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[ rated m ] Mermaid Forest

A Parent's Guide to Anime
Rated: M
Recommended for Mature Audiences

Reviewed by Jane Nagatomi:

It's said that eating the flesh of a mermaid will make one immortal. Certainly Yuta can relate having eaten the cursed substance over 500 years ago. Now, Yuta wanders through pre-world war II Japan on a long search to find others like him...

Fifty years later, Yuta has found a travel companion in young Mana; a rather innocent girl who seems to be completely unaware of the ways of the world. While travelling in the Noto Hanto peninsula area, Mana slips from a cliff plunging to her death. Dr. Shina finds Mana's newly dead body and decides to use Mana's body to try and help a young woman who has been in agony after having drunk blood from a mermaid 50 years earlier...

Parent's Guide Rating:

red (recommended for mature audiences)

Mermaid Forest, while not suitable for younger teens, will prove interesting for mid to latter teenaged children. There is a fair amount of blood and violence however such that parents would be advised to view these videos before allowing younger teenagers to view it. While there is little in the way of sexual or profane content, there is a fair amount of blood, gore, killing and violence.

Swearing: None

Violence: There is a fair amount of violence in this film involving varying amounts of gore. Due to the immortal nature of the Yuta and Mana, they often end up in fatal situations which by very nature of being immortal, they are not quite so concerned about dying.

Nudity: There are a few scenes of frontal nudity as well as a bathing scene involving unwanted touching. Otherwise, decidedly clean.

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