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A beautiful fairy tale that wanders through the earth and the sea. Hikari Sakishima and Manaka Mukaido are Sea Dwellers and childhood friends. When their school in the sea is closed they are forced to attend to an earth’s one, but due to a special encounter, their lives gain a new twist.
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Long ago, human civilization lived on the ocean floor. However, there were many humans who wanted to move and live on the surface. This created a separation between humans. After the school closed sea, four students from there had to move to a school of surface. The series chronicles their lives as well as to adapt them to the new "world" and the relations between them.

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* Manaka Mukaido: An undecided student who is always prone to crying and being clumsy. It means he has feelings for Tsumugu but not sure, since people of the sea and land are prohibited from having a relationship.

* Hikari Sakishima: Childhood friend of Manaka, that he always tries to take over. He has a short temper and often scolds Manaka when she makes mistakes. However, he has feelings for Manaka. He is the son of a priest who serves the god of the sea. As you learn the facts about the people of the sea, and their relationships with the people of the area, and his sister, Hikari becomes more mature.

* Tsumugo Kihara: A boy whose father is a fisherman. One day, he just fishing and knowing Manaka. He's got a lot of interest in the world of the sea. His grandfather came from the sea.

* Chisaki Hiradaira: She is a friend of Manaka and also always looking to take care of her. She has feelings for Hikari, but is afraid to express them, since Hikari has feelings for Manaka.

* Kaname Isaki: Another student of the sea. He is well-behaved and mature for his age. It is implied that he has feelings for Chisaki.

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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Direction: Toshiya Shinohara
Studio: P. A. Works
Original run October 3, 2013 - on display
TV stations: Animax, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, TVA, FTB, BBT, ITC
Episodes: 26 (scheduled)

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The Review

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)

Manaka gets her turn to narrate events, as rapid fire clips of past episodes file past.  We’ve reached the final episode of Nagi no Asukara.  It’s time to finally close out this fairy tale of jilted sea gods and young lovers.

As they say, love conquers all.  Even though in the case of this series it was more often the cause of massive amounts of angst rather than warm fuzzy thoughts.

Miuna and Manaka were both exposed to the whole truth of the sea god’s past with the ofunehiki.  The girl who was tossed into the sea but who never forgot her original love was sad, but she also loved her life underwater.  The sea god thought he was protecting her broken heart when he took away his love’s ability to love.  In a way, Miuna and Manaka were just caught up in the memories of a god with a broken heart.  The sea god didn’t realize that the girl he loved did love him as well, and didn’t want to let go of those feelings.  Be trying to save her her ended up hurting her.

Miuna realizes how foolish the whole situation was, and Manaka seems to understand as well.  Hikari finally realizes how Miuna thought of him, manages to rip away the covering holding Miuna in, and all of their emotions flooding together finally cause the lull in the sea to snap.  It seems the broken sea god finally realized his mistake.  The sleeping residents of the undersea town, or at least a good number of them, finally awaken.

Hikari’s dad is the first to arrive on scene, and we learn that Hikari’s words reached him while he was asleep.  He tells his son that the choice to awaken was a conscious decision, but I kind of doubt that.  It’s probably just dad trying to assert some authority over the situation.  What is clear is that with the discovery of descendants of sea dwellers being able to gain ena, the threat to the dwindling population seems to have ended.  There’s no real reason for the rift between sea and land to exist anymore.

The people of the surface are understandably concerned until the undersea residents arrive and a reunion occurs.  I have to admit I teared up when Chisaki saw her mom and dad for the first time in over five years.  Akari as well.  The rest of the reunions were also cute, but watching Miuna and Manaka blubbering as they embraced was the most amusing.

The final lesson learned?  It’s okay to change and it’s okay to not change.  Fate is not predetermined, so basically go with the flow and do your best.  A simple lesson, but a hard learned one for this cast.

Closure is something that many shows fail spectacularly at.  The early rolling for the credits of NagiAsu meant that they could linger on the daily lives of the cast, post crisis, free from the constraints of the normal closing length.  There are a few surprises in those final moments, including one with everyone’s favorite littlest sea kiddo.  We get to say goodbye to everyone and watch them go about a normal school day morning.  The last lines from Uroku hint at a bright future for their world, and the last lines spoken by Hikari and Manaka show that the sea kiddos should have a bright future ahead of them as well.

In Conclusion:
Nagi no Asukara made a mixed first impression.  It was a beautiful but often frustrating show during it’s first half.  Hikari was not a likable protagonist when we first met him, and Manaka was cute and not much else.  However, by the time the more serious second half of the series rolled around all of the characters had found their footing, growing substantially.  They became more interesting and well rounded, and when tensions started mounting I started to care about them and their uncertain future.

While the characters became interesting over time, the setting was fascinating from the get go.  Magic and science mixed together, with even the smallest background detail meticulously visualized to create some of the best world building I’ve seen.  It’s doubly impressive when you consider it’s for a series which spent most of it’s time focusing on teenage romance.  We never do find discover all of the inner workings of the magic of their world, which is for the best.  In the end it doesn’t matter what makes magic flame burn underwater, no amount of mumbo-jumbo was going to suffice.  Just embrace the magic and move on because…

This is simply one of the loveliest looking anime from the last several years.  From every establishing shot to wide eyed close up, the screen glowed with color and life.  Even the normally regrettable CGI cars that occasionally popped up could be forgiven against the backdrop of the sleepy seaside (and undersea!) towns.  Even if the kids themselves were ridiculously cherubic for the ages they were supposed to be, they were animated with lively expressive faces to go along with the big watery eyes.  By the end of the last episode I was sad to say goodbye to the world of this show.

