Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid

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English: Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
Japanese: ヴァルキリードライヴ マーメイド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2015 to Dec 26, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Genco
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Arms
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, EcchiEcchi, FantasyFantasy, Shoujo AiShoujo Ai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.141 (scored by 3539435,394 users)
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Ranked: #74212
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Popularity: #1315
Members: 96,306
Favorites: 350
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Naïve 16-year-old Mamori Tokonome is accustomed to being teased at school for having an unfortunate surname that can also be read as "virgin." However, young Mamori will soon have to get used to being teased in other ways...

Kidnapped during gym class, Mamori wakes up only to find herself stranded and under attack on the exotic island of Mermaid. Luckily, enigmatic fellow castaway Mirei Shikishima knows exactly how to take the lead—through a passionate kiss, Mirei unleashes Mamori's Exter transformation abilities, turning the innocent red-head into a battle-ready cutlass through the power of arousal.

The duo will need to tap into that power as Mermaid Island is full of potential friends and foes: Charlotte, the sadistic Liberator of an Exter harem; the gluttonous and crafty Meifon; the mysterious but charismatic Akira Hiiragi; and the erotic biker duo Lady Lady. Mamori and Mirei's powerful and intimate embrace is the only way for the pair to ensure their survival on this scandalous island.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The franchise consists of three projects; Mermaid, a television anime series produced by Arms Corporation, which aired in Japan between October and December 2015; Bhikkhuni, a PlayStation Vita game; and Siren, a social game for iOS and Android devices also released in 2015.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaneko, Hiraku
Director, Character Design
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Noshitani, Mitsutaka
Episode Director
Iguchi, Yuka
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Overdrive" by Hitomi Harada

Ending Theme

"Ultra Super Hyper Miracle Romantic (ウルトラスーパーハイパーミラクルロマンチック)" by Mirei Shikishima (Yuka Iguchi) & Mamori Tokonome (Mikako Izawa)

Jan 9, 2016
busterbeam (All reviews)
This is, putting it simply, a softcore lesbian porn anime. It exists primarily to arouse the viewer; nothing more, nothing less. The story is simply an excuse for seeing sexy girls interact, fanservicey fight-scenes and borderline hentai scenes. The truth is, actual hentai anime tends to be stuck with very small budgets; meanwhile "softcore" anime can more often afford significantly better production values, as this anime shows, and I much rather enjoy a softcore show with decent production values over chicken-scratch "hardcore" OVAs.

The story of a bunch of girls being trapped on an island, the "Soul Eater, but with orgasms" premise of the action scenes... read more
Jan 2, 2016
Juarez (All reviews)
This is lewd show for sure, everyone can read the description right? though I must admit, this one is not your average ecchi show, I think it is not exaggerated to label it borderline hen***. Is it bad then? that's up to the viewer to decide. personally I'll say this show is enjoyable, not because the perverted things, it has few good points too.

Story: 7/10
call me inexperienced, but I won't complain that much about this anime originality. the concept about human transform into weapon might have used in some anime. But combine it with other elements this anime has, I think this one is read more
Dec 27, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
Studio Arms has a rather—shall we say—less than impressive reputation in the anime community. Although they have done numerous different types of shows in the past, the most prevalent one is action/ecchi... and I mean the very worst kind of it. If there is one company who seemingly has a full monopoly on bad ecchi anime, then it's Arms. I still consider Queen's Blade to be the single worst full-length anime TV-series I have ever seen, and my faith in the studio since then has been rather limited to say the least. And thus it is hardly a surprise that I wasn't exactly expecting much read more
Jul 24, 2016
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This review has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

Picture a mermaid.

Most people imagine a beautiful woman whose lower body is that of a scaled, green fish. Maybe she can sing real swell and maybe she is longing for love. But regardless, she is two halves that make up an entire whole.

Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid is the same. Mermaid is one half sex and one half tale, making it one not-as-bad-as-you-may-imagine anime.


Anime has its fair share of strange premises; Mermaid’s premise gets added to this list.

A virus, the “Armed Virus,” infects women, granting them special abilities. Society deems these women dangerous, so they get sent read more

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