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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
러브 소 라이프
Love So Life เลิฟ โซ ไลฟ์
Love So Life ~溫馨的愛~

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v.12 c.69 by Japanzai (48d ago)
v.12 c.68 by Japanzai (64d ago)
v.12 c.67 by Japanzai (71d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (929 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.83 / 10.0
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December 21st 2013, 6:04pm PST

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

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Monthly Pos #221 decreased(-23)
3 Month Pos #115 decreased(-21)
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Shiharu's appearance from CH1 to CH42 *Light spoilers* 408 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes ago

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slow romance...   
Rating: N/A
by boatri
November 26th, 2012, 3:21am
this manga is really slow , but for some reason, for me, it is a great manga to read. The manga's romance isnt rushed like other mangas and you can see cleary how each character grows... and yeah the girl is underage, thats why i think its a slow manga, they guy would probably wait until she graduates from highschool (what a nice and responsible person bigrazz ).

I would totally recommend it biggrin
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
November 12th, 2012, 3:13am
As far as shoujo goes, it can't get much better than this. It has a lovely atmosphere and great characters, the pacing is a bit slow but with this kind of manga it's forgiving, it doesn't bore at all; it's so cute! It's definitely very different from the average shoujo, which makes for a memorable read. Highly recommended.
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Ridiculously cute   
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
by MatrixM
October 30th, 2012, 5:58am
It should be a crime for every chapter to have at least two super-deformed babies running around mispronouncing words.
Occassionally it's annoying bigrazz
Also, Shiharu seemed to deal with most of the early problems the children presented by lying >.>
and the first few volumes always began with a recap about how she's an orphan.

AND, as someone brought up on the forums, after a while she's drawn as having a more round face and generally looking a LOT more like a child than before, whereas she started off looking very mature for her age.

Still, very cute.

EDIT: The dematurisation of the main character is really grating on me, so i'm lowering it from 8.6 to 7.6

... Last updated on November 16th, 2013, 2:51pm
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by CinderMist
July 29th, 2012, 12:11am
For some reason I started this manga thinking it was finished, so I said, "Cool there's 42 chapters" and as I neared the end, I winded the story down, and it was a great ending. Rio and Tak are happy with their blossoming love, and it is eluded that Shi, the kids and their uncle will all end up happy together - but you can imagine it however you want. Maybe they'll just be friends, or the kids will leave and they'll move on. Perfect. Then I realized it's still on-going, so I have to painfully wait for the main couple to hook up still, and sit through Rio and Tak having stupid couple issues and possibly breaking up. Now I'm sad.

Also, I'd so rather this was one of the mangas where the main character ends up with the childhood friend that they never considered. Seriously, he's too cute.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2012, 12:14am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
July 24th, 2012, 9:30am
It's alright. The drawings of the kids are definitely cute to read but the romance is slow, the girl is underage =_=. I mean here and there, the scenes are funny but majority of the time, it's very slow paced..
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by eatatreefatty
July 21st, 2012, 9:25am
Ahhh!! This Manga is soo adorable! cx I really like it!, Matsunga and Shiharu needa bring up the pace! xc I RECOMEND IT! cx this book will surely make you feel very fluttery and FLUFFY!
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Tee hee hee and bottles of clouds :D !   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by alex3510
July 6th, 2012, 9:41am
This one is adorable!! The cuteness is at such a level it could kill and the characters are all so sweet and full of shoujo cuteness. The only thing is that I wish the protagonist's love life would pick up the pace, but the male lead is just as clueless as her thus it is not annoying whatsoever.
This one is a cavity creator as it is so sugary sweet!
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It's okay.   
Rating: 4.8 / 10.0
by Jeshia
June 26th, 2012, 3:44pm
It's not and it will never be something that I avidly wait for updates or look for raws, but it's not bad. Frankly, the entire story is not too compelling. I like slow romances, and even love them on occasion, but this manga doesn't really have a cohesive plot that makes it into a story. It's basically a series of connected oneshots, something that I don't necessarily mind, but the plotlines of those oneshots are becoming even more pointless and annoying. And please keep in mind that I am an avid reader of shoujo and therefore cliches of all kind.

By the way, let's straighten this out. I have nothing against kids, IRL or in manga, and the kids and childcare in this manga are not the problem---they're actually adorable. It's the supposed "side-plots" that are somehow important but end up being absurdly fluffy (yes, there is such a thing) and make me want to drop this piece of over-sweetened candy. The main plot has probably taken up around half of the available chapters (including raws). My main point would be well, it's not really "slow romance." It's the "how long can I possibly drag out this piece of unrealistic shoujo slice-of-life fluff before the readers give up on it?" sort of romance.

In that sort of manner, it's a nice read for when you have absolutely nothing to do, and feel like reading something that makes you feel like a shoujo girl all over again. That is, if you ignore the parts that are just too annoying to be cute. The childcare premise done with the usual cliche is cute enough; adding in more cliches and pointless "drama" with the friends of the main characters doesn't add to this manga, it just makes the read less of a slice-of-life and therefore less readable and relateable. Overall, I'd say it's a manga you read at the same pace the plot goes at. Slowly, without really a need to see what happens next because it's quite predictable---even the random side-plots.

Just to clarify further, Love so Life isn't particularly bad. There's just no substance. I thought it was cute at the beginning, but the side plots with her friends and complete lack of development in ANY arena (characters, plot, etc) is beginning to annoy me. That and not all the characters are as likable as the main male lead. The main girl is quite typical, but relatively bland and therefore provides little room for complaint, but the friends? Now they give cliches an even worse reputation.

Anyway, if you like fluffiness and not plot, then this is the manga for you. Really, this shouldn't even be a manga. There's no story.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2012, 3:58pm
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Fluffy Manga   
Rating: N/A
by lechat23
June 2nd, 2012, 5:30pm
This manga gives me a happy fluffy feeling whenever I read it.I love the heroine so much. Shiharu is so mature and the twins are just so cute. Also,the main guy, Matsunaga, is so cool. The romance progress is kinda killing me. It's soooooooooooooo damn slow. This manga is definitely worthy to read. smile
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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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