This anime has been a Campus Nerds favorite for quite some time, and I’m sorry to say that I have only just recently watched it all the way through. It is THE FUNNIEST anime that I have ever seen, HANDS DOWN, and I feel like anyone else who has seen it would say the same thing.
Michishio Nagasumi’s life couldn’t be anymore normal. In an odd twist of events, during his summer vacation he ends up almost drowning in the sea. Luckily, the cute mermaid Seto San appears to save him.
However, San is from a yakuza mermaid family and according to their law, if a human is to catch sight of a mermaid, either he or the mermaid must die.
The only other way is for Nagasumi to be taken in as a family member, marrying San. In attempts to save both of their lives, Nagasumi asks for San’s hand in marriage.
Nagasumi’s summer vacation reaped more then what he would expect, as he must now protect San from others finding her secret out. Based on the manga by Tahiko Kimura. (www.myanimelist.net)
The characters in this show are fantastic! You start off with Nagasumi Michishio, who is seemingly tortured every episode by any number of the characters, because of his relationship with San Seto. She is the only daughter of the Seto family, and a very beautiful young mermaid. No one is more against there coupling than her father, Gouzaburou Seto, who constantly tries to kill Nagasumi to get his daughter to go home.
Luckily San’s mother, Ren Seto, often helps out Nagasumi by pulling the father away, often times by force.
She also likes Nagasumi, but in a more motherly fashion, though there are a couple of times when she seems to get a little too close ^///^.
Oh, and lets not forget Masa of the Seto family, who provides Nagasumi with his very first kiss.
It is seemingly the only sorta of yaoi provided in the anime, as Nagasumi, and his mother, swoon over Masa every time they see him (it really is hilarious)!
All the other characters make for a wonderful story, and often add to the wonderful hilarity.
For me, I would have to say the animation is the best aspect of this anime. Sure, the characters are amazing, and the plot is absolutely flawless, however, the feelings and actions of each character could not be expressed any other way.
The pictures on this blog post explain it all. It’s not the detail of the animation, but the different styles of it. The characters can be drawn to look normal one second, and in a surprising change be made to look like a simplistic chibi character, but the way that it is portrayed is what makes it hilarious.
One of my favorite episodes in the show is when you get to meet Runa’s father, the head of the Edomae family. This episode is pretty much a parody of the Terminator. he just shows up out of nowhere, and at first you have no idea whats going on.
Nagasumi tries to tell everyone that he’s seen a HUGE man in black following him, but no one listens to him, until they see him for themselves.
Hilarity ensues as Edomae chases Nagasumi, and later his rival Kai Mikawa through the school.
It is only when Runa steps in anyone finds out who he really is, though Gouzaburou and Edomae have an EPIC fight of good vs evil in the guys bathroom, and eventually in the air above the school (Dragonball Z style)!
The most hilarious part about this episode is when Edomae leaves, and instead of riding in a helicopter, torches himself in a furnace, declaring to everyone “I’ll be back.”
He does later come back into the series, only next time he tries to get closer to Runa by dressing up as a Sailor Scout and talking in a girlish voice (he eventually loses the girl voice, but continues to wear the Sailor Scout uniform until the end of the final episode)!
I would suggest this anime to EVERYONE!! Just watch the first two episodes, and if you aren’t falling out of your seat in laughter, then please just go about your sad boring life, never paying attention to my advice ever again!
From what I have heard, their is talk of making a second season for this anime, and I hope that that is true. I know that their is an OVA out continuing the story a bit, but I haven’t seen it, or downloaded it yet! This anime WILL be shown at Nerdacon v4 in November, because it is just too funny to pass up. I hope that everyone who reads this blog looks forward to seeing it there! If you have seen it, or are watching it right now, let me know what you think! Post your comments!