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Akuma to Love Song  
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Description
Akuma to Love Song revolves around an unusual girl, Kawai Maria who was expelled from her previous school, St. Katria Girls' School, and soon transfers to Touzuka High School, a public school with low standards. Her sharp tongue and straightforward personality leads everyone to hate her with the exception of two handsome boys who eventually get involved with her. With a devil's aura like hers and an arrogant facade to pair it up with, it's just too hard to be understood. And so Maria needs to deal with bullying, adjusting, fitting in and romance. Just how will a devil like her cope with all these predicaments?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
悪魔とラブソング
惡魔變奏曲
บทเพลงรักยายตัวร้าย (Thai)
악마와 러브송
Ác quỷ và bản tình ca
A Devil and Her Love Song
Devil and her Love Song
How Lovely Her Song Is!

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.79 by Akuma Love Scans (56d ago)
v.12 c.77-78 by Akuma Love Scans (117d ago)
v.11 c.76 by Akuma Love Scans (117d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Akuma to Love Song by PrincessVera

Forum
3 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1242 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 11th 2014, 9:46pm PST

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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (13 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #534 increased(+47)
Monthly Pos #677 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #454 decreased(-27)
6 Month Pos #347 increased(+14)

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On 4409 reading lists
On 1296 wish lists
On 213 completed lists
On 319 unfinished lists
On 573 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Should Akuma to love song be adapted to... 1304 days, 11 hours, 28 minutes ago
Kawaii Maria's personality according to MBIT 1630 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago
Does anyone know when/if this title will be licensed in America? 2018 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes ago

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Wow~   
Rating: N/A
by MangomyTango
April 1st, 2011, 6:48pm
Maria's past is quite scary and it's like a violent roller coaster when I first read it.
This manga is generally dramatic...what else?
However, the storyline and the characters is quite enjoyable. I like things that are slightly dramatic/or should I say over-dramatic xD because I like over-fluffy shoujo that has a bland story wave.

It may not suit everyone's taste, but it certainly suited mine xD
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I liked it!   
Rating: N/A
by rosieechan
March 29th, 2011, 7:14pm
It was pretty good! Entertaining, to say the least. What kept me reading were the main character and the art.

Characters: 7/10

For one thing, I LOVE the main character and her personality/development. She's quite different from others you see in typical shoujo manga - she is smooth, not afraid to let out her emotions (no matter what kind - and this means that she's not afraid to cry, either). The best part about her is that she's SMART. In most shoujo manga, whenever there is a rivalry and the other girl pulls a trick, the main lead is ALWAYS oblivious to this. Not in this case. And there are MANY other examples in this manga where the heroine is depicted clever as well.

The only drawback to the characters are the side characters - bo-ring. Seriously. And trust me, I usually go for the side characters rather than the main ones. But here, it's the main characters that are interesting. Also, I really don't like how EVERY single female rival is almost always bi-polar. Once, she is sweet and innocent. Then, she's angsty and cruel. wtf? A character doesn't always have to have split personalities to be developed...sheesh!

Plot: 6/10

'cause really, it's your typical shoujo plot. Love triangles, fitting in school with others, dark past, unrequited love, bullying...blah, blah, blah. Nothing really THAT original.

Art: 9/10

AMAAAAAAZING. True, the side characters aren't much unique, but that improves in the later chapters. The shading is well done, the eyes, the facial structure, the poses...it's all beautiful.
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Not too bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PrincessVera
December 23rd, 2010, 10:51pm
This series drew me in quickly at first. The art is good, and the main character Maria's personality isn't like a normal heroine's. She is extremely perceptive of other people's motives, blunt in her expression of what she thinks, and hates herself. She is also strong and appears to be a good person, despite this. Her personality gives the series a comedic and dramatic element simultaneously.

The plotline itself is a fairly typical slow shoujo romance plotline and the drama is interspersed with some pretty funny comedy (Maria's "Lovely Transformation" and her like of frilly things). The series shows some (sadly very typical) Japanese school bullying, eventually develops a love polygon between most of the main characters and their friends, delves into Maria's traumatic childhood, introduces new characters as antagonists, and starts a musical subplot.

It is the unfortunate and well-documented case that most of the things happening in this series--tearing up uniforms, stealing things, messing with someone's shoes, shunning, causing mild injuries, inviting a person out and forcing them to pay for everyone's meals--are all things that happen on a regular basis in Japanese schools. Teachers do turn a blind eye or blame and punish the victim because it is better than causing a public disturbance and calling attention to. However, the series is not really about bullying, but about a smart but emotionally inept girl trying to form close relationships and to be true to her instinct for honesty and forthrightness, despite having an odd personality and a traumatic past. Bullying is just one obstacle she has to overcome, and she does it with "amazing grace."

... Last updated on December 23rd, 2010, 10:53pm
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its ok...   
Rating: N/A
by Mo-chan
December 9th, 2010, 5:13pm
gah some of the characters are REALLY REALLY ANNOYING AS HECK! the art is beautiful and the main character is actually really good not those cliche klutz, weak minded, air-headed types. other than that i cant say much but i do like the overall plot but still the amount of annoying stupid idiotic characters are just ugh... -n- sorry not to offend those who really like this series
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Beautiful Story   
Rating: N/A
by zebaod
October 27th, 2010, 8:20am
I wonder why all comment in this page really looks down on AtLS, this series is a great with such a beautiful character and story and development.
You've got to understand why there isn't such a pure friendship between all of your friends you've already known. This manga tells the story of a what you called "the truth is not always a happiness". The main character always tells what she really thinks about other people, and she isn't wear a mask like what we always think as goodness.
Even so, what disturb me the most is this seris' romance development, which kind of strange to me, kind of forcing the ideal of the main character with the 2 hot guys. Ok that's fine, besides the main char isn't a doormat kind. I like it when she make a confrontation against the teacher and all her friends. Really a strong female lead kind, and not in physically.
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Is it just me, or does the main character LOVE to purse her lips?   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by unusuallove
October 7th, 2010, 5:40pm
For real, her lips are ALWAYS PURSED!

