We all know that feeling when we want to just curl up with a good anime and escape reality for a little bit. But sometimes, it can be hard to find the perfect show to watch. If you’re in need of some inspiration, look no further than this list of the best 15 anime mermaid characters. These beautiful and powerful anime mermaids are sure to give you some splash!
1. Laura the Mermaid from Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure
Just because they live in the sea, doesn’t mean mermaids can’t be anime characters! In fact, there are quite a few popular ones that fans can’t get enough of. Laura the Mermaid from Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure is one such character. This magical girl show is about two friends, Manaka and Laura, who transform into Pretty Cures to fight evil. As a mermaid, Laura is able to use her powerful singing voice to help the team in battle. She’s also fiercely loyal to her friends and always ready for a fight.
2. Muromi-san the Mermaid from Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 2013 to 2014. The story revolves around Muromi-san, a mermaid who is millions of years old (but looks 16 years old). From the moment she met Takuro she doesn’t stop harassing him on a daily basis. Takuro, an ordinary school kid, still manages to keep his cool despite the fact that there is a legendary creature pestering him. He keeps his cool even when Muromi-san brings mermaid friends. With the exception of other mermaids, the place is frequented by creatures from the mythological spectrum: Lioness, Yeti, Harpy, and a creature named Cowbata, the only male in the business.
Oddly enough, an anime with such impressive mermaids is a comedy series about almost nothing. During the episodes, the protagonists of the series discuss world affairs – civilization, religion and mythology, evolution and prehistory – but this is done completely casually, and here Muromi, is a mermaid who often gets herself into comical situations due to her inexperience with life on land.
3. Ponyo from Gake no Ue no Ponyo
Ponyo is a young mermaid who falls in love with a human boy named Sosuke. She is determined to become human and live with him on land, even if it means giving up her life in the sea. Ponyo’s innocent and adventurous spirit is sure to win over your heart.
Ponyo is one of my favorite characters. I love her innocence and childlike wonder. She is always so excited about everything and her enthusiastic personality is contagious. Her relationship with her father, Fujimoto, is also very touching. Even though she is a mermaid and he is a human, they share a deep bond of love and understanding. Ponyo’s determination to become human to be with Sōsuke is also very admirable. Overall, Ponyo is just a wonderful character who brings joy and happiness wherever she goes.
4. Sun Seto the Mermaid from Seto no Hanayome (My Bride is a Mermaid)
A young man named Nagasumi goes to spend his summer vacation with his parents and grandmother in a beach town called Seto. While swimming at the beach he finds himself drowning but is suddenly rescued by a beautiful mermaid. Just when he thought it was a dream, he is suddenly summoned to an undersea mansion where he is introduced to an underwater Yakuza gang. That is correct! A Yakuza gang who are mermaids. Okay well, apparently the Seto gang here have a code for when a mermaid exposes herself to a human they either need to kill her as punishment or kill Nagasumi and his family to protect their secrets, or force them into a relationship and get married.
The mermaid who exposed herself as Sun Seto is perfectly okay with this arrangement, but the rest of her gang, especially her father, would rather kill the boy because they’d rather die than have their precious baby girl handed off to a mere human.
San the mermaid is sweet and a bit clumsy like many other anime mermaids, but she has a
a trait that sets her apart, her sheer determination towards loyalty.
5. The Mermaids from Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch
Pichi Pichi Pitch anime is set in a world where mermaids live in the sea and sing to keep the ocean clean. They are also able to transform into humans when they come into contact with water. The main characters of the show are Lucia, Hanon, and Rina. Lucia is the princess mermaid of the Sea and has the power to control pearls, she must find her lost pearl in order to regain her voice. Hanon is a mermaid who can control fish, and Rina is a mermaid who can control dolphins. The three mermaids must work together to stop the evil King Triton from polluting the ocean and turning all the fish into monsters. They must learn to use her singing voice as a weapon against Neptune’s minions and discover the power of love and friendship.
Mermaid Melody: Pichi Pichi Pitch is a classic shoujo anime that features strong themes of friendship and love. The anime is also notable for its catchy music and beautiful animation.
6. The Mermaids from Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou Ningyo no Mori
In a mountain village, Mana has just turned 15, she is cared for and pampered by Baba, an old woman who keeps her shackled in bed. The village is inhabited by identical old young
women who are all mermaids in human form.
Meanwhile, Yuta, a young man, arrives looking for a mermaid. He is a 500-year-old immortal human who became so after eating mermaid flesh. One of the women is chosen by the others to become a mermaid and she is sacrificed. Baba feeds her flesh to Mana to make her an immortal human whose flesh would rejuvenate.
Yuta escapes with Mana after explaining her fate, the women try to stop Yuta and Mana from escaping but they are caught in the flooding seawater and revert to their mermaid forms.
Mermaid Forest is a classic anime that’s been around since the early 90s. It tells the story of two mermaid sisters, one of whom is cursed to live on land and the other in the sea. The two eventually meet and together, they must find a way to break the curse.
7. The Merman from Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiromashita
A merman named Tatsumi saves a drowning human boy named Shima and brings him to live with him in the sea. While at first Shima is terrified of the merman and wants nothing more than to return to land, he slowly begins to care for his new home and the merman who saved him.
The merman is kind and gentle and takes care of Shima as if he were his son. He is always there for him when he needs someone to talk to or just wants to spend time together. The merman is also very protective of Shima often putting himself in danger to save him from harm.
