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Seto no Hanayome  
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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 are to be executed. The only solution to the problem is for him to marry her and become part of the mermaid family.


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Associated Names
Inland Sea Bride
My Bride Is a Mermaid

Groups Scanlating
Anime Waves
Blackout Entertainment

Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.67-70 by Ninjas Without Borders over 4 years ago
v.15 c.66 by Ninjas Without Borders over 4 years ago
v.14 c.63 by Ninjas Without Borders over 4 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews

6 topics, 16 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (279 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
 27% (76 votes)
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 23% (64 votes)
 19% (52 votes)
 6% (18 votes)
 5% (15 votes)
 4% (11 votes)
 1% (2 votes)
 0% (0 votes)
 2% (6 votes)

Last Updated
June 12th 2017, 1:56am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan JOKER (Square Enix)
Gangan WING (Square Enix)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #692 increased(+142)
Monthly Pos #1219 increased(+405)
3 Month Pos #1971 increased(+183)
6 Month Pos #2375 increased(+202)

List Stats
On 1705 reading lists
On 823 wish lists
On 121 completed lists
On 120 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
answer to final volumes not completed questions. over 4 years ago
Why no scanlator didn't scan the middle of the series? over 4 years ago
Anime over 6 years ago
What happened to Seto Hanayome? over 7 years ago
Seto No Hanayome Question over 7 years ago

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you can't be so unfair   
Rating: N/A
by melquiades
September 4th, 2013, 7:20pm
It is impossible not to compare the anime to the manga, and we all are being unfair when we do so...
All of the makers of the anime simply caught the essence of the manga completely, and then animated it. They basically didn't do anything that wasn't done in the manga, it is just that gags are SOOOOOOOO much better when animated

Anime was just so freaking funny that it simply set another standard for me (i'm chuckling remembering it right now xD)
But i would clearly recommend the manga because not all was covered by the anime ...just try to imagine how it would look if you were animating the scenes wink
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good manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ckz
December 7th, 2012, 8:11am
manga definitely better. especially the art's funny...
though the story's a little repetitive and no developement but, it's still funny and enjoyable read..
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The anime is better   
Rating: N/A
by KLGChaos
April 17th, 2011, 12:31pm
If you have to check this manga out, it's much better to go with the anime. The manga basically has one thing going for it-- abuse of the male character (and his dad) with no character development. After the first couple of chapters, it gets old. Really old. The anime tones down the abuse (though sadly, there's still quite a bit there), but overall, the comedy is better in motion and it has an epic ending not found in the manga with actual development.

You'll most likely find it quite funny at first, as I did, but several chapters in, you'll just be face-palming every chapter as you wait for the lead to catch a break.
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A manga not as good as the anime   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by SBX
July 1st, 2009, 3:12am
I may be in the minority here, but oftentimes I prefer the manga to the anime. Seto no Hanayome (hereafter SnH) is an exception to this rule. Perhaps because I discovered the anime first and was spoiled by the infamous "Hohohoho" laugh, but I didn't / haven't gotten the same kind of enjoyment out of the manga.

It's a general harem series, but it's easy to read, and not verging on embarrassing like To-Love-Ru and He Is My Master (is that still on hiatus?). The love "polygon" is pretty clear, and anything that tries to disrupt the axis seems rather forced.

That being said, it's still a good series (an 8.7 isn't particularly shabby), and any moment in which Lunar's father appears is of course priceless. I would mostly recommend the series to those who haven't already seen the cartoon - or they're going to be quite disappointed.
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ze anime was better   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hamburgers
June 28th, 2009, 8:24am
I read this after watching the anime series, and I must say, the animated version is far superior. However, that's not to say that the manga is not worth reading. I'm not a huge fan of the harem genre, but they tend to be quite hilarious, and this one, especially so. I like the idea behind the story; its one that I've never encountered before, and its certainly something that I wouldn't have been able to come up with; +points for being creative.

Other users have commented that there are a lot of 'wacky' situations, but that is what gives this series a unique charm. This is quite possibly the most hilarious series I have ever read; the only other competitor would be..."Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo! Masaru-san" (which I highly recommend). The difference between "Seto..." and "Sexy Commando..." is that the former focuses purely on nonsense. Seto no Hanayome is a mix of elements, with a love triangle, school life, and a heavy dose of comedy.

I agree that things start to slow down and become a more typical 'love-triangle shounen manga' (hence, points off), and things can get a bit bumpy, but it was not enough to prevent me from completing the series. As is typical of the harem genre, some rather irritating characters appear later on, one of which I continued to dislike throughout the series, but most of the characters had something to contribute to the story and the lulz.

If you're looking for lulz, and this series doesn't seem to cut it for might just have a problem.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kazuma7
March 20th, 2009, 5:17pm
yep2 why would a manga get to vol14+ if it wasn't good~
and if people even get to badmouth this then i'd badmouth "My name is Zushio" what the heck is w/ that manga its too overly done, only vol4 was good enough~
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I can't understand...   
Rating: N/A
by aagcnet
August 16th, 2008, 2:43pm
How people can talk bad about something so popular that gets to vol 14+... and compare it to some early work from the same mangaka that only got to vol 4... If you dont like it fine... there are colors for every taste. Just dont make it seem like a waste just because u dont like it.
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Too chaotic....   
Rating: N/A
by flowerzan
June 9th, 2008, 6:44am
The story had potential. I really thought it was a good manga to read but it became too repetitive and irritating. The chaos presented at the beginning of the story dragged over and over again that it was no longer humorous, it became annoying.
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A complete disappointment compared to Zushio   
Rating: N/A
by VampireBanana
June 5th, 2008, 10:56am
This was a complete disappointment compared to Zushio. (Note: I read this first and Zushio much later on.) The story was actually rather interesting at first given the interesting characters and author's ability to breath life to hilarious situations. However, after a certain while, the plot started to drag as more and more characters showed up. By the 3rd volume or so, everything was so lackluster I gave up completely as it was turning into another typical shounen story.

Note: readers expecting anything close to the mastery and brilliancy of Zushio might be sorely disappointed. This title certainly isn't as funny as his previous and well, it's not as fun either.
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Had potential   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by RideTheWalrus
April 1st, 2008, 9:09pm
I liked the first few chapters, but some characters I simply found annoying. The lead girl's mobster father and the assassin-in-a-shell in particular. It wouldn't be so bad if they didn't have such huge roles, but it seems like they take up a good portion of most chapters. They're not funny. In fact they're simply annoying. They ruin every romantic moment. This manga would be far better if it were free of those characters, or if they were minimized.
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