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Andersen Douwa: Ningyohime


Alternative Titles

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: 7.301 (scored by 1,269 users)
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Ranked: #22822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5160
Members: 2,531
Favorites: 19
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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

Marina
Marina
Main
Kashiyama, Fumie
Japanese
Kashiyama, Fumie
Fritz
Fritz
Main
Miyagi, Mariko
Japanese
Miyagi, Mariko
Fjord
Fjord
Main
Shigaki, Taro
Japanese
Shigaki, Taro
Queen Mother of the Seas
Queen Mother of the Seas
Supporting
Asou, Miyoko
Japanese
Asou, Miyoko

Staff

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




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starshinesMonet
Jun 15, 2010
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
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wichuraiana
Jan 4, 2010
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
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Fear_the_Reefer
Jan 10, 2016
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
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Siyuan
Sep 6, 2014
I watched this movie, because I heard it followed the original story much more than the Disney version. Which is true. Most of the time. But I don't remember anything about an evil cat in the original one. I didn't quite get that part. The story was not bad, but I did not like this strange cat part of it...
The art was okay, Normal for the time when the anime was made, I guess, but I definitely did not like it. I think Marina's sisters looked evil, and the grandmother looked extremely stupid. I am not too much into old anime art style, and this read more
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