Mermaid's Scar (OAV)

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Alternative title:
La cicatriz de la sirena (Spanish)
Mermaid's Scar - La Cicatrice de la sirène
Ningyo no Kizu (Japanese)
人魚の傷 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, horror
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. 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.
User Ratings: 180 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 26 votes (sub:13, dub:11, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 63 votes (sub:44, dub:17, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 41 votes (sub:23, dub:13, ?:1, others:4
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
)
 Decent: 24 votes (sub:15, dub:7, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 So-so: 12 votes (sub:6, dub:5, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:1, ?:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 369 users, rank: #2017 (of 6083)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.356 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.4245, rank: #1509 (of 6075)
Weighted mean: 7.308 (Good+), rank: #1465 (of 6075) (seen all: 7.33 / seen some: 5.83 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.323 (Good+), rank: #1259 (of 4578)
Vintage: 1993-09-24
Ending Theme:
"Beads of Tears" by Maki Mochida
Comment:
Along with Ranma 1/2, Mermaid's Scar was Viz Video's first domestic release.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Morio Asaka
Music:
Norihiro Tauri (True Project)
Norihiro Tsuru (True Project)
Original Manga: Rumiko Takahashi
Character Design: Kumiko Takahashi
Art Director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Animation Director: Kumiko Takahashi
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamada
Producer:
Ayao Ueda (Shogakukan)
Shiro Sasaki (Victor)

Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka
Planning:
Masao Maruyama (Madhouse)
Shigeichi Ochiai
Recording Director: Yasuo Tachibana
Theme Song Composition:
Narishige Uohida
Nitioku Inoue
Theme Song Performance:
Akino Arai (ED)
Maki Mochida
Minami Takayama as Mana
Yuuichi Harada as Masato

Gara Takashima as Masato's Mother Misa
Kikuko Inoue as Yukie

Atsuko Mine as Mansion Servant Haruyo
Hiroshi Naka as Man
Tomoko Naka as Woman

Japanese companies
Animation Production: MADHOUSE
Finish Animation:
Dr. Movie
Lee Production
In-Between Animation: Dr. Movie
English staff
English cast
Script: Trish Ledoux
Art Director: Yoshiyuki Higuchi
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi
Producer: Seiji Horibuchi

Additional Sound Effects: Mark Hensley
Associate producer: Satoru Fujii
Dialogue Director: Terry Klassen
Mixing: Stephen Cheung
Packaging Design: Yoshiyuki Higuchi
Production Coordination: Trish Ledoux
Recording engineer:
Keith A. Goddard
Mike Sankey
Theme Song Lyrics: Trish Ledoux
Wordfit Editor: Mark Hensley
Christopher Turner as Masato

Willow Johnson as Yukie

Janyse Jaud as Misa
Kathleen Barr as Narrator
Terry Klassen as Construction Foreman
Teryl Rothery as Woman at Construction Site
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Licensed by: Viz Media
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
French cast
French staff
(none)
Cédric Dumond as Yûta
Sybille Tureau as Mana

Dany Laurent as Femme de l'ouvrier
Marine Boiron as Masato
French companies
Distributor: AK Video
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Aurora Ferrándiz as Mana(Spain dub)
Javier Roldán as Yuta(Spain dub)
Maria Josep Guasch as Mana(Catalan dub)
Oscar Muñoz as Yuta(Catalan dub)

Belén Roca as Yukie(Catalan dub)
Maria Moscardó as Yukie(Spain dub)
TERESA MANRESA as Misa(Catalan dub)

Albert Roig as Sr. Haruyo(Catalan dub)
Joel Mulachs as Masato(Spain dub)
Nuria Cugat as Mrs. Haruyo(Spain dub)
Rosa Pastó as Sra. Haruyo(Catalan dub)
Toni Avilés as Misa(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
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