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Chapters 1 &2:
From Fantasyshrine:
The merman Sango couldn’t help but falling in love with President Minami, who had implicit trust in him. However, not only did they have a huge status difference, they were different in species! To make things worse, mer-people must not lie… unless they wanted to be turned into sea foam…

Chapter 3:
Keita loves his pet beetles more than anything in the world... even girls. When he gets dumped by yet another girl for putting his beetles before her, one of his beetles wishes he could comfort Keita. Will Hercules' wish come true?

Chapter 4 &5:
Shiro the white snake is bullied by all the animals in the forest because of his white color. They told him that he'll never find a prince, like fairy tales, but is that true?


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Associated Names
The Pure Merman

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6-8 (end) by Fantasyshrine over 7 years ago
v.1 c.1-5 by Fantasyshrine over 8 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (220 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.21 / 10.0
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August 19th 2016, 12:35pm PST



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Um lol?   
Rating: N/A
by Carnal Desire
July 24th, 2016, 1:58pm
Yeah..... the art isn't great and the stories are sooooooo underdeveloped.

HUGE NOTE: the cover art looks NOTHING like the art for the actual manga. Just sayin'.
I agree with kurosu_yuuki: "I'm not rating it because I wouldn't know what criteria to use."

... Last updated on July 24th, 2016, 1:59pm
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No Way Was This Meant Seriously   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by sarin68
May 16th, 2015, 12:09am
Couldn't even read the second chapter. How the hell do two dudes go from not knowing each other to screwing each other in a day when we're given no hint that either is gay, either is looking for sex/a relationship, either is into the other or anything until literally a page or so before they're screwing. Omg this one hurts my brain. I hope this was meant as a joke.
The fake-out was even worse. If he's not supposed to be able to lie then (spoilers) how does falling for a dude and then immediately saying "I hate you" not count as a lie? I wish he had died because of it.
And seriously this was the most rushed romance I've ever read even compared to one-shots. At least those normally include some time progression. F**king hell. The only reason I give it a 2 is because the art is decent. Only reason i read the whole chapter.

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They were all cute   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by julii.69
September 26th, 2013, 9:59pm
Not the best plot i've ever read, but all the stories were cute and funny ^^
Some of them had too much going on for the length of the chapter, but they were still understandable.
Very yaoi-fantasy stories not only for the firsts chapters, but for the last one too. Things that only happend in manga hahaha cute indeed u.u

... Last updated on September 26th, 2013, 10:01pm
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Beautiful cover art, but...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
August 24th, 2013, 4:55pm
Although the rest of the art is decent, with all the silly, silly PWP stories, the art would have had to been outstanding to make it worth a read.

I think I wished it was better because I have such a crush on mermen stories and yet there are so few. So that made my disappointment stronger.

... Last updated on August 24th, 2013, 4:57pm
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deviantART level   
Rating: N/A
by Ibleda
February 15th, 2012, 9:54pm
Okay seriously... even as much as I'm dying for mermans, this is a bit...

First off, the story's way too shallow, despite the art being that bit better than deviantart comics, the story felt exactly the same. Some amateur's undeveloped idea that I highly suspect came out of daydreaming. Basically means, it sucks.

The art is not at a manga level either. Well... it's not horrible and unreadable... but there really isn't anything that stands out. Again, only at deviantart level. That is, comic level and not regular art level.
If the art was drop dead georgeous, I can ignore most flaws with story, but in this case, neither made up. The expressions are unnatural, flow is weird, I can't pick out a place where I don't think it's some random comic.

Well, in any case, I can only sum it up with saying this is plain amateurish. Reeks of comics and not mangas. And one thing, I would not compare it to webcomics, meaning the korean ones, they give off a different feel.
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MangoLuve
October 31st, 2011, 2:06pm
This manga was pretty bad. The stories had their cliche potential to arouse an 'awww' from me, but instead i was left high and dry as the stores ended far too quickly and very unsatisfyingly. Although depicating the charecters as animals was rather endearing, this manga failed to attract my attention and keep me entertained. Thus i felt disappointed and annoyed with such a mediocre plot. If it hadn't been for my inability to study, i would have completely not finished reading this manga but of course i had chose to procrastinate.
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kinda cute story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hiroi36
August 9th, 2011, 10:14am
i laughed all the way while reading this. forte for readers who prefer light yaoi, but don't expect from this manga too much as it is only a collection of short stories, but i'll still recommend readers to read this. it's cute so to say~

... Last updated on August 9th, 2011, 10:16am
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Rating: N/A
by Sasageru
June 19th, 2011, 3:44pm
Every story was too short for my taste ^^: but i do love the comedy aspect of this manga, it makes every story highly entertaining (last chapter last page for example, that pretty much killed me a bit XD). I like this mangaka's works, i like comedy mixed with yaoi and the art style is interesting, its playful and i like that about it ^^
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silly yet entertaining   
Rating: N/A
by jellaaay
January 5th, 2011, 11:06pm
If you're in for light commedy, I recommend this. the first few pages already had me laughing! From the part where the boss kept insisting on how the guy made it in time..
Spoiler (highlight to view)
I thought he would just find his way out but he actually revealed that he was a merman HAHAHA and to top that off the boss' reaction was genius XD "amazing, is this genuine?" LOL what an unusual reaction. Its like seeing mona lisa right infront of you.."is that real??" I'm glad it wasn't a cliche reaction where the latter would either faint or run away.
anyway, that was probably the only yaoi story in the collection. The rest were BL's

... Last updated on January 6th, 2011, 2:31pm
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Weird, but sweet   
Rating: N/A
by kurosu_yuuki
January 3rd, 2010, 12:23am
Really, it's not something you should expect a lot from, but what did I think, knowing it is about mermen, bugs and snakes?
Cute, though, as strange as it seems.
I'm not rating it because I wouldn't know what criteria to use.
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