Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita.

This Boy Caught A Merman

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: This Boy Picked Up A Merman
Japanese: この男子、人魚ひろいました。
English: This Boy Caught A Merman
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 9, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.271 (scored by 1970919,709 users)
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Ranked: #28392
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Popularity: #3554
Members: 39,883
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Shima Kawauchi was taken in by his kind grandfather following the divorce of his unloving parents. His grandfather passes away in due time, leaving Shima all alone. Consumed by grief, he cries by the oceanside at night when an accident causes him to fall into the water. Unable to swim, Shima nearly drowns but is saved by an incredibly handsome merman. Seeing Shima's emotional state, the merman—who Shima names Isaki—insists that Shima take him home until he fully recovers. However, as they settle into their space together, the two start to form a bond that transcends both species and gender.

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Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita was released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 10, 2013 by Sentai Filmworks.

Characters & Voice Actors


Miyamoto, Takayuki


Toda, Megumi


Fukuyama, Ayaka


Terashima, Junta


Yamamoto, Soubi
Director, Script, Original Creator
Yamada, Haru
Sound Director
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Theme Song Performance
Kawaguchi, Noritaka
Executive Producer


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Ending Theme

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


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
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 ...
Sep 15, 2014
Mixed Feelings
A lonely boy and a lonely merman meet one cold night and soon make a lasting friendship. It’s a pretty sweet story in that regard no matter how choppy the script and imagery was. Shima seriously has an emo sad story which seemed to mess him up badly. It is almost like he wished for someone like Isaki to wash up on shore. Someone to care for him and make him not feel so alone. Someone who was a bit childish himself that could make him smile. Isn’t that what love is all about? In falling in love, it healed a wound that both of ...

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