My Bride is a Mermaid

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  • TV-MA
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (843)

My Bride is a Mermaid, also known as Seto no Hanayome, is a comedic anime series that originally aired in Japan in 2007. The series is directed by Seiji Kishi and produced by AIC studios. It was later licensed for English distribution by Funimation and released in 2009.

The storyline of My Bride is a Mermaid follows the life of a teenage boy named Nagasumi Michishio, who while on vacation with his family in the Seto Inland Sea, almost drowns. Nagasumi is saved by a beautiful mermaid named Sun Seto, who he soon discovers belongs to the Seto Mermaid family.

However, because Nagasumi saw Sun's mermaid form, he must either be killed or marry Sun in order to keep their family's secret from being revealed to humans. Nagasumi chooses the latter and thus begins the hilarious yet complex relationship of Nagasumi and Sun.

The show has a variety of wacky and colorful characters. Nagasumi's mother is the leader of the Seto Mermaid family, who wants nothing more than to see her son happily married to a mermaid. Nagasumi's father is against the relationship and often breaks out into hives when he sees his son's aquatic girlfriend.

There are also Sun's many friends and family members such as Maki, Lunar, and Akeno who all play important roles in the story. Lunar, in particular, is Sun's rival for Nagasumi's affections and often gets jealous of their relationship.

The animation style of My Bride is a Mermaid is bright and cheerful, with bold colors and exaggerated facial expressions for comedic effect. The characters often break out into chibi form to add to the comedic atmosphere.

The series also utilizes many classic anime tropes, such as the beach episode, the school festival episode, and the traditional Japanese onsen episode. But despite its use of these tropes, the show never loses its charm, and the situations are always unique to the characters involved.

However, My Bride is a Mermaid is not just a comedy show, as it also delves into deeper themes such as acceptance of those who are different and the importance of friendship and family. Nagasumi's relationship with Sun causes him to become more accepting of the Seto Mermaid family and their traditions.

The show also has a great soundtrack with many lively and catchy tunes that will have you humming along with the characters. The opening theme "Romantic Summer" is a fun and upbeat tune that fits perfectly with the series.

My Bride is a Mermaid is a great show for anyone looking for a lighthearted and entertaining comedy series. With its unique premise, lovable cast of characters, and hilarious scenarios, it is sure to have you laughing out loud.

My Bride is a Mermaid is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 2007.

