So I thought this might interest you and some of you might already know this but:
The setting of Nagi no asukara is probably in Taiwan. I always had the feeling that the scenes in the anime look somehow familiar, but never bothered to piece the clues together. It took me some time to link references based on my memory of the previous episodes and real life experience. There are several scenes in the animation which are exact hits, they probably applied a filter to a photo. In a simplified analogy landfags = Taiwanese, fishpeople = Japanese. I find this quite possible since Taiwan used to be a Japanese colony before WW2 and many Japanese tourists visit Taiwan on a regular basis. Many Japanese expats find jobs here and some decide to settle down with locals. The evidence is just too overwhelming to disregard. It's a long list but I will try to list some of them out.
1. Sea god Folk religion:
The ofunehiki thing is a based on Taiwanese folk religion. Every year a ship of goodies is sent to the sea for the seagod (no human aboard). The major only difference is the ship is burnt instead of sunk, and the sea god is female. Oh and urokosama has a Taiwanese punk haircut.
It looks and functions exactly like a Taiwanese organic detergent. The detergent is extracted from the sea and looks/tastes like salt. You use it by adding it to water.
3. Fish on the knee cap:
It's a Buddhist story. Long story short: a monk woke up one day finding a human face on his knee. The humanface caused him immense pain and even asked to be fed. He later learned that it was the result of karma and he resolved the issue by cleaning it with blessed water.
4. The bridge pillars:
The unfinished bridge pillars: looks exactly the same as the highway system that was recently completed. The highway was originally 3 lanes wide, but they decided to broaden it by adding another 2 lanes. The pillars for the extra 2 lanes is the thing that you see in the anime.
I want to fuck Sayu.
5. Elementary school underwater:
Many elementaries school constructed a few decades ago are now underwater at the south of Taiwan due to sea level rising. I remember this being openly discussed or taught in class sometime in highschool.
6. Fishing boat in the first episode:
A few months before the anime was aired, there was an incident about Taiwanese fishermen being shot dead by Philippine coast guards. The fishing boat has entered disputed waters and they decided to open fire. Hikari's remark in the first episode was spot on.
7. Project 118:
The other day I overheard a conversation in the university cafeteria. Two guys were discussing NnA and one of them said the author is Taiwanese. I did some search on "原作: Project 118". No results were found in either Japanese/English/Mandarin about what this "project 118" is. Since no results are avaibable on the internet, the information of the author being Taiwanese must have come first hand(as in he probably knows/is the author). All this immediately made sense since "lane 118" is quite a famous lane in our university.
There is probably more that I could add to the list, but you get the idea.
And? With that information can you predict the ending OP?
>And? With that information can you predict the ending OP?
I could probably ask the guy since I probably know him or at least know a friend that knows him.
But I don't want to be a dough and blow his cover and spoil it for you.
>6. Fishing boat in the first episode:
>A few months before the anime was aired, there was an incident about Taiwanese fishermen being shot dead by Philippine coast guards. The fishing boat has entered disputed waters and they decided to open fire. Hikari's remark in the first episode was spot on.
Questionable. Territorial disputes in the pacific has been common nowadays especially with China being aggressive in their claim. Isn't Taiwan engaging the Japs more though? I remember that water canon duel. Hilarious shit
Go make another shingeki no kyojin theory. There is no Shioshishio beside Taiwan,
Someone post the chart.
No, but the butthurt of that particular incident was so immense that our president demanded an official apology from their president, which we never received.(or did we?)
the author is not okada mari?
She probably had helpers.
or maybe there someone had to create the setting for her.
or maybe its the collective work of many.