Top 10 Anime Set by the Sea [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • It's summer, and what could be better than spending the summer vacation near the sea? Well, you could watch anime about characters near the sea whilst sat under the air conditioning in the comfort of your own home!
  • To find out which anime set near the ocean Japanese fans most want to watch this summer, Akiba Souken held a poll from July 11 to 25, and got 1,546 responses.
  • Have you seen all their recommendations? Or can you think of better maritime anime? Let's get to the ranking and find out!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. Tsuritama / 49 votes

9. Suisei no Gargantia / 54 votes

8. Kantai Collection: KanColle / 74 votes

7. Shinryaku! Ika Musume / 76 votes

6. AIR / 90 votes


Top 5 - Top 1


5. Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova

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98 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2013 - December 2013

Synopsis

By 2039, global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost. As though in response, a mysterious group of warships clad in mist, "the Fleet of Mist," appeared in every corner of the ocean, and began attacking human ships. In spite of humanity mustering all their strength, they were utterly defeated by the Mist's overwhelming force. All of humanity's trade routes were blockaded by the Fleet of Mist, their political economy was destroyed, and the human race was steadily beaten down. Seven years later, the Fleet of Mist's submarine I-401 appears before cadet Gunzo Chihaya. The humanoid life form that pilots the sub, who should be their enemy, is instead offering her services to mankind.

(Source: ANN)

4. Love Live! Sunshine!!

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130 votes

  • Episodes: TBA
  • Aired: July 2016 - Present

Synopsis

Love Live! Sunshine!! takes place at Uranohoshi Girls Academy in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture. Tucked away in a corner of Suruga Bay, there is a small high school where 9 girls including Chika Takami are rising up with a giant dream in their hands. What is that dream? Well naturally, it is to become bright and shining school idols, Aquors! If they don’t give up, their dreams will surely come true!! Focusing on now just becoming shining stars, they begin their reckless dash forward! Now, the new school idol project where anyone’s dream can come true is about to begin!

Anime Database Page

Love Live! Sunshine!! - Anime Summer 2016

3. Nagi no Asukara

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221 votes

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: October 2013 - April 2014

Synopsis

Long ago, all humans lived beneath the sea. However, some people preferred the surface and abandoned living underwater permanently. As a consequence, they were stripped of their god-given protection called "Ena" which allowed them to breathe underwater. Over time, the rift between the denizens of the sea and of the surface widened, although contact between the two peoples still existed.

Nagi no Asukara follows the story of Hikari Sakishima and Manaka Mukaido, along with their childhood friends Chisaki Hiradaira and Kaname Isaki, who are forced to leave the sea and attend a school on the surface. There, the group also meets Tsumugu Kihara, a fellow student and fisherman who loves the sea.

Hikari and his friends' lives are bound to change as they have to deal with the deep-seated hatred and discrimination between the people of sea and of the surface, the storms in their personal lives, as well as an impending tempest which may spell doom for all who dwell on the surface.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

2. Amanchu!

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224 votes

  • Episodes: TBA
  • Aired: July 2016 - Present

Synopsis

Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful girl who loves the ocean and diving. Futaba is a girl who has just moved from Tokyo and is introverted. Together, they both begin to attend Yumegaoka High School and both also join the diving club at school. Set on the stage of the Izu Peninsula which is ripe with bountiful, beautiful nature, these two girls and their diving adventures throughout the four seasons brings them wonderful everyday happiness and satisfaction.

Anime Database Page

Amanchu! - Anime Summer 2016

1. Haifuri (High School Fleet)

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300 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2016 - June 2016

Synopsis

Live in the ocean, protect the ocean, transcend the ocean - that’s what it means to be a Blue Mermaid!
Due to a shift in the tectonic plates around 100 years ago, much of Japan’s land was lost to flooding. In order to protect the remaining soil, cities were built one after the other across the water’s surface. Following the increase of water routes connecting these seaborne cities, much manpower became necessary in order to keep the waters safe.

Following this, women too began to advance into the ocean as professional protectors of the water. These “Blue Mermaids” soon became idolised by girls the nation over.

It is in this age that childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China, and their other friends who are aiming to become Blue Mermaids, enter Yokosuka Ocean Academy and start their bright and fun-filled (?) high school life!

Source: Akiba Souken


amanchu-anime-560x397 Top 10 Anime Set by the Sea [Japan Poll]
Of course Love Live! Sunshine!! and Haifuri are here! What's better than the ocean? Cute girls near the ocean!
amanchu-anime-560x397 Top 10 Anime Set by the Sea [Japan Poll]
I expected those two to be here but I'm surprised to see Amanchu! on here so quickly, although it really is a soothing seaside series so far!