Ranked #486
Seto no Hanayome

Seto no Hanayome

Alternative Titles

English: My Bride is a Mermaid
Synonyms: The Inland Sea Bride
Japanese: 瀬戸の花嫁


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2007 to Oct 1, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.031 (scored by 61548 users)
Ranked: #4862
Popularity: #221
Members: 127,931
Favorites: 1,969
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Michishio Nagasumi's life couldn't be any more normal. In an odd twist of events, during his summer vacation he ends up almost drowning in the sea. Luckily, the cute mermaid Seto Sun appears to save him. However, Sun is from a yakuza mermaid family and according to their law, if a human is to catch sight of a mermaid, either he or the mermaid must die. The only other way is for Nagasumi to be taken in as a family member, marrying Sun. In attempts to save both of their lives, Nagasumi asks for Sun's hand in marriage. Nagasumi's summer vacation reaped more then what he would expect, as he must now protect Sun from others finding her secret out.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Seto, Sun
Seto, Sun
Momoi, Haruko
Momoi, Haruko
Michishio, Nagasumi
Michishio, Nagasumi
Mizushima, Takahiro
Mizushima, Takahiro
Edomae, Lunar
Edomae, Lunar
Nogawa, Sakura
Nogawa, Sakura
Murase, Katsuki
Murase, Katsuki


Kishi, Seiji
Kishi, Seiji
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Nishouji, Yoshito
Nishouji, Yoshito
Episode Director
Uezu, Makoto
Uezu, Makoto
Script, Series Composition

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Yakuza Wife
Gokudou no Onna (極道の妻)
Apr 2, 2007
2 The Lord of the Ring
Yubiwa Monogatari (指輪物語)
Apr 9, 2007
3 The Island Closest to Heaven
Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Shima (天国に一番近い島)
Apr 16, 2007
4 It's Tough Being a Man
Otoko wa Tsurai yo (男はつらいよ)
Apr 23, 2007
5 School in the Crosshairs
Nerawareta Gakuen (狙われた学園)
Apr 30, 2007

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Nov 3, 2007 6:14 AM
Seto no Hanayome is one of the rarest types of anime you can find - a parody rom-com that is actually extremely funny!

This is without doubt one of the funniest animes released in the past few years, and I have never seen parody done so well since the original Jungle wa itsumo hale nochi guu (especially Michishio Nagasumi's pardoy of Ken from Fist of the North Star, and Runa's father as the the terminator).

The art style in this anime, like most parodies, can take a little getting used to, but it doen't really cause headaches. The characters have all have their own quirks and foibles read more
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Apr 21, 7:09 PM
My Bride is a Mermaid, wow, just wow.

In my life, I've only experienced exuberant mirth once.
I found myself fallen from my chair, gripping the underside of my couch, asphyxiating from laughter, tears streaming down my cheeks as my sides burned in protest. I can truly, without a doubt, say that this show is a one of a kind comedic experience, and was it ever fun.
Savvy, that's what My Bride is a Mermaid is.

Artwork and Animation: 10

My Bride is a Mermaid covers an immense amount of animation styles. Given that it's part parody, many of these styles are directly inspired by other popular and well read more
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Sep 14, 2014 5:30 PM
I myself am not the biggest fan of the comedy genre, most of the comedy entries these days are bland and generic with no substance that will only get a slight giggle at best. But, Seto no Hanayome is different, it's a unique entry that actually made me laugh out loud on every single episode, which is amazing considering I don't like comedy.

(There will be a tl;dr summary at the bottom for those who don't like to read)

The story starts out with our protagonist Michishio Nagasumi, regarded by most as a useless person that shines in the most useless of ways in useless read more
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Sep 11, 2008 10:03 PM
First off, I would like to get this straight. I am not a huge fan of romance anime's, throw in a harem in the way, then just forget about it . Now, dont get me wrong. I am not saying this anime breaks away from the tired formula of harems, in fact it has the word cliche written all over it. But what separates this anime from the rest, is how it uses those cliche to its advantage.

Read the synopsis, an average student gets forcibly married to the girl. We all know how those goes, right? Yes, the plot has been done a hundred read more
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Both about a guy who is forced into a marriage through a series of crazt events, and both are really funny with lots of comedy and cute girls as lead characters ;3 
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Nagasarete Airantou is probably the ecchi version of Seto no Hanayome. Pick up both if you love the perpetual thrill in hyper love comedy. 
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Similar type of useless main character who shines in the most useless of ways. Semi-harem type. But on top of everything they have the same kind of humor and ways of executing the humor. 
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Both series have a guy discovering a girl's secret and trying to protect that secret, while also growing closer to the girl as the story progresses. Both are predominately Romance Comedies. 
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Anime: School Rumble
both anime have similar gag, school life and often use to cite other anime or film, the main characters are always in absurd situations and most of the characters are crazy! if you enjoy school rumble, seto no hanayome is a good alternative 
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The similarity between these two series exist not only in genres (comedy, romance, and parody), but also in execution. 
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Opening Theme

"Romantic summer" by SUN&LUNAR

Ending Theme

#1: "Ashita e no Hikari (明日への光)" by Asuka Hinoi (1-13, 26)
#2: "Dan Dan Dan" by SUN&LUNAR (eps 14-25)

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