Nagi no Asukara (Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea)

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4.7
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  • #339. Ever-changing tides.
    There was a time where all humans lived in the sea, however most of humanity abandoned it to live on the surface. In doing so their "Ena" was stripped from them by their sea god, ensuing a history of seclusion of the people from the sea and the surface. In this modern time however, adjustments and change are sometimes necessary. Hikari Sakishima and Manaka Mukaido, along with their childhood ...
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  • Beautiful Animation.
    Watched it when it was an ongoing series, and was tuned in every week to see what would happen next. Animation stellar. Characters can be hit or miss (dang it Manaka, an airhead like any other, Hikaru, hotheaded like any other), but culture and relationships between people are phenomenal, especially the dynamics of the relationship between the people of the land and of the sea.
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  • ---Big Fan of Dis---
    This is actually one of my favourite anime, but I'm going to keep this short and sweet.
    On the surface (haha) this seems like your average lovey dovey middle school heartbreaker series but there's a lot of adult concepts. Common themes include racism, the complexities of love and friendship, and sacrifice. It follows the characters as they navigate a new world, new friends and the tragedies of ...
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  • Heartwarming and very detailed
    Very sweet. I love all of the characters and their difficult love triangle pentagon thing. It is a very sad anime, but this doesn't mean that it is bad. There are times where there is a lull(ha get it? ;p) in the story, but then something else comes and stabs you right in the heart. It is very detailed and when I watched it a long time ago some things were confusing especially if you aren't paying ...
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  • Whimsical and Will Melt Your Heart!
    After watching a slew of violent animes, this was such a nice break! The concept was one I had never really seen before, and all the characters are so wonderful. You really do love each and every one of them. The plot had so many love triangles and plot twists (Even if some a bit predictable). All in all I think a great one to watch.
    Warning: As someone who was never give the chance to connect ...
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  • It is so tragically beautiful and knows exactly how to pull on those heart strings
    The style is so pretty and I loved the story line! It had me hooked (no pun intended) from the beginning! It is tragically sad but ends in such a wonderful way. It's not the kind of anime I usually watch and yet I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to watch something a little different.
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  • All aboard the feels train
    This series is truly great. The story, animation and characters are all very high quality. The seaside setting and interesting fantasy elements are also a refreshing change of pace from the mundane school-based stories typical of this genre. My only criticism is that it was exasperatingly melodramatic at times so I detracted one star.

    Highly recommended.
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  • I couldn't stop watching this show ;__;
    This show starts out seeming like it's going to be pretty formulaic, but it pleasantly surprised me. So many serious themes going on here and all of them nice and complicated.. just like they really are. If you want a thoughtful examination of what love is and how change can be both scary and wonderful, this is your series. Bonus points for gorgeous visuals and Toriumi Kousuke's turn as a ...
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