Merman in My Tub Vol. 8
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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, along with an assortment of other mer-people who wander in. While the strips are mostly episodic there are a few ongoing storylines. This collection picks up after the events of Volume 7.
An entertaining conclusion to the series, with some wry 4th-wall-breaking bits about the ways in which the artwork suggests a yaoi series despite the utter lack of any romances at all - er, well, leaving out Tatsumi's little sister Kasumi, who crushes on her brother and is crushed on by starfish-boy Goromaru. There are also some quips by the secondary characters as to their lack of page time. Other bits include Wakasa giving "how to be a mermaid" lessons to Kasumi when she gets a role in "The Little Mermaid," and a "Time Slip in My Tub" story in which the gang winds up in old Japan!
Oh, and there's a new character, Arawa-sensei, who seems to be a squid-person and who is held in awe by the others.
Tag line: "I keep thinking how nice it would be if these lively days never ended."
[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.]
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I left this book in the Little Free Library on this chilly day, just ahead of a storm. Hope someone enjoys it!
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*** Released for the 2022 Clean Start for the New Year challenge. ***