My Bride is a Mermaid (TV)

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[ adapted from Seto no Hanayome (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Seto no Hanayome (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Seto no Hanayome (Japanese)
瀨戶的花嫁 (Chinese (Taiwan))
瀬戸の花嫁 (Japanese)
세토의 신부 (Korean)
Themes: harem, mermaid, yakuza
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: © Tahiko Kimura/SQUARE ENIX-Seto Project
Plot Summary: A young boy gets saved from drowning by a mermaid but, according to mermaid law, if a human sees a mermaid's true form, both have to be killed. The only solution to the problem is for him to marry her.
User Ratings: 2051 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 305 votes (sub:244, dub:34, raw:8, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:17
13 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 691 votes (sub:581, dub:87, raw:4, ?:3, others:16
11 Spanish subtitled
2 Korean subtitled
1 Thai language dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 476 votes (sub:371, dub:85, raw:3, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:14
4 French subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Good: 302 votes (sub:238, dub:52, ?:1, others:11
6 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Decent: 127 votes (sub:97, dub:27, raw:1, others:2
1 Italian subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
)
 So-so: 56 votes (sub:45, dub:8, ?:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 24 votes (sub:19, dub:5)
 Weak: 44 votes (sub:39, dub:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
)
 Bad: 16 votes (sub:12, dub:3, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 3646 users, rank: #235 (of 6011)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.044 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6861, rank: #415 (of 6004)
Weighted mean: 7.893 (Very good), rank: #546 (of 6004) (seen all: 8.11 / seen some: 7.06 / won't finish: 4.36)
Bayesian estimate: 7.891 (Very good), rank: #377 (of 4571)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage:
2007-04-01 to 2007-09-30
2010-04-16 (Singapore, Okto)
Opening Theme:
"Romantic summer" by SUN&LUNAR
Ending Theme:
#1: "Ashita e no Hikari (明日への光)" by Asuka Hinoi (eps 1-13,26)
#2: "Dan Dan Dan" by SUN&LUNAR (eps 14-)
Official website:
瀬戸の花嫁 (Japanese)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 19
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DVD (Region 1)
    My Bride is a Mermaid - Part 1 (DVD) 2010-07-20 (from $24.95)
    My Bride is a Mermaid - Part 2 (DVD) 2010-09-07 (from $7.99)
    My Bride is a Mermaid - The Complete Series (DVD) 2012-01-03 (from $34.54)
    My Bride is a Mermaid - The Complete Series [S.A.V.E.] (DVD) 2013-05-14 (from $17.16)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Seiji Kishi
Series Composition: Makoto Uezu
Script:
Chabo Higurashi (ep 18)
Koujirou Nakamura (7 episodes
eps 5, 10, 14, 16, 18, 23-24
)

Makoto Uezu (12 episodes
eps 1-4, 7-8, 11-12, 17-18, 20, 26
)

Yuuko Kakihara (7 episodes
eps 6, 8, 11, 15, 21-22, 25
)

Storyboard:
Atsushi Takeyama (ep 11)
Hiroko Goda (ep 5)
Hiromi Goda (ep 3)
Hirotaka Endo (eps 6, 13, 23)
Kazuaki Morita (revisions ep 26)
Mashu Itō (eps 14, 19)
Michio Fukuda (4 episodes
eps 7, 16, 23, 25
)

Seiji Kishi (OP, ED 1, ED 2; eps 1, 17, 26)
Shigenori Kageyama (eps 13, 20)
Takayuki Inagaki (ep 9)
Takeyuki Yanase (revisions ep 26; 5 episodes
eps 2, 4, 8, 17, 21
)

Yoshihiko Iwata (4 episodes
eps 5, 10, 15, 21
)

Yoshiyuki Asai (eps 15, 18, 24)
Episode Director:
Atsushi Takeyama (eps 6, 11)
Hidetake Nakajima (eps 17-18)
Hironobu Aoyagi (eps 16, 21)
Mitsuhiro Karato (4 episodes
eps 4, 13, 20, 25
)

