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Andersen Douwa: Ningyohime


Alternative Titles

English: Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid
Synonyms: The Little Mermaid
Japanese: アンデルセン童話 にんぎょ姫

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 21, 1975
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 8 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 1,427 users)
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Ranked: #26582
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Popularity: #5626
Members: 2,904
Favorites: 22
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Synopsis

Marina, the most beautiful mermaid in the royal Merman family, is curious about the human world. One day, she sees a handsome prince on a boat. Suddenly, a storm comes up, throwing him into the sea. Marina saves her handsome prince and guides him to the shore. Marina falls deeply in love and desperately wants to become a human. Despite the hazards, she is willing to risk it all for love.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Katsumata, Tomoharu
Director
Oosugi, Kumiko
Theme Song Performance
Araki, Shingo
Key Animation, Character Design
Andersen, Hans Christian
Original Creator


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"Akogare (Yearning)" by Kumiko Osugi

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"The One I Have Waited For" by Fumie Kashiyama




More reviewsReviews

Jun 15, 2010
starshinesMonet (All reviews)
This is one of the saddest, most beautiful, honest versions of The Little Mermaid I have ever seen. A childhood favourite, it left a very strong impression on me from the very first moment. An impression the grew with me, instead of fading away.

I have always found it interesting how true to life the story is in relation to how relationships might actually work in real life. Stories and fairy tales from this age have this habit of teaching us that 'one day our prince/princess will come and we will live happily ever after" - in this story, however, this is not what happens, read more
Jan 4, 2010
wichuraiana (All reviews)
Someone I'd very much like to meet in the nun-run Catholic elementary school I attended put this on a VHS with Disney's The Little Mermaid, and so I first watched the two in a marathon on a day the teacher was out. Being precociously pretentious, I was irritated at how little the Disney version resembled the Andersen fairy tale I loved and slept through it. Then came this anime. I was enthralled. The characters and backgrounds were beautiful in a graceful, idealized way I'd never seen before. The ending, especially, was beautiful in a way I'd never envisioned in all those readings.

That school was forced read more
Jan 10, 2016
Fear_the_Reefer (All reviews)
Once upon a time, there was a Danish princess who was only a few blushing years away from coming of age. She had everything a young princess could possibly want... A loving family, the respect of the community, and the most beautiful singing voice in the entire kingdom... A voice that could put even the ancient sirens to shame. But as is normally the case in stories such as these, the princess was not satisfied with the luxurious life that’s been afforded to her... She wanted more from life, and only the very boundaries she’d been forbidden from crossing could read more
May 5, 2017
Shiny_Piece (All reviews)
I just wanna say that The Little Mermaid was my favorite Disney movie growing up. But that does not at all effect how I view Ningyohime, and I will not be comparing the two, because I no longer watch American TV.

Story: 7/10

The overall idea is very sweet and romantic. I thought everything was paced well, and while I haven't read it, I've heard that it's true to the original source material.

Art: 5/10

It's... okay. The animation, while it's not the best, is just all right. Nothing special. I mean, it's no Kimi no Na Wa, but it's certainly no School Days. I think it's especially good read more

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