Mahou no Mako-chan

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Synonyms: Mako the Mermaid
Japanese: 魔法のマコちゃん


Type: TV
Episodes: 48
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 2, 1970 to Sep 27, 1971
Premiered: Fall 1970
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genres: FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.391 (scored by 483483 users)
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Ranked: #73052
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Popularity: #11011
Members: 2,077
Favorites: 3

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Mako is a young siren and daughter to the King of the Sea. In a stormy day she rescues the young sport Akira from a wrecked ship, but ends up falling in love with him. So, with help from the Witch of the Sea, she's transformed into a human, and becomes a highschool student who helps everyone with her strong sense of love and justice and her magical pendant, the "Tear of the Mermaid."

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Episode Director
Kaneko, Yoshihiro
Episode Director
Yukimuro, Shunichi
Script, Screenplay
Horie, Mitsuko
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Mahou no Mako-chan (魔法のマコちゃん)" by Mitsuko Horie

Ending Theme

"Boku wa Mako ni Tsuite Yuku (ぼくはマコについてゆく)" by Horie Mitsuko, Columbia Male Harmon (コロムビア・メール・ハーモニー)


Jan 14, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This show doesn’t have a review? Well I guess I’ll be the first. First off if your looking for a mermaid themed show this probably isn’t it as the main character doesn’t really spend a lot of time in her mermaid form. The first ep is like the classic “little mermaid” story except instead of becoming a human and going to a fairy tale castle to chase, she becomes a high school student and starts going to high school. There are some good eps here and there but as much as I love 70’s anime, this show hasn’t aged well. If you like older anime ...

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Has anyone fansubbed this yet?
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