23rd May 2008

Selfish Mr. Mermaid 1

Rating: ♦♦♦

I love fairy tales. I love urban fantasy. I love mermaids. This means that I’m going to like this release enough even though the main character would usually annoy the piss out of me. See, Kanan cries at the drop of a hat. He cries when he’s happy. He cries when he’s sad. He even cries during orgasm after being screwed five ways to Sunday. Simply put, he’s everything I hate in a stereotypical uke character.

One day, after noticing that there’s water gushing into his apartment from the celling, Kanan goes to investigate the source of the flood. It turns out that his upstairs neighbor is a mermaid. A mermaid with a really bad attitude who keeps threatening to eat Kanan if he doesn’t do his bidding.

This is where I began to lose my irritation and just let in the sweetness. Well, and the fact that it’s a fucking mermaid wins me over.

He’s not just any mermaid, though. No, he’s the prince of the sea kingdom, slumming it up with the humans to gain some life experience. Predictably, Mr. Mermaid falls for Kanan’s charms and soon they’re hooked on each other.

It’s very sweet and enjoyable, but I’m not sure if this sweetness is going to be sustainable for more than one or two more volumes before it starts to get cloying. I’m just going to enjoy it for now and see where they’re going to go with this. I’m still just happy that it’s a mermaid.

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