Mujo Sanbi (ep 3)
Noriaki Akitaya (ep 7)
Seiji Kishi (eps 1, 17, 26)
Takeyuki Yanase (eps 2, 8)
Yoshito Nishōji (4 episodes
eps 9, 14, 19, 24
)

Yoshiyuki Asai (eps 6, 12, 18)
Unit Director: Seiji Kishi (OP, ED 1, ED 2)
Original creator: Tahiko Kimura
Character Design: Kazuaki Morita
Art Director: Maho Takahashi
Animation Director:
Chizuko Kusakabe (eps 9, 15, 23)
Hiroaki Gohda (ep 1)
Kazuaki Morita (OP, ED 1, ED 2; ep 26)
Kiyotaka Nakahara (ep 12)
Kumi Horii (eps 11, 25)
Madoka Hirayama (ep 25)
Masahiro Kogure (4 episodes
eps 4, 10, 16, 22
)

Minoru Watanabe (ep 3)
Rie Kawaguchi (eps 6, 12, 21)
Shuichi Hara (5 episodes
eps 11, 17-18, 24-25
)

Takehiko Matsumoto (6 episodes
eps 2, 8, 14, 17, 20, 26
)

Toshiharu Murata (ep 6)
Yōichi Ueda (gangster; ep 13)
Yuki Terano (eps 9, 19)
Yutaka Matsubara (ep 17)
Sound Director: Satoki Iida
Director of Photography: Nanae Hirabayashi
Animation producer:
Hisao Fukuya
Satoru Yoshida
Assistant Director of Photography: Chiaki Tokuda (eps 4-26)
Assistant producer: Yasutaka Kimura
Associate producer: Takao Aoki
Background Art:
Mai Matsumoto (Studio Tulip; 9 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6, 8, 14-20 even
)

Sho Kobayashi (Studio Tulip; eps 1-2, 4, 6)
Yuri Satou (Studio Tulip; 14 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-20 even, 21, 24, 26
)

Color design: Sakiko Ito
Color setting:
Aiko Matsuyama (eps 4, 14, 23)
Yasuko Katayama (4 episodes
eps 1, 6, 11, 19
)

Editing: Takashi Sakurai
Finish Animation:
Aiko Matsuyama (23 episodes
eps 1-10, 12, 14, 16-26
)

Yasuko Katayama (22 episodes
eps 1-11, 14, 16-18, 20-26
)

Finish Check:
Aiko Matsuyama (ep 4)
Yasuko Katayama
In-Between Animation:
Katsumasa Yokomine (ep 15)
Shuichi Hara (eps 14, 18)
Insert Song Arrangement:
Atsushi Umebori ("Namida Ichirin", "Nemuri no Shi")
Funta ("your gravitation", "Lunarian", "Matsuri no Shi Non-Stop!")
Jun'ichi Igarashi ("Kojin Kishi Oredam")
Purin ("Tatakai no Shi")
Yasuharu Takanashi ("Eiyuu no Shi")
Yojiro Seki ("GAP")
Youichi Sakai ("Love Hearts")
Yugo Sasakura ("Ashita e no Hikari")
Insert Song Composition:
Atsushi Umebori ("Namida Ichirin", "Nemuri no Shi")
Funta ("your gravitation", "Lunarian", "Matsuri no Shi Non-Stop!")
Jun'ichi Igarashi ("Kojin Kishi Oredam")
Purin ("Tatakai no Shi")
Yasuharu Takanashi ("Eiyuu no Shi")
Yoshiyuki Kinoshita ("GAP")
Youichi Sakai ("Love Hearts")
Yugo Sasakura ("Ashita e no Hikari")
Insert Song Lyrics:
Funta ("your gravitation", "Lunarian", "Matsuri no Shi Non-Stop!")
Goro Matsui ("Namida Ichirin", "Tatakai no Shi", "Eiyuu no Shi", "Love Hearts", "GAP", "Love Hearts")
Makoto Uezu ("Kojin Kishi Oredam")
Yugo Sasakura ("Ashita e no Hikari")
Insert Song Performance:
Cookie ("Love Hearts")
Halko Momoi ("Namida Ichirin", "your gravitation", "Tatakai no Shi", "Nemuri no Shi", "Matsuri no Shi Non-Stop!")
Kenta Harada ("Kojin Kishi Oredam")
Makiko Nabei ("Namida Ichirin")
Rika Morinaga ("GAP")
Sakura Nogawa ("your gravitation", "Lunarian", "Matsuri no Shi Non-Stop!")
Key Animation:
Chizuko Kusakabe (eps 9, 19)
Hiroaki Gohda (eps 1, 10)
Hokuto Sakiyama (eps 7, 13)
Katsumasa Yokomine (AIC Takarazuka; OP; 7 episodes
eps 5, 8, 10, 15, 19, 23, 26
)

