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Bitou Lollipop  
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Description
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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Manga

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Associated Names
微糖ロリポップ
รักอมหวานแค่พอใจหวิว (Thai)
비터스위트 롤리팝
Bito Lollipop
Lollipop (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.22-23 by Forbidden Garden (15d ago)
v.5 c.20-21 by Forbidden Garden (47d ago)
v.4 c.17-19 by Forbidden Garden (76d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

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No

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (231 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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March 11th 2015, 9:21am PST


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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
Cookie (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #698 increased(+90)
Monthly Pos #623 increased(+37)
3 Month Pos #675 increased(+33)
6 Month Pos #603 decreased(-4)

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Great Mangaka, Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by noboundaries
February 20th, 2012, 8:57pm
Read the manga all the way to the end. Loved it. Another great work by a great mangaka.

For the people trying to classify the heroine Madoka as "masculine" or "feminine"... I'd say, more like, she's just a real person? She's strong, but she's not an island. She has her weaknesses and strengths. Honestly I don't like characters who are relentlessly optimistic and sparkly about every frickin damn thing in life, and I don't like characters who are helpless wilting flowers that need constant rescuing from their rich, smart, hot, d-bag boyfriends. Madoka's not either, thank goodness.

One thing I noticed about this mangaka is that she starts with a cliched premise and then develops the story into something much more meaningful and alluring. Like this manga starts with the overused premise of the parents selfishly abandoning their child for whatever reason - but actually the parents are an integral (and really fun) part of the story, so the plotline is not as typical as you think it is.

I've been reading shoujo for years now and lately it's gotten to the point where I think 85% of it is just pure recycled garbage. Bitou (Bittersweet) Lollipop is a good read, definitely worth your time.
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Love it <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angeltheya_12
June 15th, 2011, 12:35pm
The lead character are always being bipassed by the other characters... Her opinion seems so unecessary but what makes it lovable is that even though everyone treats her like that she's still strong, i can say a very realistic character (compared to other mangas), the characters are 4D to (readers can relate) AND! the guy (who's younger than her) loves her despite all that AND respects her xD
.... I guess thats what makes this manga unique... The guy is just amazing and the heroine is not annoying (^_^)
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Realistic, yet still entertaining.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LittleKittyGroans
April 21st, 2011, 4:04am
A nice feature in which came across the course of the story for me (Iím 6 chapters in) is that even though potential love is looming in the air with its hidden depths, it is not similar to most typical shoujo. Love is not the end all be all, prominent label here. And I can honestly judge even none shoujo fans would be fond of this manga.
Modoka, the heroine of this story- is far from a weak and stupid girl like in most shoujo. She is not exaggeratedly strong and unbelievable either like in some shonen either, but she is- as you could say, in the middle. She is afraid of ghosts, and after becoming alienated and alone for the first time (living in a sub house alone) she is doing her best to overcome her fear, as well as live her life the best she can. That being said: her parents do come check on her every once and awhile, and show up whenever she needs them. So they do honestly care about her, and itís not just a gimmick for her to be a typical shoujo girl when their gone.
The male characters are not 100% in love with Madoka at first sight. As well as they are not used as focus for plot division. They are -to put simply, natural. Moreover the two males we most see in the book have their own outside aspirations and are maturely thought out characters, and well as developed in a way in which they are not overly jerks, nor overly sweet-coated. So, therefore I would say to someone who is reading this review (if anyone is ha ha): It would be a shame for you to miss-out on this manga. There is a blend of mystery thru-out the story, and if you think this is a story about a girl trying to overcome only her hardships, youíre wrong. All the characters have their own story.
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Dropped it   
Rating: 6.2 / 10.0
by ChadaseXP
April 17th, 2011, 2:22pm
Its decent. The female lead seems to think she's all independent and strong, but is taken (and acts) like a fool the whole time. So I ended up dropping it thanks to her stupidity...

However, I decided to pick it back up one day and it wasn't half bad, not one of the best, and I still don't like the main girl, but it's a decent read. (keep in mind I havent read this manga in a month or two, so I cant go into much detail from just not remembering)

... Last updated on April 17th, 2011, 2:25pm
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worthy shojo manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jpchkvn
January 5th, 2011, 2:47pm
i love this manga how it's not the typical stupid weak heroine! instead the heroine is more of a masculine type that is unstraightforward with her feelings. Plus the guys are total cuties!! This manga has potential!
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It's a MUST READ!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TaeminLuv
December 4th, 2010, 8:34pm
Through my excursions of trying to look for non-yaoi/hentai/smut shotacon manga, I was able to discover this one, and I have to say it's one of the best I'm reading. Bitou Lollipop is seriously a must-read. Although it's pretty obvious who the main girl Madoka is going to end up with, you can't help but want to read the whole manga because of the great story-line and that you really want to see the development that happens between character.. The art is also eye-appealing in my opinion. Bitou Lollipop is manga that has it's reader excited to flip every page as it's filled with humorous moments that you burst in laughter, and also has it's readers feel for each character whether it be hate or love. Please read!
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Hooked like a fish.   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by hatsumimi99
May 13th, 2010, 2:44pm
See, this is the problem I have when someone reviews it as "very girly." Some people who are already skeptical about delving into a shoujo comic will immediately be turned off because of what that term "girly" implies: candy floss, flowery, big-eyed hoopla. It rarely stands for anything less pejorative, and that pisses me off.

The 'bitou" in "Bitou Lollipop" stands for "low in sugar", and is an apt title for the manga that has "guts" to turn it's back on natural shoujo conventions, and give us something with more substance.

I'll have to agree with the first reviewer that it's "fun" though, because it is. I haven't read a shoujo manga in a long time that's as fun as this one. One that doesn't put too much focus on the dreaded " love triangles" or relationship rivalry. There are more equally pressing matters for the heroine than just her romantic escapades (be it family separation or a ghost), and that's what sets her apart from other shoujo heroines. It's also insanely funny, and each chapter leaves you thirsting for more.

Everyone should give this manga a try, including the skeptics.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2010, 5:31pm
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FUN LOLLYPOP   
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by Olivia4peace190
April 19th, 2009, 11:00am
Lollypop! I love it! Its so fun! So creative! and so interesting! No kidding! Very girly, thats what I like about it. Right, now I heard they are making another book of it. I think it also said its comming out very soon. Can't wait to read it. Lots of old things are going to be in the book. More charaters! Not that much though. =(.
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