A Lollypop or a Bullet

A Lollypop or a Bullet is an amateur full cast audio drama adaptation of the Japanese manga comic Satougashi no Dangan wa Uchinukenai. It is available as a series of streaming YouTube videos.

Nagisa Yamada is an aloof and anti-social middle school girl who lives in a nondescript rural town. After the death of her father caused her mother to struggle to make ends meet and her brother to withdraw from the world around him, Nagisa decided that things like high school and friendship meant little to her. Thus, she wants nothing more than to graduate middle school and enroll in the Self Defense Force, where she hopes to be able to shape her own destiny.

When a strange new girl by the name of Umino Mokuzu transfers in from Tokyo and declares that she is a “Mermaid”, she quickly becomes the center of attention. Noticing that Nagisa is the only classmate that seems to have no interest in her, Umino quickly decides that they should become “precious friends”. Despite Nagisa's objections, Umino begins to follow her wherever she goes.

How will Nagisa, who cares for nothing that is “not a bullet”, deal with this eccentric girl who claims to need her friendship in order to survive? And what will she do if Umino's wild stories turn out to be true?1)