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Mermaid Forest OVA

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Synonyms: Ningyo no Mori, Rumic World 4
Japanese: 人魚の森


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 1991
Producers: OB Planning
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 55 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.891 (scored by 2,119 users)
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Ranked: #41332
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Popularity: #5478
Members: 4,903
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Mana and Yuta are drawn into the world of the Kannagi Family, owners of Mermaid Forest. Only two of the Kannagi clan remain—an old women and a young girl with hair as white as snow. What is the secret of these two women? And what is the secret of Mermaid Forest? Is there really a mermaid buried somewhere in the hills...a mermaid that could help Yuta return to normal?

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Kannagi, Towa
Doi, Mika


Mizutani, Takaya
Takahashi, Rumiko
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"Mori o Nukete: Born to Love You (森をぬけて-Born to love you)" by Eri Fukatsu

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Apr 28, 2015
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
If you're talking about the horror factor of 3 of the 5 Rumic world ova's ( Maris the choujo and Fire tripper not included) than Mermaid forest is the best one that give's the scare, an raw uncut amethyst, and using a story from an ancient folklore about mermaids has been adapted as a very supersticious subject among pirates and other seamen since the 17th century, it really worked out quite well to use the story 'unlike the sequel ' wich i started to fucking hate!!!!!

The animation looked pleased for its time, tight handdrawn technique without too much pencil overshadowing and a more read more
Jan 9, 2019
matthigh (All reviews)
Rumiko Takahashi's dramatic anime are just a tiny drop in the bucket compared to her much more well-known and more popular humor series. And that's a bit of a shame, because in my opinion her drama stories are more interesting. If you've seen any ten episodes of Ranma 1/2 or Urusei Yatsura, there's no need to go further because you've already seen every joke she knows. But there's a wider range when it comes to her non-humor stories. Like Mermaid Forest.

Except this is one of her more flawed efforts - it has its good points, and yet read more


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