Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita Anime Trailer Posted
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The official website for independent animator Soubi Yamamoto's Kono Danshi (This Boy) anime projects began streaming a trailer for the second anime, Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy, Picked Up a Merman.), on Thursday. The 29-minute anime will go on sale on DVD in Japan on November 19.
The story follows a high school boy named Shima Kawauchi who is wrapped in his own grief. On the day he loses his grandfather, he goes to the beach to cry by himself and almost drowns when he slips. He is rescued by a beautiful young man named Isaki — who happens to be a merman.
Yuuki Kaji and Hikaru Midorikawa star in the anime as Shima and Isaki, respectively, and Midorikawa also sings the theme song "Umi yori Aoku" (Bluer Than the Sea).
As a 21-year-old, Yamamoto made her scriptwriting and directorial debut last year with the first 28-minute Kono Danshi anime, Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. (This Boy Can Fight Aliens!). Her first anime had its international premiere at New York Comic Con last October, and Sentai Filmworks licensed it for North America.