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: 199 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, ?:1, raw:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 13 votes (sub:10, 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: 36 votes (sub:27, 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 442 users, rank: #2077 (of 7465)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.819 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6768, rank: #3428 (of 7491)
Weighted mean: 6.815 (Good−), rank: #3343 (of 7491) (seen all: 6.83 / seen some: 6.30 / won't finish: 6.49)
Bayesian estimate: 6.858 (Good), rank: #2974 (of 5657)
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
Mika Doi as Towa
Minami Takayama as Mana

Aiko Konoshima as Sawa
Ryūji Saikachi as Dr. Shiina
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
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 Yuta (Spain dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Towa Kannagi (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Mana (Spain dub)

Carmen Contreras as Sawa Kannagi (Spain dub)
José Antequera as Dr. Shiina (Spain dub)

Graciela Molina as Sawa Kannagi (Spain dub; young)

Albert Trifol Segarra (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
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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