Ningyo no Ouji-sama – Mermaid Prince

009There are certain things in life where you have to pray to the manga gods that things don’t get too gay. Maybe it’s say, Gravitation. The art and music was great, so maybe if it just doesn’t get too uncomfortable for you… right? Or Ghost! Eerie Queerie!. That was also a good Shonen Ai that I almost finished.

Well, it’s happened again. This time, it is a manga called Ningyo no Ouji-sama. I discovered this… 2009? err… 2014? manga by Kazumi Yuana quite accidentally.

This is a manga about a mermaid who prays to god to become a human so she can find love. Well… God apparently has a sense of humor, as he turns her into a human male.

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I have not understood a word of what I’ve seen from this manga, but thus far I am loving it!! That being said… it seems to be going shonen ai quite a bit..

I found this comic on a site that has a lot of 18+ comics on it, so I was pins and needles “Will it go full yaoi?! Will I get too uncomfortable to continue reading this comic?” Well, I looked at quite a bit of it, and unless there is a lot of text based sexual content I’m not picking up on, I think I might be safe with Ningyo no Ouji-sama… for a little while.

007Like Ranma from Ranma 1/2, the mermaid can transform from her female finned form to bishonen form using water… or rather, a lack of water for her male form. She typically uses a bath tub for her times as a mermaid, and so there is some good old fashioned heterosexual fan service going on in what could be a shonen ai manga.

I have read people arguing if this comic is shoujo or not, considering that it’s a romance and the main character started out female. Unlike Ranma though, most of the time the character is a guy… so it’s really hard to say which genre it fits into!

081While I was preparing this article, I read on Manga Fox that this comic has been licensed so it wasn’t available to read online there. I attempted to find who had picked it up, but I have yet the who or where to buy it legitimately yet. If anyone knows, please pass this information on to me!

Hopefully this is actually picked up by an North American company, as it seems quite promising. I’m not sure if there are only 2 volumes of it or not though, as online I have yet to see more than that.

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Anyways, happy confusing Mer-Monday everyone!

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