History Manga / SchoolMermaid

19th Jul '17 12:31:48 AM infernape612
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Haruko pulls one on Yoshiko - helped along by the fact that the latter had more than one flaw that fed into it]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Haruko pulls one on Yoshiko - helped along by the fact that the latter had more than one flaw that fed into it]]it.]]



* VillainProtagonist: Both girls but [[spoiler:Haruko's EvilerThanThou Gambit turns Yoshiko into the hapless victim]]

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* VillainProtagonist: Both girls but [[spoiler:Haruko's EvilerThanThou Gambit turns Yoshiko into the hapless victim]]victim]].
9th May '17 11:37:51 PM ABE.Crudele
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: In an interesting sense, in the last story one of the characters surmises that the reason the mermaids will sometimes go on the attack is that they can feel if someone who enacted the spell truly does love a boy and doesn't need the flesh of a mermaid to get him to return their feelings. As such they become jealous of that person and try to kill them because they know they're stuck by the spell's curse and can never have that kind of affection because they tried to take the easy way out through the spell rather then simply come out with their feelings. This might be why they're constantly smiling for potential victims, [[StepfordSmiler they're not really genuine]] as if they're ''hoping'' for their pursers to fail. In fact, a sign they're about to turn feral is when they ''don't'' do this, meaning they sense a girl's true affection for a boy.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In an interesting sense, in the last story one of the characters surmises that the reason the mermaids will sometimes go on the attack is that they can feel if someone who enacted the spell truly does love a boy and doesn't need the flesh of a mermaid to get him to return their feelings. As such they become jealous of that person and try to kill them because they know they're stuck by the spell's curse and can never have that kind of affection because they tried to take the easy way out through the spell rather then than simply come out with their feelings. This might be why they're constantly smiling for potential victims, [[StepfordSmiler they're not really genuine]] as if they're ''hoping'' for their pursers to fail. In fact, a sign they're about to turn feral is when they ''don't'' do this, meaning they sense a girl's true affection for a boy.]]



* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: Whatever the spell does to the girls after they turn into mermaids, it strips them of their personality and makes them akin to mindless dolphin like creatures whose only instinct is to try to avoid being killed by their pursuers. A recent tale actually revealed that some of the more prominent personality traits can survive mermaidification, especially if a mermaid has a strong connection with a potential pursuer.]]

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* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: Whatever [[spoiler:Whatever the spell does to the girls after they turn into mermaids, it strips them of their personality and makes them akin to mindless dolphin like creatures whose only instinct is to try to avoid being killed by their pursuers. A recent tale actually revealed that some of the more prominent personality traits can survive mermaidification, mermaid-ification, especially if a mermaid has a strong connection with a potential pursuer.]]



* FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler: The mermaids are indeed fast but one heavy blow will take them out instantly.]]

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* FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The mermaids are indeed fast but one heavy blow will take them out instantly.]]



* LoveMakesYouEvil: Some of these protagonists ''really'' want a boyfriend, to the point their willing to kill each other if they like the same one.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Some of these protagonists ''really'' want a boyfriend, to the point their they're willing to kill each other if they like the same one.



* {{Squee}}: Creepy mermaid sound. In fact it's all they can say [[spoiler: especially when one turns into a mermaid if they don't eat mermaid flesh by sunrise. However, ones that retain some of their mental faculties, like Kaori, are still able to display affection through tactile means.]]

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* {{Squee}}: Creepy mermaid sound. In fact it's all they can say [[spoiler: especially [[spoiler:especially when one turns into a mermaid if they don't eat mermaid flesh by sunrise. However, ones that retain some of their mental faculties, like Kaori, are still able to display affection through tactile means.]]



* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: The mermaids were actually all human school girls at one point who invoked the spell. They failed to catch a mermaid before sunrise however and the spell turned them into mermaids themselves, doomed to be hunted and eventually killed by the next people who find the notebook.]]

