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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
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, AIC, Square Enix
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.981 (scored by 69,872 users)
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Ranked: #5452
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Popularity: #263
Members: 147,412
Favorites: 2,214
Ranked #545Popularity #263Members 147,412
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Episodes: /26


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 than 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

Edit Opening Theme

"Romantic summer" by SUN&LUNAR

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#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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Nov 3, 2007
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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Sep 11, 2008
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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Nov 24, 2007
Seto no Hanayome is a Romantic, Comedy about a young boy who was saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid and according to mermaid law, he/she must die. However to escape their wrath, he decides to marry her but this will eventually cause more problems. The premise of the show may be that of an average Romantic Comedy but it is so enjoyably fun to watch that it doesn’t matter.

That is basically how the story begins and from that point on there really isn’t any storyline that moves the series along, but just a bunch of random cliched settings that every anime fan is familiar read more
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Apr 21, 2015
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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