Kazuaki Morita (ED 1, ED 2; ep 26)
Kiyotaka Nakahara (eps 8, 17)
Manabu Shioda (OP; 7 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 12, 15, 19, 25
)

Masahiro Kogure (4 episodes
eps 4, 10, 16, 22
)

Shuichi Hara (OP; 4 episodes
eps 5, 11, 17, 26
)

Takashi Habe (OP; eps 16, 20, 22)
Takashi Watabe (OP; ep 26)
Takehiko Matsumoto (6 episodes
eps 2, 8, 10, 14, 17, 20
)

Yuki Terano (AIC Takarazuka; OP; 5 episodes
eps 5, 9, 15, 23, 26
)

Yusuke Shimizu (OP; 4 episodes
eps 4, 8, 16, 24
)

Yutaka Matsubara (eps 7, 26)
Music Director: Satoki Iida
Photography:
Aimi Kanetani (AIC Takarazuka; eps 1-26)
Asami Kawai (eps 1-26)
Chiaki Tokuda (eps 1-3)
Motohiro Kunishige (eps 1-10, 14-26)
Riichi Miura (eps 1-14)
Ryosuke Tsuda (eps 1-20, 24-26)
Yasuko Takai (eps 1-26)
Yuji Tanahashi (AIC Takarazuka; eps 1-26)
Yumiko Tsujimura (ep 1)
Planning:
Atsushi Suzuki (Avex Entertainment)
Kouji Taguchi (Square Enix)
Naoki Nakamura (TV Tokyo)
Takehiko Aoki (SOTSU)
Yasushi Uchida (Gonzo)
Planning Assistant:
Ken'ichi Kubota
Yu Ogawa
Sound Effects: Ijo Okuda
Theme Song Arrangement:
Halko Momoi (OP)
Shuhei Naruse (ED2)
Yugo Sasakura (ED1)
Theme Song Composition:
Halko Momoi (OP)
Shuhei Naruse (ED2)
Yugo Sasakura (ED1)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Goro Matsui (ED2)
Halko Momoi (OP)
Yugo Sasakura (ED1)
Theme Song Performance:
Asuka Hinoi (ED)
Halko Momoi (OP - SUN&LUNAR)
Sakura Nogawa (OP - SUN&LUNAR)
Halko Momoi as San Seto
Takahiro Mizushima as Nagasumi Michishio

Atsushi Imaruoka as Burio
Daisuke Ono as Kai Mikawa
Keisuke Fujii as Ajitaro
Kenta Miyake as Gouzaburou Seto
Kouki Harasawa as Maguro
Rika Morinaga as Mawari Zenigata
Sakura Nogawa as Luna Edomae

Atsushi Imaruoka as Nagasumi's Father
Daisuke Namikawa as Yoshiuo Minamoto(eps 25-26)
Eri Kitamura as Akeno Shiranui
Eriko Matsushima as Nagasumi's Grandmother
Hidekatsu Shibata as General(ep 17)
Katsuki Murase as Masa
Makiko Nabei as Ren Seto
Masahito Yabe as
Hideyoshi Sarutobi
Octopus Nakajima
Noriko Namiki as Nagasumi's Mother
Noriko Rikimaru as Iinchou
Shuuichi Ikeda as Akeno's brother(ep 23)
Takehito Koyasu as Shark Fujishiro
Tesshô Genda as Luna-Papa
Vanilla Yamazaki as Narration
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
AD Cosmo (ep 13)
Studio Gash (ep 21)
Animation Production:
AIC
avex mode
Gonzo
Background Art:
Art Max (eps 3-25 odd)
G&G Entertainment (eps 3-25 odd)
Studio Tulip (15 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-14 even, 15-16, 18-26 even
)

