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Love So Life  
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Shiharu is a high-school student who loves kids, lives in an orphanage, and works at a daycare... Until the handsome uncle of two-year-old twins offers her a raise if she'll be their babysitter. Often relying on memories of her mother's actions for guidance, Shiharu quickly finds herself falling in love with her new makeshift family.


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Associated Names
ラブ ソー ライフ
الحب حياة
러브 소 라이프
Love So Life เลิฟ โซ ไลฟ์
Love So Life ~溫馨的愛~

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Latest Release(s)
v.16 c.94 by Japanzai (10d ago)
v.16 c.93 by Japanzai (109d ago)
v.15 c.92 by Japanzai (110d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1079 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.83 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 14th 2015, 9:21am PST



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Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #257 decreased(-64)
Monthly Pos #110 increased(+29)
3 Month Pos #160 increased(+31)
6 Month Pos #161 decreased(-33)

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On 4968 reading lists
On 1258 wish lists
On 157 completed lists
On 147 unfinished lists
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Shiharu's appearance from CH1 to CH42 *Light spoilers* 996 days, 21 hours, 56 minutes ago

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It's like real life!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xxkoffeexx
April 17th, 2012, 2:12pm
It may be an exaggeration, but this manga truly fits into the slice-of-life genre without the depressing angst and soap opera-like plot twists. My favorite parts of this series is the natural development of events, where things don't happen just because there is a "chance" or "opportunity" to develop the plot. Like chapter 35: totally expecting some lovey-dovey moment, but in one page the author dispelled all hopes of THAT particular scene... bigrazz Also, I can see the characters as real people. Matsunaga, for instance, is attractive and handsome but he has his shortcomings and bad points as well. Maybe because I'm closer to his age I feel a lot of empathy when it comes to him. Shiharu makes a great heroine, but she also has her strengths and weaknesses as a person. And Rio is amazing. Basically, this would make not only a great anime, but a great live action... if somebody could cast two-year-old twins.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
February 12th, 2012, 5:39pm
Reading this manga just leaves you feeling all warm and cuddly inside; Shiharu is so sweet and hard-working, and the little twins are so dang adorable! The romance is nice, too, and you really just don't want to put this down! It's relatable, and just seems really fresh, and new, despite the cliches. Totally recommended! Reading this will definitely brighten up your day <3
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Too Cute!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by rvmr
February 2nd, 2012, 11:18am
I absolutely love this manga! It's hilarious and adorable and perfect! It's a sweet manga with babies and a slow, cute romance. I recommend to anyone who just wants to giggle for a bit. wink
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cute and addicting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wildpenguin17
December 29th, 2011, 3:02pm
The art is very cute, the story line is heartwarming. Every time I read this, I smile and I feel happy. It is just a fun read. I guess you can find something deep in the plot about love, childhood, family, growing up, but no convoluted meanings. It is what it is. The romance is sweet. Even though the story is about ordinary life, it is addicting and I always look forward to reading a new chapter. Love So Life reminds me of a hot cup of lemon-honey tea.

... Last updated on December 29th, 2011, 3:05pm
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o_o this is so cute   
Rating: N/A
by tsukimori
December 15th, 2011, 9:36pm
you can see the twins aren't always cute and sweet all the time but sometimes they are naughty and greedy so our little main character helps and teaches them. really cute manga to read
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Sure it's not Josei?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
December 14th, 2011, 12:13am
This doesn't read like a shoujo manga at all. I love the slice of life theme!
At times i want the series to end, just so that i know who she will end up with....because she has to end up with the one i like!!!LOL
Other times, i want the series to go on for more and more episodes. A compromise would be for her to have her romance already, and the author can just continue with the slice of life and other things that i'm sure will happen.

So far there is not much drama, but there two things that leave my stomach in knots.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Is her father really dead, or was it something her mother made up. Which also makes me wonder if a relative who was not at the funeral, might not show up later...The biggest worry is the father of the twins. What will happen when he gets back? Will he want to separate her from the children by trying to be proper father, or will he be a romantic obstacle for his brother?

I should have waited until more volumes were released, but the blurb just kept taunting me to read it....Now i must suffer!

... Last updated on December 14th, 2011, 12:14am
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Cute, but Not Perfect   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
October 30th, 2011, 9:34pm
29 chapters with only the faintest hint of attraction makes TRMshadow an unhappy boy. I will however admit that the kawaii-ness of Aoi and Akane is a little too much to control. Overall a great lighthearted manga well worth the couple hours I've put into reading it. Definitely read this if you're still on the fence about it, though I will warn, the romance doesn't come quick.
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Rating: N/A
by Orulyon
October 25th, 2011, 3:43pm
This could be a slice of life, because its soooo relaxing. So cute, i find it adorable how the main protagonists didnt fall in love at first sight, but are now slowly falling in love. The twins are sooooo cute too. The main girl is the typical heroine in shoujo, but it doesnt really matter because overall this is sooo relaxing and adorable. And the main guy, omg. Too great*.*
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Kawaii-ness overdose!   
Rating: N/A
by SaRazz
October 24th, 2011, 8:15pm
THIS IS JUST SO CUTE. I love everything about LSL. Yes, the "dating" relationship may be slow, but there's enough love in this manga from every aspect that for me personally, I'm happy the way it is! I also love children, ever since I can remember. So watching toddlers grow up in manga-form is so fantastic! Really good, I recommend it!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ache
October 23rd, 2011, 6:16am
SO CUTE! But the romance is frustratingly slow. Yet that's nice in its own way, because honestly romances where one party is under-age aren't met with the usual easy acceptance shoujo manga would have us otherwise believe. It adds a sense of realism. And I can respect that Matsunaga has his own moral code, which many shoujo heroes tend to forego as well. Love So Life (cringe-worthy title, but the content is worth it, believe me!) is a breath of fresh air from the usual shoujo cliches and stereotypes yet not so different that it is discomfiting. I'd even say that romance takes the backseat in this particular manga, which is rare indeed, yet the few hints of it, though sparse, remain satisfying. Definitely slow-paced, I wouldn't recommend this to impatient readers but those who appreciate a patient but steady sort-of not-quite romance with tons of great potential.
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