Ningyohime Marina no Bouken

Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid

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Alternative Titles

English: Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid
Synonyms: Ningyo-hime Marina no Bouken, Mermaid Princess: Marina's Adventure
Japanese: 人魚姫 マリーナの冒険


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 2, 1991 to Jul 27, 1991
Premiered: Winter 1991
Broadcast: Saturdays at 05:00 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: Saban Entertainment
Studios: Telescreen
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, KidsKids, RomanceRomance
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.251 (scored by 484484 users)
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Ranked: #72542
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Popularity: #10004
Members: 1,430
Favorites: 3
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Marina is a mermaid who is in love with Prince Justin, a human prince from a kingdom on the shore. Marina saves Justin when he almost drowns after a chase from a giant Cyclops and a shipwreck attack from a three-headed sea serpent. She then makes a deal with Hedwig the sea witch to become human temporarily to try to win Justin's love. Justin and Marina become close but Justin thinks that Princess Cecily, a human princess, was the one who saved him from drowning and therefore he gets engaged to her. Justin eventually remembers that Marina was the one who saved his life but by then Marina becomes a mermaid again. The two continue to secretly meet and try to find a way to be together while dealing with Hedwig's plans to take over the kingdom, and Cecily's attempts to get Justin to marry her. Marina and Justin are aided by their underwater friends, Winnie the seahorse, Bobo the tropical fish, and Ridley the sea otter. They are also aided by the wizard Anselm and by Chauncey, Justin's page.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Koyasu, Takehito




Kitagawa, Chie




D'Avena, Cristina
Theme Song Performance
Kosako, Yoshishige
Animation Director, Character Design


Opening Theme

"Yumemiru MERMAID (夢みるMERMAID)" by Yumi Hiroki

Ending Theme

"Pearl na Kimochi (パールな気持ち)" by Yumi Hiroki

May 3, 2015
Nothstar (All reviews)
To be a little girl and dream your way into this romantic adventure is it top 10 amazing! I am told this is a low budget series from SAAB and to be made in the beginning of the 90s. With that in back of my mind I think this anime acually have werry good quality. This is moestly a childrenstale I recomand if you are interessed in magic tales about the mermaid - As the running conflict between land and the sea, the tale of the golden tablet, wishingwells and sirens. The caracters are verry different from each other and alot of funny situations arise read more

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