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Umi no Misaki (海の御先?) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Kou Fumizuki. It is currently serialized in Hakusensha's bi-weekly publication, Young Animal.


Nagi Goto moves to the southern Japanese island of Okitsushima, and ventures out to see Umi no Misaki, a striking cape jutting out into the ocean. But when he arrives, he finds that there is much more to this cape than a wondrous view. There is something peculiar about the cape, and about the island's inhabitants...


The Protagonist

Nagi Goto (後藤 凪 Gotou Nagi?) (Age: 17)

A high school sophomore from Tokyo, Nagi comes to Okitsushima to see the birth place of his mother, and soon becomes a resident of the island. His father is currently stuck in New York for work, so Nagi is forced to live on his own. While attending the secret Dragon God Festival held once a year, he is informed that he is the latest reincarnation of the Dragon God.
Nagi was young when his mother died, and as a result had shown a tough, outer exterior at school, but he soon discovered that he wasn't having any fun, and vowed to start acting more spontaneously, which has led to the personality he has. He is kind and considerate, but finds himself overwhelmed with the idea of being the Dragon God. He takes the time to learn more about his role, and about the Cape Maidens, and as a result of his actions, he starts to gain their trust, as well as their affections. He is a hard worker, as evidenced when he asks Shizuku to help him study, so he can catch up to the other students on the island, and is very good at cooking, as his cooking is regularly praised by the maidens.

The Cape Maidens

The role of a Cape Maiden is ultimately to gain the favor of the incarnated Dragon God. They are viewed as gods among the islands residents, and are called upon for blessings and the such.

Shizuku Narumi (鳴海 雫 Narumi Shizuku?) (Age: 17)
Shizuku is the first person Nagi met upon landing on the island. When she first met him, she didn't know that Nagi would eventually become a resident of the island, so she felt she was able to play the role of someone unlike herself. Upon realizing he was going to be living on the island, she made every effort to ignore him, to the point of telling him that she didn't know who he was and that he should stop talking to her.

She is soon to be revealed as the Maiden of the Sea, the "Giver of Blessings". She always displays a stoic expression, to the point of isolating herself from everyone on the island but the other maidens. She has gone as far as volunteering to live on her own so that the other maidens wouldn't have to. Upon getting to know Nagi, Shizuku begins to act a little more like the girl she was when they first met, believing that the Dragon God had sent him to her so that she could start to act more like a normal girl.

She enjoys cooking, although she isn't as accomplished a cook as Karin or Nagi. She has confessed her feelings for Nagi, admitting she has loved him ever since she met him. She loves reading manga (she has a room filled with several volumes of manga), plush animals, and eating sweets. She is also a very strong swimmer, as evidenced when she saves Nagi from drowning during their first meeting.

Soyogi Mitsurugi (御剣 そよぎ Mitsurugi Soyogi?) (Age: 17)
Nagi meets Soyogi on the first day of school. When Nagi approaches Shizuku and starts talking casually to her, he is told by Soyogi to keep away from her. When he touches Karin, Soyogi puts him in an armlock. She is the Maiden of the Wind, the "Giver of Protection". She takes her role very seriously, as she has been groomed for the role ever since she was a child.

When she learns that Nagi is the Dragon God, she goes as far as to trying to seduce Nagi in his sleep, despite the fact that she is originally disappointed that he is the Dragon God. But in time, she comes to realize that she is more disappointed in the fact that she has little to no idea how best to interact with him, as she has put very little time in day-to-day interactions. The knowledge that she isn't as perfect as she thought she was shakes her, until Nagi compliments her on her many strengths. She has come to realize how much she cares about him, loving the fact that he likes her for who she is.

She has the least amount of skill in the kitchen, as the only thing she was able to prepare properly was miso soup with no contents in it, but she contends that when it comes to housework, she is far better at it than either Shizuku or Karin. As well, she is talented in fishing, as well as playing the Sanshin, an instrument like the Shamisen. Like Shizuku, she lives on her own.

Karin Nagumo (南雲 火凜 Nagumo Karin?) (Age: 16)
Nagi first "meets" Karin as he is looking out of the window of his new home and sees her changing her clothes. Loud and opinionated, she is convinced that Nagi is a peeper and a pervert, and tells him repeatedly to "get off this island". Despite knowing that he lives next door, Karin continues to show a lack of discretion, as she has continually been caught by Nagi in various forms of nudity.