Seriously, though.
It's kind of a classic shoujo manga. You've got your female protagonist and your 2 love interests: the dark moody guy and the cheerful bright guy. Then you've got your best friend and that's pretty much your whole main cast. Different things happen to the main characters, and slowly, the characters' friendships turn to romance and love triangles.

Characters: 4/10
One difference is that the protagonist is not some ditzy girl, who knows nothing, or some crazy strong girl, who knows everything. She's not your classic protagonist. Instead she's the sort of character that would usually be placed as the main character's best friend (kind of similar to Hana from Fruits Basket), calm, cool, and collected, not caring what other people think, not nearly as expressive or emotional as so many shoujo characters tend to be. In fact, not really expressive or emotional at all.

Personally, I didn't like her as the protagonist (I found her a little boring) and I think that sort of character is better off in the best friend position, but I appreciate the attempt to do something different, and I'm sure that there are some people who really like the main character.

Actually, I found myself connecting most with the best friend
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who is in love with Maria's main love interest
and the less likely love interest, which kind of sucks, because now the two relationships I ship are the two that are less likely to happen . . . but again, that could be just me. You might really like the canon romance.

Art: 9.5/10
The art is very beautiful, in a modern shoujo way, which I always find very important in a manga

Plot: 4/10
Like I said before, classic shoujo manga. Not much else to say, plotwise. It involves music, I guess, and musical performance, so if that's important to you, then you should like it. Um, it also has a bit of the classic "mystery past" going for it, which always makes a story more interesting. But in the end, it is what it is, and what it is is okay, but nothing unique. Read it if you've got nothing else to do, but don't expect to find any certain amount of depth or anything.

Rating so far: 6/10

By the way, I complete agree with fictionalscience's comment that the students and teacher are unrealistically mean. Especially the teacher. If a teacher acted like that in real life, he would be fired. End of story.

It seems very naive of the author to have the teacher act so childish and the main character act so adult, as if she's trying to make a statement about adults not always being right or something. I'm not saying adults are always right, because they're not, at all, but this does feel too similar to the mentality "I'm being a rebel for the sake of being rebel". In other words: "My characters are going to be unrealistically a million times more mature than their teacher so that kids today will connect to them!" Adults who write stories like that just annoy me.

Deduct 1.5 points for unrealistic bullying

... Last updated on November 3rd, 2010, 7:40pm
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SPOILER ALERT   
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by laurah
September 29th, 2010, 1:12am
I think its a pretty good manga except the part
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about maria's past is kinda too dramatic and out of no where. Also, its kinda stupid how the two guys dont wanna get close to her for that reason...I mean hugging her will provoke her memories? SERIOUSLY? thats kinda dumb and because of that they dont want to get close to her... wth? =_="


... Last updated on October 2nd, 2010, 6:00am
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:/   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Gingeh
September 6th, 2010, 3:09pm
I'll admit it - I mostly read it for the art.

Not that the story is bad (it's certainly not great; it's just not bad). But it's not a manga that leaves me on edge, constantly hoping for a new chapter to satisfy my craving. It's also a bit of a dark series, which isn't really my thing, with just barely enough seemingly random bits of humor thrown in to make you keep reading.

But the art. . . I just love it. It's really like nothing I've ever really seen before; the way Maria is drawn is especially beautiful. I probably would have dropped this by now, or never have picked it up, if it wasn't for the artwork.

Other than the art, the only thing I really liked about this series is that the male lead, for once, isn't blatantly obvious. I'm up to volume three, and it still isn't really clear to me which of the two boys Maria will end up with - in most shoujo, you can tell who the ending couple will be from the first chapter. That doesn't happen in Akuma to Love Song.

All in all, it's an alright manga. It's not perfect, and I agree with everyone else that it's getting more and more annoying as it drags on, and it's certainly not up there with, say, Ouran or 1/2 Prince, and it's no where near Hana Kimi. But, it's alright. Read it for the art ^-^

Update: Okay, I got to chapter 45 and just couldn't bring myself to keep going. The characters were annoying and had no depth or development, the plot was predictable and boring, and all in all, it was a stretched, cliche manga that spiraled downhill after the first few volumes. Horribly disappointing, especially because of the fantastic artwork and the promising beginning, both of which are the only reasons this doesn't end up with an even lower rating.

... Last updated on April 1st, 2013, 8:28pm
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Oblivious People + thoughts   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Serkai
August 22nd, 2010, 3:44am
For gods sake people.
MANGA ISNT SUPPOSED TO BE REALISTIC.
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Anywho, this manga is quite interesting for the first few volumes, then loses its apeal later on. Its still a great read if you're looking for something to interest you, but don't expect it to become one of your favourites.
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hmm...quality is decreasing   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Caronroz
August 16th, 2010, 10:24am
I used to LOVE this manga and read the scanlation as soon as it was out, but now something's changed in the manga that I'm not as obssesive about reading it. Consequently, I can no longer give it a 10. If the quality continues to decline, my rating will drop accordingly.

I hope the Japanese readers voiced something similiar so that by volume 8, the quality goes back up to its original awesomeness.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2010, 10:28am
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