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Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita.

Alternative Titles

English: This Boy Caught A Merman
Synonyms: This Boy Picked Up A Merman
Japanese: この男子、人魚ひろいました。


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2012
Producers: CoMix Wave Films
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.761 (scored by 7,704 users)
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Ranked: #9342
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Popularity: #2482
Members: 14,191
Favorites: 107
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*The Second OVA of Kono Dan series.

They say look before you leap and make sure you can swim before you go in the deep water, but when a picture of his late grandfather falls into the ocean, Shima jumps in after it without thinking. Nearly drowning as a result, he is instead saved by a very perfect stranger... one whose strangeness extends to only being human from the waist up!

For Shima, who's always felt like a fish out of water himself, it's more than just a revelation, and the young man and merman quickly begin to bond in ways neither anticipated. And yet, it's going to be far from easy sailing. After all, Shima and Isaki aren't just from opposite sides of the tracks, they're from entirely divergent species, and swimming in separate gene pools may make maintaining a long term relationship a whole different kettle of fish!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Kawauchi, Shima
Kawauchi, Shima
Kaji, Yuki
Kaji, Yuki


Yamamoto, Soubi
Yamamoto, Soubi
Yamada, You
Yamada, You
Sound Director
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Theme Song Performance
Kawaguchi, Noritaka
Kawaguchi, Noritaka
Executive Producer

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"Umi yori Aoku (海より蒼く)" by Hikaru Midorikawa

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Dec 7, 2013
Plot Summary: This guy (uke) feels sad cause his grandfather died, so he goes and emo's it out on like a rock in the ocean. Stuff happens and he ends up drowning. BUT THEN LIKE A SEXY MERMAN COMES TO SAVE HIM. And like. They bond and fall in love. The end

Art: 10/10
The art style is really unique, pretty, and overall memorable

Story: 6.5/10
It's pretty cliche and corny.

Characters: 6.5/10
Their relationship progresses at an unrealistic rate. And sometimes you want to face palm. But hey, the character interaction is pretty amusing

Enjoyment: 9

Overall: 9

How does a 10 + 6.5 + 6.5 + 9= a 9 you ask? WELLLLLLLLLLLLLL. read more
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Feb 12, 2013
When i first started to watch the ova i was pleasantly surprised by the art; it was/ still is beautiful. It wasn't like every other anime, it was colorful yet dark. It drew the eyes in. It was perfect. The music that accompanied the art was wonderful, it really hit the heart and filled the story with life.

In the first two minutes i fell in love. I think the concept of this show was cute, and clever. The characters were really well expressed, being brought to life in front of me.

It made me laugh and giggle, with the subtle little jokes, and had me read more
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Mar 13, 2016
(This is my first review) I do have a thing for "shounen ai" anime but I don't watch much of it. Oh yea and also am I the only one who thinks that Shima Kawauchi looks similar to Haruka from Free!? So does his voice even though Haruka and Shima don't have the same seiyuu.

Sound:10 Outstanding
Music was beautiful, even though I don't see much shows/OVA's with outstanding soundtrack.

Art:9 Great
The art was pretty unusual but relaxing to look at.

Story:8 Very Good
There was a dark aura behind most of the story and I wanted Shima to spend more time with Isaki but the ending was beautiful.

Characters:7 Good
There read more
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Oct 19, 2014
So I wanted to spend some BL quality time and gave this anime a try.
At first I wasn't too sure if I would really watch this to the end or if I would rather stop halfway because the plot would just be too boring and annoying, but to my surprise Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita turned out to be one of the best shounen ai series that I watched up until now!

Story 7/10

Ok the plot of this fictional work isn't that great, it's not some really original story that you have never seen before but it is enough to keep you entertained and to make read more
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