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Mermaid Boys  
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Description
From AQUA Scans:
The curious prince of the mermaid kingdom, Naru, sees a human girl, Nami, and falls in love with her at first sight. Yearning for her love, he seeks a witch to turn himself into a human! But to gain this form, he has to exchange "something" in return...

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Mamebo
MERMAID BOYS人鱼男孩
マーメイド・ボーイズ
머메이드 보이즈

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (24 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.23 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 26th 2018, 2:15pm PST


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Year
2016

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Aria (Kodansha)
Palcy (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (2 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #450 increased(+187)
Monthly Pos #1191 increased(+212)
3 Month Pos #1988 increased(+422)
6 Month Pos #2839 decreased(-248)
Year Pos #2994 decreased(-957)

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On 194 reading lists
On 134 wish lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 59 custom lists

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Fun, light read   
Rating: N/A
by azariie
February 13th, 2018, 4:01pm
The author might have used Andersen's fable as a jumping point, but all similarities with the fish out of water classic end even before our handsome, arrogant and narcissistic prince parts ways with his tail. Right off the bat, Naru flat out refuses to just give up his voice and this devilishly wicked take on the Sea Witch is forced to negotiate their deal to accommodate for Naru's demands, finally settling for taking away "some" of his beauty. This grants Naru not only a human body but a whole year for getting intimate with the object of his affection. On the downside, if he fails to form a bond with the human or his secret it's revealed, he will turn to foam.

The fun starts after Naru gets his wish and immediately discovers that there's a lot more to this human girl that the giggling scholar he fell for from afar. Such is the nature of love at first sight or, more accurately, a "crush". Now he's stuck in an impossible situation where his life literally depends on convincing a reluctant Nami of loving when he himself does not even like her... most of the time. But he still finds all this human stuff fascinating and gets all giddy at things like a hot bath and food (as long as it's not seafood...); watching him react to the most mundane stuff like an overstimulated five years old is super fun and something I have always wished The Little Mermaid spent a little more time on.

Rounding the main cast, you have Nami's friend (in place of the human princess from the tale) -
who takes credit for saving her to Naru's chagrin and is obviously in love with her - and Nami's perpetually cheerful live in helper at the inn her father left her, both interesting enough, with ample room for development.

The art is nice enough, but it's obvious the author enjoys much more drawing males: all the girls look frustratingly similar and there's nothing distinctive enough about Nami to differentiate her from her peers.

That said, I can hardly wait for the next chapter!
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Damn...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by iamananimeniac
November 18th, 2017, 12:31am
I thought this would be role reversal (Manly girl, girly boy) I was wrong.... It's basically a modern The Little Mermaid with a girly female lead and boyish male lead.... The art is pretty cool, but Naru doing all that perverted stuff to the female lead and it being treated lightly is NOT ok. Yes, he may not know much about the human world, but ripping the girl's shirt off and flipping her skirt without getting reprimanded about it in a serious way is NOT OK. All he gets is a lighthearted punch. that is it.
The comedy part? Not really. None of it was funny...
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A Fun Read   
Rating: N/A
by ChildofSecrets
April 29th, 2016, 12:34am
From what I've read so far, it's a pretty clear gender flipped version of The Little Mermaid. While this sounds very cliche, it comes off refreshing and the main character very likable in a youthful way. The conflict in the story keeps reader interest with anticipation rather than predictability.

I can tell it's going to be lighthearted and comedic. The art is also beautifully clean.
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