Pichi Pichi Pitch 1: Mermaid Melody

Pichi Pichi Pitch 1: Mermaid Melody

by Michiko Yokote
     
 

WET AND WONDERFUL!

Lucia is the new girl at school. She and her sister run a public bath that’s all the rage. When Lucia meets a terrific-looking surfer boy, there’s just one little problem: Lucia is a mermaid–not just any mermaid, but a princess on an important mission to save the seven seas from an evil force bent on taking control of the

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WET AND WONDERFUL!

Lucia is the new girl at school. She and her sister run a public bath that’s all the rage. When Lucia meets a terrific-looking surfer boy, there’s just one little problem: Lucia is a mermaid–not just any mermaid, but a princess on an important mission to save the seven seas from an evil force bent on taking control of the marine world. Such a responsibility doesn’t leave much time for romance. But Lucia vows to protect her world and win the heart of handsome Kaito.

Pichi Pichi Pitch is an extremely popular anime in Japan. Now it’s the newest craze in the world of magical-girl manga!

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Publishers Weekly
Lucia is a cute high school student-but she is also a mermaid princess. She and her fellow mermaids, Hanon and Rina, draw their power from magical pearls, which give them "pichi pichi" (lighthearted) voices and transform them into rock stars in kick-ass schoolgirl outfits with stars, glitter and matching microphones. Just a few lyrics ("Love Shower Pitch!" Lucia shouts) can defeat any enemy. That's a good thing, too, since the evil Gackto is bent on kidnapping the princesses so he can rule the seven seas. Meanwhile, Lucia pines over the surfer Kaito, who is helplessly in love with a mysterious mermaid who once saved his life, unaware, of course, that Lucia is that mermaid. Pichi Pichi Pitch is a mermaid version of Sailor Moon with a little Hans Christian Anderson thrown in for good measure. A few cardboard villains, a recycled love story, eyes so large they take up half the page, several glitzy transformation sequences and abundant fan service (cheesecake) make for an industrial-strength shojo. It's been adapted into a very popular anime in Japan, and fans of this kind of hyper-cute tale should find this manga to their liking. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345491961
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/25/2006
Series:
Pichi Pichi Pitch Series, #1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 7.49(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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