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Rumic World: Mermaid's Scar (1993)

Ningyo no kizu (original title)
Legend states that eating the flesh of a mermaid will bestow immortality. Yuta and Mana do not remain dead for this reason. A chance meeting with a child named Masato leads the two of them ... See full summary »

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Morio Asaka
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Credited cast:
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Yuta (voice)
Lalainia Lindbjerg ... Mana (voice)
Chris Turner Chris Turner ... Masato (voice)
Janyse Jaud ... Misa (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Yukie (voice)
Terry Klassen ... Construction Foreman (voice)
Teryl Rothery ... Woman at Construction Site / Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuuichi Harada Yuuichi Harada ... Masato (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ... Yukie (voice)
Naoko Ishî Naoko Ishî ... Woman (voice)
Miyuki Matsushita Miyuki Matsushita ... Woman (voice)
Atsuko Mine Atsuko Mine ... Haruyo (voice)
Hiroshi Naka Hiroshi Naka ... Man (voice)
Tomoko Naka Tomoko Naka ... Woman (voice)
Gara Takashima Gara Takashima ... Misa (voice)
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Legend states that eating the flesh of a mermaid will bestow immortality. Yuta and Mana do not remain dead for this reason. A chance meeting with a child named Masato leads the two of them into a mystery that spans generations and will threaten their immortal lives.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

24 September 1993 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rumic World: Mermaid's Scar See more »

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Shogakukan See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Spin-off Rumic Theater: Mermaid Forest (2003) See more »

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Beads of Tears
Performed by Maki Mochida
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Creepy. And violent, but mostly creepy.
29 June 1999 | by Mr. Man-3See all my reviews

I was first talked into watching this movie. I (unfortunately) had judged it by it's name and thought it to be something really stupid. Boy was I really, really wrong. This is one of those must see anime movies. The animation is good and the plot is perfect. To be honest, I wasn't this freaked out by scream, or even halloween. The basic backstory follows a legend. There's this stuff called Mermaid's flesh. If you eat it, you become immortal. However, if you're not strong enough to stand the flesh, you either die or turn into this hideous monster called a 'lost soul'. The story picks up a bit where it's predecessor, Mermaid forest, left off. Yuna, a 500 year old immortal, and his travelling companion, Mana, are on their way to find work in Japan. That's basically all I can tell you without ruining the awesome plot twists, except that kids really CAN be evil. Definitely recommended.


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