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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2012
My husband and I just finished watching My Bride Is a Mermaid on DVD. We decided to buy this set after watching The Wallflower: The Complete Collection S.A.V.E. and Hetalia: Axis Powers - The Complete Series, both of which had us laughing, and we wanted to keep the laughter going with another funny anime.

Story: 4/5
This is the story of Nagasumi, a high school boy, who nearly drowns during summer vacation but is saved by a mermaid, Sun. Because he sees her as a mermaid, either he must be killed or Sun must die. However, both Sun's and Nagasumi's families come to the arrangement that they will get married, and if he's family, no one needs to die. The series follows Sun and Nagasumi as they go to school and try to keep the mermaid secret, with mermaid yakuza, a mermaid pop star, typical schoolgirl harem around Nagasumi, hilarious fights, satire, and all kinds of funny hijinks. Don't expect the story to be amazing because mostly, it is just a set-up for funny episodes. However, it does deliver on the comedy, which is exactly its goal.

I will say, however, that some characters got annoying, and by the 4th disc, I wished they would just go away for an episode or two. However, I'm sure that this is just a reaction to watching most of the episodes back to back. You might benefit from watching only a couple episodes a day.

Animation: 5/5
The animation in this series is excellent. It's modern, colorful, vibrant, no repeated video, etc. It's hard to find fault with this aspect!

Sound: 5/5
I watched the English dub version with subtitles. All of the voices were spot-on and not at all annoying. Additionally, the music fit the series perfectly! The opening track was fun and set the tone for the show. The soundtrack didn't miss a beat, using music that fit the particular funny scenes (like Lunar's dad's theme was similar to the Terminator's! haha), and no track was repeated enough to be a bother.

Packaging: 5/5
The packaging of this set is wonderful enough to even meet my standards! I dislike flimsy cardboard packaging, sets where the discs are stacked on top of each other, and weak disc holders that can fail and leave the discs moving around during shipment. My Bride is a Mermaid, to its credit, comes in a sturdy plastic case, in which each disc is stored on a separate plastic piece. Each DVD is held firmly in place. The plastic case also comes with an animated, removable cardboard outer box. I kept it because of its graphics. It does look nice on a shelf.

Warning:
If you are a parent purchasing this for your child or to watch with a child, be fore-warned, this series contains suggestive sexual themes and a small amount of fan-service. It was enough to make my husband and I eye each other in surprise at certain moments where sex was suggested, characters behaved in a sexual way, etc. It did not bother us at all as adult viewers, but I know some parents out there are sensitive about what their children are watching.

Overall: 5/5
When compared to some of the anime greats out there, this series doesn't even come close. However, as a comedy, My Bride is a Mermaid is pretty entertaining! If you like the harem/comedy genre, I'm almost certain you will like this. I don't particularly care for harem comedy, and even I enjoyed it. So if you are looking for a few good laughs and think the concept of mermaid yakuza in the normal world has some comedic potential, by all means, buy My Bride is a Mermaid!
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2012
When I first viewed this series, it was in the original Japanese with English subtitles, and I was totally blown away! The characters are pretty darn cute, the fan service is there-but at a minimum. However, the gags are non-stop and one hardly gets time to catch their breath between giggles and full-blown belly laughs! The premise starts almost like that of "The Little Mermaid"...and things really get twisted from there! Our mermaid does save a young boy from drowning-but her father is head of an underwater Yakuza clan sworn to destroy any mortal who even catches a glimpse of them. So our hapless hero must agree to be the fiance of the cute little mermaid or face being wiped from the face of the Earth along with his entire family...what's a poor boy to do? Between the rival suiters, the mermaid king's hitmen, and the curious school mates questions as he brings his fiance to school are enough to test anyone's metal! Will the two lovebirds-er-fish ever rise above the mayhem and discover their true feelings for each other, or will our hero wind up as fish bait?!
There's plenty of action, some cute romance, a supporting cast of crazies, and more jokes than you can keep up with-so watch it twice to catch the stuff you miss the first time! Thumbs up for this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 20, 2012
I got this like 4weeks ago and i forgot to send a comment so other anime lovers like me can see that this is good deal!;)

This anime is so funny i want to tell what make this a good and funny series but that wud spoil things up. hhi ^^

i cant tell how hard i laughed and the tears yes,, the TEARS ;__; it was AWESOME!!

The DvD work great no problems:)

so i give this a 10 of 10 because its, you know what? go and see for yourself !! XD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2012
Over the years i have become an anime affecionado of sorts. this anime is simply awesome. It story is pretty good, the comedy is great, and the animation quailty is great. Overall this is a great series to add to any collection and the price was nice too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2012
What can I say this was funny & good hearted anime, wont go much in to the storyline but it was enjoyable all the way thru & ended nice.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2012
Nagasumi is saved from drowning by a mermaid named Sun. Mermaid's are put to death if a human discovers their true form. In order to save Sun he decides to marry into her family. Her family is Yakuza. Sun goes to live with Nagasumi and his family, unfortunately her father and his lackeys tag along to keep an eye on her. This anime is a lot of fun. There are lots of school hijinks, love rivals and sticky situations. There is a lot to like about this story. Lots of random wackiness and tender loving moments. There are a lot of cliches but the story is still different enough to be quite enjoyable. All of the characters are really likable, and the laughs never stop. I recommend My Bride is a Mermaid to anyone who liked Tenchi Muyo or Love Hina. I want to marry a meramaid too, but not one that's a gangster.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2012
This is one of the funniest anime you must own. For me I laugh so many time see this show there is a little fan service in it but not to much but when there is it pretty funny when it dose happen. This show is a love comedy about a boy named Nagasumi who drowned and get saved by a mermaid named Sun and in the law of mermaid if a human sees a mermaid the mermaid must be but to death but if the mermaid would married the human who saw there mermaid form the mermaid would live and that where the title come from (My Bride Is a Mermaid). So Nagasumi owns sun and this is how this love comedy start oh to even make this show even more funny sun is a daughter of a mafia gang so it get really funny really fast. If you are looking for funny, love, or need to see a new anime comedy well this right up you ally. So you should get this now because once you get this you wont want to take this out of your dvd/bly-ray player anytime soon vary recommended it worth buying check it out.
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on June 28, 2014
Funny, and an item only found to buy at a good price on amazon! Its a good original anime found at a decent price.
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on April 10, 2014
Certainly a classic anime in my book. A bit off the wall and right up my alley. The only thing missing are the OVA's. Recommended.
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on July 21, 2013
It is a likable story but not one of those you just need to watch again maybe I need to watch it again some anime the second time around seem to be better

Update I got to set down and watch this one again it was just as the others said I died laughing so did the wife matter fact I took it with me to anime fest for Alexis Tipton to sign so go ahead and buy it
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