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Mermaid Line  
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Description
From Okazu:

Mermaid Line is a collection of stories that ran in Yuri Hime magazine. They are collected together as short mini-series, done in an episodic, almost soap-opera-y way.

In "Megumi and Aoi " Megumi confesses to her friend Aoi that, despite her ungainly swimming, she feels as if she is a mermaid. Aoi finds herself fantasizing about being the prince to Megumi's mermaid, but Megumi runs to the arms of a boy, trying to put a beard on her feelings.

Ayumi, in "Ayumi and Aika," wants to get married to her boyfriend so naturally, she's shocked when he tells her that he wants to become a woman.

"Yukari and Mayuko" are both OLs. Mayuko's between boyfriends and bored, so she asks Yukari to pretend to be her girlfriend. It works out well, until Yukari realizes that her feelings for Mayuko are more than just pretend.

And finally, in "Miura-san and Me" Okabe loves Miura's beautiful hair. When Miura-san cuts it all off, Okabe learns to love her for herself.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
マーメイドライン
Ayumi and Aika
Megumi and Aoi
Miura-san and Me
Yukari and Mayuko

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Latest Release(s)
c.Miura-san and Me (end) by HappyScans! & Manga at the End of Time (398d ago)
v.Ayumi and Aika c.1-2 by Lililicious (2024d ago)
c.Yukari and Mayuko by Lililicious (2094d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (47 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 23rd 2014, 12:31pm PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Yuri Hime (Ichijinsha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #823 increased(+428)
Monthly Pos #2284 increased(+203)
3 Month Pos #3997 increased(+348)
6 Month Pos #5913 increased(+231)

List Stats
On 59 reading lists
On 102 wish lists
On 142 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 74 custom lists

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Really good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Xochie
October 8th, 2014, 3:36am
Only one of these stories have what would be considered a traditional 'happy ending'; if you are okay with that, however, you will find a thoroughly enjoyable and realistic little slice of life anthology here. Rather than being traditional GL stories, I feel like these instead explored relationships between females, the different forms it can take, and the blurred lines between friendship and love. The reviewer below criticised that they didn't feel strong residue emotions after reading this; I was actually the complete opposite. These stories really captured my heart, made me relate in a way most yuri doesn't, and left me thinking about it long after it was over. Overall, a fascinating piece of work and I definitely recommend it.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2014, 3:49am
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If you're seeking happy yuri endings...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by caozhi
November 17th, 2013, 3:11am
Look elsewhere. This volume isn't one of romance. It tackles societal pressure, homophobia, and a difference between women who are friends and women who are lovers. You'll find girls who abandon love in favor of friendship to convenience their romantic interest. You'll find women who play with the idea of dating each other as a fling. You'll find a man who transitions into a woman. You'll find a girl who fancies another girl's hair but will never be honest about it. Point being that this is not a fluffy love series. It's an angst and "how to practically do nothing" series. Here come the spoilers...

Here's my biased personal opinion: I did not enjoy it. When I read manga I like to feel strong residual emotion after it. I want to be able to take something away from it. Each of these stories felt very masochistic in nature, in that the author usually takes light-hearted themes in her work, but in this she forced many "dead ends". The females in this volume don't ever appear to do what they want or achieve anything other than return to being accepted by a heteronormative society. Girl loves girl but dates nice boy so she can force herself to be straight. Once that fails she is happy just hanging around that other girl. Nothing. Nothing happens. OLs are dating men and marry men after they pretend to date, which the main character considers just a nice memory. That ends that. Girl admires another girl's hair, which she cuts for her boyfriend. The girl thinks she might tell the girl with a boyfriend she likes her hair long, but decides against it. Nothing happens. And finally, I'm glad the author was so kind to a Trans character, but it just affirmed my belief this was an entirely masochistic volume. All the women never get their happy endings. Every male in the volume is perfect and nice and good. The only ones to get happy endings are the men who aren't the focus, but still impact every single story. The author may think she's breaking new ground with this, but it feels like it was written for an audience of another decade.

Tl;dr Not recommended.
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it's an emotional piece   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hikarikoi86
June 20th, 2009, 9:43am
I think this manga is more toward the character's emotions rather than just explicit stuff so most of the readers are disappointed to find that it's only a simple story about the girl's feelings. Maybe they should change the genre to shojo-ai....

It's not that bad for a manga if you want to sit back and relax. smile
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Sigh...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Jazer
June 7th, 2009, 12:18am
The worst yuri series I've ever read...
I'm not even sure why this was published in Yuri Hime since there is more heterosexual content than yuri...
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