As a young man attended the Imperial University during World War II, Eijiro was a bright young man in love with a wealthy girl named Nae. Nae was in love with Yuta though, and planned to run away with him. Eijiro refused to believe she would ever go off with a wanderer like Yuta, so he staged a meeting to test her loyalty to him. When she failed and tried to go to Yuta, Eijiro became enraged and killed her.

After realizing what he had done, Eijiro buried her body in the Red Valley, a hill of flowers that bloomed all year because mermaid's ashes had been spread there. Eijiro dedicated his life to finding the rest of the ashes to use on Nae, and when he did he used them on Nae's body, bringing her back to life.

When Yuta and Mana return and learn of Nae's resurrection Eijiro stops at nothing to destroy them and keep Nae safe. When he learns that Nae will never love him the way she loves Yuta, he orders his men to kill her too, finally rejecting the monster that he created.

The Meaning Behind the Name

A name without much discernable meaning, the kanji in Eijiro are for "bright" (as in intelligent), "two" and "son".

Tamio Ohki & Doug Stone

Tamio Ohki's other roles include Dr. Shtalubaugh in El Hazard, Cozets in Dog of Flander, Aramaki in Ghost in the Shell, and the General in Steel Angel Kurumi.

Doug Stone's resume is filled with parts such as Fugaku Uchiha in Naruto, Toshio in Rumiko Takahashi Anthology, and Lowell Gantz in Armitage III.

Young Eijiro was played by Yasunori Matsumoto and Travis Willingham.

An Introduction to Mermaid Saga

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