|The Pearl Tear|
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|Air Date||April 5, 2003|
|Opening Song||Taiyō no Rakuen|
|Closing Song||Daiji Na Takarabako|
|Next Episode||Feelings I Can't Say|
|Song(s)||Legend of the Mermaid|
The Pearl Tear (真珠の涙, Shinju no Namida) is the first episode of Mermaid Melody.It was aired on April 5,2003.
Lucia Nanami, Mermaid Princess of the North Pacific Ocean, lost her pearl seven years ago while saving Kaito Domoto. In order to find her lost pearl she comes to human world with her pet Hippo. She meets Kaito and he asks her to come and watch the surfing competition. Suddenly, Kaito gets attacked. He remebers Lucia and hands her over the pearl so she can defeat Izuru with her beautiful voice.
- Dyim D.: There is also an episode that is also called "The Pearl Tear."
- Steven Universe: Lucia losing her pearl is a refernce to when Pearl was losing that same gem.
- The Little Mermaid: The flashback of Lucia saving Katio is a reference to the Disney film when Airel saved Eric.