Nagi no Asukara
Sweet mother of… Is Japan trying to imitate America now? Please don’t… Japanese cartoons are so much better than American cartoons… There’s no need to make a Japanese version of Spongebob Squarepants.
So yeah, it looks okay, but really? We have to watch twenty-six weeks of underwater romance? It would’ve been okay if the characters were mermaids or something, but no… They’re actual humans that live in the sea.
The story… My god. This is certainly pretty unique. Sure, America did it first with Spongebob Squarepants, a talking sponge that lives in a pineapple, but this is so much better.
It’s a difficult choice. I have no idea what to think of this. Is it good? Is it bad? The first episode wasn’t really enough. This is one of those shows that you need to evaluate for yourselves. I suppose romance and fantasy fans would be okay with something like this.
Plot Summary: Long ago, humanity lived in the sea. But the humans who longed for the land left the sea behind. They cast aside the special raiment they’d been given by the sea god that let them live in the ocean. The thinking of the sea humans and the land humans became as separate as the places they lived, and as countless time passed, they forgot they were once one people. This will change as the land-dwelling human Tsumugu Kihara befriends four girls who live in a village at the bottom of the sea.