Till Dawn Team (eps 3-25 odd)
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2007-05-10)
TV Aichi (2007-04-02)
TV Osaka (2007-04-06)
TV Setouchi (2007-04-07)
TV Tokyo (2007-04-01)
Finish Animation: AIC Takarazuka (eps 18-26)
Finish Animation Cooperation:
AD Cosmo (eps 13, 17)
Artland (ep 3)
Asahi Production (4 episodes
eps 5, 12, 19, 23
)

BJ (eps 1, 3)
Buyu (eps 1, 26)
cube A motion (19 episodes
eps 1-6, 8-13, 15-16, 19-20, 23-24, 26
)

D-COLORS (8 episodes
eps 2-5, 11-12, 14, 24
)

DEXS (5 episodes
eps 11, 18, 20, 25-26
)

FAI (9 episodes
eps 1, 7-9, 13, 17, 21, 23-24
)

Fanout (4 episodes
eps 11, 14, 18, 26
)

Front Line (18 episodes
eps 1-4, 6-11, 13-14, 16, 22-26
)

Ingressa (ep 15)
iseriA (eps 13, 21)
Jinbun (ep 26)
MSJ (12 episodes
eps 2, 4-6, 11-12, 15, 18-20, 23, 25
)

Oriental Light and Magic (ep 9)
Rising Force (ep 25)
Studio Gash (ep 7)
Studio Gimlet (eps 9, 15)
Studio Lagoon (ep 9)
Sunshine Digital (ep 9)
Tamazawa Animation House (ep 24)
Triple A (ep 21)
In-Between Animation:
AIC PLUS (eps 19-20)
AIC Spirits (ep 24)
AIC Takarazuka (9 episodes
eps 4, 9, 15, 18-21, 23, 26
)

In-Between Animation Cooperation:
AD Cosmo (eps 13, 17, 21)
AIC Spirits (5 episodes
eps 6, 8-9, 12, 18
)

Angle (eps 9, 15)
Anime R (eps 9, 15, 19)
APPP (ep 3)
Artland (ep 21)
Asahi Production (6 episodes
eps 5, 12, 19-20, 23, 26
)

AZETA PICTURES (ep 15)
Buyu (ep 13)
cube A motion (10 episodes
eps 2, 4-6, 8, 12, 19-20, 23, 26
)

DEXS (5 episodes
eps 11, 18, 20, 25-26
)

FAI (20 episodes
eps 1-3, 5-11, 13-15, 17-21, 23-24
)

Fanout (4 episodes
eps 11, 14, 18, 26
)

Front Line (21 episodes
eps 1-11, 13-16, 20, 22-26
)

Ingressa (eps 15, 23)
Jinbun (ep 26)
Mook Animation (ep 10)
MSJ (11 episodes
eps 2, 4-6, 11-12, 15, 19-20, 23, 25
)

Studio Barcelona (ep 10)
Studio DEEN (ep 3)
Studio Gash (ep 7)
Studio Gimlet (eps 3, 9, 19)
Studio Mu (ep 9)
Triple A (ep 21)
Key Animation:
AIC Takarazuka (5 episodes
eps 9, 15, 19, 23, 26
)

Toybox (ep 21)
Key Animation Cooperation:
Asahi Production (eps 10, 26)
DEXS (ep 26)
FAI (12 episodes
eps 8-11, 14, 18-20, 23-26
)

Front Line (6 episodes
eps 10-11, 14, 16, 22, 26
)

