Mermaid Forest (OAV)

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Alternative title:
El bosque de la sirena (Spanish)
La foresta delle sirene (Italian)
Ningyo no Mori (Japanese)
人魚の森 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, horror, mystery
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Legend states that eating the flesh of a mermaid will bestow immortality. Yuta and Mana do not remain dead for this reason. Unfortunately, mermaid's flesh affects people differently. Trying to help her sister Towa, Sawa creates a problem that will affect both of them for the rest of their lives. And now Towa's plans threaten both Yuta and Mana.
User Ratings: 195 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, ?:1, raw:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 12 votes (sub:9, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 53 votes (sub:38, dub:13, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 57 votes (sub:47, dub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 33 votes (sub:24, dub:8, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 17 votes (sub:13, dub:3, ?:1)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 431 users, rank: #1944 (of 6324)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.821 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6836, rank: #2925 (of 6329)
Weighted mean: 6.815 (Good−), rank: #2859 (of 6329) (seen all: 6.83 / seen some: 6.30 / won't finish: 6.51)
Bayesian estimate: 6.856 (Good), rank: #2504 (of 4832)
Running time: 56 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1991-08-16
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Drift of Time" by Junko Hirotani
Ending Theme:
"Born to Love You" by Eri Fukastu
Links: We have 1
Mermaid Forest VHS (Jan 1, 1970)
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    Mermaid Forest (Sub.VHS) 1993-11-01

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Takaya Mizutani
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator: Rumiko Takahashi
Character Design: Ikkoku Sayuri
Art Director: Kazuyoshi Kanemura
Animation Director: Sayuri Ichiishi
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Hajime Noguchi

Color Coordination: Naoko Kodama
Sound Producer: Hiroshi Kuroda
Japanese cast
Mika Doi as Towa
Minami Takayama as Mana
English staff
English cast
Neil Nadelman
Pamela Ferdie (Subtitle)
William Flanagan (Subtitle)
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Adaptation: Jay Parks (Subtitle)
English companies
Manga Entertainment (Australia, UK)
U.S. Manga Corps (License Expired)
Licensed by: Central Park Media (License Expired)
Subtitles: Studio Nemo
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Jordi Pons as Yuuta (Spain dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Towa Kannagi (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Mana (Spain dub)

Albert Trifol Segarra as Newsboy (Spain dub)
Carmen Contreras as Sawa Kannagi (Spain dub; old)
Graciela Molina as Sawa Kannagi (Spain dub; young)
José Antequera as Dr. Shiina (Spain dub)

Federico Menescal (Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Farina

Dialogues: Enrica Minini
Luigi Rosa as Yuta
Tina Venturi as Mana

Cristiana Rossi as Sawa da giovane
Grazia Migneco as Sawa da anziana
Vittorio Bestoso as Dottore
Italian companies
Distributor: Polygram Video (1998)
Translation: TEXT
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Kaze Animation S.A.
Dutch cast
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