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Ningyo no mori (1991)

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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 ... 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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The best looking of the Rumik World OAVs
7 May 2002 | by (Plattsmouth, NE) – See all my reviews

I love Takahashi's Mermaid Saga and the two OAVs, they have a certain sense of morality that reminds of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and other gothic works. What I don't understand, though is why the original storyline, "A Mermaid Never Smiles," was never animated. It not only introduces Mana's predicament, but also the entire concept of the Mermaids being truly monstrous in a classical sense, not just victims fighting back as in the Mermaid Forest OAV. Mana, for those who haven't read the stories, was kidnapped at birth by a band of earthbound mermaids to be slaughtered at the age of 15 to regenerate their youth. Losing that somehow takes the bite out of Yuta's rage against all things Mermaid.


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