Last weekend I marathoned Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea which was really a tearjerker modern fantasy anime.
The very first thing you’ll notice about this anime is the beauty of animation. It surely was something that drew me closer to this show.
Talking about the story it isn’t something I can easily describe, while it is really something which was good.
Nagi no Asukara is set in a world where there are two races of humans, those who live on land and those who live in the ocean. It’s not like any of the races live in the caves or are backward but the people from the sea have the ability to breath both on land and sea giving them an advantage.
The anime revolves around four middle school kids from the sea. After their school close down, these kids move to another school but on the land. They face a bit of a hard start of the school year, mostly because the four kids belong to a race of people who live under the sea, and the relationship between the sea dwellers and the land people aren’t the best.
Why weren’t the relationship between the sea dwellers and the land people good? There were many reasons to that but the most prominent one being the fact that the population of sea race was constantly decreasing because when a person from sea and person from land felt in love their kids weren’t able to breath in water. Slowing decreasing the population of the sea.
You could say that relationships are the core element in Nagi no Asukara. And not only the relationship between the characters themselves, but also the relationship between the people of the sea and the land dwellers.
I like how Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea succeeds as a coming of age story and its exploration of growing up and dealing with change.
Literally many things happen in this anime but what kills the fun is the ending which was kinda meh when you compare it to the rest of the show. Still the amount tears it leaves you with is of Clannad and Anohana level.