This Boy Caught a Merman

Alt title: Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita.

OVA (1 ep x 29 min)
2012
3.783 out of 5 from 1,745 votes
Rank #2,117

When a picture of his late grandfather falls into the ocean, Shima jumps in after it without thinking. Nearly drowning, he is saved by a very perfect stranger - the young merman Isaki. Shima and Isaki quickly bond in ways neither anticipated. After all, Shima and Isaki aren't just from opposite sides of the tracks but from entirely divergent species, which makes maintaining a long term relationship anything but easy sailing.

Source: Sentai Filmworks

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Izumii's avatar
Izumii Dec 9, 2014
Score 8/10

  Let's dissect. Story - 7 When you look at the raw story, it's a pretty simple set-up. Except for the merman part, there's nothing out of the ordinary going on and the plot itself is not particulary original. But let's not forget it's only an OVA of barely 30 minutes, so for that amount of time it certainly delivers. The story could be simply described as cute, touching and fullfilling. And a bit... read more

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LadyPsychic Jan 26, 2016
Score 7.8/10

Story Basically the story is about a lonely boy who meets a merman and takes him home with him.  The boy and the merman's relationship develops over the course of the OVA as they deal with various issues.  While the story isn't particularily groundbreaking (and can be a bit melodramatic at times), it is a cute and sweet story that has a good balance of funny moments and serious... read more

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