Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like A Lull in the Sea (Nagi no Asukara). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like A Lull in the Sea (Nagi no Asukara)

10. Tsuritama
9. Golden Time
8. Waiting in the Summer (Ano Natsu de Matteru)
7. Kokoro Connect
6. RDG: Red Data Girl
5. Glasslip
4. Tari Tari
3. Just Because!
2. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
1. From the New World (Shinsekai yori)

10. Tsuritama

TsuritamaSynopsis – Yuki Sanada is a socially awkward young man who lives with his grandmother. Due to her job, they must move around a lot. This means Yuki has difficulty forming lasting relationships with his peers, or relationships at all, for that matter. His fear of social interaction is so great that when asked to make a greeting or parting speech in his classes, Yuki often freezes. As if drowning, he blacks out from the present, only able to focus on his certain ridicule. However, Yuki’s life changes forever when he moves to Enoshima and meets an odd boy named Haru—who claims to be an alien.

Similarity – Both these anime are about the sea and friendship. for the sake of preventing spoilers, lets say something big happens in both anime that are related to the sea. additionally both are drama based. Both series expand the classical love triangle to a pentagon, Nagi no Asukara has a more mature theme though.

9. Golden Time

Golden TimeSynopsis – Due to a tragic accident, Banri Tada is struck with amnesia, dissolving the memories of his hometown and past. However, after befriending Mitsuo Yanagisawa, he decides to move on and begin a new life at law school in Tokyo. But just as he is beginning to adjust to his college life, the beautiful Kouko Kaga dramatically barges into Banri’s life, and their chance meeting marks the beginning of an unforgettable year. After having a glimpse of college life, Banri learns that he is in a new place and a new world – a place where he can be reborn, to have new friends, fall in love, makes mistakes and grow. And as he begins to discover who he was, the path he has chosen leads him towards a blindingly bright life that he will never want to forget.

Similarity – Both series involve a group of characters in a fantasy world where there is comedy, drama, and action. The characters themselves possesses supernatural powers that allow them to fight par-to-par with various adversaries. The series’ main protagonists is strong, independent, and a boss. Both series have various competitions that push various characters to be their best.

8. Waiting in the Summer (Ano Natsu de Matteru)

Waiting in the Summer (Ano Natsu de Matteru)Synopsis- While testing out his camera on a bridge one summer night, Kaito Kirishima sees a blue light streaking across the sky, only to be blown off the railing seconds later. Just before succumbing to unconsciousness, a hand reaches down to grab ahold of his own. Dazed and confused, Kaito wakes up the next morning wondering how he ended up back in his own room with no apparent injuries or any recollection of the night before. As he proceeds with his normal school life, Kaito and his friends discuss what to do with his camera, finally deciding to make a film with it over their upcoming summer break. Noticing that Kaito has an interest in the new upperclassmen Ichika Takatsuki, his friend Tetsurou Ishigaki decides to invite her, as well as her friend Remon Yamano, to join them in their movie project.

Similarity – Aside from having relatively lengthy titles, these two series each take place in a parallel world and are centered around the wacky adventures of a motley crew of four (one guy and three girls) aspiring to defeat a certain demon lord.

7. Kokoro Connect

Kokoro ConnectSynopsis – One day, Aoki and Yui experience a strange incident when, without warning, they switch bodies for a short period of time. As this supernatural phenomenon continues to occur randomly amongst the five friends, they begin to realize that it is not just fun and games. Now forced to become closer than ever, they soon discover each other’s hidden secrets and emotional scars, which could end up tearing the StuCS and their friendship apart.

Similarity – Friends figuring out their feelings for each other and those around them, all while having a looming threat/danger to deal with at the same time. Both series are very dramatic, and many things happen in very short time-spans all at once, making the stories seem somewhat hard to believe. But nonetheless, the drama does keep you constantly questioning what will happen next, and keeps the stories fresh.

6. RDG: Red Data Girl

RDG Red Data Girl
Synopsis – Fifteen-year-old Izumiko Suzuhara just wants to be a normal girl, but that is easier said than done. Raised in a shrine deep in the mountains, she grew up extremely sheltered and painfully shy. She also has the unfortunate tendency to destroy any electronic device simply by touching it. Despite this, she still wants to try and change her life. To mark her determination to follow through on this transformation, Izumiko begins by cutting her bangs, which shocks both her classmates and protectors. And that’s only the start! Her guardian, Yukimasa Sagara, forces his son, Miyuki, to come to the mountain shrine and become Izumiko’s lifelong servant and protector.

