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 
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. 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: 190 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: 63 votes (sub:44, dub:17, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 41 votes (sub:23, dub:13, ?:1, others:4
1 French dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 25 votes (sub:16, dub:7, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:8, 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 381 users, rank: #2035 (of 6233)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.095 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7686, rank: #2142 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 7.084 (Good), rank: #2030 (of 6228) (seen all: 7.11 / seen some: 5.83 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.113 (Good), rank: #1788 (of 4685)
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 
Script: Tatsuhiko Urahata 
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 
Harutoshi Ogata 
Satoshi Terauchi (Mushi Pro) 
Yukiko Itou 
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 Effects:
Teruyoshi Sudo 
Yasuyuki Konno 
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 
Kouichi Yamadera as Yuta 
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: Tavac Studio 
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 
Lalainia Lindbjerg as Mana 

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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