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* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The mermaids were actually all human school girls at one point who invoked the spell. They failed to catch a mermaid before sunrise however and the spell turned them into mermaids themselves, doomed to be hunted and eventually killed by the next people who find the notebook.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Haruko got Yoshiko turned into a mermaid because Yoshiko is easy prey, and Haruko will move on to the next person - boyfriend, victim, somebody. There is the possibility that she will screw up at some point, and get turned into a mermaid herself, though]].
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Brilliantly masterminded by Haruko on the unathletic, weak-hearted Yoshiko from the beginning.]]
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler: Haruko happily pulls the trigger and eats the mermaid while Yoshiko is going through her HeroicBSOD / VillainousBreakdown and is doomed by it.]]
* FlawExploitation: [[spoiler: Why Haruko chose to partner up with Yoshiko in the first place. She knew that Yoshiko wouldn't be able to bring herself to kill and eat the mermaid, and so would become one as well. This would get her out of the way and ensure Haruko would then have a weak and easily killable mermaid to hunt the next time she wanted one, since she knew Yoshiko's other flaws would remain after her transformation.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Haruko [[spoiler:Haruko got Yoshiko turned into a mermaid because Yoshiko is easy prey, and Haruko will move on to the next person - boyfriend, victim, somebody. There is the possibility that she will screw up at some point, and get turned into a mermaid herself, though]].
* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Brilliantly [[spoiler:Brilliantly masterminded by Haruko on the unathletic, weak-hearted Yoshiko from the beginning.]]
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler: Haruko [[spoiler:Haruko happily pulls the trigger and eats the mermaid while Yoshiko is going through her HeroicBSOD / HeroicBSOD[=/=] VillainousBreakdown and is doomed by it.]]
* FlawExploitation: [[spoiler: Why [[spoiler:Why Haruko chose to partner up with Yoshiko in the first place. She knew that Yoshiko wouldn't be able to bring herself to kill and eat the mermaid, and so would become one as well. This would get her out of the way and ensure Haruko would then have a weak and easily killable mermaid to hunt the next time she wanted one, since she knew Yoshiko's other flaws would remain after her transformation.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Once Haruko completes her endgame, Yoshiko experiences first hand why there are mermaids there in the first place.]]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler: That creepy-ass grin of Haruko as Yoshiko is turned into a mermaid. You'll know it when you see it.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Yoshiko can't bring herself to eat Ohara, and that attack of conscience dooms her when Haruko's subsequent EvilerThanThou BatmanGambit comes to fruition.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Both girls but [[spoiler: Haruko's EvilerThanThou Gambit turns Yoshiko into the hapless victim]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Once [[spoiler:Once Haruko completes her endgame, Yoshiko experiences first hand why there are mermaids there in the first place.]]
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler: That [[spoiler:That creepy-ass grin of Haruko as Yoshiko is turned into a mermaid. You'll know it when you see it.]]
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Yoshiko [[spoiler:Yoshiko can't bring herself to eat Ohara, and that attack of conscience dooms her when Haruko's subsequent EvilerThanThou BatmanGambit comes to fruition.]]
* VillainProtagonist: Both girls but [[spoiler: Haruko's [[spoiler:Haruko's EvilerThanThou Gambit turns Yoshiko into the hapless victim]]



* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: With the sun coming up, having killed an S mermaid and Naomi on the verge of either killing her or waiting out the clock for her to become a mermaid. Toshiko can't think of anyone else to use the spell on until she remembers that Naomi's surname starts with an S, and so thinks of her while eating the mermaid flesh, figuring that Naomi will stop trying to kill her if she falls in love with her. Naomi then eats some of the mermaid flesh herself to avoid turning into a mermaid while thinking of Toshiko (whose surname is also revealed to start with an S) and as a result, the two fall in love. Umm...yay? Happy ending?]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Yuuko, the girl that Toshiko sees turned into a mermaid when she found the book. Ironically she accidentally kills her when she thought it was Naomi trying to creep up on her.]]

