Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo

Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle

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Japanese: メルクストーリア -無気力少年と瓶の中の少女-
English: Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle
German: Merc StoriA: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle
Spanish: Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle
French: Merc StoriA: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2018 to Dec 27, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: Happy Elements
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Encourage Films
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.531 (scored by 85108,510 users)
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Ranked: #62152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3624
Members: 28,058
Favorites: 41

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Merc Storia takes places in a world where humans and monsters coexist. The protagonist, Yuu, is a healer apprentice and possesses the ability to tame monsters. In a quest to regain the memories of Merc, a girl confined in a bottle, the pair embarks on a journey.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tamura, Mutsumi


Minase, Inori


Hikasa, Youko


Hanae, Natsuki


Koyasu, Takehito


Sugiyama, Noriaki


Haruno, Anzu


Suzuki, Tatsuhisa


Hikasa, Youko


Okamoto, Nobuhiko


Oizaki, Fumitoshi
Director, Series Composition
Hamano, Takatoshi
Sound Director
Minase, Inori
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance, Music


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Origin (オリジン)" by Mili

Ending Theme

"Bottleship" by Inori Minase

Jan 8, 2019
astralkill00 (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

First of all, I recommend this to anyone who is lost on their journeys.
If you read the sypnosis, its not all there is to it.

I very much like this anime, never even read the Manga and will not do so sooner or later.

What I liked or loved about the Story:

It really has a dramatic beginning in the animation that in a young age, he lost or parted with his Father without knowing what happened to him but even if he was shocked by the reality, Merc has given him the PUSH he needed to step in his own two feet and move forward.

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Jan 4, 2019
gomennasai (All reviews)
Merc Storia is a late adaptation of an ancient mobage, and as of right now, it’s one of the most overlooked anime of the fall season. I’m writing this review so I can convince you to give a chance to what I personally feel is the best anime of this season, and one of the best animes of 2018.


So here’s the premise: in this world, people and monsters are living together peacefully. However, not all monsters have been tamed. That why healers exist, whose job is to heal those monsters’ hearts. Our protagonist, Yuu – from “yuusha”, a.k.a. hero in English - is one read more
Dec 27, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
For a fantasy, magical adventure series such as this, please don't be dissuaded by the score itself. Instead, it gives you the sense of feeling that with the main character (and his companion), you're experiencing some that is good on its own merit.

The story goes of the usual magical fantasy, where humans and monsters exist, and with magic of course. We have our main protagonist Yuu the Healer (considered rare in the world of Merc Storia), with the special ability to heal monsters, something that is inherited within the "pretense" family that is the context of the entire show. With that set in mind, The read more
Dec 31, 2018
Seracila (All reviews)
If you like a perfectly made sense story with explanation and good plot then this is not for you. There are many plot holes, the characters are your typical one dimensional character, not much progress and even if there is some progress, it happens super fast and without an explanation. Despite all of that, I think the story overall is not bad, you do not need to watch it seriously, just relax and enjoy it. Also, I love the art, animation and the soundtrack. Overall, I enjoyed the anime and find that it is so relaxing to watch, hence I gave it a good score.

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