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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.