Seto no hanayome (2007– )

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 259 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Nagasumi's in hot water after a beautiful, young mermaid named Sun saves him from drowning. The deep-sea sweetheart's dad is a merman yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 31 Oct 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Seto no hanayome" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Seto no hanayome (2007– )

Seto no hanayome (2007– ) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Seto no hanayome.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

All the students in a school are distributed according to their individual score in a test into six section and are treated according to their section. The least scoring students then makes... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Terri Doty, Greg Ayres
Sekirei: Pure Engagement (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The battle to find the supreme Sekirei continues. Still some of the fighters and their masters refuse to participate in the battle since losing it means to lose the Sekirei forever, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Shinnosuke Tachibana, Saori Hayami, Marina Inoue
Date a Live (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A boy named Itsuka Shidou meets a spirit girl who has been rejected by a devastated world. The girl, who Shidou names Tooka, happens to have wiped out much of humanity 30 years ago, and now... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Marina Inoue
Infinite Stratos (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A powerful exoskeleton, technologically ages beyond any current such tech, is found, dubbed "Infinite Stratos" and multiplied. Only women can use it. One lucky boy discovers he can too and ... See full summary »

Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Yôko Hikasa, Yukana Nogami
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Taliesin Jaffe, Brandon Potter, Luci Christian
Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai (TV Series 2011)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A friendless teenager, feared by his fellow classmates, joins a club hoping to finally make some friends.

Stars: Whitney Rodgers, Jamie Marchi, Misato Fukuen
Toradora! (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him.Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self ... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie
High School DxD (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The story follows Issei Hyodo, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day ... See full summary »

Stars: Azumi Asakura, Yôko Hikasa, Shizuka Itô
Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero (TV Series 2012)
Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story follows a world where several young men and women regularly find themselves spirited away to a world of sword and magic called Alayzard. After those who survive and return are ... See full summary »

Stars: Felecia Angelle, Terri Doty, Jerry Jewell
Rosario to Vampire Capu2 (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Nana Mizuki, Daisuke Kishio, Tia Lynn Ballard
Demon King Daimaou (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

One of the most promising students of the Wizard academy takes a career assessment test and the results say that he'll become a demon king. The students treat him differently after this, but the female android is still in love with him.

Stars: Yôko Hikasa, Ryô Hirohashi, Shizuka Itô
Please Teacher! (TV Series 2002)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An alien who becomes a teacher, and a student start a relationship and have to keep it all secret.

Stars: Sôichirô Hoshi, Kikuko Inoue, Ayako Kawasumi
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
John Swasey ...
 Gouzaburou Seto (26 episodes, 2007)
Alexis Tipton ...
 Sun Seto (26 episodes, 2007)
...
 Shark Fujishiro (18 episodes, 2007)
...
 Lunar Edomae (17 episodes, 2007)
...
 Kai Mikawa (15 episodes, 2007)
Trina Nishimura ...
 Akeno Shiranui (11 episodes, 2007)
Edit

Storyline

Nagasumi's in hot water after a beautiful, young mermaid named Sun saves him from drowning. The deep-sea sweetheart's dad is a merman yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his family's scaly secret! Luckily, there's a catch - if Nagasumi agrees to marry Sun, he just might avoid sleeping with the fishes! Written by Funimation DVD text

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anime | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Love, danger and lots of tail!


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 April 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

My Bride is a Mermaid  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Episodes 1 - 26)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Splash" (1984) and "The Little Mermaid" (1989) + "The Godfather" (1972) = Undersea Anime' greatness!
12 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If there is one thing that the undersea romantic comedy/fantasy series "My Bride is a Mermaid" has going for it, it's freaking hilarious! As my one-line summary would imply, this Japanese Anime' (Japanese animation, for the uninitiated) is a unique mix of "Splash" (1984), "The Little Mermaid" (1989), and "The Godfather" trilogy. Now in this day & age, that's what I call originality!

The series, from the Manga by Tahiko Kimura and distributed in the United States on DVD by FUNimation Entertainment, revolves around the comical mis-adventures of young Nagasumi Michishio, a 14-year-old junior high school student who is vacationing with his parents at Seto Bay. One day while going for a swim, he is saved from nearly drowning by Sun Seto, a beautiful mermaid (in a situation straight out of "Splash").

This was good and bad, for them both. The good: for Nagasumi, it's love at first sight with a real-life, genuine, flesh & blood mermaid! The bad: Sun Seto is the only daughter of the merman Gozaburo Seto, the head of the notorious Seto Gang, an undersea Yakuza (Japanese mafia) outfit. According to undersea law, either Sun or Nagasumi must now be executed, but there's a catch: If Nagasumi agrees to marry Sun, then he just might be able to avoid sleeping with the fishes, literally! Hilarity ensues as Nagasumi - who is clearly way in over his head and he knows it - tries to adjust to his new life as a groom-to-be and soon finds his home and life at school invaded by undersea gangsters looking out for his bride-to-be's best interests...

Let me just say: "My Bride is a Mermaid" is one of the funniest Anime' series I've ever seen! One week ago, I finally managed to catch the classic "Love Hina" (based on the Manga by Ken Akamatsu), another great series about a high-strung young guy who's in way over his head in a crazy romantic situation with a beautiful young woman (or in "Love Hina's" case, women). Nagasumi Michishio is not one of the romantically impaired shy guys common to this type of Anime'; he's also not a nerd. It's made clear that Nagasumi is a sub-par student in school, socially clumsy, and is also quite immature. In short, he's a loser, but a likable loser. As the series progresses, it becomes clear that he's developing genuine feelings for Sun; likewise, she's also developing feelings for him and she never loses hope in him.

One element that the series tracks expertly is Nagasumi Michishio's maturation from an unpopular, irresponsible 14-year-old high school student into a mature young man, however high-strung, who ultimately earns the respect, if not love, of his bride's family (who are violently - literally - opposed to their marriage and are always trying to kill him). Much of the humor in this series rises from Nagasumi trying to fit in with Sun's family, and the comically violent abuse and crazy situations he often endures as a result of his exploits.

And speaking of the Seto Gang, they are quite a colorful bunch; Gozaburo Seto suffers from an extreme case of the "over-protective father syndrome" and is constantly on the edge of comically violent outbursts; Shark Fujishiro, as his first name implies, is a Great White Shark (think "Bruce" from "Jaws" as a Yakuza enforcer); the conch Maki, Sun's closest associate, is only a few inches tall but don't let her size fool you - she's employed by the Seto Gang as a trigger-happy assassin and she's got a sharp tongue, a big mouth, and a conch shell loaded to the hilt with state-of-the-art weaponry to back her up; bodyguard Masa seems to be the most level-headed member of the group and one of the only members not opposed to Sun and Nagasumi's union; and despite Gozaburo's violent nature and uncontrollable temper, the most feared member of the Seto Gang is his wife, the sweet-natured Ren, who does not hesitate to let her fists do the talking when her husband and his employees get out of line.

With beautiful animation, lively and colorful characters and outrageous comedy, "My Bride is a Mermaid" is a delightful little series about life & love under the sea, and one high-strung young man who ultimately learns the value of love, responsibility, and growing up.

10/10


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Seto no hanayome (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?