Nagi no Asukara

Nagi no Asukara

  • TV-PG
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (879)

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.

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E 26
26. E 26
April 3, 2014
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.
E 25
25. E 25
March 27, 2014
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.
E 24
24. E 24
March 20, 2014
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.
E 23
23. E 23
March 13, 2014
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.
E 22
22. E 22
March 6, 2014
Tsumugu talks about Uroko-sama and ends up with the curse fish on his arm. This makes Hikari and the others realize that Uroko-sama is not in the sea, but on land. To find out what's going on with everyone in Shioshishio, what's going to happen to the surface, and about Manaka who's lost her Ena, everyone looks for Uroko-sama.
E 21
21. E 21
February 27, 2014
While Hikari and Miuna are arguing, Manaka suddenly wakes up. Hikari and Miuna are obviously surprised, but Manaka acts like nothing has changed is all smiles. Other than not knowing why her Ena suddenly disappeared, she seemed perfectly fine and it's decided that she will be staying at Itaru's house as well.
E 20
20. E 20
February 20, 2014
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.
E 19
19. E 19
February 13, 2014
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.
E 18
18. E 18
February 6, 2014
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.
E 17
17. E 17
January 30, 2014
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.
E 16
16. E 16
January 23, 2014
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.
E 15
15. E 15
January 16, 2014
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.
E 14
14. E 14
January 9, 2014
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.
E 13
13. E 13
December 26, 2013
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.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
December 19, 2013
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.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
December 12, 2013
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.
The Saltflake Snow Falls and Falls
10. The Saltflake Snow Falls and Falls
December 5, 2013
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.
Unknown Warmth
9. Unknown Warmth
November 28, 2013
The adults of Shioshishio are assembled by Uroko who reveals that a catastrophe is coming. Meanwhile the students continue their preparations for the upcoming festival when Chisaki feels ill and Tsumugu takes her to the sea to restore her Ena. In the occasion, Tsumugu asks her if she has given up on Hikari and she decides to go home instead. Kaname accompanies her and they arrive at the village just to be recieved by the adults carrying blue lanterns. Manaka follows soon after and when she arrives home, she is infomed that from then on it is forbidden to return to the surface. In the next day Hikari learns that all of his friends from Shioshishio are abscent from school and he returns to the village to find out why. Manaka informs him that they are forbidden to leave the village as a calamity is impending and expresses her will to support him. Despite knowing that Manaka only views him as a friend, Hikari does not resist the urge to embrace her and he flees after a surprised Manaka shoves him away.
Beyond the Wavering Feelings
8. Beyond the Wavering Feelings
November 21, 2013
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.
The Boatdrift Ceremony Shakes
7. The Boatdrift Ceremony Shakes
November 14, 2013
Assisted by their friends, the children manage to rebuild the Ofunehiki. However, the real festival will not be held as the fishermen and the men from Shioshishio are at odds with each other. After helping the others to collect signatures for a petition to hold the festival again, Hikari fails to convince his father Tomori to comply but he ends up taking part in the reunion between both parts arranged by him. Despite being impressed at first with the Ofunehiki, it does not take long for both sides to reiginite their old feuds and start fighting, a situation that gets even more hectic when Akari and Itaru enter the room together. After the failed meeting, Tomori attempts to once again persuade her to break up with Itaru but she had made her decision and prepares herself to leave her house in Shioshishio. Hikari decides to leave with her as well but Uroko uses his powers in attempt to stop them until Tomori asks him to let them go.
Beyond Tomoebi
6. Beyond Tomoebi
November 7, 2013
The children are taking swim classes and the boys get hyped upon Chisaki's body. Hikari and Tsumugu decide to have a small competition but Hikari ends up crushing his toenail and Manaka rushes in quickly to assist him, leaving Chisaki once again ashamed as once again Manaka stood up to him ahead of her, to the point of refusing to help taking him to the infirmary and Hikari gets frustrated not only for hurting himself, but for realizing that Tsumugu can swim faster than him at the surface. After classes, the children join togerther to rebuild the Ofunehiki, joined later by Miuna, Sayu and hte rest of the class. However, Chisaki leaves earlier and Manaka fails to cheer her up, as she is still troubled by her feelings. On her way back home, Manaka meets Tsumugu and reminisces about the day when she and her friends failed to witness the Tomoebi, a rare underwater natural phenomenon because it took to long for her to join them. Back at Shioshishio, Manaka witness the Tomoebi starting again and manages to call Chisaki to watch it with her, and taking Tsumugu's advice, she speaks her mind without hesitating to reconcile with her, but regretting that they could not watch it together with the boys, unaware that Hikari and Kaname are watching it too while overhearing them.
Hey, Sea Slug
5. Hey, Sea Slug
October 31, 2013
