kaname and Chisaki's help. Miuna is worried about Hikari and reprimands him when he reveals his intention to stop going to school, creating a divide between them.
The Lost, Lost Little
6. The Lost, Lost Little
June 30, 2015
After some examination, it is confirmed that although still asleep, Manaka is in good health and should wake up soon. Watching Miuna next to Hikari while talking with the uncounscious Manaka, Chisaki realizes that Miuna also likes him as well.
5. Shioshishio
June 30, 2015
By following Miuna's directions, the three finally arrive at Shioshishio. Anxious about meeting Manaka once more, Hikari decides to return home and pay a visit to his father first, while Kaname leaves to check on his house as well.
The Sick Two
4. The Sick Two
June 30, 2015
Akari tells Hikari and Miuna that she was informed of Kaname waking from hibernation. They hurry over and find that Kaname hasn't aged at all. Chisaki and Tsumugu also rush down to see him, but Kaname sees them together and doesn't know how to feel.
The Whispers of the Faraway Waves
3. The Whispers of the Faraway Waves
June 30, 2015
Hikari starts back at Hama Junior High and is in the same class as Miuna and Sayu. He fits right in instantly, making the class laugh and has his old teacher back. But Miuna and Sayu can't help but feel that the situation is weird.
The Protector of Smiles
2. The Protector of Smiles
June 30, 2015
Chisaki learns of Hikari's return but refrains from meeting him. Meanwhile, Hikari is still recovering from his hibernation when he meets some of his old friends and the fishermen association presents him with the same flag he used during the Ofunehiki.
The Promised Day
1. The Promised Day
June 30, 2015
Five years later, the sea over Shioshishio is frozen and the surface enters into a continued winter. Chisaki pays a visit to Tsumugu's grandfather Isamu at the hospital before returning to meet Akari and her son, Akira.
Where to Watch A Lull in the Sea
A Lull in the Sea is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Lull in the Sea on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 17, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (1,359)