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!
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
The art style is really unique, pretty, and overall memorable
It's pretty cliche and corny.
Their relationship progresses at an unrealistic rate. And sometimes you want to face palm. But hey, the character interaction is pretty amusing
How does a 10 + 6.5 + 6.5 + 9= a 9 you ask? WELLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Alright, to be honest it's probably like a 7.5-8, BUT YOU KNOW WHY I'M RATING IT A 9?
a) Because in the yaoi world, its pretty damn good. There aren't that many yaoi anime, and the quality isn't great (Boku no pico, okane ga nai, Enzai)
yeah.....basically, if you like yaoi, it'll be a pretty enjoyable 30mins, though you will cringe a bit at the corniness
If you don't like yaoi.
Watch it with a friend who likes yaoi, so that every time you facepalm, she/he will giggle/squeal. read more
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 crying at the sadness that Shima held. I just loved the way their love was portrayed in the show. It wasn't instantaneous love, but one that grew.
It filled my heart as the plot progressed and Shima grew, and Isaki and him became closer. All in all this story was great. Even if it left me begging for more. You should defiantly watch it.read more
(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.
Music was beautiful, even though I don't see much shows/OVA's with outstanding soundtrack.
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.
There wasn't much character development except the fact that Isaki changed Shima and Shima changed Isaki for how they were thinking about how much they hated themselves.
I enjoyed the OVA and wouldn't mind a 2nd OVA to come out. The art was a bit odd for me to look at since I don't really see much of that "unusual art".
Overall:8.6/10 Very Good
I actually wanted to know more about Isakis time during when he was in the water (before he saw Shima). But overall this OVA was very good and I would like to see more of that specific OVA.read more
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!
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 you eager to watch more.
It's a typical teenage drama about who you really are and who really understands you that kind of story, so despite the merman in this series there is nothing supernatural to find here. It's a really slow paced romance setting where Person A meets Person B and must realize that there are feelings for the other person that are more important and stronger than friendship.
The art style is surprisingly well.I can't really compare it to other art styles but it looks really glossy and shiny and full of vibrant colours.
On top of that everything has patterns in it, so it looks a bit like overdone fanart but I like it ;)
The sounds not bad nor is it that memorable but it fits the atmosphere quite well.
The main character reminds me a bit of Haruka Nanase from Free!, because of his similar attitude and looks.
He gets a bit of character development and most of the screentime whereas the merman doesn't really has a well written character but nonetheless his character is likeable and fits in the plot well.
Yeah some of you will say that it's exaggerated to give a 10 here but it's how I feel about this anime.
The story is told in a perfect pace with nice art and loveable characters, there is a dramatic climax and a cute ending.
So overall I'll it's a 9.0 score for me :) read more