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[[caption-width:218: The things one does for love.]]
A one shot, three chapter horror manga by YoshitomiAkihito about two Japanese school girls who really want boyfriends. But rather than going through the trouble of getting the attention of a boy, talking to them and just being themselves, they decide on a much quicker way to do so... By hunting mermaids in their school and eating their flesh.

No, really. That's the premise. If you're still skeptical, [[http://www.mangahere.com/manga/school_ningyo/c001 see for yourself]]. A warning - the ending is pretty disturbing and definitely scary. View at your own risk.

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!!Examples
* [[spoiler:AndThenJohnWasAZombie]]
* AuthorAppeal: There's only one reason behind the mermaids being portrayed as cute (but creepy) teenagers in classic Japanese school swimsuit...
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Haruko wins, but the ending brings up the possibility that one day she will screw up and lose in the worst possible way]].
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Haruko pulls one on Yoshiko - helped along by the fact that the latter had more than one flaw that fed into it]]
* CuteMute: All the mermaids. Obviously cute, and can only make screech sounds.
* DissonantSerenity: The mermaids don't seem the least bit bothered by being stalked by girls trying to kill them, [[spoiler: until one gets brought down]]. Also seen when [[spoiler:Haruko watches them drag Yoshiko away]].
* 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.]]
* [[spoiler: EtTuBrute?]]
* [[spoiler: FalseFriend]]
* FlawExploitation: [[spoiler: Why Haruko chose to partner up with Yoshiko in the first place.]]
* HeroicBSOD / VillainousBreakdown -- [[spoiler: depending on how you view Yoshiko, her loss of composure in the last chapter spells her doom.]]
* ImAHumanitarian
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Haruko is so [[{{Yandere}} obsessed]] over Tanaka that [[spoiler: she's not only killed and eaten several mermaids, but sets up another girl to be transformed so she can eat ''her'', too.]]
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Most obviously, they look like schoolgirls in swimsuits, able to "swim" through walls like they were water.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: You'd better be finished by the time sun comes up...
* TheReveal: Let's just say there's a reason those mermaids are 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.]]
* {{Squee}}: Creepy mermaid sound.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The Journal detailing the mermaids and how to hunt them. It obviously contains ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow.
* 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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