Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san

(13 12-minute episodes)

What’s it about ?

Adaptation of a 4-panel gag manga featuring mermaids.


Muromi, the titular mermaid. She comes to the surface after falling for a fisherman’s bait. Annoying, prideful, more than a bit perverted… and not really charmingly so.

“Takkun”, said fisherman, probably a high-schooler. The straight man of the show.

The credits promise more mermaids in the supporting cast, but for now the only other characters with lines are random starfishes and jellyfishes.

Production Values

This looks terrible. But it’s a gag series, so who cares ?

Also, lots of fanservice, although it’s often played for laughs.

Overall Impression

Oh, dear. A comedy show that’s nearly funny. Some of the jokes do work, but there are a lot of them that fall flat or are crassingly exploitative. It doesn’t have quite the charm and innocence of the inevitable comparison point (Squid Girl), alas.

It actually does improve a bit over the course of the episode, so I’m probably going to give it a second one. But this really isn’t the best gag show of the season.

via [In which I review] New anime, Spring 2013 – Page 7.

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