Well, after Uchouten Kazoku, PA Works appears to be back to their usual shtick: cute girls at school with lots of drama. The question is, will Nagi no Asukara be another True Tears or another Hanasaku Iroha? Because if it’s another True Tears I can’t wait.
I’d like to think it is. There’s a big focus on the drama, and multiple love triangles have already been presented. Hanasaku Iroha and Tari Tari also began with some excellent drama. Fool me once, shame on— shame on you. Fool me— you can’t get fooled again.
But let’s be optimistic, assume this is more along the lines of True Tears, and let ourselves get fooled again. If so, I’m a bit concerned because the main female character appears to be nothing more than a walking sack of moe. Now Noe was also extremely moe, but she was also nuts (best girl by the way). What else does this girl have to her besides being cute?
The rest of the characters, on the other hand, do seem interesting, particularly the main two boys. The conflict between the sea and land people provide extra challenges for the budding romance, which will pay off well.
The portrayal of underwater life leaves much to be desired: it’s basically identical to living on the land. You’d think they could have been more creative. I mean, why is everyone walking underwater?
The show does look darn pretty, as we’ve come to expect from PA Works.