Lucia is the new girl at school. She and her sister run a public bath that's all the rage. When Lucia meets a terrific-looking surfer boy, there's just one little problem: Lucia is a mermaid-not just any mermaid, but a princess on an important mission to save the seven seas from an evil force bent on taking control of the marine world. Such a responsibility doesn't leave much time for romance. But Lucia vows to protect her world and win the heart of handsome Kaito.
After I saw the anime I felt I had to read the manga. I love cheesy stories with mermaids and such in it. And so I came to like the story in the manga as much as the storyline in the anime. The anime is better though, despite the numerous fillers I enjoyed it far more.
The art was fairly good, not the best I've seen but certainly not the worst, the character development was bad. I find that the author wasn't able to properly develop them, all Luchia was in my eyes, was a stupid girl who can only think of Kaito, no personality what so ever. Hanon was a little better developed and so was Lina. They had a little more story to themselves but it still seemed quite superficial.
In my opinion this manga is nothing more than mediocre, the story itself though I liked the idea got a bit annoying because the author seemed to skip some parts so that the characters were suddenly in a whole different place, doing a whole different thing, this was confusing it times.
So overall this manga is mediocre with no high reread rate, I would not recommend it to people but I wouldn't tell them to not read it either. It's something you pick up when you have nothing better to do.read more
I watched Mermaid Melody anime and I think the manga is better because is better explained and there isn't so many attacks and demons >o<
There is more romance between Kaito and Luchia and that is good!
In personal response, this is just about the worst manga I have read. It wasn't awfully terrible per se, but I did find it troubling to finish as the storyline continuously chased itself by repeating and repeating the same idea. As for the main couple, I wouldn't bet on their "love" as it seemed too artificial to surpass realities. :/ I believe they were only 12 or 14? Much too young (for..uh.. _____).
I suppose you could even call it a Sailor Moon knock-off? Same endings to the same battles with mildly different villains.
All-in-all, my opinion of the story resulted in boredom, dissatisfaction and a tad torturing to be dragged through.read more
A lot of people constantly say they hate this manga. But...for me it is honestly one of my favorites! Heres a shortened version why:
STORY: The story is pretty good. It is a typical magical girl plot and it is kinda like a better version of Little Mermaid with more romance.
ART: In both the manga and anime the art is outstanding. Perfect 10 cause it soo kawaii! There is no flops in the character design whatsoever.
CHARACTERS: The characters are great! The 3 main protagonists are each different with their own personality and their own individual struggles. The villains in the first part of the book are more entertaining that the MMPPP Pure villains.
ENJOYMENT: I overall enjoyed the manga as well as the anime. There are alot of fillers in the anime and repetitive battles with the villains. The manga shortens that and conveys the story in 7 volumes. It is also pretty good in terms of comedy and romance. The transformations are a little different in the manga but it still shows there changing from idol to human to mermaid.
OVERALL: Overall, I recommend this manga as well as the anime. Do not listen to the bad reviews unless you are not a fan of the Magical Girl/Romance genre. Any Magical girl or Romance fan would overall enjoy this.read more