Manaka Mukaido is a character from the anime Nagi no Asukara: A Lull In The Sea, and she"s so well-written.

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Manaka Mukaido is a character from the anime Nagi no Asukara: A Lull in the Sea, an anime by P.A. Works that aired in 2014. She is one of the main characters who lived in a town called Shioshishio and one of the first sea people to attend a high school on the surface.

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Selfless yet often week, Manaka acted as the bright ray in the group & was often loved for her well-written character và the struggles she experienced. However, even after all these years, there may be things fans did not know about this young woman.


Manaka is a sweet và gentle girl who wishes for her friends khổng lồ get along, as well as an Aries. The contrast in how Aries love lớn be number one is a peculiar one, for Manaka rather her friends be alright before her, as that is her nature.

However, Manaka"s clumsiness does come into play with the Aries sign, as well as her tendency khổng lồ think after she does something.


When Manaka went khổng lồ go and deliver food lớn Lord Uroko, the scale of the Sea God and protector of Shioshishio, it was stated as an off-handed bình luận that her Grandmother feels a little more than "friendly" towards him.

Manaka, on the other hand, does not find him to lớn be a good person lớn face as he often teases her. Despite this, she delivers him food.


When Manaka realized she inadvertently became the sacrifice to the Sea God during the halfway point of Nagi no Asukara: A Lull in the Sea, she had realized what was going to happen. Attempting lớn deny her fate, Manaka began khổng lồ forcibly rip of her Ena so she would not be accepted, which was quite a dangerous thing khổng lồ do.

Without Ena, she would not be able to breathe underwater, so this kích hoạt was akin to suicide.


Since the series is also a coming-of-age as well as a romance và the cast begins in their first year of high school, the characters have a lot to giảm giá with emotionally.

The first confession went to Kaname when he confessed lớn Chisaki. Soon after this, Hikari decided to lớn confess to Manaka, but unfortunately, she was unable to lớn answer for a long time.

Hiragana is one of the Japanese writing systems along with kanji và katakana. While the other characters" first và last names are written in kanji, excluding Chisaki, Manaka"s name is written in hiragana.

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Manaka"s name is also the only one that does not have a defined meaning, such as Hikari"s name meaning "light" in Japanese.

Despite popular belief, the sea people of Shioshishio all look the same from humans, with minimal differences. For one, they vày not have scales that are visible at first glance, which is called "Ena" in Nagi no Asukara: A Lull in the Sea.

While at first glance Manaka"s ribbons appear as gills, they are actually ribbons. Also, sea people vì chưng not have gills, only Ena lớn breathe underwater.

Everything Manaka went through during the series shows how selfless she was as a character. She sacrificed herself in turn for Hikari"s older sister to be the sacrifice khổng lồ the Sea God, did not tell Hikari about her feelings for him because Chisaki loved him, & even appeased the others by acting cheerful.

Manaka was shown to lớn be the most selfless out of the others, along with Hikari as he changed.

At the beginning of the series, Manaka found a sea slug in her house and said one with a red belly is good luck. You must tell a sea slug with a red belly your deepest secret.

Little did the audience know that Manaka told the sea slug she loved Hikari, which was a problem no one could answer until the end. Manaka was stated to lớn love sea slung because of how đáng yêu they were and how they help you stay honest.

While Nagi no Asukara: A Lull in the Sea focuses on four childhood friends và a human transfer student, Manaka was marketed and labeled as the lead female character.

This comes into play as the series reaches the halfway point & takes a darker tone once Manaka is used as the sacrifice for the Sea God & loses the ability to love.

During the run of Nagi no Asukara: A Lull in the Sea and after its conclusion, there was a popularity poll that took place in nhật bản that had fans answer who their favorite character was in the series. Manaka was hailed as them ost popular as well as the fan-favorite character in the series, along with Hikari and Chisaki.

Coupled with her dễ thương design, popular voice actress Kana Hanazawa voicing her, & her choices throughout the series, this bolstered her popularity throughout its runtime. Her character development from an indecisive crybaby to lớn an independent girl was also well-received by fans and critics.

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Brianna Albert is an author, writer, reader, and seasonal anime watcher. She has been watching anime since before na-ru-to became Hokage and trying to lớn figure out how khổng lồ bend air since she was in kindergarten. She now works for Valnet, Inc, writing anime lists on Comic Book Resources, writing about television on Screenrant, as well as editing as a Junior Editor. In her spare time, she writes romance novels, works as a freelance Japanese translator, catches hearts in otome games, and binge watches K-Dramas. You can follow her & her witty tweets at
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