Orenchi no Furo Jijou

Merman in my Tub

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Synonyms: Orefuro
Japanese: オレん家のフロ事情
English: Merman in my Tub
German: Orenchi no Furo Jijo
Spanish: Orenchi no Furo Jijo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2014 to Dec 29, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Media Factory
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asahi Production
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.951 (scored by 5824158,241 users)
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Ranked: #43842
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Popularity: #1875
Members: 113,456
Favorites: 397

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On his way home from school, Tatsumi sees a man collapsed near a lake. When he approaches him, Tatsumi notices something strange: the person in need of help is actually a beautiful merman named Wakasa! Because Wakasa's home has become too polluted to live in, Tatsumi graciously offers his bathtub as a refuge.

With a boisterous merman as his new roommate, Tatsumi's normal life won't be returning anytime soon, not to mention Wakasa's aquatic friends—Takasu, Mikuni, and Maki—often show up uninvited, making them all quite a handful for the high school student. As he humors their curiosity for human life, Tatsumi sometimes finds himself enjoying their childish antics, but he will have to keep his cool if he intends to keep up with his daily life and newfound friendship.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Umehara, Yuuichirou


Shimazaki, Nobunaga


Tsuda, Kenjirou


Suzuki, Tatsuhisa


Hanae, Natsuki


Kido, Ibuki


Kawahara, Yoshihisa


Aoi, Sayo
Director, Episode Director
Hiramuki, Tomoko
Episode Director
Ayana, Yuniko
Script, Series Composition
Matenrou Opera
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"Chimeishou (致命傷)" by Matenrou Opera (摩天楼オペラ)

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Dec 29, 2014
Orenchi no Furo Jijou is a 4-minute-per-episode anime about a guy who finds a merman, and their completely heterosexual adventures that all take place in a bathtub.

Story: 5/10
As minimal as it gets. Each episode has some central problem or event and it's always something very light. Nothing special, but this setup is pretty normal for shorts. You can watch it all in under an hour!

Art: 7/10
Decent but never astounding, not too much to talk about. Although, they did a good job animating and drawing the merman's muscles, those stand out as quality parts of the show.

Sound: 6/10
There was background music? I hate to keep ...
Aug 9, 2020
I had been looking for an anime like this for a very long time, something with a wonderfully soothing and calming vibe, so I was very glad when I stumbled upon this gem of an anime. If you're someone like me who's also looking for a quick pick-me-up that's not plot intensive but nevertheless has the capability of making you feel the most relaxed you've been in quite some time, look no further.

Orenchi no Furo Jijou is a slice of life comedy with episodes that span for only 4 minutes each, featuring the life of a boy who has a merman living in his bathtub ...
Jan 3, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Orenchi no Furo Jijou is another of those anime with annoyingly short episodes. However, this show really makes the most of it and is actually an enjoyable watch.

Near non-existent. Read the two first sentences of the summary on MAL, and you wont be surprised. At all. The story is really that simple, following the life of a teenage boy with a merman living in his bathtub. No plot twist, no anything, just the characters solving their small everyday problems. The pacing of the story is fine, introducing new characters once in a while and the show never grows boring. Still the story is poor, and ...

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