Ningyo no Kizu

Mermaid's Scar

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Synonyms: Rumic World 5
Japanese: 人魚の傷
English: Mermaid's Scar
French: Mermaid's Scar: La Cicatrice de la Sirène
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 24, 1993
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.741 (scored by 30783,078 users)
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Ranked: #52962
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Popularity: #6709
Members: 8,133
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Legend has it that when you eat the flesh of a mermaid, you would live forever. Yuta and Mana are living proof of this... Together, they journey to various places trying to find meaning for their existence, or perhaps even a "cure" for their situation. One day, Yuta and Mana meet Masato, a little boy who seems terrified of his mother Misa. It seems to Yuta and Mana that mother and son have a very unusual relationship. What happens when Yuta and Mana decide to discover the dark secret Masato and Misa are hiding? And what about those monster-like creatures that have been appearing?

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Saitou, Miwako
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"Beads of tears" by Maki Mochida


Oct 26, 2011
Mixed Feelings
The Mermaid Saga has a complicated history. The manga was written by Takahashi Rumiko from 1984-1994. In that time there were fourteen episodes that ended up being collected in three volumes. Two volumes of the manga got released as OVAs and, in 2003, those same volumes were released as a full length anime. I haven't read the Manga so I couldn't speculate as to why the final volume always gets left out.

Mermaid's Scar has a fairly simple plot. Mermaids exist and eating their flesh either makes humans immortal or, far more likely, turns them into amphibious monsters. The story begins with two seemingly young ...
Feb 11, 2020
Mixed Feelings
I just finished watching the OVA and I have to say that I wasn't overly impressed. The basic premise of the story had promise: either become immortal or a monster through eating mermaid flesh. What broke it for me were the characters. Or rather, the lack of characters. The only two that were halfway tolerable were Mana and the 'mother'. The rest were flat and dull in my opinion including the antagonist. The art style is pretty outdated even in my eyes with the static shots and the awkward pauses in conversations. The voice acting...again refer to above for my opinion. It could have been ...

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