Mukoujima Takurou is a lonely teenager who spends his time fishing at the pier and, to his incredible surprise, fishes up Muromi, a mermaid. Muromi first off doesn't realize she's a mermaid until she meets Takurou. Not only that, she is incredibly dense and crazy and has a drinking problem to top it off. Now every time Takurou goes fishing, Muromi appears and makes life interesting for him.
[b]Namiuchigiwa no Muromi San[/b]
Muromi-san...and to think that i was not going to see this anime because of how bad the art looked, i'm glad that i saw it was 15 min. per episode that's why i decided to watch it and i don't regret it.
This doesn't have any story whatsoever it's more aimed to be a slice of life comedy where there's no story, is more about a group of mermaids and humans, and a Yeti and a Harpy that tries to do something different everyday.
[b][u]Art & Animation[/u][/b]
It was mediocre but in some way i think it was on purpose to be drawn like that so i didn't care much about it, so it was fine.
The sound was great, it makes it even funniers how great the voice actors performed, the background music was good and the OP song was great, i loved it.
There's a variety of characters that have their own personality and everyone was funny and some of them more hilarious and a couple being really adorable like Yeti, she is just cute, you want to hug her.
I just wanted to see more, i wanted to keep laughing with this anime, it was amazing how this made me laugh, the comedy was a absurd but great.read more
Over-the-top crazy comedy with mermaids and actually a first anime where I don't have to bother with writing a story summaries or re-write a synopsis. I'll save you the reading and tell you straight away - there is no story. Everything you will see is just absolutely random set of scenes featuring mermaids and few other mythological creatures.
It's simple, it's crazy and it's funny as hell. Why? It's easy to understand. Show relies on general "randomness n craziness" and fast paced, dynamical interaction between characters as a main fuel for humor. If it's references something, it references a well known myths or historical events general audience should be familiar with, instead of referencing thousands of other anime shows you maybe didn't even seen. You can't misunderstand what they are aiming at. You simply have to laugh.... well, that or feel embarrassed or bored in case you don't like this particular comedy genre.
Except the humor, there isn't much to add really. Story don't exist, character development is next to impossible and whole art drawing style is simple at best. And still it doesn't matter, since this show isn't about anything else and it still works.
People say I can't even smile ... well, this show made me smile if not laugh so it deserves a very good ratting of 8. Enough said. read more
Muromi-san on the Shore is a comedy in which the protagonist Takurou's life is gatecrashed by the titular Muromi when he accidentally catches her whilst trying to fish. Over the course of the series Takurou meets more mythical creatures, all of which are drastically different to what he was expecting.
The show is made up of 13 minute episodes, and this short length is definitely a good thing; it means that the pacing is fast and concise, which is perfect for the humour used. Additionally it means that the show cannot string out jokes so that they become dull and monotonous. With reduced time slot, there is only an opening, which is catchy, energetic, and crazy.
This is just as well, because it suits the show rather well. The humour is off the wall, Muromi herself is crazy, thoughtless and flirtatious. Most of the jokes revolve around "Takkun" dealing with Muromi and her friends. The humour is a mix of weird stories into Muromi's past, adult jokes, mythical creatures being rather different to expectations, and the bizarre actions of Muromi and those around her.
The characters are lack the depth of the seas they reside in, being made up of a couple of distinct character traits, however this is enough to fulfil their comedic roles, and they are likable. Yeti is absolutely adorable, so be prepared to clutch your heart when she appears on screen.
The character designs are very 90's; huge eyes on a big round face, thus it's rather unique amongst anime being released in this decade. It serves the humour well as it allows Muromi to pull a wide variety of faces, and it is pleasant enough to look at, so although it's unusual, it's appealing. The quality of animation is low, however the basics are done right and so it isn't appalling to look at. Regardless the series has no need of a high budget, and so it doesn't undermine the viewing experience.
Muromi-san on the Shore is a comedy and nothing more, so everything rides on how funny the jokes are. Whilst there are a fair few misses, the show is consistently amusing throughout its run, which will be more than enough to keep a smile on your face. That said, whilst amusing, only occasionally was it hilarious enough to evoke laughter. The gags are solid, but for a show that needs to rely so heavily upon its comedy they weren't good enough to carry the show to higher heights.
Also, there will be many people who will not agree with the humour at all, in which case the show will be torturous to watch. After watching the first episode I would strongly recommend dropping it if you did not like what you saw, because it'll only be more of the same style of humour. For most people though this will not be a problem, since the zany humour is incredibly accessible.
Overall, Muromi on the Shore is a show that will keep you well entertained, having some incredibly funny moments that will catch you off guard. However since it isn't good enough to keep you laughing consistently, the show, whilst being entertaining, is nothing more than that. It may be a forgettable anime, but for what it's worth it provided me with a great couple of hours of amusement.read more
Quick & Dirty:
Comical, creative, and clever. Likable, especially if you like mermaids. It's pretty short, and is worth a try.
[Ed: Oh- I guess I should mention one of the mermaids is an oppai-having masochist, so a few episodes are particularly... Um... yeah- use your imagination... Anyway, if you like that sort of thing, there ya go.]
Essentially a modern day mythological reboot of mostly nautical monsters as personable characters, this creative anime is a comical look at the 'real' monsters of old, some retelling of their history, and how they relate to an ordinary human. Hijinks ensue.
Although the meat of the story is nothing spectacular (it's slice-of-life), between the creativity and humor I give it a higher rating than I normally would.
The art and animation are good, focusing on a simpler style, but being slightly inconsistent within that style. It does a good job for what it is, though.
The voice acting is quite good, and the effects and music are good as well. No ambient sounds in most scenes even though they're usually outside.
Though the types of characters chosen is pretty boilerplate- the interactions and dynamics of each are used more creatively than most, and even the stereotypical types are given quite a bit of personality beyond each cliche.
I like it a lot more than I thought I would.
As a mythological 'reboot' with a lot of clever innovation, it's pretty good.read more