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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With the sun coming up, having killed an S mermaid and Naomi on the verge of either killing her or waiting out the clock for her to become a mermaid. Toshiko can't think of anyone else to use the spell on until she remembers that Naomi's surname starts with an S, and so thinks of her while eating the mermaid flesh, figuring that Naomi will stop trying to kill her if she falls in love with her. Naomi then eats some of the mermaid flesh herself to avoid turning into a mermaid while thinking of Toshiko (whose surname is also revealed to start with an S) and as a result, the two fall in love. Umm...yay? Happy ending?]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Yuuko, [[spoiler:Yuuko, the girl that Toshiko sees turned into a mermaid when she found the book. Ironically Ironically, she accidentally kills her when she thought it was Naomi trying to creep up on her.]]



* ChristmasCake: [[spoiler: Noriko, so desperate to avoid this she willingly invokes the mermaid curse. Unfortunately, she becomes their oldest victim instead.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Noriko manages to kill an "M" mermaid which Misaki is able to cut flesh from and eat before Noriko reaches her, thinking that Misaki stole the one she loved from her. Turns out Misaki wanted someone ''else'' who had a name with the letter "M". Noriko just assumed she loved the same boy she did. Misaki calls her out on this stating she went crazy on her before she got the chance to explain. If that wasn't bad enough, time runs out before Misaki can share the mermaid flesh with her, causing Noriko to become a mermaid.]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: A very disturbing reversal of this [[spoiler: it's the teacher who wants the student in this case. The end of the story reveals that this was Misaki's plan as well.]]

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* ChristmasCake: [[spoiler: Noriko, [[spoiler:Noriko, so desperate to avoid this she willingly invokes the mermaid curse. Unfortunately, she becomes their oldest victim instead.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Noriko [[spoiler:Noriko manages to kill an "M" mermaid which Misaki is able to cut flesh from and eat before Noriko reaches her, thinking that Misaki stole the one she loved from her. Turns out Misaki wanted someone ''else'' who had a name with the letter "M". Noriko just assumed she loved the same boy she did. Misaki calls her out on this stating she went crazy on her before she got the chance to explain. If that wasn't bad enough, time runs out before Misaki can share the mermaid flesh with her, causing Noriko to become a mermaid.]]
* TeacherStudentRomance: A very disturbing reversal of this [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's the teacher who wants the student in this case. The end of the story reveals that this was Misaki's plan as well.]]



* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: [[spoiler: We learn a lot more about the mermaids through Kaori and Mariko's adventures, and while it may also classify as a BittersweetEnding due to both of them being mermaids, they are together, presumably forever...until one of them is hunted down and killed...]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Close to it anyway, Mariko invokes the mermaid curse and finds Kaori. Despite Kaori offering up her flesh, Mariko refuses to eat it and willingly waits out the clock to join her friend as a mermaid.]]

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* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: [[spoiler: We [[spoiler:We learn a lot more about the mermaids through Kaori and Mariko's adventures, and while it may also classify as a BittersweetEnding due to both of them being mermaids, they are together, presumably forever...until one of them is hunted down and killed...]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: Close [[spoiler:Close to it anyway, Mariko invokes the mermaid curse and finds Kaori. Despite Kaori offering up her flesh, Mariko refuses to eat it and willingly waits out the clock to join her friend as a mermaid.]]



* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: In the end, no one gains anything. Yui and Rekio beat each other over a mermaid with a false letter. Saori's little lesson to Yui ended up not being worth it for a boy she didn't even want and one of their classmates died due to all three's pettiness.]]
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: You try to dress like a mermaid, they'll make sure you have the ''full experience''.]]
** Potentially subverted, as the next tale provides a different reason ([[spoiler:namely, if the crush happens to be mutual]]) and [[spoiler: if Asami secretly liked the boy, then TheReveal is the real reason they attacked.]]

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* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the end, no one gains anything. Yui and Rekio Reiko beat each other over a mermaid with a false letter. Saori's little lesson to Yui ended up not being worth it for a boy she didn't even want and one of their classmates died due to all three's pettiness.]]
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You try to dress like a mermaid, they'll make sure you have the ''full experience''.]]
** Potentially subverted, as the next tale provides a different reason ([[spoiler:namely, if the crush happens to be mutual]]) and [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if Asami secretly liked the boy, then TheReveal is the real reason they attacked.]]



