Watch A Lull in the Sea
- 2 Seasons
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.