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Rumik World: Mermaid Forest (1991)

Ningyo no mori (original title)
There is a legend in Japan that if one eats the flesh of a mermaid, one will become immortal. This anime recounts the story of Yuhta and Mana, an immortal boy and girl, and their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Yûta (voice)
Michael McGhee ...
Yûta (1994) (voice) (as Michael Magee)
Minami Takayama ...
Mana (voice)
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Mana (1994) (voice) (as Anne Marie Zola)
Mika Doi ...
Towa (voice)
Susan Sheridan ...
Towa (1994) (voice) (as Kata Sheridan)
Aiko Konoshima ...
Sawa (voice)
Susan Westerby ...
Sawa (1994) (voice) (as Susie Westerby)
Ryûji Saikachi ...
Shiina (voice)
Blain Fairman ...
Shiina (1994) (voice) (as Bob Foster)
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There is a legend in Japan that if one eats the flesh of a mermaid, one will become immortal. This anime recounts the story of Yuhta and Mana, an immortal boy and girl, and their experiences with a family struggling to achieve immortality at any cost. Written by Suzanne Houghton <tpk@infonaut.com>

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1 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Follows Rumic World: The Laughing Target (1987) See more »

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Drift of Time
Performed by Junko Hirotani
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A moral lesson
4 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

The story concerns the struggle between a woman's self-preservation and ethics. What Mermaid Forest lacks visually is made up by its ability to convey a strong message. The fact that this film teaches is more apparent than most other animes I've seen. Whether you agree or not it shows how simple humans cannot escape their fate, the attempt to do so results in consequences for those around him or her. It's doubtful that watching Mermaid Forest will alter one's life forever but I appraise it for succeeding in what it tried to do. I'm only bothered by how Mana, the most obvious victim, cares very little about what happens to her. I find that unrealistic and somewhat annoying.


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