Seto no Hanayome

My Bride is a Mermaid

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Synonyms: The Inland Sea Bride
Japanese: 瀬戸の花嫁
English: My Bride is a Mermaid
Spanish: My Bride is a Mermaid
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2007 to Oct 1, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Mondays at 02:00 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo, Square Enix, Sotsu
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo, AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.691 (scored by 136245136,245 users)
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Ranked: #11312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #626
Members: 303,749
Favorites: 2,851

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During his summer vacation, middle school student Nagasumi Michishio travels to the Seto Inland Sea. One day, while swimming at Mio Sun Beach, his leg suddenly cramps. No one is close enough to notice his desperate screams for help, and so he sinks into the ocean, where he is left to drown alone. Just as he loses consciousness, however, a mermaid appears and saves his life.

That night, Nagasumi is visited by his savior, a girl who introduces herself as Sun Seto—a mermaid from a yakuza family. As it turns out, under mermaid law, a mermaid whose identity is revealed to a human must be punished by execution. To avoid this harrowing outcome, the Seto family propose a solution: Nagasumi must marry Sun or die at the hands of Gouzaburou, Sun's father and boss of the Seto clan. Faced with no other option, Nagasumi takes her hand in marriage.

Now, the newlyweds face the difficult task of keeping their relationship secret. Between Gouzaburou's unending attempts on Nagasumi's life and the eccentric antics of a slew of antagonists, a genuine and innocent love blossoms between the pair as they adapt to their new life.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kishi, Seiji
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Nishouji, Yoshihito
Episode Director
Takeyama, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Romantic summer" by SUN&LUNAR

Ending Theme

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

Nov 3, 2007
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Sep 11, 2008
holdenn (All reviews)
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
Nov 24, 2007
Master10K (All reviews)
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
Sep 17, 2008
KaminaKai (All reviews)
DO NOT watch this anime in public (especially when you are surrounded by people, ie. library @ school, internet cafe, or wherever) unless you want to embarrass yourself due to uncontrollable laughing-out-loud (a real LOL). Consider yourself warned!

To start it off, I consider Seto no Hanayome a masterpiece of its genre(s). It is unfortunate that Seto no Hanayome was aired at the same time as Lucky Star, as some of its glory was "drowned" by it.

There isn't much of a storyline to really talk about for Seto no Hanayome except for how everything got started (which you can read from the synopsis above). After that, read more

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