Learn Japanese with Anime: “Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea” (Intermediate Level)


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99% Outstanding

First, say the conclusion. This anime is the best work that is no mistake even if it is the greatest masterpiece ever.

From the first episode, it shows strong drama and story. This profound story continues one story after another. It is a masterpiece story development and composition. It is a masterpiece story that does not require any explanation, and its drama is great because it is a romance for a group play. Although it is a two-part work, the latter half of the story becomes even more wonderful. The story structure that is shown from the adult love story of Akari, the predecessor of the main character, is also difficult to produce. The development and production of the curse of love that will be revealed in the latter half of the latter period is excellent.

The character of each character is shining and the character design is pretty cute as well as personality setting. Miu is so cute. I personally like Akari (laughs). It is particularly excellent in that it is a magnificent fantasy, but it is finished in everyday life without any sense of incongruity.

Hatsukaichi and festivals depict realistic illusions. The eyes are overwhelmingly beautiful, but the subtle effects that capture the character's emotions are also wonderful. Camera work showing facial expressions, gaze, and gestures related to emotional changes is also a very good job. Needless to say the background, P.A.Works shows fantastic beauty with the highest level of background.

The first ED song and the latter ED song are great for masterpieces. The entrance to ED is very nice. The sound is also very effective and the masterpiece is really good. The highest level of touching sound (even the daily part moves the mind). In addition to a unique fantasy world view, there is no more overwhelming production / story romance story.

From the OP, you will be fascinated by the overwhelming splendor of the background and the production of the drawing. I want you to watch this anime on both the corner and the corner. Super masterpiece anime.

  • Story/Worldview 100 %
  • Character 100 %
  • Animation/Background 100 %
  • Songs/Sound 100 %
  • Originality/Enjoyment 95 %
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1. Information

Title (Eng)Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea
Title (Jpn)凪のあすから
Aired Year2013
GenresRomance, Fantasy



2. Synopsis

Long ago, all humans lived beneath the sea. However, some people preferred the surface and abandoned living underwater permanently. As a consequence, they were stripped of their god-given protection called “Ena” which allowed them to breathe underwater. Over time, the rift between the denizens of the sea and of the surface widened, although contact between the two peoples still existed.

Nagi no Asu kara follows the story of Hikari Sakishima and Manaka Mukaido, along with their childhood friends Chisaki Hiradaira and Kaname Isaki, who are forced to leave the sea and attend a school on the surface. There, the group also meets Tsumugu Kihara, a fellow student and fisherman who loves the sea.

Hikari and his friends’ lives are bound to change as they have to deal with the deep-seated hatred and discrimination between the people of sea and of the surface, the storms in their personal lives, as well as an impending tempest which may spell doom for all who dwell on the surface.

Source: https://myanimelist.net/anime/16067/Nagi_no_Asu_kara?q=NAGI


3. Intermediate can Learn Japanese with This Anime

Overall, there are classic terms such as “御霊火” (Mitamabi, Holy Fire) and “巴日” (Tomoebi, Hatsubi), so even Japanese people feel somewhat difficult. Students’ daily conversation is not difficult, but I don’t want to emulate this because the main character, Hikari, speaks in youth language. Other characters speak realistically appropriate for the year, so their way of speaking is good for emulating practice. There are a few difficult terms for traditional events and legends. But more than that, there are a lot of terms related to the sea, because the sea is the stage. In addition, adult lines will have high-level honorifics and difficult dialects, so you will find it difficult to listen to Japanese.


Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate 6.1 terms/episode= 158 / 26
Difficulty Level12th grade= Middle School
Total Difficulty Score73.2 points= 6.1 * 12
Comprehensive JudgmentNormalin 70 to 129.9 points
Recommended Japanese LearnerIntermediate 



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