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This Boy Caught a Merman (OAV)

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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: 81 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 13 votes (sub:12, dub:1)
 Very good: 21 votes (sub:15, dub:4, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 19 votes (sub:18, dub:1)
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:9, dub:2)
 So-so: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 157 users, rank: #4297 (of 9555)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.012 (Good), std. dev.: 1.9213, rank: #3620 (of 9693)
Weighted mean: 6.990 (Good), rank: #3755 (of 9693) (seen all: 6.99)
Bayesian estimate: 7.062 (Good), rank: #3095 (of 7284)
Running time: 29 minutes
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 $8.50)
DVD (Region 1)
    This Boy Caught a Merman (DVD) 2013-09-10 (from $59.99)

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

Theme Song Performance: Hikaru Midorikawa
Yūki Kaji as Shima Kawauchi

Junta Terashima as Kusatsu
Megumi Toda as Koami
Satomi Arai as Shima's mother / Voice on phone
Tomomichi Nishimura as Gen Kawauchi
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Shima's father / Undertaker
Yurika Fukuyama as Funairi
Japanese companies
Production: CoMix Wave Films
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 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:
HIDIVE (Subtitled & Dubbed)
The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Production: Seraphim Digital

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