Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou
Ningyo no Mori

Japanese name: Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou Ningyo no Mori
Japanese name: 高橋留美子劇場 人魚の森
English name: Rumiko Takahashi Theater Mermaid's Forest; Mermaid Forest
Dates: October 4, 2003-December 12, 2003 (October 5, 2003-October 13, 2003)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 24:50-25:20 (Sunday, 12:50-1:20 am)
Number of episodes: 11 (13)
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Rumiko Takahashi (manga)
Series Director: Masaharu Okuwaki
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Masahito Yoshioka (executive), Noriko Kobayashi (TV Tokyo), Satoshi Yokoyama
Planning: Junichi Miyashita (series structure), Osamu Kamei, Ryuuzou Shouji
Art Director: Junichi Azuma, Toshiyuki Tokuda
Character Designer(s): Masaki Sato
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kouichi Yamadera (Yuuta), Minami Takayama (Mana)
Genre(s): adventure, romance, fantasy, magic, mermaids, immortality
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PCBE 50800-50803, 60039 (set))
United States: DVD (Geneon, 12431-12434)
Note(s): Two episodes were not broadcast on television but were released with the home video version of the series.

Two oavs were made based on the original mangas, Ningyo no Mori ("Mermaid Forest") in 1991 and Ningyo no Kisu ("Mermaid's Scar") in 1993. Both of these have been released in the United States.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou Ningyo no Mori go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
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