* DidntThinkThisThrough: Reiko ropes a girl named Asami into the hunt and has her dress like a mermaid into order to slip in with them and pull a sneak attack. It didn't seem to occur to Reiko after running into Yui and Saori that that would put Asami in danger of being mistaken for a real mermaid and be hunted. [[spoiler: Sure enough that indeed is what happens. But the tragedy comes when the mermaids reveal they don't like fakers.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Neither Rekio nor Yui get the guy they wanted as Saori changed the letter on the mermaid she killed and had managed to kill a mermaid-fied Asami who appeared in front of her since Asami had the correct letter, allowing Saori to steal the guy whom the two were after. However Saori now has to live with the knowledge she had unwittingly gotten Asami killed (As she planted the notebook in the locker Reiko and Yui were using, knowing their heated rivalry). She only intended to embarrass Yui and didn't think Asami would be dragged into the hunt. If that wasn't bad enough, the boy she stole the two from reveals ''he was in love with Asami''. Ouch.]]

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Reiko ropes a girl named Asami into the hunt and has her dress like a mermaid into order to slip in with them and pull a sneak attack. It didn't seem to occur to Reiko after running into Yui and Saori that that would put Asami in danger of being mistaken for a real mermaid and be hunted. [[spoiler: Sure [[spoiler:Sure enough that indeed is what happens. But the tragedy comes when the mermaids reveal they don't like fakers.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Neither Rekio [[spoiler:Neither Reiko nor Yui get the guy they wanted as Saori changed the letter on the mermaid she killed and had managed to kill a mermaid-fied Asami who appeared in front of her since Asami had the correct letter, allowing Saori to steal the guy whom the two were after. However However, Saori now has to live with the knowledge she had unwittingly gotten Asami killed (As she planted the notebook in the locker Reiko and Yui were using, knowing their heated rivalry). She only intended to embarrass Yui and didn't think Asami would be dragged into the hunt. If that wasn't bad enough, the boy she stole the two from reveals ''he was in love with Asami''. Ouch.]]



* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler: We see what happens if the mermaids catch you during their feral phase. They kill you like a pack of piranhas.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: [[spoiler: Neither Yui nor Reiko show any concern over Asami being taken by the mermaids, only throwing accusations at each other over who was responsible for her fate before Saori gets them to stop fighting and sends them to the mermaid she managed to kill. Heck Yui doesn't even show concern for Saori until ''after'' seeing her in school the next day despite not knowing if Saori ate mermaid flesh or not.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler: An odd case in this one, Yui and Reiko eat mermaid flesh but the spell doesn't work for them because it was the wrong letter (due to Saori changing it). Though since they did manage to eat the flesh anyway, it keeps them from becoming mermaids.]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler: We [[spoiler:We see what happens if the mermaids catch you during their feral phase. They kill you like a pack of piranhas.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: [[spoiler: Neither [[spoiler:Neither Yui nor Reiko show any concern over Asami being taken by the mermaids, only throwing accusations at each other over who was responsible for her fate before Saori gets them to stop fighting and sends them to the mermaid she managed to kill. Heck Yui doesn't even show concern for Saori until ''after'' seeing her in school the next day despite not knowing if Saori ate mermaid flesh or not.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler: An [[spoiler:An odd case in this one, Yui and Reiko eat mermaid flesh but the spell doesn't work for them because it was the wrong letter (due to Saori changing it). Though since they did manage to eat the flesh anyway, it keeps them from becoming mermaids.]]



* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite her Tsundere demeanor Hidemi apparently helps old ladies and refuses to kill a mermaid because they WasOnceAMan.
* DeadlyDoctor: Nanae in sense, she's the school nurse of Hidemi's school.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite her Tsundere demeanor demeanor, Hidemi apparently helps old ladies and refuses to kill a mermaid because they WasOnceAMan.
* DeadlyDoctor: Nanae Nanae, in sense, she's sense. She's the school nurse of Hidemi's school.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Hidemi manages to survive both the mermaids and Nanae's attack, beat the spell's curse and get the guy she wanted in the end.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Hidemi [[spoiler:Hidemi manages to survive both the mermaids and Nanae's attack, beat the spell's curse and get the guy she wanted in the end.]]