I found the ending very satisfying after all of the broken hearts, tears, and turmoil.  There’s a little heartbreak still to be found, but everyone has grown up a little, and the sun shines on the sea once again.  I can’t wait until the show is released on video, hopefully blu-ray, so I can revisit the sea in all it’s glory.

(By the Fandon Post)
The episode 25 is very beautiful! OMG I'm crying ...

Tsumugu is very cute! Miunaaaaaa no.... Noooo .....

After I put the review and download the episode, but not to let them curious, watch this site, the episode online.

I got very emotional, an anime that was developing every episode and infecting with a beautiful story. Now I'm looking forward to the last episode, I hope to close with a flourish!

What did you think of the episode? What do you think will happen?…


The Review

I have a new found respect for Manaka after the beginning of this episode.  It turns out Manaka had confided in Tsumugu, pre-timeskip, how she felt about Hikari.  Yes, of course she loves him, and she says why she does so eloquently that it makes me wonder if Manaka’s usual ditzy persona is more an act that she puts on.  She tells Tsumugu not to tell anyone because Manaka knew how Chisaki felt about Hikari, and she didn’t want to hurt her feelings.

So now we know how this whole situation became so entangled.  Tsumugu could have told Chisaki, but he would have been betraying Manaka’s trust.  Tsumugu only tells Miuna because Miuna heard Manaka’s true feelings floating up off the sea slug stone.

Now that Tsumugu has been backed into a corner he once again approaches Chisaki with a love confession, except this time he tells her that she loves him.  I have to applaud Tsumugu for his straightforwardness and for finally making a firm move.  Chisaki’s inner turmoil has been the cause of most of these long, strung out love battles over the course of the series.  Once she hears the truth about Manaka and Hikari she comes up with a comment about how she always knew they would be together.  I kind of wish Tsumugu had thrown her out a window rather than hug her, since Chisaki is still miserable thinking she shouldn’t be allowed to be the only one happy.  Maybe she just likes being the tortured one.

The real tragedy here is Miuna, who never had a chance with Hikari.   She follows Hikari out of the house the night before the ofunehiki and forces him to confess his love for Manaka, and wants him to keep shouting it.  She runs off in tears, wishing her pain would hit some sort of breaking point.  It’s clear at this point that something is going to happen to Miuna with all those emotions.

Uroko is ushered down from his land shrine, or given a lift rather, and given a position in a temporary shrine at the seaside.  Hikari asks him about the original sacrifice and Uroko admits she wasn’t a looker, and that he figured the surface dwellers were just trying to get rid of inconvenient people.  Reality can be crushing sometime.  When asked if he loved her, the lesser god gives a cryptic answer which is typically otherworldly.  It’s an interesting moment, and Hikari seems to insinuate that Uroko has more control then he actually does.

The ceremony begins, with the girls dressed as shrine maidens carrying the sacred flame.  The procession goes on much the way it had before, except this time with the blue flames casting light above the surface.  If they were thinking that the events of the last ofunehiki were just a fluke then they were wrong.  A rogue wave strikes, Manaka goes overboard into the whirlpools, and all of the kids with ena dive in after her.  Kaname stays behind to make sure Sayu doesn’t go overboard.

The end of this episode isn’t surprising.  It was obvious that the switch was going to take place.  The falling ofunehiki makes me think that it’s possible that Tsumugu’s plan may have actually worked, at least a little, as a substitute.  Unfortunately, Miuna just had to be there, her emotions adding a wrench into the works.  Remember back when the series began and Uroko said something about Hikari and Akari’s bloodline needing his protection because they were important?  Uroko says something which reminded me of that odd statement, which might be the key we need to get out of this mess.  The next episode preview is ominous, and I’m left wondering if there’s going to be another time-skip.  I’m eager to see how everything comes to a close in this emotion driven series.

In Summary:
I honestly don’t have any idea how the final episode of Nagi no Asukara is going to play out, but this episode went down pretty much how I thought it would.  I doubt very much that anyone, viewer or cast, would be happy going forward if they just exchanged one sacrifice for another.  The question is, with only the final episode left, does anyone have a way to save a loved one caught in a dead gods clutches?  What of the rest of the town sleeping beneath the waves?  Can the sea god be healed, and with it everyone else?

(By The Fandom Post)


Episode #25:  “Love is Like the Sea”



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Chichima Featured By Owner Edited Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this anime.  I want to join :love:
CristinaChii Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, it's me again! I've just submitted a photograph in the Cosplay section, hope that it doesn't bother anyone ^^' also, it's a bit quiet in here...
CristinaChii Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting me here! :D Manaka Happy Icon 
Akina-chan-Cosplay Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you a lot for accepting me in your group Manaka Mukaido (Thank you) [V1]
But I think I made a mistake, 'cause I just wanted to join and not as a Founder or Co-Founder
Is it maybe possible to change that?Manaka Mukaido (What should I do) [V1] 
Sorry for causing you trouble immediately
(It was the first time for me to ask a group if I can join therefore this mistake happend -.-)
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Mallier Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me be a part of your group~! Manaka Mukaido (Happy) [V1] 
Namiusa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me as member :D
and for adding my fanart XD
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Heya~ me and my friend created a NagiAsu RP group
IzzyArt54 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since you invited me to this group, I'll give it a shot. =) I'll watch it with my bro. 
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thank you for adding my work to the gallery. 
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