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Lovers Doll  
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When Shin hears about a doll known as the "bloody doll" from his friends, he can't help but be curious. Instantly falling in love with the figurine he decides to buy it, but there are rumors about the doll and how it got its name. It can supposedly move and talk, one owner even claimed that it drank his blood.

Unfazed, Shin buys the doll anyway to find out that the rumors might not be as ridiculous as they sound...


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Lover's Doll

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (434 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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August 10th 2014, 7:21pm PST



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It never failed to make me cry and smile...   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by YouStillDontKnowMe
June 15th, 2013, 1:02pm
I first saw Lovers Doll on a certain site where they rank those popular manga out there and as far as I remember... it is in the top 150. Since it's so unusual for a manga labeled as BL to be included on that ranking... I got curious and read some reviews about it. 'Supernatural', it says. I hate that genre. So I took my hands off of it and ignored it for about couple of months or so. Then I got bored and finally decided to take it once more [just to feed off the boredom]. Then I got somewhat bothered with the art. Why does the seme looks more like of the uke than the uke himself? It irked me once again, but I collected my courage to give it a go, despite this lingering stuff on me.

After reading it, I regretted it.


Well... as for the plot, it really has a supernatural element. I don't like supernatural things. I mean, can't we just give up with those pathetic fantasies and move on in reality? But in this manga, it's different. It made the story unique and kind of interesting. Shimeji, despite of being a doll, has become a representation of someone who has been rejected for the love he truly wanted just because he's different. It connotes to what BL is all about - boys love - which isn't something everyone can easily accept and everyone thinks of as against the norm. And as the story goes along, when he already found his perfect 'master'... *sighed* That tear jerking moment... up to the last part... I WOULD SAY, IF YOU WANT SOME VERY TOUCHING, CUTE, DRAMATIC LOVE YAOI, I RECOMMEND THIS ONE. IT'S ONE OF THE BEST [I'm restraining myself from spoiling the story. *laughs*]

As for the characters... Shimeji is just too cute! And Shin... gosh! He's so romantic guy! He even spent 13 years just to... Well, as for the antagonist... he's so successful since I've come to hate him for what he have done *laughs*. All the main and need characters of the story have been naturally involved as the story goes by. It's not just like the mangaka tries to fit all the story to the characters. She did it otherwise which made the flow nice. She made every person in the story to go with the story and it's good. It didn't come out as if the mangaka had run out of time and rushed all the things and made it crappy because of it.

The art, I did not complain about it after reading the book. I just realized that it actually is fitting to the characters and to the story.

As for the ending... it's perfect. I never thought it could made me teary-eyed just because of it.

A must-read BL manga. Worth it. biggrin
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i want SEQUEL...!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dyn69
March 13th, 2015, 1:06pm

this 1 is my favourite EVER...!!!

if only there is sequel to it aiiiiihh~ :3
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Sweet Tragedy   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by starish6
March 7th, 2013, 12:40pm
Wow, this is why I love Kazuhiko Mishima.
She is so good at making me laugh and cry at the same time.
'Lovers Doll' was so heart-breaking and the story was just so good.

This is what made me tear up...and then on the next page...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
"Those two must have gone to Heaven together."
I can't explain how heart-broken I felt after reading that, but I really think it did happen...and it somehow puts my heart at rest.
It was so sweet, yet so sad. I bawled for the longest time after that.
Even that 'Come on, cheer up' extra chapter at the end didn't help.

... Last updated on November 30th, 2013, 8:42am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by BOTDF4ever
July 1st, 2012, 5:49am
this story is amazing it has everything: cute moments,happy and sad ending,smut,good plot, cool characters and really good art, totally recommend it, i love it this1 for sure i wont forget =^_^=
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Beautiful And Cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fyeyuui
June 23rd, 2010, 8:37am
I simply LOVED it biggrin.
This is my first time writing a comment. This manga is too good to go comment-less.

The manga beautifully portrays the emotions and fears of a doll who was always hated by people and called a monster. It finally finds love in his new master. But there are troubles to go through and solve before they can be together.
A perfect manga with the correct blend of angst+happiness.
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too cute :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nezushi
September 4th, 2012, 3:11pm
OMG!! I can't explain the adorableness of Lover's Doll~
it's so cute and fluffy, Kyaa~! biggrin <3
i honestly felt like crying because of the LOVE! T^T
The storyline is completely unoriginal. The story of a human falling in love with a doll is overused and not a new idea. However, Lovers Doll takes the whole idea into perspective. You instantly fall in love with the characters and the art is pretty good but not that great.

Definitely Recommended
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Sweet n' Sad   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SnowDove
July 5th, 2011, 7:48am
My favorite mangas of all time.
I thought it was really cute and I really loved the ending. It was very touching to me. So sad...

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I couldn't believe that he'd give up his education, his "life" committing to knowing how to fix his beloved "doll"(sorry I forgot his name). And for 13 years, just for his love.... It made me cry. Really heart wrenching....

The giving up of something really important or necessary to a person, just for another in act of selflessness, love, kindness, is just something very admirable...
But what made me cry the most, & what made others cry too, is when after Shin passed away, and the doll never moved again.
"Those two must have gone to heaven together." I believe that they are in heaven together.

By the way, I started crying again after typing in my thoughts of the manga above & remembering what happened.... Really I am. My sister's wondering why I'm crying right now. lol
I'm such a crybaby... {='P
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
July 15th, 2012, 1:10pm
So cute! Likeable characters and a sweet plot, and a great ending. I agree with what most people have said about the end, it is really touching. A bit sad but in a sweet way (you'll understand when you've read it!) The extra was good too, I didn't think what Shin said was so bad because it was obviously a lie. I admit it was kinda mean of him but as it wasn't the truth then I can forgive it.
As for the art, it's not amazing but it's so unique that I like it. To be honest I would've liked more smut (Mishima-sensei always delivers good sex scenes so it would've been nice to have more. Even more kissing would've been enough!)
A nice little story :]

... Last updated on July 15th, 2012, 1:12pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jellaaay
February 12th, 2011, 10:45am
I know the plot throws you off...another of those "doll turning human" plots, but give it a try! It's a wonderful story with such a beautiful ending. It brings you to tears! No, it's NOT tragic..the fact that the doll lives off his master's love should give the hint that they'd be together forever. Such amazing dialogue too, the way the characters expressed themselves. Everything just fit perfectly together. There weren't any unecessary drama. This story will make you laugh, cry and the extra gives you a little somethin somethin wink
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Cause when it ended, I was about to deleat the yaoi in the genre but the extra makes up for it.
Anyway, I've read this author's other works..but this one is her best so far.. I was really moved. Their dedication to each other... such serenity! I really love it.
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A Masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zero-chan
July 10th, 2010, 7:54am
MISHIMA Kazuhikos works are normally all a little similar and not tooo deep but lovers Doll is just great and in my opinion her best work. It's really cute and the development of their relationship and the characters is very touching.

... Last updated on December 30th, 2010, 6:59am
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