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Mermaid Forest

According to an ancient legend, mermaid's flesh can grant immortality if eaten. 500 years ago, Yuta unknowingly ate a piece of mermaid's flesh. For centuries, he travels across Japan, hoping to find a mermaid, thinking she may be able to make him a normal human again. When he finally finds one, he discovers that she and her companions have been raising a girl to be their food so they can eat her and take on her youthful looks. That is how mermaids stay young. Yuta kills the mermaids and rescues her, but she has already eaten some of the mermaid's flesh. Although he had to kill the mermaids, Yuta isn't too disappointed. Yuta's once lonely existence is now over, as he has found a companion in Mana. And Mana, who had been trapped in a small hut her whole life, finds delight in even the simplest of things. Together, Yuta and Mana attempt to seek out more mermaids, trying to become normal humans again. (Source: ANN)

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User Count2029
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Start Date5th Oct 2003
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Popularity Rank3490
Rating Rank5299
Age RatingR
Age Rating Guide17+ (violence & profanity)


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the story is amazing even though the animation not that great it deserve to be watched.

Mermaid Forest is one of those underrated shows that not many have heard about. The show tells the story of Yuta who ate mermaid flesh and became immortal. The show is about Yuta trying to find a way to become human again. The anime starts when Yuta is 500 years old and he finds a village of mermaids that have been rasing a young girl to eat. He rescues her but finds out she too have eaten mermaid flesh. These two immortals decide to start travelling together.  This is not the typical happy show with beautiful mermaids. The story arcs in the show is usually 2 episodes long and are often sad and tragic in nature. I found the show very touching and dark in places.  The art is a little old by now but I still think it holds up and manages to deliver the message. The opening theme fits the show perfectly and the sound design in general is well made and compliments the stories themes very well.  Overall this is for those who want a thoughprovoking show with an older feel to it. The anime has 13episodes and is from 2003.

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