There aren't a lot of mermaid mangas out there, and this probably has to be my favorite mermaid thing since mermaid melody. Its nice its finally a guy whose the merman...and he's SO adorable!
Merman sees girl.
Merman falls in love with girl.
Merman makes a contract to give up his good looks.
Merman finds out he's a scrawny boy now as a human!
The story isn't re-inventing the wheel at all. But the thing about mermaid Boys is, well, it doesn't have to. This manga takes a comedic approach to the mermaid genre and really plays it up.
One of my favorite parts about the manga
is how there are other mermen besides Naru. Its good it isnt a rehash of the little mermaid and all the boys have their own reason to go on land and associate with humans.
The main female is also great. While she is swarmed with options, she isnt the terrible bland female protsgonist who lets the guys flirt with her. She hurts Naru, tells him he's a perv if he gets to far, and holds her own. She also has a wonderful backstory on how she is nervous swimming because of what the ocean reminds her of (you'll have to read the manga to find out! I dont want to spoil).
The way the characters interact is hilarious. I laughed so hard at Naru's attempts to fit in as a human, from thinking underwear is a hat to just being a plain ol dork. they say love can make people a little crazy, and this manga does just that!
This manga changed my life. It fed my mermaid addiction with hot guys. If you want some great art with a fun story, I recommend to purchase it and support the artist who made this beautiful "tail."