A Lull in the Sea

Nagi no Asu kara

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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.

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English: A Lull in the Sea
Japanese: 凪のあすから
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Apr 3, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:00 (JST)
Producers: Geneon Universal Entertainment, Sotsu, Animax, Rondo Robe, Showgate, Infinite
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Toshiya Shinohara – Director
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Takefumi Anzai – Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshiyuki Asai – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “lull ~Soshite Bokura wa~ (lull ~そして僕らは~)” by Ray (eps 1-13)
OP2: “ebb and flow” by Ray (eps 14-24)
ED1: “Aqua Terrarium (アクアテラリウム)” by Nagi Yanagi (eps 1-13)
ED2: “Mitsuba no Musubime (三つ葉の結びめ)” by Nagi Yanagi (eps 14-25)
ED3: “lull〜Earth color of a calm〜” by Ray (ep 26)

Episode List

01: In Between the Sea and the Land
02: The Chilly Desert
03: The Tradition of the Sea
04: Because We’re Friends
05: Hey, Sea Slug
06: Beyond Tomoebi
07: The Ofunehiki Shakes
08: Beyond the Wavering Feelings
09: Unknown Warmth
10: The Saltflake Snow Falls and Falls
11: The Changing Times
12: I Want to be Kind
13: Unreachable Fingertips
14: The Promised Day
15: The Protector of Smiles
16: The Whispers of the Faraway Waves
17: The Sick Two
18: Shioshishio
19: The Lost, Lost Little…
20: Sleeping Beauty
21: The Messenger from the Bottom of the Sea
22: Thing That Was Lost
23: To Whom Do These Feelings Belong
24: Detritus
25: Love, Is Just Like The Sea.
26: The Color Of The Sea. The Color Of The Land. The Color Of The Wind. The Color Of The Heart. The Color Of You. ~Earth Color of a Calm~



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Absolutely one of the most satisfying experiences in anime I’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a binge session full of emotions, this is it


Gorgeous representation of the sea with an interesting lore and great sound design destroyed by awkward melodrama and annoying characters.


Cool, beautiful, exceptionnal OST, P.A Works, why ask more ? Watch it NOW


Drama + Love Polygons + the Sea = A pretty good and beautiful broadcast Anime


Unique and interesting fantasy that’s kinda over dramatic and has it’s plot dragged along by it’s annoying MC. Looks beautiful though


Simply gorgeous. Breathtaking art, beautiful setting with plenty of lore, great sound and well developed characters. A wonderful fairytale.


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