My Bride is a Mermaid - Holy crap........ + Blog Thing

Topic started by JJOR64 on Jan. 24, 2010. Last post by Konanda 4 years, 5 months ago.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
 My Bride is a Mermaid
 My Bride is a Mermaid
My Bride is a Mermaid (aka Seto no Hanayome) is an anime adaptaion of the manga of the same name.  The show was produced by Gonzo and there are 26 episodes and 2 OVAs.  My Bride is a Mermaid is Romantic Comedy/Harem/Parody show.
 

Brief Overview


My Bride is a Mermaid tells the tale of  Nagasumi Michishio, a 2nd year in middle school.  One day during summer, Nagasumi started drowning while swimming at sea.  Soon to drown, he is saved by a mermaid.  The next day while at his grandma's house Nagasumi describes to his parents and grandma what the mermaid looks like.  Soon after that they see the described girl, except with legs.  Nagasumi learns that he was saved by San Seto and San asks to marry him.  All of a sudden mysterious men come out of no where and Nagasumi's mother recognizes them as the Yakuza.  The Yakuza ask if they will come back with San to their place and Nagasumi finds out that San is the daughter of the Yakuza boss.  Soon Nagasumi founds out from Gouzaburou, the Yakuza boss, that by mermaid law if a human sees a mermaid's true form, both of them must be killed.  The only solution for both Nagasumi and San to not be killed, they must marry each other.  From here San moves in with Nagasumi and they start going to school together.
 
During the course of the show we see meet other characters like Saru, Mawari, Kai, Luna, and Akeno and we see the wacky life of Nagasumi, which is outrageous.  It goes from a war between Luna's henchmen and San's henchmen to every woman falling in love with Nagasumi by sight after drinking a mermaid tonic.  There are many parodies as well like Nagasumi and Kai being chased by Luna's Papa which is making fun of The Terminator to Nagasumi looking like Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star.
 Nagasumi and San
 Nagasumi and San

 

My Thoughts


Two words: f'ing funny.  This has got to be one of the funniest shows I have ever seen and a very long time.  Every single episode made me laugh and that is what a comedy/parody show should do. This is also one of those shows that make you say "Yep, this was definitely made in Japan" and "Japan is f'ing crazy!"  While this is a romantic comedy, the big draw of the show is definitely the comedy and mad parody.  There are tons and tons of great moments like Nagasumi getting is first "kiss" from Masa to Gouzaburou playing a galage game to learn the ways of a Japanese teenage girl to get closer with his daughter.  I can list even more great moments, but I don't feel like typing them out since it's better to see it in person.  There were tons of great characters as well.  Nagasumi is definitely my favorite character of the show next to Masa, the afro cool guy of the Yakuza clan.
 
 Masa-san.
 Masa-san.
What else do I need to say?  The characters are great, the animation is great, and the comedy is top notch.  If you want to watch a show that will make you laugh your ass, watch this, it's fantastic.  If comedy/parody isn't your thing for some weird reason, stat far, far way from this then.  This show is mad over the top comedy and parody.
 
My Score - 5/5
 
 
 
 

Blog Thing


After watching My Bride is a Mermaid, I decided to go with a show with a little more action.  So next I'm going to watch Kaze no Stigma.  I've heard good things about the show so I thought I would check it out.  It's been on my radar for a while so, why not watch it now.   I was checking up some info about the show and I learned the creator of the show passed away last year.  Because of that, the light novel series in on hiatus.  What a bummer.  :(   It's always sad to see people die and let there work become unfinished.
 
What else am I doing?  I'm still reading through Negima, which is great.  I'm on chapter 31 so I'm still in the stuff that was touched on in the anime.  What else.  Well, I just got all the achievements in Bayonetta so now I need to find a new game to play.  I really want to get Darksiders, No More Heroes 2, and Tatsunoko vs Capcom.  If I had the money I would get all three of them, but I don't have much money at the moment.  What  I really need to play Zelda: Spirit Tracks.  I got the game for Christmas and I haven't even gotten to the 2nd dungeon yet.
 
I guess I'll close this thing out now.  See you guys on the forum!
 
Jordan  (JJOR64)
Post by Sonata (35,097 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Very very good review again I loved that showXD
Post by rein (5,465 posts) See mini bio Level 15
yeah i was thinking of picking this up. Your review convinced me. thank you.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@rein said:

" yeah i was thinking of picking this up. Your review convinced me. thank you. "

That's good to hear.   :)
Post by Matte (181 posts) See mini bio Level 4
Another good review, your really churning these out =)
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Matte said:
" Another good review, your really churning these out =) "
I have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much free time so I decided to review every anime I watch after I watch the whole series.
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,158 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Good review
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Masa-san <3
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Konanda said:
" Masa-san <3 "
Agreed.  He is the sexiest black guy in a anime ever.    :P
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@JJOR64:
Ya but the best character is Lunar's papa. (granted I've only seen up to episode 15 since I've been watching it at my university's anime club) Honourable mention to samurai Sun (san) in episode 13. 
 
I just had to make that joke before some else did. Masa-san is a pretty awesome character though.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@Konanda:  There is even more greatest after episode 15.  You should finish it some time soon.   :)
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Wait, so... The true form of Mermaids are like... normal, leg having, air breathing people... and if someone sees them, as people... both have to die?
 
I mean, I'm pretty sure that's what you meant, but I just had to be sure.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
@John_Martone said:
" Wait, so... The true form of Mermaids are like... normal, leg having, air breathing people... and if someone sees them, as people... both have to die?  I mean, I'm pretty sure that's what you meant, but I just had to be sure. "
There true form is when they look like mermaids.  I should have made that a little more clear.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Oh okay. Well, btw, your reviews keep looking sexier and sexier. Like, if there were some bar where reviews hung out, this review would have all its drinks bought for it. Either that, or I've just slowly molded your reviews into the kind I enjoy reading.
 
Edit: Oh, and on the bloggy bit, yeah I'm pretty much trying to decide how much No More Heroes 2 and what not I'll be checking out this week.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@John_Martone said:
"Oh okay. Well, btw, your reviews keep looking sexier and sexier. Like, if there were some bar where reviews hung out, this review would have all its drinks bought for it. Either that, or I've just slowly molded your reviews into the kind I enjoy reading.  Edit: Oh, and on the bloggy bit, yeah I'm pretty much trying to decide how much No More Heroes 2 and what not I'll be checking out this week. "

Oh ya No More Heroes 2 comes out tomorrow. Hmm, maybe I'll buy it when I go to pick up my Mass Effect 2 preorder. Even though I probably won't get to either for awhile. -_-' Ah if only it was summer, but than it shifts to a job for tuition and rent. >_<
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