Sango Shou Densetsu: Aoi Umi no Elfie

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Synonyms: Coral Reef Legend: Elfie of the Blue Sea
Japanese: サンゴ礁伝説 青い海のエルフィ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 19, 1986
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 12 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.581 (scored by 624624 users)
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Ranked: #59852
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Popularity: #10534
Members: 1,670
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In the future, the oceans have risen to flood all the continents due to humanity's negligence of the environment. Only a few bits of land have been spared, and one of those is the city-island where Elfie lives with her grandfather. One day, due to an underwater incident, she discovers that she can breathe underwater. Her grandfather reveals that in truth she is one of the mythical sea-people. Using the city-folk's xenophobia, local politicians spark a war with this hidden people to distract people from their current resource problems, and Elfie is caught in the middle of it.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Shimamoto, Sumi





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"Mermaid In Blue" by Tomoko Tane

Ending Theme

"Mermaid in Blue (Ending Version)" by Tomoko Tane

Sep 30, 2018
I have to say that I watched this when I was 6 to 7 years old and I never forgot it. This anime touched me more than many Disney movies when I was a child. I kept searching for it but had no idea where to look and what keywords exactly to look up. Of course after all this time (me being 26 now) I couldn't remember exactly how it was.
And here by chance I just found it. So happy about this! I kept remembering the final scene and couldn't let go of it.

I think this anime deserves a remake to renew the graphics, ...
Dec 31, 2018
This may contain a few spoilers so I'm warning you.

The first half of this movie (actually more than half of it) was focusing more on the describing the "world she lives in and what the humans are doing wrong (the damage on the damage on the sea) and throughout this part we slowly get to understand more about what exactly she is, even if you can easily guess after the first scene where we see that.
But then this revelation is a problem in the 2nd half because of the way others will see it and eventually use against her and we get to a part ...
Jan 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Sure, this may be a fairly simplistic story, with unimpressive artwork and less-than-stellar animation, and it may be heavy-handed on the moralizing, aimed at kids in the eight to ten year age range. But overall...not that bad.

It's hundreds of years in the future, and Earth has turned into a Waterworld, mostly ocean and humans living more in harmony with nature (out of necessity). Elfie, with her brother and grandfather live a seemingly peaceful life, flitting about (and under) the seas in futuristic ski-doos, playing with the dolphins and worrying about the growing encroachment of their nation's development on the ...

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