Genres: Fantasy, Magical, Supernatural
Sunlight drifts down through the clear waters of an unnamed sea. Two girls, who seem very at home in their undersea setting, notice a small shiny object floating down toward them. Marin, the older of the two, catches it. Above, in the “sky-world”, a young girl named Kanon has just thrown this ring into the sea… having just been dumped by her boyfriend.
Marin decides that anyone who would have lost something so beautiful must be sad, and heads “skyward”. Her little sister Urin accompanies her to keep her out of trouble. When they finally meet the girl, she again throws the ring away in anger. This time the ring is thrown inland and lands in a shrine. Marin and Urin go off in search of it again, not understanding the situation.
Urin is the first to find the ring, but in trying to reach it, unseals an evil being known as Sedna. In a bit of foreshadowing, supposedly, we see some of the evil energy inhabit the ring (though this is never explained in the first two episodes). The counter this development the ancient Matsumoto, a giant mustached turtle awakens to train the two priestesses that must reseal Sedna.
Of course, this means Marin of the sea and Kanon of the “sky”. At this point the series takes on a decidedly magical-girl spin as the two priestesses begin to realize their powers and defeat an agent of Sedna who has come to shore. The second episode ends with Kanon walking off, telling the sea people that this is not her fight and she wants no part of it.
Now, I must admit I am no fan of the magical-girl genre; otherwise this series might have rated a B. Half of the cast is scantly clad, which I assume was half to make sense of what people would wear under water, while still providing an ecchi factor.
Overall Hook Rating: C