She is the Maiden of Fire, the "Giver of Prosperity". Upon learning that Nagi is the current incarnation of the Dragon God, Karin stopped berating him and adopted a more docile and timid personality, much to Nagi's chagrin. He quickly puts an end to it, saying that he preferred the loud Karin and that he would figure out a way for her and the others to be themselves. After accomplishing this feat, Karin receives a blessing from Nagi and tells him "whether as the Dragon God, or as yourself, I accept you". Shortly thereafter, she realizes that she has fallen in love with Nagi, to the point that she eventually confronts her "sisters" and tells them that she is going to put all of her effort in gaining his favor.

She is the most outgoing of the three maidens, as she enjoys going out and greeting the public, but despite her cheerful personality, she often feels inferior to the other Maidens, often to the point of doubting herself. She has recently decided that while she is not a firm believer in the Dragon God, that she "will believe in Nagi". She is the only maiden who still lives at home with her family. She is rather adept at cooking, as she helps out her Obaa out with the cooking.

Other Characters

Rinne Nagumo (南雲 凜音 Nagumo Rinne?) (Age:)
Karin's younger sister. Quiet and shy, Rinne doesn't say much but she takes to Nagi upon their first meeting, referring to him as "Niinii" (A childish form for "Onii-san" - "big brother"), which disturbs Karin since she described her as being withdrawn and introverted. She attends the same school as the others, but is in a different class. She's recently been shown to be developing deeper feelings for Nagi, culminating to an intense wet dream which strangely coincided with his first time with Shizuku.

Tamae Kisaragi (如月 珠江 Kisaragi Tamae?) (Age:24?)
Kisaragi is the high school teacher at the local school. She majored in Ancient Folklore in college, hence the reason she is so interested in the culture of Okitsu. Upon first glance, she is easily confused for a student due to her short stature and (sometimes) immature personality. While she can be loud, obnoxious, violent (upon meeting Nagi for the first time, she attacks him for making her late), and crude (she has commented several times on Nagi's body). She is also very knowledgeable, and teaches several different classes. She also cares about her students, as she can tell when something good or bad has happened to them without even asking, as she believes that any good teacher should pay attention to their students. She is able to figure out that Nagi is the Dragon God due to the changes in the Maidens since his arrival.

Kaito (海斗 Kaito?) (Age: 17)
Classmate of Nagi, Karin, Shizuku and Soyogi. At first he thought like rest of the class that Nagi wasn't going to stay long in the island. After Nagi's and Kisaragi's welcome barbecue party he has started to wonder like rest of the class who Nagi really is. He and rest of the class don't know that Nagi is the new Dragon God.

Konatsu Kuruma (来間 小夏 Kuruma Konatsu?) (Age: 16)
Shizue Hirara (平良 静江 Hirara Shizue?) (Age: 17)
Suzuho Yoshino (吉野 涼帆 Yoshino Suzuho?) (Age: 17)
Three girls who are seen together. they are Nagi's and the Maidens' classmates. Hirara was pretty shocked with the rest of the class when Nagi called Shizuku by her first name. At the barbecue party she confronts Nagi to say that he's too close to the maidens but Soyogi said that it was okay. They don't know that Nagi is Dragon God but are wondering just who the hell he is, that he can change Maidens like that.

Keiko Satomi (里美 恵子 Satomi Keiko?) (Age: 24)
A close friend of Tamae Kisaragi since high school, she has gone on to become a well known actress and done action films as well as Taiga drama Taiga Drama]. Keiko tells Nagi and company to call her Mike (pronounced : Meekay), her nickname. She appears to be outgoing and child-like in her behavior as well as a bit clumsy. Mike comes to the island at Tamae Kisaragi's invite and falls in love with the beauty of Okitsu. Kisaragi introduces Nagi to Mike as the "Dragon God" of the Island so of course Nagi is "Dragon God-kun" from that point on. Because Kisaragi lives in the school, she guilt routes Nagi to let Mike stay at his home, this does not sit well with the maidens, it is also hinted that she has feelings for Nagi.


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Date Issue ISBN First-week Sales
2007-09-28 Volume 1 ISBN 978-4-592-14481-6
2008-03-28 Volume 2 ISBN 978-4-592-14482-3
2008-07-29 Volume 3 ISBN 978-4-592-14483-0
2008-12-24 Volume 4 ISBN 978-4-592-14484-7
2009-05-29 Volume 5 ISBN 978-4-592-14485-4 27,171[1]
2009-11-29 Volume 6 ISBN 978-4-592-14486-1
2009-11-29 Drama CD ISBN 978-4-592-14686-5
2010-03-29 Volume 7 ISBN 978-4-592-14487-8 40,488[2]


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