Long ago, all humans lived in the ocean. But some who longed for the land abandoned the ocean, casting off the special raiments granted to them by the sea god to adapt them to life under the sea... Though mankind was divided into sea dwellers and land dwellers, each with different ways of thinking, they were all still fellow humans, and they continued to maintain contact as time went on.
Due to the closure of their school four young teenagers from under the sea are sent to attend school on land. Sakishima Hikari, Mukaido Manaka, Hiradaira Chisaki, and Isaki Kaname live in an undersea village, while Kihara Tsumugu lives on land. As these middle school second years meet for the first time they attempt to understand one another and their differences as they try to get along. When things in the sea suddenly start to change the four teens relationships begin to change in the wake of what is to come ... The youthful fantasy tale of these young people's lives unfolds in a strange and beautiful world.
As a P.A Works production I simply knew it was going to be beautiful. . .and it was! Breathtakingly gorgeous animation that often made me pause watching just to admire the beauty of it! The soundtrack was also incredible! I absolutely LOVED the music choices! And the VA's did an amazing job! The plot was also very unique and not at all what I expected when I went into this ... I was thinking mermaids or some such shit but, I got something completely different and was pleasantly surprised at how well it was carrried out! I've never really dealt with drama well so I was kind of turned off by that but I still loved how things were put together. I even got teary eyed several times! The characters were amazingly well done with each character growing before you as the anime progressed. As they struggle with their feelings and what's going on in their lives you watch them fully develop right before your eyes.
Overall I started this anime because it was by P.A Works and I adore their animation, but in the end I completely fell in love, not just with the animation but with the whole package! Nagi no Asukara was a wonderful surprise! Very glad I watched it!
From what I learned in this anime is that some things may change but can still be the same know what I mean?
Very Good! I'm giving a perfect 10. The Story is really really good and I'm telling you, you should really start watching this if you still haven't watched it. It could make you cry, angry, sad and other emotions. What are you waiting for? Start watching it Now! :D :D :D (Don't believe those who said it's not good. They didn't fully understand it so that's why)
Nice anime. Thank god no eechi.........so atleast can watch with anybody. The theme of the story is really good and practical. People who love to watch anime ireespective of their genre will surely love. Watch at least once for the story.
The story is about different types of humans that live on the ocean floor. It follows four 14-year-old middle school students from the sea village, that after their school closes down have to attend Mihama Middle School on the surface. The story then follows their struggles to adjust to a new environment and the relationships between the sea and land people. They also have to deal with their own feelings that have just started appearing between each other. Which by the middle of the series develops into a love triangle, I mean love hexagon.
The animation is completely flawless, and extraordinary beautiful. Honestly SO gorgeous. As well as the sound. Both of the OP & ED were honestly great
The Characters were very enjoyable, they delevopled extremly throughout the series, and I honestly didnt hate any of them.
Overall it was great. I really enjoyed the drama as well as the ups and downs the series had between each character. It truly made me feel for them. Its a great romance series, and even if you are not into romance if you want something beautiful to stare at I truly recommend this, because like I said the animation is flawless.
Also I watched the dub and as well as some eps of the sub and I truly gotta give props to the dub. It was really amazing plus it let me admire more the animation as i wasnt reading the subs. ^_^