While their relationship starts as one of caregiver and charge, it eventually blossoms into something more. The two come to care deeply for each other and eventually fall in love. Though they know they can never be together in the traditional sense, they are content just being in each others’ lives.
Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiromashita is a touching BL anime about the power of love and how it can transcend even the most seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The merman and Shima’s relationship will stay with you long after the final episode has aired.
8. The Merman from Orenchi no Furo Jijou
When it comes to anime mermaids, there are a lot of different interpretations. Some are graceful and beautiful creatures that live in the depths of the sea, while others are feral and wild. But one thing that all mermaids have in common is their ability to transform into human form.
One of the most popular mermaid characters in recent years is Merman from Orenchi no Furo Jijou. Merman is a bit of an oddball, as he’s more interested in humans than other mermaids. He even goes so far as to live with a human family in their bathtub!
Despite his quirks, Merman is a kind and gentle creature who just wants to be loved. He’s also fiercely loyal to those he cares about, making him a great friend (or lover!) for anyone lucky enough to get close to him.
9. The Mermaids from Ningyohime Marina no Bouken
The Ningyohime Marina no Bouken anime is set in a world where humans and mermaids live together. The story follows the adventures of Marina, a mermaid who dreams of becoming a human. With the help of her friends, she sets out on a journey to find the legendary Blue Sea Stone, which is said to have the power to grant wishes. Along the way, they encounter danger and adventure, but ultimately learn the importance of friendship and working together.
10. The Mermaid from Ningyo
Ningyo is a deeply philosophical anime film from 1964. When the boy catches a fish, he puts it back in the ocean and it turns into a beautiful mermaid, but it was the protagonist’s imagination that transformed her. When he shows his parents the mermaid, they only see a fish, but in the boy’s mind, he sees a mermaid. His parents no longer can imagine, which is why they only see a fish.
Halfway through the film, we discover that “Free thinking was not allowed in his country. The adults who attempt to convince the boy that what he was seeing was not real, had no imagination, and it wasn’t until the end when the boy releases the mermaid in the ocean amidst his oppressor’s eyes, she turns once more into a mermaid.
The boy becomes the cause for them to truly believe that the mermaid is beautiful and real.
11. The Mermaid Princess Lulu from Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokan
The anime’s premise revolves around four girls – Pachira, Liru, Haneru, and Hororo – and a mermaid princess called Lulu who are transported from their home world to Earth, where they must learn about the ways of humans and use their magical powers to help people.
Although the girls are often skeptical of humans and their customs, they eventually come to understand and appreciate the kindness and good intentions of the people around them. They also learn that there are many different types of magic and that each one has its unique properties and purposes.
The girls use their magic to help solve problems for both humans and other creatures, making them true heroes.
12. The Mermaid Sisters in Umi Monogatari: Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto
A ring sinks into the sea and is found by two beautiful mermaid sisters, Marin and Urin. Marin wants to return the ring to its owner, but Urin (the younger sister) tries to stop her, warning her of what happens to mermaids who decide to ditch the water (They meet humans, fall in love and die).
Marin needs to get some spice into her life, so she says, why the hell not? and so Urin can’t let her sister go alone, so she joins her and they meet the girl who lost her ring, her name is Kanon she just broke up with her boy. Through these actions, a dark power is accidentally awoken and both Marin and Kanon discover their secret destinies.
13. Lu the Mermaid from Lu Over the Wall
A 14 years old kid from a remote port town loves music, but his family refuses him to make music and
wants him to focus more on his studies and the family business. But he still likes to make music on his own he’s even had a few hits on YouTube.
A couple of his classmates hear about this and are just so like hey you know you should join our band except the band still sucks because they don’t have a good singer. Luckily, in this port town they believe in mermaids and other mystical creatures, and what do you know along the line comes Lu, a mermaid who loves to sing and is quite talented! That’s where the family-friendly wacky silliness comes in.
Whenever Lu comes in, she’s a total goofball, she has to hide the fact that she’s a mermaid from everyone so she’s able to grow a pair of legs whenever she sings and she’s gotta make sure she stays away from the sunlight and it’s just quite the ridiculous ride.
14. Aquarius The Mermaid Fairy Tail
Aquarius is one of the sexiest girls in anime and she is known for her sassy personality and incredible magic abilities.
She is a water mage, and her powers are mainly focused on manipulating and controlling water. She can create massive waves, whirlpools, and even ice sculptures with her magic. Aquarius is also a member of the Fairy Tail guild and is often seen teaming up with fellow guild members Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia on various adventures.
While she may be gruff and sarcastic at times, Aquarius is ultimately a kind-hearted person who cares deeply for her friends and allies
15. Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
The anime is set on five remote, artificial mermaid islands known as the Valkyries. On these islands, women who have contracted a mysterious virus called the A Virus are sent to live. These women all develop superpowers known as Drive. They use their Drive to pilot giant robots called Extras.
The main character is a girl named Mamori Tokonoma. She is sent to one of the Valkyries after being infected with the A Virus. There, she meets a girl named Mirei Shikishima. Mirei saves Mamori from being attacked by another girl with Drive. The two become friends and decide to work together to help others on the island.
Throughout the series, the girls battle against other girls with Drive, as well as against the organization that created the Valkyries in the first place. They also discover more about themselves and their pasts. In the end, they find out that they have more in common than they thought and that they are stronger when they are together