* GlasgowGrin: [[spoiler: Hidemi inflicts this on Nanae in their struggle when the latter tries to kill her.]]

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* GlasgowGrin: [[spoiler: Hidemi [[spoiler:Hidemi inflicts this on Nanae in their struggle when the latter tries to kill her.]]



* IdiotHero: Hidemi has shades of this. [[spoiler: How do you not recognize your childhood friend's sister?!]]

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* IdiotHero: Hidemi has shades of this. [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How do you not recognize your childhood friend's sister?!]]



* KarmaHoudini: Somewhat. [[spoiler: Nanae is given a GlasgowGrin for her troubles and quickly limps off afterwards, her beauty she took so much pride in now soiled. But she's still plotting to get an "R" mermaid and slips the notebook into a bookstore knowing some girl will find it and read from the book. Though considering how often the book passed hands to different schools, it's implied she either failed or just gave up (because, really, she can't keep track of every girl that gets their hands on it and even then she's has to actively hunt for said mermaid and we've seen how fast they are). Regardless she's responsible for a number of naive girls of other schools falling victim to the mermaid spell.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler: Hidemi unknowingly stumbles onto one by putting her feeling for the boy she likes on a chalkboard, largely because she thought she was going to turn into a mermaid. However this is considered an ActOfTrueLove in the spells rules, thus making her exempt from turning into a mermaid as Hidemi already shown she does love the boy she wants and doesn't need the mermaid flesh. Sure enough, the boy she like visits her in the nurse ward and reveals he likes her too.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Somewhat. [[spoiler: Nanae [[spoiler:Nanae is given a GlasgowGrin for her troubles and quickly limps off afterwards, her beauty she took so much pride in now soiled. But she's still plotting to get an "R" mermaid and slips the notebook into a bookstore knowing some girl will find it and read from the book. Though considering how often the book passed hands to different schools, it's implied she either failed or just gave up (because, really, she can't keep track of every girl that gets their hands on it and even then she's has to actively hunt for said mermaid and we've seen how fast they are). Regardless she's responsible for a number of naive girls of other schools falling victim to the mermaid spell.]]
* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler: Hidemi [[spoiler:Hidemi unknowingly stumbles onto one by putting her feeling for the boy she likes on a chalkboard, largely because she thought she was going to turn into a mermaid. However this is considered an ActOfTrueLove in the spells rules, thus making her exempt from turning into a mermaid as Hidemi already shown she does love the boy she wants and doesn't need the mermaid flesh. Sure enough, the boy she like visits her in the nurse ward and reveals he likes her too.]]



* PoorCommunicationKills: Narrowly averted, Nanae tempts Hidemi to read the spell when Hidemi thinks back to seeing the boy she like earlier walking home with another girl. [[spoiler: Turns out that was his sister.]]

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Narrowly averted, Nanae tempts Hidemi to read the spell when Hidemi thinks back to seeing the boy she like earlier walking home with another girl. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out that was his sister.]]



* {{Tsundere}}: Hidemi [[spoiler: reveals her love for Taizou, he reciprocates and yet she still acts standoffish with him]]

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* {{Tsundere}}: Hidemi [[spoiler: reveals [[spoiler:reveals her love for Taizou, he reciprocates and yet she still acts standoffish with him]]



* ContinuityNod: Since this is continuation after a long hiatus, it goes through the usual lists of the original series on the mermaids to remind the audience the rules of the series. The spell, summoning the mermaids, seeing how fast they are, needing to catch the mermaid with a certain letter if you want the spell to work, [[spoiler: the threat of turning into a mermaid if they fail to catch one by dawn and the mermaids turning feral of they feel true love on a girl.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Shinobu studies the notebook thoroughly and make sure the two have the rules down pat before chanting the spell. When they begin the hunt, she makes sure to target any of the mermaids so if they don't catch the intended mermaid, they would at least have a mermaid to feed on [[spoiler: so they won't turn into mermaids if the time runs out]]. That said [[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing she's caught off guard when the mermaids turn feral]] because the notebooke didn't have any information on that. However Sakura was completely aware of this fact along with the knowledge that it's the mermaids jealously that triggers the transformation, and uses this to confirm that Shinobu likes the same boy she does.]]

