We break from our current level of slacking to bring to you a review of the wonderful little manga from manga-ka Kou Fumizuki, Umi No Misaki. A whimsical little slice of life manga with a surprisingly engaging story line and wonderful little characters that one can't help but want to see what they turn into. It also explores concepts of faith and divinity and how it relates to both those who are gods and those who believe in them.
There's a lot of stories about the gods and goddesses as they descend to the Earth where they find love and adventure with us unpredictable and exciting mortals. Still, so very few actually deal with the fact that these are what we have classified as divine beings. These creatures are what our race has worshiped since before we walked upright. Sure, they descend from their lofty homes and come to live with us, sometimes teaching us, sometimes tricking us, sometimes hating us, and sometimes loving us, but through it all...that very divinity is as much a part of them as our mortality is part of us, and we must not forget it. Come with me, as we go on a journey with Goto Nagi, Narumi Shizuku, Nagumo Karin, Mitsurugi Soyogi, and their friends as we explore what it means to be divine, and mortal, and how it relates to the love between the two...or four as the case may be.