Similarity – Beyond the fantasy, there’s also drama and interpersonal relationships going behind the scenes. There are bits of romance, and our main female protagonist becomes the core of it. Both series take place in a school life environment where every day presents a new challenge. It also focuses the daily lives of our characters that fuses fantasy with doses of slice-of-life.

5. Glasslip

GlasslipSynopsis – What if you hold the power to hear the voices or see fragments of images from the future? Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? Glasslip follows the life of Touko Fukami, an aspiring glass artist born from a glass artisan family. She enjoys her worry-free life in Fukui, save for the fragments of images that she sees on occasion. On her 18th summer, she meets the transfer student Kakeru Okikura at her school, and then again at her favorite café called Kazemichi together with all four of her friends. The voices from the future lead Kakeru to Touko, and his arrival disrupts her mediocre existence. All six of the friends must face their most unforgettable summer full of hope, affection, and heartache.

Similarity – Sure was a surprise. It had the same features as nagi no asukara. It’s still quite mysterious. Its very similar to Nagi because of the characters and the place its located. Its just a small town near the sea with not so many people. Very good if you like a little comedy and romance in a slice of life kind of anime. Though it may be a little slow .

4. Tari Tari

Tari TariSynopsis – At Shirahamazaka High School, a special recital is held every year in which music students are able to showcase their talents in front of professionals and other prestigious guests. A third year, Konatsu Miyamoto desperately wants to sing in her last high school recital, but because she screwed up the year before, the vice principal has barred her from participating. That’s when Konatsu comes up with a new plan to get involved; instead of joining the official choir, she’ll form her own singing club with her friends! Unfortunately, this proves to be harder than she imagined. Konatsu be able to find enough members for her club and actually be ready to sing at one of the most important events of the school year and graduate without regrets?

Similarity – The way the characters are structured are very similar–they both have five main characters, the only difference is the main character in Tari Tari is female and in Nagi no Asukara, male. Conflicts are shown for each character in both shows. In Tari Tari, each of the main characters has their own life struggle and the anime will show them one by one. In Nagi no Asukara, the struggles are between the characters themselves. Either way both shows will give you the ‘feels’ if that’s what you’re looking for.

3. Just Because!

Just Because
Synopsis – For a group of high school seniors, a chance reunion with a transfer student will change the course of their final year. Eita Izumi has come back to his hometown after four years and encounters some unlikely acquaintances: Haruto Soma, Eita’s childhood friend; Ena Komiya, the photography student who witnesses Eita and Haruto’s reunion; Mio Natsume, whose feelings for her middle school crush still linger; and Hazuki Morikawa, a girl who seems uninterested in romantic relationships. When the paths of these five cross, their fates turn in a way none of them could have seen coming.

Similarity – Both deal with confronting and moving on from feelings in the past. Both of the shows have the same love pentagon going on which give them a very similar vibe. The only key difference is the pacing, the environment, and the supernatural twist of Nagi no Asukara.

2. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada ShiranaiSynopsis – Jinta Yadomi is peacefully living as a recluse, spending his days away from school and playing video games at home instead. One hot summer day, his childhood friend, Meiko “Menma” Honma, appears and pesters him to grant a forgotten wish. He pays her no mind, which annoys her, but he doesn’t really care. After all, Menma already died years ago. At first, Jinta thinks that he is merely hallucinating due to the summer heat, but he is later on convinced that what he sees truly is the ghost of Menma. Jinta and his group of childhood friends grew apart after her untimely death, but they are drawn together once more as they try to lay Menma’s spirit to rest.

Similarity – The overall atmosphere of the series is very alike. Most of all because the characters of Manaka and Menma seem very similar, and both of them have a friend who always cares about them (Hikari and Jinta respectively). Both series are about a group of friends who spend time together.

1. From the New World (Shinsekai yori)

From the New World (Shinsekai yori)Synopsis – Shinsekai yori tells the unique coming-of-age story of Saki and her friends as they journey to grow into their roles in the supposed utopia. In the town of Kamisu 66, 12-year-old Saki Watanabe has just awakened to her powers and is relieved to rejoin her friends—the mischievous Satoru Asahina, the shy Mamoru Itou, the cheerful Maria Akizuki, and Shun Aonuma, a mysterious boy whom Saki admires—at Sage Academy, a special school for psychics. However, unease looms as Saki begins to question the fate of those unable to awaken to their powers, and the children begin to get involved with secretive matters such as the rumored Tainted Cats said to abduct children.

Similarity – A group of friends slowly discovering more about the society they live in. Both start off following a young group of friends, their life, their friendship, etc, but soon evolve into something much more. Shinsekai Yori is a lot more mature than NnA but both excel in transmitting emotion and captivating the viewer until the end.

Credits – MAL, ANN

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