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* ContinuityNod: Since this is continuation after a long hiatus, it goes through the usual lists of the original series on the mermaids to remind the audience the rules of the series. The spell, summoning the mermaids, seeing how fast they are, needing to catch the mermaid with a certain letter if you want the spell to work, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the threat of turning into a mermaid if they fail to catch one by dawn and the mermaids turning feral of they feel true love on a girl.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Shinobu studies the notebook thoroughly and make sure the two have the rules down pat before chanting the spell. When they begin the hunt, she makes sure to target any of the mermaids so if they don't catch the intended mermaid, they would at least have a mermaid to feed on [[spoiler: so [[spoiler:so they won't turn into mermaids if the time runs out]]. That said [[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing she's caught off guard when the mermaids turn feral]] because the notebooke notebook didn't have any information on that. However However, Sakura was completely aware of this fact along with the knowledge that it's the mermaids jealously that triggers the transformation, and uses this to confirm that Shinobu likes the same boy she does.]]
27th Aug '16 9:20:06 PM cpslck
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite her Tsundere demeanor Hidemi apparently helps old ladies and refuses to kill a mermaid because they WereOnceAMan.

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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite her Tsundere demeanor Hidemi apparently helps old ladies and refuses to kill a mermaid because they WereOnceAMan.WasOnceAMan.



* {{Tundere}}: Hidemi [[spoiler: reveals her love for Taizou, he reciprocates and yet she still acts standoffish with him]]

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* {{Tundere}}: {{Tsundere}}: Hidemi [[spoiler: reveals her love for Taizou, he reciprocates and yet she still acts standoffish with him]]
27th Aug '16 9:19:16 PM cpslck
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Despite her Tsundere demeanor Hidemi apparently helps old ladies and refuses to kill a mermaid because they WereOnceAMan.



* IdiotHero: Hidemi has shades of this. [[spoiler: How do you not recognize your childhood friend's sister?!]]



* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler: Hidemi unknowingly stumbles onto one by putting her feeling for the boy she likes on a chalkboard, largly because she thought she was going to turn into a mermaid. However this is considered an ActOfTrueLove in the spells rules, thus making her exempt from turning into a mermaid as Hidemi already shown she does love the boy she wants and doesn't need the mermaid flesh. Sure enough, the boy she like visits her in the nurse ward and reveals he likes her too.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: [[spoiler: Hidemi unknowingly stumbles onto one by putting her feeling for the boy she likes on a chalkboard, largly largely because she thought she was going to turn into a mermaid. However this is considered an ActOfTrueLove in the spells rules, thus making her exempt from turning into a mermaid as Hidemi already shown she does love the boy she wants and doesn't need the mermaid flesh. Sure enough, the boy she like visits her in the nurse ward and reveals he likes her too.]]


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* {{Tundere}}: Hidemi [[spoiler: reveals her love for Taizou, he reciprocates and yet she still acts standoffish with him]]
27th Aug '16 8:44:30 PM cpslck
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** Also Kaori [[spoiler: didn't need to get a G mermaid for Mariko as the one she cared about was Kaori herself. If Mariko could've explained or confessed her feelings, none of the plot would have happened]]
19th Aug '16 12:42:35 PM CASCHero
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* CrazyPrepared: Shinobu studies the notebook throughly and make sure the two have the rules down pat before chanting the spell. When they begin the hunt, she makes sure to target any of them so if they don't catch the intended mermaid, they would at least have a mermaid to feed on [[spoiler: so they won't turn into mermaids if the time runs out]]. That said [[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing she's caught off guard when the mermaids turn feral.]] However Sakura was completley aware of this fact along with the knowledge that it's the mermaids jealously that triggers the transfomation, and uses this to confirm that Shinobu likes the same boy she does.]]

