Nene is being followed around my magical fish who can “swim” in anything. They are trying to recruit her to become a princess in the magical fish kingdom. They view her as already belonging to them because she ate a mermaid scale (way back in volume 1). Hanako-kun has been pushing Nene away lately since she’s been asking more questions about his life, so for a split second she considers the offer. But, she finds out she’d be a fish and not a mermaid, so she bolts! Minamoto finds a ghost who is creepily asking people if they remember him, so instead of exorcising him, he tries to help the ghost with his unfinished business. Hanako-Kun’s worst enemy, his brother, continues to mess everything up and set the Mysteries against our trio.
This series continues to play with my emotions by making me care so much about people who are already dead. As soon as they launch into the backstory of this latest ghost, I wanted to comfort him and help Minamoto bring him to peace! I also don’t know how Nene can have such a crush on Hanako-Kun and it work out for her in the end, but gosh darn it if I don’t want those two to have a happily ever after somehow. The volumes in this series are shorter than a typical manga, but AidaIro use every panel effectively to develop these characters and connect with readers.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 8-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: July 28, 2020
ISBN: 9781975311360 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Supernatural, Yen Press
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