An immortal with the face of an angel but the soul of a devil. Masato has lived for over 800 years and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Because of his childlike body, he is unable to function in the modern world without a guardian, so he wanders the country feeding mermaid's flesh to women in order to gain an immortal companion.

Yuta and Mana first meet Masato on a train where he is going to visit his mother, Misa. Soon, Yuta and Mana witness a shocking scene of Misa trying to kill Masato. Masato wastes no time in trying to find a replacement in his nanny, Yukie. But when he feeds her the mermaid's flesh, she becomes a Lost Soul and attacks. Yuta and Mana arrive just in time to save him, but Misa dies in the attack.

Masato and Mana get seperated from Yuta and when Masato learns that Mana is an immortal, he decides that she will become his new "mother." Masato holds Mana captive and returns to face off with Yuta, subjecting him to numerous traps and finally a violent death. Before he can completely cut of Yuta's head, Mana rushes in and stops him. Masato decides to escape while he can, but becomes involved in a car accident and is thought to have perished.

The Meaning Behind the Name

Masato means "true man".

Yuuichi Harada, Makiko Ohmoto, Christopher Turner & Erika Weinstein

Yuuichi Harada was an actual little boy who played the role of Masato in the Mermaid's Scar OVA. He doesn't seem to have done any other anime roles, but instead concentrated on live action roles.

Makiko plays Masato in the TV series. She has also played Makie in Midori Days, Miss Monday in One Piece, Miki Hanakain in Cheeky Angel and Yui Kasuga in Corrector Yui.

Christopher Turner played quite a few bad little boys growing up such as Rin Kobayashi in Please Save My Earth, Yotaro in Ranma and Yulie in Ronin Warriors.

Erika Weinstein has played Yu Park in Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Reki in Haibane Renmei and Mitsue Shijou in Kamichu!.

An Introduction to Mermaid Saga

Cultural References