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: 195 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 25 votes (sub:13, dub:10, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 64 votes (sub:45, dub:17, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 44 votes (sub:26, dub:13, ?:1, others:4
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
 Decent: 25 votes (sub:16, dub:7, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 15 votes (sub:9, dub:5, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:4, ?:1, dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 387 users, rank: #2070 (of 6417)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.087 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7534, rank: #2200 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 7.077 (Good), rank: #2096 (of 6417) (seen all: 7.10 / seen some: 5.83 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.103 (Good), rank: #1867 (of 4883)
Vintage: 1993-09-24
Ending Theme:
"Beads of Tears" by Maki Mochida
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 Tsuru (True Project)
Original Manga: Rumiko Takahashi
Character Design: Kumiko Takahashi
Art Director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Animation Director: Kumiko Takahashi
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamada
Ayao Ueda (Shogakukan)
Shiro Sasaki (Victor)

Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka
Background Art:
Emiko Koizumi (Atelier BWCA)
Hirofumi Shiraishi (Atelier BWCA)
Masako Okada (Atelier BWCA)
Masumi Nishikawa (Atelier BWCA)
Naruyo Kiriyama (Atelier BWCA)
Noriko Kaneko (Atelier BWCA)
Shinichi Uehara (Atelier BWCA)
Toshiyuki Yoshimura (Atelier BWCA)
Yasunari Usuda (Atelier BWCA)
Youngil Park (Atelier BWCA)
Yuka Okamoto (Atelier BWCA)
Color design: Miwako Nakamura
Insert Song Arrangement: Norihiro Tsuru
Insert Song Composition: Norihiro Tsuru
Insert Song Lyrics: Ikki Matsumoto
Insert Song Performance: Akino Arai
Planning: Masao Maruyama (Madhouse)
Production Advancement: Nobuhisa Terado
Production manager: Masao Morosawa
Production Supervision: Tatsuya Ono
Recording: Yasuo Tachibana
Recording Assistant: Go Kato
Sound Production: Yoshimi Sugiyama
Special Effects:
Kunji Tanifuji
Setsuko Tamai
Theme Song Arrangement: Nittoku Inoue
Theme Song Composition: Narishige Uchida
Theme Song Lyrics: Miwako Saitou
Theme Song Performance: 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
Background Art: Atelier BWCA
Editing: Mushi Production
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
In-Between Animation: Dr. Movie
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Effects: Suwara Production
Sound Production: Arts Production
Titles: Maki Production
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
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
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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