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Mermaid's Scar


Alternative Titles

English: Mermaid's Scar
Synonyms: Ningyo no Kizu, Rumic World 5
Japanese: 人魚の傷

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 24, 1993
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.021 (scored by 1,722 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #34462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4884
Members: 4,106
Favorites: 5
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Mana
Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Yuta
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Masato
Supporting
Misa
Supporting
Takashima, Gara
Japanese
Yukie
Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese

Staff

Asaka, Morio
Director
Mochida, Maki
Theme Song Performance
Saitou, Miwako
Theme Song Lyrics
Takahashi, Rumiko
Original Creator


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More reviewsReviews

Apr 20, 2009
genomexec (All reviews)
Undoubtedly Mermaid's Scar is one of the most underrated anime around. Start with a creepy and well-crafted plot that snugly fits into the 45 minute runtime, throw in some moody music and top it off with fluid animation and atmospheric art and you get this: a lost gem from the waning but still golden years of classic horror/sci-fi ultra-violent anime. See this.
Oct 26, 2011
ktulu007 (All reviews)
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 read more

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