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Mermaid's Scar (OAV)

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Alternative title:
La cicatriz de la sirena (Spanish)
Mermaid's Scar - Cicatriz de 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: 207 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 27 votes (sub:14, dub:11, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 65 votes (sub:45, dub:18, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 47 votes (sub:29, dub:13, ?:1, others:4
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
 Decent: 29 votes (sub:20, dub:7, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 17 votes (sub:11, 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 409 users, rank: #2439 (of 9585)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.068 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7321, rank: #3423 (of 9708)
Weighted mean: 7.063 (Good), rank: #3265 (of 9708) (seen all: 7.08 / seen some: 5.82 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.090 (Good), rank: #2972 (of 7289)
Vintage: 1993-09-24
Ending Theme:
"Beads of Tears" by Maki Mochida
Insert song:
"Eien no Namida" (永遠の涙) by Akino Arai
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
Fumio Ueda (Shogakukan)
Shiro Sasaki (Victor)

Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka
Background Art:
Emiko Koizumi (Atelier BWCA)
Hirofumi Shiraishi (Atelier BWCA)
Masahiro Kawashima
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: Tsuyoshi 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 Saitō
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: Swara Pro
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
Logo Animation: Will Culpepper II
Mixing: Stephen Cheung
Packaging Design: Yoshiyuki Higuchi
Production Coordination:
Toshifumi Yoshida
Trish Ledoux
Promotion: Lopa Mukherjee
Publicity: Lopa Mukherjee
Recording engineer:
Keith A. Goddard
Mike Sankey
Theme Song Lyrics: Trish Ledoux
Wordfit Editor: Mark Hensley
Christopher Turner as Masato

Kathleen Barr as Yukie
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 (Expired)
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
French staff
French cast
Cédric Dumond as Yûta
Sybille Tureau as Mana

Dany Laurent as Femme de l'ouvrier
Marine Boiron as Masato
French companies
AK Video
Manga Video
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Jorge Gabarró Frau

Screen Inserts: M. Carmen Alarcón (Spain dub; title)
Aurora Ferrándiz as Mana (Spain dub)
Javier Roldán as Yuta (Spain dub)
Joel Mulachs as Masato (Spain dub)
Maria Josep Guasch as Mana (Catalan dub)
Oscar Muñoz as Yuta (Catalan dub)
Roser Vilches as Masato (Catalan dub)

Belén Roca as Yukie (Catalan dub)
Maria Moscardó as Yukie (Spain dub)
Teresa Manresa as Misa (Catalan dub)
Toni Avilés as Misa (Spain dub)

Albert Roig as Sr. Haruyo (Catalan dub)
M. Carmen Alarcón as Narrator (Spain dub)
Nuria Cugat as Mrs. Haruyo (Spain dub)
Rosa Pastó as Sra. Haruyo (Catalan dub)

Francisco Garriga (Spain dub)
Xavier Serrano (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Buzz Channel (Spain)
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Warner Home Video (Spain)
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Italian companies

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