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* CrazyPrepared: Shinobu studies the notebook throughly thoroughly and make sure the two have the rules down pat before chanting the spell. When they begin the hunt, she makes sure to target any of them the mermaids so if they don't catch the intended mermaid, they would at least have a mermaid to feed on [[spoiler: so they won't turn into mermaids if the time runs out]]. That said [[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing she's caught off guard when the mermaids turn feral.]] feral]] because the notebooke didn't have any information on that. However Sakura was completley completely aware of this fact along with the knowledge that it's the mermaids jealously that triggers the transfomation, transformation, and uses this to confirm that Shinobu likes the same boy she does.]]
19th Aug '16 1:23:25 AM CASCHero
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* ContinuityNod: Since this is continuation after a long hiatus, it goes through the usual lists of the original series on the mermaids to remind the audience the rules of the series. The spell, summoning the mermaids, seeing how fast they are, needing to catch the mermaid with a certain letter if you want the spell to work, [[spoiler: the threat of turning into a mermaid if they fail to catch one and the mermaids turning feral of they feel true love on a girl.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Shinobu studies the notebook throughly and make sure the two have the rules down pat before chanting the spell. When they begin the hunt, she makes sure to kill at least one of them so if they don't catch the intended mermaid, they would at least have a mermaid to feed on [[spoiler: so they won't turn into mermaids]]. That said [[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing she's caught off guard when the mermaids turn feral.]] However Sakura was seems completley aware of this fact along with the knowledge that it's the mermaids jealously that triggers the transfomation, and uses this to confirm that Shinobu likes the same boy.]]

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* ContinuityNod: Since this is continuation after a long hiatus, it goes through the usual lists of the original series on the mermaids to remind the audience the rules of the series. The spell, summoning the mermaids, seeing how fast they are, needing to catch the mermaid with a certain letter if you want the spell to work, [[spoiler: the threat of turning into a mermaid if they fail to catch one by dawn and the mermaids turning feral of they feel true love on a girl.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Shinobu studies the notebook throughly and make sure the two have the rules down pat before chanting the spell. When they begin the hunt, she makes sure to kill at least one target any of them so if they don't catch the intended mermaid, they would at least have a mermaid to feed on [[spoiler: so they won't turn into mermaids]].mermaids if the time runs out]]. That said [[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing she's caught off guard when the mermaids turn feral.]] However Sakura was seems completley aware of this fact along with the knowledge that it's the mermaids jealously that triggers the transfomation, and uses this to confirm that Shinobu likes the same boy.boy she does.]]
19th Aug '16 1:16:49 AM CASCHero
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Originally published as a three-chapter one shot story, it was given a short serialization run that managed to produce two volumes of material. Fair warning - this manga is pretty disturbing so view at your own risk.

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Originally published as a three-chapter one shot story, it was given a short serialization run that managed to produce two volumes of material. That was thought to be the end of it. But in 2016, the series was granted a second serialization run, under the title ''School Mermaid 2'' continuing the story with more added twists to the mermaids.

Fair warning - this manga is pretty disturbing so view at your own risk.



* TheUnreveal: As this is the last story of the series, we never learn how the mermaid spell was created.


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!! Second Series
[[folder: Shinobu and Sakura]]
* ContinuityNod: Since this is continuation after a long hiatus, it goes through the usual lists of the original series on the mermaids to remind the audience the rules of the series. The spell, summoning the mermaids, seeing how fast they are, needing to catch the mermaid with a certain letter if you want the spell to work, [[spoiler: the threat of turning into a mermaid if they fail to catch one and the mermaids turning feral of they feel true love on a girl.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Shinobu studies the notebook throughly and make sure the two have the rules down pat before chanting the spell. When they begin the hunt, she makes sure to kill at least one of them so if they don't catch the intended mermaid, they would at least have a mermaid to feed on [[spoiler: so they won't turn into mermaids]]. That said [[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing she's caught off guard when the mermaids turn feral.]] However Sakura was seems completley aware of this fact along with the knowledge that it's the mermaids jealously that triggers the transfomation, and uses this to confirm that Shinobu likes the same boy.]]
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29th Jun '16 3:40:50 PM Zarina
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* ChristmasCake: [[spoiler: Noriko, so desperate to avoid this she willingly invokes the mermaid curse.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Noriko manages to kill an "M" mermaid which Misaki is able to cut flesh from and eat before Noriko reaches her who thinks that Noriko stole the one she loved from her. Turns out Misaki wanted someone ''else'' who had a name with the letter "M". Noriko just assumed she loved the same boy she did. Misaki calls her out on this stating she went crazy on her before she got the chance to explain. If that wasn't bad enough, time runs out before Misaki can share the mermaid flesh with her, causing Noriko to become a mermaid. Ironically one of the oldest victim of mermaid girls.]]

