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Love Story, Killed  
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Description
A Saishu-Heiki Kanojo side story, looking at the instantaneous life of Man, and the instantaneous glimmer of machines!!

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
Saikano Love Story Killed

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
Oneshot (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (147 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 20th 2012, 11:48am PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

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Weekly Pos #1051 increased(+304)
Monthly Pos #1994 increased(+684)
3 Month Pos #4001 increased(+675)
6 Month Pos #5254 increased(+724)

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On 65 reading lists
On 182 wish lists
On 458 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 111 custom lists

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Thought-evoking.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yumemiru
September 9th, 2009, 7:51pm
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After reading this oneshot, I felt deeply disgusted. At the same time, I was amazed at its brilliance. The "best friend" narrates the tale like it's some sort of postmodern war literature---something that you cannot distinguish as either fiction or nonfiction because you've never experienced the same thing. In fact, it rather reminds me of the book The Things They Carried, except the nitty-gritty sex scenes. Actually, that's something I want to comment on. The sex scenes are...well, they're right on the borderline between disturbing and typical. In war, rape occurs. It just does. That's almost expected. But what isn't expected is how young the girl appears. The boy looks a pedophile in comparison. That slightly bothers me.

Another thing is, I really liked the feeling of the last few pages, right when the end was coming. The girl saves the boy, just as he saved her. Both could have put an end to each other's suffering, but they're human. They want to live. They want to have sex, etc. No matter how horrible the conditions of the war is, they still want to be alive.

But from the beginning, I didn't expect a "happy" ending for the two. There might have been something like love, but love only under the condition of war. It might have been something that would blossom into love, but it would never fully blossom; the war corrupts it. And that's why the title is so appropriate. Love Story, Killed. It's a story about a kind of almost love, but before it even gets the chance to really become, it was killed already, from the beginning.

All in all, a highly thought-evoking manga. It actually reminds me of the story of The Crow and the Yakuza from Endo Hiroki Tanpenshuu. The background is not the same, but the ending...hmm. It feels like the same situation to me.


I recommend this manga for anyone who wants some brain food and isn't afraid of seeing some slightly graphic scenes. A good try for anyone willing to read manga that is actually on par with some postmodern literature.

... Last updated on September 10th, 2009, 7:44pm
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Beautiful.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Criminal Intent
May 31st, 2008, 7:29pm
The title of my comment pretty much sums it up. The monologues of the guy's best "friend" in the beginning and end of the story were excellent and it tells such a rich, deep, emotional story in only 34 pages.

... Last updated on May 31st, 2008, 7:31pm
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Woah.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by JJTang
November 10th, 2007, 4:00am
As a standalone read or in conjunction with SaiKano, it's a very good story. It is quite interesting, but the tone is very serious. It is not a romance story, despite what the title may or may not imply from your point of view. The story isn't something to be taken lightly.
As for a synopsis, it's a story about a sniper in a war (the same war from Saishuu Heiki Kanojo) who finds a young girl, told from the perspective of his "best friend".
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Wow.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Teronist09
March 3rd, 2007, 9:44am
Some seriously deep stuff, incredibly well written. Definitely worth the read.
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