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Bitou Lollipop  
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Madoka is surprised to discover that her parents have won a 100,000,000 yen (one million dollar) lottery. To make things worse, they inform her of their decision to pursue their lifelong dream of becoming doctors. What will happen to Madoka who, when deciding to stay behind, is left to fend for herself in a family acquaintance's (the Asagi's) guest house?


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Associated Names
비터스위트 롤리팝
Bito Lollipop
Lollipop (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.34 by Forbidden Garden (270d ago)
v.7 c.33 by Forbidden Garden (270d ago)
v.7 c.32 by Forbidden Garden (320d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (296 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.31 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 25th 2016, 5:49pm PST



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Cookie (Shueisha)

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Good shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by Leixia777
October 5th, 2016, 4:18pm
It started out very good, the characters were really well written however the translation is lacking and was confusing sometimes.
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It's completed   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by jackalan
January 31st, 2016, 3:16pm
And it's somewhat sad for me.

I am definitely happy for Tomo and Madoka. But it's Ono that makes my heart aches still even at the end. Since last year, I have been reading a bit of love triangles. And somehow, all the good bits have two really good guys. But one of them is always (a little bit) misunderstood and at certain degree sacrificing by letting the girls go. And it's just a tad retarded that they would eventually find a super speed love at a few pages, worse panels, at the end. I mean, come on! How decent can the mangaka be for these poor lovefools? Or maybe I should blame the manga publisher and the magazine. Goddammit!

Anyhow, it IS a really good read. But my heart aches too much that I hardly think I can read it again, at least for a very long while.
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Very good manga but too sad for me   
Rating: N/A
by Guldvingar
January 3rd, 2015, 1:04am
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It truly is a good manga, couldn't wait until the last chapters come out so ended up buying it in Japanese online. It was a lot more sad than I thought it would be since I was specifically looking for happy mangas with no drama and definitely not a tragedy, turns out there was definitely drama and there was a lot of parts that made my heart ache a lot. I should have checked the labels on the reading site, because on Mangapark it definitely says that there's drama, but it didn't say it here, so that was a bit stupid of me since I can't handle painful drama… :s

The transition from volume 5 to volume 6 was super confusing (I can't read Japanese) and I quite hated the two last books because it was just too much broken hearts and pain. But the ending is relatively happy, I'm just happy she ended up with Tomoyo, otherwise it would have killed me. But it was too much sadness before they actually ends up together, and that has really torn me apart.

Loved the funny parts, but couldn't take the sad ones. A great manga but not a manga for me.

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2015, 2:56am
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GOOD, so read it XD   
Rating: N/A
by theabbster1
November 16th, 2014, 10:15pm
I like the whole atmosphere of this manga; it reminds me of Obereru Knife in a way. The story flows well, and all the characters have interesting back stories that have yet to be fully revealed. But oh no, if she ends up with Ono! (excuse my lame pun) I love the comment before me who labeled Ono as "Mr. Smooth Operator" ahaha I was loling at that for a while. As a girl, Ono is definitely the attractive, mysterious, bad boy guy we kind of all want just a little bit, but he's definitely trouble! I hope someone picks this manga up, because I am ready for more! Thanks scanlators for doing this much so far!
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Rating: N/A
by cecropiamoth
July 18th, 2014, 11:03am
No. 1: The slowness of scanlation. I really (potentially) liked this story when I first discovered it years ago, but lacked, and continue to lack, the extraordinary patience necessary to follow it.

No. 2: The presence of the Shoujo Curse. I had just started tentatively reading some shoujo when I stumbled upon this highly unusual shoujo manga that has both good art (by shoujo standards), and a very non-shoujo-standard heroine. I was starting to enjoy her story thoroughly when there appeared on the scene that standard shoujo character the Smooth Operator. One thing I had learned by that point in my shoujo reading was that girls literally can't resist these guys, even if they start out hating them. Something female readers may not know (or care about!) is that most male readers can't identify with such men at all. I'm one of those. Therefore, as Our Heroine started out justly suspicious of Mr. Smooth Operator, and then gradually began to warm to him, and as I recalled that the only other male in the running for her affections was too nice to have a chance within the terms of the shoujo universe, my interest in this manga quickly waned.

Recommended for girl and woman readers who are very patient.

... Last updated on February 5th, 2015, 7:01pm
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Hope It Updates Soon   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by forsakendoll
February 17th, 2014, 12:13am
I like Tomoyo and Madoka's relationship. It's just beautiful for me (I'm not bothered by the age gap at all, it isn't that big to begin with) I rly hope they don't break up or anything coz there are so many things going on in the series and it's kind of hard to keep up. Sometimes I stop and think "What is going on??" But I honestly don't mind where the series is heading just as long as Madoka doesn't end up with Ono.

I like the art. Somehow, manga with similar art like Bitou Lollipop always seemed to have a good story plot.

... Last updated on February 17th, 2014, 12:14am
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Great but disappointing in the end   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Jasminthe
June 17th, 2013, 2:29am
I really liked the art and the fact that this wasn't the typical Shoujo with a really naïve and weak heroine etc... However I didn't like how the plot evolved in the lasts volumes

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Seriously, she just had to be a little bit more honest and Tomoyo didn't have to disappear like that. I didn't like the pitiful Madoka at that time (and why the short hair? She was so cute before with her long hair!) and that part of the manga was depressing...

As for their reunion in the end, I expected something more touching, and explicit. Seriously I don't even remember if they kissed at least!

So much potential but it could have been a lot better in the end.

... Last updated on June 17th, 2013, 2:30am
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Intriguing Plot   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sculamio
October 30th, 2012, 3:46pm
Iketani sensei's drawings are much more attractive than in Six Half. As usual, she pulls off a suspenseful plot that pulls you in with it's mysterious, yet believable characters. She writes suspense very well, so be sure to have time on your hands before reading it. The story does deal with some mature themes, though, so if you're looking for a fluffy shoujo, search elsewhere. Great story so far, anyways! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a realistic and thoughtful manga.
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Good Female Lead!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by BronteFan
August 26th, 2012, 12:16pm
The heroine is down-to-earth, open, intelligent, and confident in herself without being conceited. She's really very likable...but I really haven't grown to like any of the other characters. In fact, as time goes by, I seem to like them less and less. They are all very selfish (especially her parents) and none of them think of how their actions affect her or anyone else. The art is good, and the plot is interesting, but I really hope to see some good in some of the characters in furture chapters.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Peppermint
July 14th, 2012, 8:54pm
This is a shoujo that stands out from the crowd. There are underlying elements of low-key mystery and unrequited desires that gives this romcom an edge. This manga is reasonably well-drawn from the start, and it's extremely funny.

Because the heroine isn't a cold pillar of self-reliant ice and nonexistent tear ducts, I wouldn't call her strong. She is codependent on her relationships to an extent, but she isn't an overemotional puddle of tears and inferiority complexes either. The two male leads also have their own dreams and problems to deal with and don't dedicate every waking moment to thinking about the heroine. Interactions between characters seem to be more complex than the average shoujo.

A gem.

... Last updated on July 14th, 2012, 8:55pm
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