Yes It's the only way. I must return to the sea, where I was born; where I belong. Only through my death can I keep my love for the prince true, and pure. And perhaps, when I have turned to sea foam, foam upon the waves, I may yet find a way to be of service to my prince, and to others. For though his heart was never meant to be mine, never the less I have learned the meaning of true love. I want to be with him and around him, always, even if it is only in the form of a clear, fine, sea foam.
The original Video Gems and Children's Video Library videos removed the opening Toei Animation logo which was featured over crashing waves. The 1989 Starmaker release restored the original opening. The American DVD release restores the opening, but cuts approx. 2 minutes of footage from the rest of the film. See more
Performed by Kumiko Osugi, Lyrics by Tokiko Iwatani, Music and Arrangement by Takekuni Hirayoshi See more