Copyright: © 1985 Shogakukan / Kitty © 1992 US Manga Corps.
Director: Kanemura Katsuyoshi Screenplay: Okubo Masaichiro Music: Kawai Kenji
Parental Guidance Advised
The year is 1936 and Yuta is finally tired of travelling by himself throughout Japan and has decided to look for a fellow traveller like himself. 500 years is a long time to live and travel by oneself afterall. Unfortunately, Yuta's wanderings have attracted the attention of the police and when trying to escape from the police and the militia, ends up getting shot and killed. However, when the clean-up squad arrive, they find only a bloody set of footprints heading off into the distance. He was dead... wasn't he?
At the same time, in the Noto Hanto area, a young lady lay dying at home. Her younger sister, Sawa, determined to save her older sister gives her sister medicine from the Mermaid Hill. However, the effects are anything but what was expected. Her sister's right arm changes into a monstrous claw. The medicine? Mermaid's blood. Legend has it that mermaid's flesh can grant eternal life, so what could a mermaid's blood do? Unfortunately, unknown to most who seek immortality is the fact that mermaid's flesh is poisonous and most people who eat it die. The lucky ones that is. The unfortunate ones usually end up poisoned and forever changed into monstrous creatures. Very few end up as normal people with life eternal.
Fifty years later, Yuta has found himself a travelling companion, Mana. Wandering the seaside, Mana slips from a cliff and plunges to her death. Thinking to use the freshly dead body to aid Towa, Dr. Shina takes the body up to the mansion on the hill where Sawa and Towa live still. Sawa is an old woman of 70 years; Towa a young lady still unchanged from 50 years earlier.
Looking for his companion, Yuta wanders into the Kannagi estate. However, things are not all as they should be...
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