Still depressed with what happened, Chisaki does not join her friends on their way to school and when she finally leaves, she meets Tsumugu. Chisaki then confesses to Tsumugu that she likes Hikari unaware that Manaka, who returned to pick her up, was hearing them. Meanwhile, Akari breaks up for good with Itaru, claiming that she would never replace Miuna's mother in her heart. However, Akari learns later that Miuna diappeared and after warning Hikari about it, he and his friends manage to find her. Claiming to his sister that they will take care of her for the night, Hikari and co. have dinner with Miuna and after the others leave home, Miuna confesses to Hikari that she always liked Akari, but rejects her out of fear of one day losing her just like it happened with her mother and Hikari manages to cheer her up. In the next day, a worried Akari finds Hikari and Miuna sleeping peacefully beside each other and reconciles with her.
Because We're Friends
4. Because We're Friends
October 24, 2013
Miuna and her friend Sayu ask Hikari to come up with a plan to break apart Akari and her father Itaru for good but he declines, claiming that he despises underhand schemes. In home economics class, Manaka decides to have some of her classmates taste the dish she made with her friends in an attempt to befriend them too, but they shove her away dropping it on the ground and cause a commotion in class. The boys refuse to apologize and when Hikari learns that someone destroyed the Ofunehiki, he blames them for it while the real culprit, Sayu confesses that she did it to get back at Hikari for refusing to help them. Remembering Hikari's words Miuna reprimands her friend for it and while returning home, Hikari and Manaka rescue Itaru from drowning after he borrowed some diving gear to see Akari at the village and they discover that Miuna's deceased mother was from Shioshishio. Meanwhile, Akari reveals to Uroko that she was friends with Miuna and her family and after her mother died, she decided to take care of her and her father in her place, but with Miuna's rejection, she decided to give up on it. After learning from Sayu that she was the one who destroyed the Ofunehiki, Hikari apologizes to the boys that he wrongly accused and Manaka stands up for him, which makes Chisaki sad as once again Manaka helps Hikari while she could do nothing for him.
The Legend of the Sea
3. The Legend of the Sea
October 17, 2013
As Akari is scolded by her father for disobeying the village's rules, Hikari reminisces about how she always took care of him after their mother's death, and is later informed by Akari that she decided to break up with her boyfriend. The next day, Hikari decides to confront the man and follows him up to Tsumugu's house where he is stopped by Tsumugu's grandfather, who explains to them that aside from the bad mood with the inhabitants of the surface, people from the village are not allowed to marry those from outside as their children will be born without ena. The children become unable to survive underwater and thus the former inhabitants are forced to leave Shioshishio to raise them. During so, Hikari discovers that Tsumugu's grandfather also came from the village. On the next day, Hikari stops being hostile to Tsumugu and he becomes friends with the rest of the group after they finally complete the Ofunehiki together. Knowing how much she is suffering with their separation, Hikari decides to make amends with Akari's boyfriend, but is stopped by the two girls who fought him before and one of them reveals that said man is her father.
Cold Skin
2. Cold Skin
October 10, 2013
Manaka attempts to instigate another curse when her cursed fish departs to keep Tsumugu happy. Angry about Manaka's acts toward Tsumugu, Hikari verbally lashes out against her during school while Manaka attempts to balance her friendship with Hikari and her relationship with Tsumugu. Tsumugu, Manaka, Hikari, Chisaki, and Kaname all volunteer to make the offering for the Ofunehiki wherein they discuss Shioshishio and Tsumugu. As Manaka, Hikari, Chisaki, and Kaname leave for the day, they spot Akari kissing a man as she is dropped off at the pier. With relationships between sea people and land people on their mind, the four contemplate their individual concerns on the matter. The next day, Chisaki discovers Tsumugu is making a watering hole but wishes Tsumugu wasn't so nice. At Uroko's, Manaka begs to be cursed again being interrupted as elder men of the village dragged Akari to Uroko's place since due to her being involved with someone from the surface. Hikari and Manaka can only watch on as Tomori takes Akari to Uroko.
Between the Land and Sea
1. Between the Land and Sea
October 3, 2013
Former students of Nami Junior High School, Hikari Sakishima, Chisaki Hiradaira, Kaname Isaki, and Manaka Mukaido are forced to attend a school on land called Mihama Junior High School. Hikari's short temper towards Manaka leads to a series of events that culminate in her being caught by Tsumugu Kihara, the son of a fisherman, who also attends Mihama Junior High. On their first day while all four are introducing themselves, they are met with disgust for being sea people and Hikari bites back just as harshly. This is an early sign showing the rift between the land and sea people descendants of a sacrifice (Ofunehiki) to the sea god. After school Manaka and Hikari visit Uroko-sama, the sea god messenger. Manaka brings an offering and after Uroko-sama tries to seduce her, she hits him in the face and is cursed with a fish growing out of her knee the next day. After class, some of Manaka's classmates start to invasively question her whereupon she hits her knee attempting to escape causing a fart sound. Her classmates laugh as she runs away into the forest in embarrassment. Lost, Manaka collapses due to being out of the water for too long and her ena, skin that allows them to live in the sea, begins to dry and flake off. Hikari and the others go looking for her. Luckily Manaka is found by Tsumugu who brings her to his house to rehydrate her. Once awake, she immediately becomes embarrassed as Tsumugu has just seen the fish on her knee. To her surprise he thinks it and her ena are beautiful. Later that evening after searching all day, Hikari meets up with Manaka and Tsumugu and misunderstanding his role, tries to pick a fight with Tsumugu. Manaka intervenes, and Hikari angry at how she was comfortable around another guy, pulls her into the sea with him.
A Lull in the Sea): In Between the Sea and the Land
1. A Lull in the Sea): In Between the Sea and the Land
October 4, 2013
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.
Description

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.

  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (879)