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 
Themes: folklore , immortal , mermaids 
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 432 users, rank: #1966 (of 6418)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.821 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6836, rank: #2930 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 6.815 (Good−), rank: #2882 (of 6417) (seen all: 6.83 / seen some: 6.30 / won't finish: 6.51)
Bayesian estimate: 6.856 (Good), rank: #2539 (of 4884)
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
Kouichi Yamadera as Yuta 
Mika Doi as Towa 
Minami Takayama as Mana 
English staff
English cast
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell 
Neil Nadelman 
Pamela Ferdie (Subtitle) 
William Flanagan (Subtitle) 
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell 
Laurence Guinness 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

Adaptation: Jay Parks (Subtitle) 
Casting Director: Jill Wilmot 
Dubbing Mixing: Trevor Barber 
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison 
Script Adaptation: George Roubicek 
Anne Marie Zola as Mana 
Michael McGhee as Yuta (as Michael Magee) 
Susan Sheridan as Towa (as Kata Sheridan) 

Susan Westerby as Sawa 

Blair Fairman as Doctor (as Bob Foster) 
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 
Anna Maria Tulli as Towa 
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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