Jess Fink
Upside down mermaids

Upside down mermaids

Mermaid’s Scar

Some fan art of Yuta and Mana from the Mermaid’s Scar manga by Rumiko Takahashi. I loved this series when I was younger. It’s super dark and gruesome, every story has a sad ending and the mermaids are not pretty, they are the monsters. I also appreciated how Rumiko didn’t feel the need to build a romance between Yuta and Mana. They need each other completely, but it’s not romantic, they just can’t live without each other. I still find myself re-reading these books over and over years later, I love that big chunky brush line Rumiko uses and it’s just a lovely, bloody, bittersweet book.