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The Place Where You Return
26. The Place Where You Return
September 30, 2007
The Seto clan is locked in battle with Yoshio's forces! If Nagasumi and Sun are to live happily ever after, he'll have to be braver than he's ever been!
The Family Game
25. The Family Game
September 23, 2007
Nagasumi's feeling some emotional turmoil after his first spat with Sun, but when he learns her whole family could be in grave danger, he and his friends jump into action!
Farewell, Friend
24. Farewell, Friend
September 16, 2007
Rumors spread that Kai is deathly ill, and when the whole gang goes out of their way to make his "last days" extra special, he begins to believe it himself!
Man Without a Past
23. Man Without a Past
September 9, 2007
Akeno suspects Masa knew her missing brother in the past, but he doesn't remember life before the Seto gang. When he learns just how correct Akeno's hunch really is, Nagasumi must go all out to protect Masa!
An Idol
22. An Idol
September 2, 2007
Luna needs a scene partner to portray her lover, and Sun goes to ridiculous lengths to play the manly role. When Luna decides to work on a ventriloquist routine for a talent show, Maki is on hand to assist.
A Fuss About Love
21. A Fuss About Love
August 26, 2007
After receiving a love letter, Nagasumi learns that a little attention goes a long way. A mermaid potion makes girls crazy about him - and turns every guy around him into a murderous psychopath!
An Elegy of Men
20. An Elegy of Men
August 19, 2007
Luna and Sun's dads can't seem to unlock the mysteries of the teenage heart. To understand what their little girls are feeling, the two tough guys decide to put themselves into their daughters' shoes - and skirts!
There is no business like show business
19. There is no business like show business
August 12, 2007
When the whole class gulps down a special potion meant to bring out the deepest desires of mortals, Akeno's secret plot to drive Sun away from Nagasumi is derailed!
Gate of Flesh
18. Gate of Flesh
August 5, 2007
During a class outing to Kyoto, Akeno tries teaching Sun how to control the bodily changes that happen when she gets wet. As they close the bathroom door behind them, Mawari totally gets the wrong idea!
Prefectural Police vs. Gangsterism
17. Prefectural Police vs. Gangsterism
July 29, 2007
Akeno isn't just causing problems with mermaids; the entire school is in chaos thanks to her growing reputation as a troublemaker. Mawari might be the only one who can bring peace back to the halls.
Minority Report
16. Minority Report
July 22, 2007
Akeno's job is to snoop around and send mermaids who don't fit in on land back to the sea. It doesn't take much to fail her tests, and now Sun's happiness is at risk!
What's Your Name?
15. What's Your Name?
July 15, 2007
With her glasses broken and vision blurry, the Class President tells a helpful boy about her crush on a friend. Of course, she'll soon realize this helpful boy is the same boy she likes - Nagasumi!
A Kitten's Story
14. A Kitten's Story
July 8, 2007
Nagasumi discovers a secret weapon capable of making a merman gangster tremble with fear. Behold the awesome power of - a fluffy little kitty!
The Poem of Love
13. The Poem of Love
July 1, 2007
Luna and Nagasumi's wedding is interrupted by the dramatic entrance of an uninvited guest - and instead of bringing a gift to the ceremony, this party crasher is brandishing a blade!
Love Slave
12. Love Slave
June 17, 2007
Luna requests some one-on-one tutoring from Nagasumi, but no amount of studying can prepare him for the consequences when he's caught in a compromising position with his pop idol pupil!
11. Armageddon
June 10, 2007
After drinking a diet supplement meant only for mermaids, Nagasumi grows into a giant and goes on a naked rampage of destruction across the city!
Man of Steel
10. Man of Steel
June 3, 2007
Nobody believes Nagasumi when he claims he's being stalked by a relentless force of destruction, a huge man with a shotgun who won't stop until his prey is cornered - and terminated!
Battle Runner
9. Battle Runner
May 27, 2007
A young merman name Kai challenges Nagasumi for Sun's affection! Only one of her suitors will claim the mermaid's hand in this contest of field games and guided missiles!
8. Crash
May 20, 2007
To prevent Luna's fans and Sun's followers from murdering each other, Nagasumi offers himself as the grand prize in an all-out singing competition between the two girls!
7. Visitor
May 13, 2007
When Nagasumi discovers the secret mermaid identity of a famous pop star named Luna, the little diva demands he become her personal slave! Her plans for childhood rival Sun are even more drastic.
Ojou-san, Be Gentle with Me
6. Ojou-san, Be Gentle with Me
May 6, 2007
Mawari thinks there's something fishy about Sun, so she begins an investigation. When the clues lead to a dangerous situation, Sun might have to reveal her secret to keep her new friends safe!
Targeted School
5. Targeted School
April 29, 2007
Newly enrolled Sun makes quite a splash among her classmates on the first day of school, but Nagasumi is more concerned with some of the new teachers - Sun's dad and his goons!
Life is Tough for a Guy
4. Life is Tough for a Guy
April 22, 2007
Sun and Nagasumi leave Maki behind and venture out to take in the sights and sounds of the city. When Nagasumi has to confront a couple of bullies, they may wish the tiny terror was still around!
Island Closest to Heaven
3. Island Closest to Heaven
April 15, 2007
Nagasumi has to tell Sun that it's time for him to return home. While he tries to find the right moment, Sun's tiny bodyguard, Maki the Conch, looks for her own perfect moment - to assassinate Nagasumi!
Legend of the Ring
2. Legend of the Ring
April 8, 2007
Nagasumi escorts Sun to a festival so they can get better acquainted before their big day. They better skip the small talk - if Sun's dad has his way, Nagasumi won't live long enough to ask for a second date!
A Yakuza's Wife
1. A Yakuza's Wife
April 1, 2007
After a pretty mermaid named Sun (who happens to be the daughter of a merman yakuza) saves him from drowning, Nagasumi has to make a choice: marry Sun or sleep with the fishes!
Where to Watch My Bride is a Mermaid
My Bride is a Mermaid is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Bride is a Mermaid on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (843)