Shorter Series

The Mermaid Saga, One-Pound Gospel and the Rumic series are three of Takahashi's shorter works.

The Mermaid Saga is a horror series that tells the story of a boy named Yuta and a girl named Yuta, both immortal due to the curse of the mermaid's flesh. The pair travels together throughout Japan to find a cure for their immortality.

One-Pound Gospel is a romantic comedy that centers around a young boxer named Kosaku Hatanaka, who is trying to win over the heart of the novice nun Sister Angela.

The Rumic World/Theater/Trilogy is a series of short comedic stories created by Rumiko Takahashi, mostly created early in her career.


Rumic Theater, The Ring and the Rosary and Mermaid's Flesh are fansites to Rumiko Takahashi's three shorter works, namely One-Pound Gospel, the Rumic World/Theater/Trilogy series and the Mermaid Saga.

After their decision to create The Inuyasha Companion, the Acres brothers realized that they were basically going to have to create a site for everything Takahashi did, which includes things like the Mermaid Saga, One-Pound Gospel and her short stories.

Rumic Theater was developed by Harly in 2000 over the course of a weekend. After Rumic World's birth in May of 2002, Mermaid's Flesh was added to the collective by Harley and Dylan a few months later. Finally in 2003, Dylan designs and launches The Ring and the Rosary, thus completing their quest to cover all the works Takahashi did up to that point.

Due to the relatively small size of these sites, all three sites will be covered in one section.


August 2000 Harley designs Rumic Theater over the course of a long weekend. It begins its life at
Jauary 22, 2001 Rumic Theater was picked as a "Site of the Week" at the Anime Web Turnpike.
May 28, 2002 Rumic World debuts.
August 12, 2002 Harley and Dylan develop Mermaid's Flesh to discuss Takahashi's Mermaid Saga series.
January 2003 Work on a One Pound Gospel site begins.
March 19, 2003 Dylan designs and launches The Ring and the Rosary, one of the only One-Pound Gospel sites online.
April 10, 2003 Viz announces the end of their line of comic books ending that format and replacing them with the now familiar line of graphic novels.
December 6, 2004 Rumic World began its newest cause "We Want Our Rumic World!" dedicated to getting the Rumic World OAVs along with Mermaid's Scar, and One Pound Gospel released on DVD.
August 2006 Rumic Theater receives a major redesign.
December 25, 2006 The Ring & The Rosary relaunched with a new layout to celebrate the recent ending of One-Pound Gospel in Japan.