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 


The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=158 terms)
1 廃校 
2 海神Coined word
4 磯臭い 
5 磯の臭い 
6 磯の香 
7 お船曳きCoined word
8みたまび御霊火Coined word
9 発情期 
10 エナCoined word
11 ぬくみ雪Coined word
12 生贄 
13 捧げる 
15 供物Religious terms
16ぐうじさま宮司様Religious terms
17 ちゃんとする 
18 潮流 
19 追放 
21 蚊帳の外Idioms
22 幼馴染 
23 決行 
25 漁場 
26くもつ供物Religious terms
27 干物になる 
28 ダチ 
29 冬眠 
30 生け贄Religious terms
31 漁協 
32 潮流 
34 自意識過剰 
35 団地妻 
36 実習 
38 蚊帳の外 
39 片想い 
40 両想い 
42 カマス 
43 上等 
44 日照り 
45はごろも羽衣Religious terms
46 お伺い 
47 つまみ 
48 馴れ馴れしい 
49 有志 
50 八つ当たり 
51 進学 
52 並み大抵のこと 
53 羊膜 
55 不倫 
56 たぶらかす 
57 焼きを入れる 
59 因縁 
60 犯行声明文 
61 加害者 
62 罰当たり 
63 求人 
64 身寄り 
66 性急 
67 女ったらし 
68 上履き 
69 露出魔 
70 塩素 
73 ダメ元 
75 ドンマイ 
76 ないがしらにする 
77 水に流すIdioms
78 雲行きIdioms
79 スジ 
80 甲斐性 
82 庇護下 
84 逢引き 
85 邪道 
86 命脈 
87 絶食 
89 形見分け 
90 亭主 
91 傍観者 
92 面の皮が厚いIdioms
93 不束者ですが 
94 末永くよろしくお願いしますIdioms
95 こんなご時世 
96 刹那 
97 半信半疑 
98 虫のいい話 
99 総意 
100 天候不順 
102 至れり尽くせり 
103 足を向けて寝れないIdioms
104 へっぴり腰 
106 さざ波が立つ 
108 言い出しっぺ 
109 連行 
110 お口に合う 
111 妄言 
112 手狭 
113 脳外科 
114 本調子 
115 怒涛 
116 年貢の納め時Idioms
117 編入 
118 タメ口 
119 ダブり(留年) 
120 去勢を張るIdioms
122 三親等 
123 型紙 
125 御用聞き 
126 被膜 
127 夢遊病者 
130 脳波 
131 心当たり 
132 隠匿 
134 謙遜 
135 万策を尽くしたIdioms
136 途方に暮れるIdioms
137 張本人 
138 五感 
139 拍子抜け 
140 期末(テスト) 
141 連立方程式 
142 動名詞 
143 へそ曲がり 
146 受験 
147 魚面相 
149 均衡がとれる 
150 未来永劫 
151 助け舟を出すIdioms
152 日直 
153 差し入れ 
154 抜かりはない 
155 チンチクリン 
156 そばかす 
157 肩甲骨 
158 平成 



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