Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Mermaid Forest = okay series.
The Anime Adict | St. Cloud Mn USA | 05/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mermaid Forest is a series about a guy who ate Mermaid flesh and was bless with immortal and eternal youth. Sounds great right? Mean never getting old, not worrying about dying, sounds like a dream. Well our main character knows better. After watching his wife and friends grow old and die from old age while he remains young and healthy, he sets out on a quest to become normal again. The series picks up 5 hundred years after he ate the mermaid flesh in which he finds a girl named Mia how is like him and about to meet a terrible fate and goes from there.
Mermaid Forest is a good series. Not a perfect or ground breaking anime, note the four stars. The animation is wonderful, all the characters are attractively drawn especially the women. The animation is decent not eye poppingly fluid and realistic but good. The music is somewhat forgettable. The character designs are as expected from the creator excellent. The acting is also well done.
Now for the bad parts. I should say bad part. As you watch the series it becomes blarringly obvious that the writer is accustomed to a hundred episodes to develop the characters, their motives and plot and just cannot make the adjustment completely to having only thirteen episodes. First two episodes get things going introducing the main characters, then immediately goes into Yuta's past. This serves to show the type of person Yuta was before meeting Mia and the type of life he led up to that point. This would have been fine is half the series weren't made up of these flash back type episodes that should have been the first episodes not scattered about the length of the series. Next is that you never really know what time period the stories in because it never says. Next is that you really don't get to really liking and connecting with the characters until the series is almost over. That's pretty much it, if the series had been arranged different, the dates the story was in were given and was a twenty-six episode series with time to slowly develop characters the series would have been much better.
Now then the all important question buy, rent or forget. Personally I like the series and it costs less then $40 so I'd say it's a buy but only if you don't have anything better to buy."