This Boy Caught a Merman (OAV)

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[ related to This Boy Can Fight Aliens! (OAV) ]

Alternative title:
Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (Japanese) 
この男子、人魚ひろいました。 (Japanese) 
Themes: Shounen-ai 
Plot Summary: Shima has always strove to be an excellent obedient child to his parents and to others, but in the process he could never be himself. Because of this he has always felt lonely, even with all the people who say they love him. When the picture of his recently deceased grandfather falls into the ocean, Shima nearly drowns jumping in after it. He is quickly saved by a mysterious man. In a daze Shima confesses his loneliness to the stranger, who then vows to stay by Shima's side for as long as he needs him. Shima quickly finds out that this stranger is a merman. Shima takes him home, and names him Isaki. Isaki and Shima quickly become friends, but find out that their feelings for each other might go past that of friendship. 
User Ratings: 47 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:2)
 Good: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Decent: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
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Seen in part or in whole by 78 users, rank: #3751 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.915 (Good), std. dev.: 2.0611, rank: #2588 (of 6009)
Weighted mean: 6.892 (Good), rank: #2505 (of 6009) (seen all: 6.89)
Bayesian estimate: 7.023 (Good), rank: #1934 (of 4575)
Vintage: 2012-11-09
Release dates: We have 1
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    This Boy Caught a Merman (Blu-Ray) 2013-09-10 (from $14.28)
DVD (Region 1)
    This Boy Caught a Merman (DVD) 2013-09-10 (from $7.58)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Soubi Yamamoto 
Screenplay: Soubi Yamamoto 
Original creator: Soubi Yamamoto 

Theme Song Performance: Hikaru Midorikawa 
Hikaru Midorikawa as Isaki 
Yuuki Kaji as Shima Kawauchi 
Japanese companies
Production: CoMix Wave Inc. 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Janice Williams 
Script: Janice Williams 
Translation: Javier Lopez 
Assistant Director:
Jason Grundy 
Joey Goubeaud 
Audio Engineer: Jason Grundy 
BD Authoring: David Williams 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams 
Mixing: Bryan Leach 
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff 
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector III 
Jessica Williams 
Kayla King 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud 
Sound Design: Bryan Leach 
Subtitle Script: Janice Williams 
Subtitle Timing: Janice Williams 
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch 
David Matranga as Isaki 
Leraldo Anzaldua as Shima Kawauchi 

Allison Sumrall as Voice on Telephone 
Blake Shepard as Furue 
Carli Mosier as Koami 
Emily Neves as Shima's Mother 
Greg Ayres as Kusatsu 
John Swasey as Gen Kawauchi 
Justin Doran as Shima's Father/Undertaker 
Nancy Novotny as Funairi 
English companies
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network 
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks 
Production: Seraphim Digital 
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