I really like mermaids! I wanted to learn more and find out how much mermaid fascination is present in culture. This is more a compilation of links and videos of mermaid interests I have found.
List of Contents
Anime, manga, video games, novels, movies, mermaid fashion, and mermaiding.
First off here are mermaid related anime I found. I have seen and really liked the two series in the middle. They are both very funny!
One Piece- Does not revolve around mermaids, but does have them later in the series.
Ningyo 1964-an old animation
There are much more mermaid related manga then anime. Mostly shojou (girl-oriented). I picked some of the more recent titles.
Junko Mizuno’s Princess Mermaid- A dark take on the Little Mermaid tale.
Ningyo no Ouji-sama/ Mermaid Prince This is a romantic gender-bender. The mermaid becomes human.
School Ningyo – This one is a darker sort of mermaid tale as the characters hunt down a mermaid to make their wish come true.
There is not much mermaids in gaming other than perhaps mermaids related to Barbie, Disney, and such. Online there are puzzle and dress up games.
The things I found that stood out are
She’s a character from the Japanese game series Touhou Project. Its know for having a wide variety of female characters in shooting or fighting type games. There is a massive amount of fan art of her on the internet. Here is a beautiful picture of her.
Mermaids in a game franchise is the trailer for The Witcher 3.
The Sims 3 Expansion pack includes mermaids.
A retro indie game called Mermaid Swamp. Its a horror story about a mermaid’s curse. -note the gameplay is violent/gruesome
If you’re much more into reading novels I found book lists of mermaid novels on Goodreads.com
I am currently waiting for this book. I requested it from my local library.
Movies (other then the Little Mermaid)
Mako Mermaids (2013) Tv Series
H20: Just Add Water (2006) TV series
For more titles (mostly old) check out this youtube list.
mermaid related fashion
A Lolita dress featuring mermaids
Mermaid fashion tutorial.
If that’s not enough mermaid love check out this article on startribune.com!
These ladies made their own mermaid tails in their garage and swim with them. They also make tails for others and teach them to swim in them. At the MerNetwork forum is a group of people with a passion for mermaids! They make their own tails or commission them and go on swims.
Check out this professional mermaid.