The Language and Culture of Nagi no Asukara

Cytrus has been recently been thinking that the Shioshishio culture, as well as that of the surface dwellers of the Nagi no Asukara series, is distinctly Japanese. Not in the sense that some of the Japanese ideas the creators were intimately familiar with are reflected in the show’s setting – that could be said for any Japanese show – but in the sense that the world the characters live in is modern Japan, with the only difference being the existence of people capable of breathing in water who have developed a couple of customs of their own.

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