Merman in My Tub Vol. 2

by Itokichi | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1626922373 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/10/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
I loved Volume 1 of this cute, silly series, and picked up this volume at Barnes and Noble.

It continues the 4-panel-strip humor about high school student Tatsumi and his apparently-permanent roommate Wakasa, a merman who has taken up residence in Tatsumi's bathtub.

This volume includes many amusing storylines, from the bit where Tatsumi and Wakasa discover the joys of basking in a bubble bath to visits from shark-man Agari - whose advent is heralded by the thump-thump theme from "Jaws". (Agari's a nice guy, but when he opens his gaping maw and reveals all those teeth he's pretty scary!) There's a nod to Ouran High School Host Club, a summer-festival episode, and some fourth-wall-breaking: in the "get in shape" storyline Tatsumi notes that Wakasa hasn't exercised "in almost 30 chapters"!

The artwork tends to flirt with yaoi tropes, but the series is very much G-rated - though there is some fan-service here and there; note the lovely two-page illustration at the end showing all the mer-folk lounging in full, beautiful glory...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series. There's an anime as well, though it doesn't seem to have been dubbed in English yet.]]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Nashua St. in Ayer, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, January 14, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/15/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Nashua St. in Ayer, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book in the Little Free Library on this chilly day. Hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 Clean Start release challenge. ***

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