Nagi no Asukara – 11

Working together

Ojoshi take 4

spring13-highwI don’t know if there’s too much to talk about in this week’s episode of Nagi no Asukara, but let’s find out. It kind of feels like we’ve hit “a lull in the show”, as we’re waiting for the hammer to fall

The Ofunehiki is Back On Again

Apologizing

Asking for help, a change of heart

And now with the support of the Fishing Cooperative. One could say that it’s awfully convenient that when they start to believe the warnings that they’re now interested in helping. But that’s the way humans are. And Uroko even acknowledges that this is unexpected and appreciated, that they are not “a total loss.” And no, the Ofunehiki doesn’t have too much meaning by itself, but if it’s a situation of belief, then it could be the start of a revival of the belief in the Sea God, a touchstone of faith.

Back here again

Maybe they think this will work this time

And everyone’s pitching in, even though Hikari is told that it won’t make a difference. I do wonder what Akari’s thinking is with offering to become the ‘sacrifice’ for the ceremony. I can imagine that there could be some magic happen, and the Sea God “reclaims” his lost daughter, and that would be quite the scandal, as well as quite the blow to Miuna, who oscillates between wanting Akari around and trying to get rid of her for her own good. Thankfully, Akari explains that she only wants to live in the same time and place as Miuna, a good way to put it.

Akari takes the lead

Akari for sacrifice

Everybody Conga!

awkward

Awkwaaaaard

With Kaname’s confession starting the episode, and Chisaki’s vow to confess to Hikari ending it, we’re getting everyone to realize their part in the love conga line. Meanwhile, Hikari is admitting to himself that he loves Manaka, and she’s showing weird amounts of support for Hikari. But then Manaka is showing weird amounts of support for everyone, even if I think she’s being a little annoying always saying “me too!”

Imploring Uroko

Hikari tries his best

The real key is what Manaka will do. And it’s clear that the hibernation or sleep or whatever they’re calling it is worrying her, to the point where I’m not sure if Manaka will actually go through with it. Could she start a chain reaction of all the kids not joining the rest of the village?

Proposal time

This was nice

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Not a lot of conclusive movement this time, but some admitting to self that is an important sign, especially on the parts of Chisaki and Hikari. We also have the deepening commitment of Akari to Itaru and Miuna, which makes me fear for a possible tragic twist to come, with her becoming the offering in the boatdrift ceremony. But we’ll just have to see what happens as we end out this first cour of the series.

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9 Responses to “Nagi no Asukara – 11”

  1. skylion says:

    I don’t know if the pacing of the show allows for to much shock and awe for surprises at this point; it all plays out fair medium key. So I expect new development, but with the same gradual shifts we’eve seen so far.

    Oh, and Ojoshi gonna get whacked again. I think it’s a thing.

    • Highway says:

      Oh, they’ve got plenty of time for some big twists. It is a 2-cour show after all. Now whether that will happen is a different story. That would also be rather against type for Mari Okada. Minor crises, sure (ex: Taiga falling into the woods, Noe running away and almost falling into the sea, Kissui Inn bilked for a lot of money), but no major contrived tragedies like some cheesy KEY property (I’m just a leetle (read: ‘pretty’) ticked off at Little Busters!).

      • skylion says:

        I” reserve the right to be wrong, since I’m going with some gut feelings, but I don’t think this is a big twist show.

        Oh, yeah, Little Busters. Part of my has to respect that rather ballsy, yet cheesy approach to drama. But just a small part.

        • Highway says:

          Hey, I think that it’s more that you have the freedom and opportunity to be wrong.

          I don’t really think it’ll be a big twist show, either, and even if it’s something that would be played up into a big twist in some other show, it wouldn’t be presented that way in this show.

          • skylion says:

            Hey, I think that it’s more that you have the freedom and opportunity to be wrong

            Word

        • d-LaN says:

          You guys should be glad you don’t have access to Taiwan/HK soap drama XD

          So I guess no one likes LB! Refrain here? Awwww :’( IMHO Refrain have been going uphill since it started and the latest episode is the culmination of all the FEELS. Watching Kyosuke breaking down is really painful in a good way.

          • Highway says:

            Spoilers for Little Busters! Refrain follow: Show ▼

  2. BlackBriar says:

    Curiosity is eating me alive as to how the second half of the series will go because it feels like things are ending right now. Not to mention we haven’t reached the halfway mark yet.

    There have always been love triangles in most shows but it’s not often you come across a love “circle” (If calling it that is appropriate) because everyone wants someone else. I haven’t seen anything like that since Ano Natsu de Matteru.

    I’m glad the blockheads decided to give the Boatdrift Ceremony another chance but I’m still chastising them for cancelling it in the first place because of their inflated egos. It’s saddening that people actually decide to do something only when it’s convenient because they’re forced into a corner. If not for the seasonal changes, this wouldn’t happen at all.

    • Highway says:

      AnoNatsu is another one with a big love Conga Line. I call it that because there’s one couple at the head, and then a lot of people who like the next person in line. To me, a circle would have to be one that closed. A likes B likes C likes D likes A.

      Of course, there’s my favorite: Hatsukoi Limited’s Relationship Chart.

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