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Mermaid in My Tub Manga Inspires Live-Action Series in Taiwan

merman in my tub

Itokichi’s Merman in My Tub manga—known in Japan as Orenchi no Furo Jijo)—is getting an adaptation, and this one is on the way in the form of a live-action Taiwanese series. Kadokawa made the announcement in the December issue of Monthly Comic Gene magazine, with the series currently set to premiere sometime in 2022 in Asia.

The live-action Merman in My Tub series—which stars Bruce Hung and Kent Tai and will consist of 12 half-hour episodes—is being directed by Hsi-ming Chang.

Merman in My Tub ran in the pages of Comic Gene from 2011 to 2020 for a total of eight collected volumes. Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the series in English and sums up the story:

What happens when an intruder from the sea stakes claim to your bathtub? A cool yet demure teenage boy named Tatsumi must learn to live with the self-obsessed and playful merman, Wakasa, in a small Tokyo apartment. These two dissimilar young men will learn what it takes to deal with one another in their everyday lives. Of course, impromptu visits by Wakasa’s ocean friends–an anthropomorphised octopus, jelly fish, and hermit crab–do not make things easier. Welcome to Tatsumi’s bathtub. It’s getting crowded.

Via Comic Natalie