Nagi no Asukara episode 1 [First Impression]: Drifting Away

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Hikari, Manaka and their friends have had their underwater school shut down recently. This forces them to go to school above sea level and on land, where Manaka meets this good looking boy who seems to take an interest in her. Hikari, who likes Manaka, sees this as a menace and becomes a little more possessive of Manaka…nagi no asukara tsumugu


*takes a deep breath through her nose* The drama, the character development, the romance, I smell it all! I just know this show will be my kind of thing.

It seems like my love/hate relationship with P.A. Works continues, as I once more try out one of their shows and hope it doesn’t become a flop; just like the last 3 that came out. Still under the influence of True Tears and Hanasaku Iroha, I’ll keep hoping for that awesome Slice of Life to show up once more and to bring me to tears. I’ll be honest here, I’m pretty sure Nagi no Asakura could hit the mark.

nagi no asukara hikari tsundereOne of the big reasons for me to believe that is the way that the whole show is set up at the moment. We see everything from the point of view of Hikari, who is definitely in love with Manaka; although, it seems like Manaka is already drifting away from him and the show has barely started. Now, Hikari sees it as a “fateful meeting” between Tsumugu and Manaka, does that mean they will end up together? I doubt they’d just leave the main protagonist in the dust like that and have the whole story revolve around Manaka’s love. Already, I sense a good deal of drama coming from that love triangle.

And, not only do we have a love triangle there, it seems like we have another one revolving among childhood friends: Chisaki is also in love with Manaka (man, that is one popular girl). I do believe that Kaname could also join the party, which makes me once more expect tons of drama.nagi no asukara chisaki cry

The last thing I see, which is the reason of my fangirl over this show, is the potential character evolution that could happen. Now, when the show has “potential” doesn’t mean that it will bring it all the way up to my expectations, but what I see right now are a lot of immature kids who could learn a lesson or two about life. Our main character, in particular, acts like such a tsundere kid who doesn’t care about his responsibilities that he’s bound to hit a few walls. Once more, this calls out for drama… But more than that, it also calls for substance of character, and therefore plot.nagi no asukara hikari brat

In the end, you can be certain that I will watch this show. The story looks to be as promising as the art gives it credit for, the drama is there and I’ll admit that I love the little fishy universe they’ve added into it. I also like the fact that it’s a 26-episode show, which also gives it promise to be a good show. I may not blog it, however. Considering I’ve already put my name down for Kyoukai no Kanata, I may not have time for this one… If the second episode is as promising as the first one, though, I might become suicidal and do it anyways…

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