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Mermaid Forest (OAV)

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Alternative title:
El mundo de Rumiko: 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: 210 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:1, ?:1, raw:1)
 Excellent: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 54 votes (sub:38, dub:14, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 62 votes (sub:49, dub:10, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 38 votes (sub:28, dub:9, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 18 votes (sub:14, dub:3, ?:1)
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:7)
 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 458 users, rank: #2261 (of 9596)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.809 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6596, rank: #4628 (of 9719)
Weighted mean: 6.812 (Good−), rank: #4486 (of 9719) (seen all: 6.83 / seen some: 6.30 / won't finish: 6.47)
Bayesian estimate: 6.853 (Good), rank: #3975 (of 7298)
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
Trivia: We have 1
Mermaid Forest VHS (Jan 1, 1970)
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    Rumik World: Mermaid Forest [Sub] (LD 4) 1993-08-04
    Mermaid Forest (Sub.VHS) 1993-11-01

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Mika Doi as Towa
Minami Takayama as Mana

Aiko Konoshima as Sawa
Kazumi Tanaka as Shiina (young)
Ryūji Saikachi as Dr. Shiina
Wakana Yamazaki as Sawa Kannagi (young)

Ginzō Matsuo as Barker
Hikaru Midorikawa as Soldier B
Kazuo Oka as Police B
Masaharu Satō as Police A
Toshio Kobayashi as Soldier A
Yoshio Kawai as Captain
Japanese companies
Animation Production: OB Planning
Animation Production Cooperation: Pastel
Editing: Jay Film
Film Developing: Imagica
Photography: Takahashi Production
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Effects: Swara Pro
Sound Production: Aoni Planning
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell
Neil Nadelman
Pamela Ferdie (Subtitle)
William Flanagan (Subtitle)
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
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

Adam Henderson as Newsy
Barbara Barnes as Sawa (young)
Blair Fairman as Doctor (as Bob Foster)
John Guerrasio as Explorer
Peter Marinker as Anchor
Sean Barrett as
Stuart Milligan as Barker
English companies
Image Entertainment (LaserDisc)
Manga Entertainment (Australia, UK)
U.S. Manga Corps (License Expired)
Licensed by: Central Park Media (License Expired)
Subtitles: Studio Nemo
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val

Screen Inserts: Fernando Carreter (Spain dub)
Belén Roca as Towa Kannagi (Catalan dub)
Claudi Domingo as Yuta (Catalan dub)
Jordi Pons as Yuta (Spain dub)
Marta Ullod as Mana (Catalan dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Towa Kannagi (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Mana (Spain dub)

Carmen Contreras as Sawa Kannagi (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Félix Benito as Dr. Shiina (Catalan dub)
José Antequera as Dr. Shiina (Spain dub)

Albert Trifol Segarra as Paperboy (Spain dub)
Alex Meseguer as Hunter 2 (Spain dub)
Federico Menescal as
Hunter 3 (Spain dub)
News Anchor (Spain dub)
Police 2 (Spain dub)
Soldier 2 (Spain dub)
Fernando Carreter as Captain (Spain dub)
Graciela Molina as Sawa Kannagi (Spain dub; young)
Oriol Rafel as Dr. Shiina (jove; Catalan dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Sawa Kannagi (jove; Catalan dub)
Xavier Fernández as
Dr. Shiina (Spain dub; young)
Hunter 1 (Spain dub)
Police 1 (Spain dub)

Albert Trifol Segarra (Catalan dub)
Alberto Trifol (Catalan dub)
Aleix Estadella (Catalan dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi (Catalan dub)
Joaquim Sota (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub; Catalan dub)
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
Distributor: Kaze Animation S.A.
Dutch cast

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