Mermaid Forest (OAV)

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© TAKAHASHI RUMIKO/SHOGAKUKAN/VICTOR MUSICAL INDUSTRIES, INC.


[ adapted from Mermaid Forest (manga), part of [Rumic World] ]

Related anime:
    Mermaid Forest (TV) (prequel)
    Mermaid's Scar (OAV) (sequel)

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: 171 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, ?:1, raw:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 52 votes (sub:37, dub:13, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 52 votes (sub:43, dub:7, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 31 votes (sub:23, dub:7, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 So-so: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:3, ?:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 404 users, rank: #1905 (of 5996)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.158 (Good), std. dev.: 1.3567, rank: #1932 (of 5991)
Weighted mean: 7.116 (Good), rank: #1861 (of 5991) (seen all: 7.14 / seen some: 6.30 / won't finish: 6.53)
Bayesian estimate: 7.144 (Good), rank: #1639 (of 4543)
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
Review:
Mermaid Forest VHS (Jan 1, 1970)
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VHS
    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
Translation:
Neil Nadelman
Pamela Ferdie (Subtitle)
William Flanagan (Subtitle)
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Adaptation: Jay Parks (Subtitle)
(none)
English companies
Distributor:
Manga Entertainment (Australia, UK)
U.S. Manga Corps (License Expired)
Licensed by: Central Park Media (License Expired)
Subtitles: Studio Nemo
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
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 (Barcelona, Spain)
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
(none)
Distributor: Kaze Animation S.A.
Dutch cast
(none)
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