Nagi no Asukara

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Nagi no Asukara, or Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea, is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Progressive Animation Works. The story revolves around a world wherein humans originally lived underwater at the bottom of the sea but branched off into those who wished to remain and those who wished to venture to the surface world of dry land beyond their familiar domain.

The anime follows the story of five middle school friends belonging to the underwater human class who were forced to attend dry land school after their own school closes down. In a rather literal fish out of water turn, they must adapt to their new lives on land, new customs and new feelings that blossom as they emerge from their childhood into maturity.

Thursday at 10:00pm on Animax
1 Season, 27 Episodes
October 3, 2013
Cast: Natsuki Hanae, Megumi Han, Kana Hanazawa, Ai Kayano, Nazuka Kaori
Nagi no Asukara

Nagi no Asukara Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Hikari and Miuna decide to talk to Chisaki, Kaname, Tsumugu, and Sayu about the situation because that's how they've always solved things.

  • After finding Manaka in the graveyard of Ojoshisamas, Hikari and the others bring her back up to the surface. They think that she will wake up soon just like Hikari and Kaname did, but even after a week, there is no sign of her waking up. Hikari, Kaname, and Chisaki go to Shioshishio in hopes of finding a clue to waking Manaka up.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Akari tells Hikari and Miuna that she was just informed that Kaname has woken up from his hibernation. They all hurry down to the Fishery Cooperative and find that just like Hikari, 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.

  • 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 day of the Tomoebi, a Hikari who hasn't aged from five years ago, appears in front of Miuna and Tsumugu. He has no memory of what happened since the Ofunehiki, but seems healthy and starts living at the Shiodome household.

  • 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.

  • Hikari thinks of Manaka while he's at home, and decides to tell her how he really feels about her. Manaka also tries to tell him something, but then tells him that she'll tell him as soon as the Ofunehiki is over.

  • Akari makes the decision to take Ojoshi-sama's place in the Ofunehiki and head into to marriage with Itaru like she was headed toward the Sea God. That was when the preparations to try to re-enact the first Ofunehiki went back under way.

  • Kaname suddenly confesses his feelings to Chisaki in front of her parents, and Chisaki doesn't know what to do. Hikari and Manaka do their best to go on with the Ofunehiki, hearing that if the Sea God gets his powers back, the disaster that is to befall their world may be stopped.

  • Uroko-sama tells everyone that the Sea God's powers have become much smaller than they used to be, and that the saltflake snow will continue to fall both in the sea and on the surface until the world is cold and gray.

  • Hikari and Akari move to Itaru's house and after dinner, Itaru reaffirms his intention to have Akari's father and the rest of Shioshishio acknowledge their union. Miuna asks Hikari to help her look for a present to Akari and he calls the rest of his friends to accompany them to the city. At the train station, they encounter Tsumugu who later leads them around the city. They check stores around the city for an affordable necklace for Akari. In one of the stores, Chisaki and Hikari get left behind since the elevator was full. Chisaki uses this moment to discuss with Hikari his feelings for Manaka. Hikari claims that if Manaka chooses to be with Tsumugu, he will respect that. After choosing the present she intends to buy, Miuna asks her father for some extra money just to later discover that the necklace in question is sold out. Hikari and the ohters decides to help her search for some shells to craft a similar necklace instead. When Miuna finally gives the necklace to Akari, it starts snowing and Hikari recognizes that it is in fact saline snow, a phenomenon that supposedly only occurs underwater.

  • Because of their Hamaji Junior High School closing, Umimura residents Sakishima Hikari, Mukaido Manaka, Hiradaira Chisaki, and Isaki Kaname are transferred to Mihama Junior High on the surface.