Mermaid Saga, Volume 1: Mermaid Forest

Mermaid Saga, Volume 1: Mermaid Forest

by Rumiko Takahashi
     
 

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From the creator of InuYasha!

Eating the flesh of a mermaid grants eternal life. But living forever can be a blessing or a curse. Immortal lovers Yuta and Mana are relatively lucky… others who partake of the mermaid’s flesh are transformed into savage lost souls!See more details below

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From the creator of InuYasha!

Eating the flesh of a mermaid grants eternal life. But living forever can be a blessing or a curse. Immortal lovers Yuta and Mana are relatively lucky… others who partake of the mermaid’s flesh are transformed into savage lost souls!

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KLIATT
Yuta, the main character of Mermaid Saga, is 500 years old, and he has had enough of immortality. He ate the flesh of a mermaid as a young man and it granted him eternal life; now he wants to grow old and die like a normal man, so he is seeking another mermaid to undo what has been done. His search leads him to an isolated village, where he is greeted by a group of old women who jab him with harpoons and throw him into a pit. The old women are mermaids in human form, and they are guarding Mana, a 15-year-old girl who has also eaten mermaid flesh. The old women are planning to devour her, and thus be restored to youth themselves. Fortunately Yuta arrives before the feast. He rescues Mana, and they hide in the caves under the cliff, which are populated by grotesque fish-beasts, all victims of the old women. You see, the flesh of a mermaid is a dangerous thing—it might make you immortal, but it will more likely kill you or turn you into a mindless monster. In the end, Yuta learns that his condition has no cure. But he now has a companion—Mana, who is also immortal. Mermaid Saga is authored by Rumiko Takahashi, the creator of the super-popular Inu Yasha. Mermaid Saga dates from earlier in Takahashi's career, and bears some of the hallmarks of her later work: clear storylines, appealing characters, lots of action. However, this is a horror series, and is thus quite gruesome (severed limbs, cannibalism, lots of blood); there is also semi-nudity. Collect Inu Yasha or Ranma (another Takahashi series) before this title. Recommended for libraries with large manga collections. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advancedstudents, and adults. 2004, Viz, 206p. illus., Ages 15 to adult.
—George Galuschak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591163367
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
07/10/2004
Series:
Mermaid Saga Series, #1
Edition description:
Not appropriate for children
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
7 - 18 Years

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