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* ChristmasCake: [[spoiler: Noriko, so desperate to avoid this she willingly invokes the mermaid curse. Unfortunately, she becomes their oldest victim instead.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler: Noriko manages to kill an "M" mermaid which Misaki is able to cut flesh from and eat before Noriko reaches her who thinks her, thinking that Noriko Misaki stole the one she loved from her. Turns out Misaki wanted someone ''else'' who had a name with the letter "M". Noriko just assumed she loved the same boy she did. Misaki calls her out on this stating she went crazy on her before she got the chance to explain. If that wasn't bad enough, time runs out before Misaki can share the mermaid flesh with her, causing Noriko to become a mermaid. Ironically one of the oldest victim of mermaid girls.]]



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: When the mermaids appear before Asami who's in the girl's restroom, some of them come in through the faucet and look like grotesque mounds of flesh.]]

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: When the mermaids appear before Asami who's in the girl's restroom, some of them come in through the faucet and look like grotesque mounds of flesh.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Neither Rekio nor Yui get the guy they wanted as Saori changed the letter on the mermaid she killed and had managed to kill a mermaid-fied Asami who appeared in front of her who had the correct letter, allowing Saori to steal the guy whom the two were after. However Saori now has to live with the knowledge she had unwittingly gotten Asami killed (As she planted the notebook in the locker Reiko and Yui were using, knowing their heated rivalry). She only intended to embarrass Yui however and didn't think Asami would be dragged into the hunt. If that wasn't bad enough, the boy she stole the two from reveals ''he was in love with Asami''. Ouch.]]
* FalseFriend: Played both ways here. Yui is the more deliberate example, selfish and mean but acts caring to get what she wants. But the girls of her school consider her very lucky, so Saori hangs around her in the hope her luck will rub off on her. A fact Yui is all too aware of.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Neither Rekio nor Yui get the guy they wanted as Saori changed the letter on the mermaid she killed and had managed to kill a mermaid-fied Asami who appeared in front of her who since Asami had the correct letter, allowing Saori to steal the guy whom the two were after. However Saori now has to live with the knowledge she had unwittingly gotten Asami killed (As she planted the notebook in the locker Reiko and Yui were using, knowing their heated rivalry). She only intended to embarrass Yui however and didn't think Asami would be dragged into the hunt. If that wasn't bad enough, the boy she stole the two from reveals ''he was in love with Asami''. Ouch.]]
* FalseFriend: Played both ways here. Yui is the more deliberate example, selfish and mean but acts caring to get what she wants. But the girls of her school consider her very lucky, so Saori hangs around her in the hope her luck will rub off on her. A fact her, which Yui is all too aware of.



* HeelRealization: As Saori continues to hunt mermaids, she thinks back on Yui's comments to her and starts to wonder why she's even helping such a horrible friend. [[spoiler: And has an even more major one after the whole ordeal and the boy's confession to her.]]

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* HeelRealization: As Saori continues to hunt mermaids, she thinks back on Yui's comments to her and starts to wonder why she's even helping such a horrible friend. [[spoiler: And has an [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone even more major one one]] after the whole ordeal and the boy's confession to her.]]



* TheRival: Reiko, a girl who Yui share a locker with. She gets in on the mermaid hunt after finding the notebook in the locker after Yui forgot it. Naturally Yui isn't pleased by this, especially when she aims for the same "E" mermaid Reiko is after.

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* TheRival: Reiko, a the girl who Yui share shares a locker with.with Yui. She gets in on the mermaid hunt after finding the notebook in the locker after Yui forgot it. Naturally Yui isn't pleased by this, especially when she aims for the same "E" mermaid Reiko is after.
22nd Feb '16 10:43:26 AM CASCHero
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* TheEighties: This particular story is set in the 1980s.
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