MSJ (ep 19)
Wish (ep 8)
Music Cooperation: TV Tokyo Music
Music Production: Regard Music
Photography: AIC Takarazuka (eps 18-26)
Production Collaboration: avex entertainment
Recording Studio:
B-Line
Studio Mausu
Sound Production: Dax Production
Video Editing Studio: Mitomo VTC
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Scott Sager
Script:
Blair Rowan (eps 1-2, 14)
Bonny Clinkenbeard (eps 3-13, 15)
Sean Whitley (eps 16-26)
Translation: Sarah Alys Lindholm
Executive producer: Gen Fukunaga
ADR Engineer: Joseph Tompkins
Assistant producer: Michael Harcourt
Character Insert Songs: Alexis Tipton (vocals)
Digital Video Coordinator: Jeff Yale
DVD Compression:
Duncan Yan
Jacob Martin
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Audio: Gino Palencia
DVD Menu Design: Cate Ferman
DVD Producer: Clarine Harp
Head Writer: John Burgmeier
Lead Video Engineer: Sarah Mueller
Line Producer: Mike McFarland
Mix Engineer: Andrew Tipps
Post-Production Assistant:
Ashley Rosse
Aya Spann (eps 14-26)
Casey Barteau
Niki Cooper
Production Assistant:
Gino Palencia
Trenton Jons
Production Supervision: Susie Nixon
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla
Jeremy Jimenez
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Video Engineer: Michael Rivas
Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler
Alexis Tipton as Sun Seto
Todd Haberkorn as Nagasumi Michishio

Anthony Bowling as Hideyoshi "Chimp" Sarutobi
Caitlin Glass as Mawari Zenigata
Cherami Leigh as Lunar Edomae
Chris Cason as Maguro
Eric Vale as Kai Mikawa
John Swasey as Gouzaburou Seto
Josh Grelle as Ajitaro
Kate Bristol as Class Rep
Sonny Strait as Burio
Trina Nishimura as Akeno Shiranui

Amber Barnes as Merfolk
Andy Mullins as Nagasumi's Father
Barry Yandell as Kamata(ep 7)
Bob Carter as Bob(ep 7)
Brett Weaver as Shibasaki(ep 5)
Bryan Massey as Shark Fujishiro
Chris Cason as Octopus Nakajima
Chris Patton as Yoshiuo Minamoto(eps 25-26)
Christopher Bevins as Thug A(ep 4)
Grant James as
Nagasumi's Grandfather
Toshi(ep 2)
Greg Ayres as Announcer(ep 7)
J. Michael Tatum as Lunar's Papa
Jamie Marchi as Isono Clinic Nurse(uncredited; ep 24)
Jason Douglas as Swordmaster(eps 19, 26)
Jeremy Inman as Michael(ep 7)
Juli Erickson as Nagasumi's Grandmother
Justin Cook as Dynamite Ginji(ep 13)
Kent Williams as Narrator(eps 21-23)
Kim Whalen as Narrator(ep 2)
Linda Young as Narrator
Lydia Mackay as Nagasumi's Mother
Maxey Whitehead as Bully A(ep 23)
Micah Solusod as Sun Fanboy(uncredited; ep 8)
Monica Rial as Maki
R. Scott Cantrell as Washio(ep 18)
Robert McCollum as Yoshiuo Squad Leader(ep 26)
Stephanie Young as Ren Seto
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Broadcaster: TV3 (Spain)
Distributor: Arait Multimedia (Spain)
Spanish cast
(none)
Tagalog cast
Tagalog staff
Dubbing Director: Pinky Rebucas
Christian Velarde as Nagasumi Michishio
Hazel Hernan as San Seto

Bryan Homecillo as Kai Mikawa
Noel Magat as Gouzaburou Seto
Rona Aguilar as Mawari Zenigata
Sherwin Revestir as Luna Edomae

AJ Constantino as Shark Fujishiro
Alexx Agcaoili as Nagasumi's dad
Hazel Hernan as Maki
Pinky Rebucas as
Akeno Shiranui
Nagasumi's grandmother
Rafael Miranda as Hideyoshi Sarutobi
Rona Aguilar as
class president
Nagasumi's mom
Sherwin Revestir as
Devil Maki
Ren Seto
Tagalog companies
Dubbing: Creative Programs, Inc. (Hero)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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