03rd Mar 2010

Selfish Mr. Mermaid 2

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I shouldn’t have been as charmed by this release as I was – yet re-interpretation of fairytales has always been one of my downfalls.

This release opens up with a mish-mash of The Little Mermaid fairytale. Haru has always used a giant clam as his sounding board. Every time something’s gone wrong in his little world, he would go and cry to the giant clam and tell it all of his secrets.

The giant clam was listening. After one night of tearful confessions from Haru, the giant clam prayed to be given a form that he could comfort Haru with.

Its wish was granted, and he became a mermaid. The only thing was that he wasn’t given a voice, so, he has no way of comforting Haru, or even letting him know that he is the giant clam that Haru is now going crazy looking for.

You can see where this is going. It’s cheesy. I’ve seen it before, but damn if it doesn’t pull the right strings and leave me with that warm, fuzzy, just petted a basket of puppies feeling.

This release is really a great example of the whole being worth more than the sum of it’s parts. Taken individually, the stories, and the art wouldn’t be enough to make this stand out – but on a whole, this series sticks with you, and is going firmly on the keeper shelf, to be read when I want to just smile, and let happy fluff spill all over me.

2 Responses to “Selfish Mr. Mermaid 2”

  1. Kris Says:

    Just wanted to let you know that Kaioh is the name of the jerky prince. Haru is the one who’s friends with the clam.

  2. Cynthia Says:

    Kris – Thanks for the catch. I think I was half asleep writing this review. ;)