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

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Latest Release(s)
v.16 c.94 by Japanzai (13d ago)
v.16 c.93 by Japanzai (112d ago)
v.15 c.92 by Japanzai (113d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1079 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.83 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 14th 2015, 9:21am PST



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

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #249 decreased(-56)
Monthly Pos #110 increased(+29)
3 Month Pos #160 increased(+31)
6 Month Pos #161 decreased(-33)

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On 4968 reading lists
On 1258 wish lists
On 159 completed lists
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Shiharu's appearance from CH1 to CH42 *Light spoilers* 999 days, 23 hours, 42 minutes ago

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Cute, cliched, but so cute!   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
October 7th, 2011, 2:13pm
Adding pudgy toddlers to an adorable shoujo is a combination that works to please the fans, atleast I certainly was. A cute romance, with the cutest little chubs I've ever seen. While reading this the estrogen was seeping out of my skin.

... Last updated on May 18th, 2012, 5:45pm
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Great storyline   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
September 28th, 2011, 4:36pm
Any one who has a nostalgic yearning for love should read this. Although Shiharu and Seiji don't delve into any particular romantic moments, it is a remarkable take on love that doesn't follow your typical shoujo model. Read it, you won't be disappointed, and most of the characters are lovable and show real maturity that is worth emulating in real life.
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I'm a guy and i love it!!1   
Rating: N/A
by krimzun
September 14th, 2011, 10:04pm
ok i'm normally use to Shounen type of mange with battles,action, death, etc...But this manga is so good it's like it freshens my heart and is just a genuinely a good manga to read. it's so warm and good, if have had to put in a certain phrase it would be " This manga soothes my soul and i'm glad its a good change from all the shounen manga i read" lol SO GO AND READ IT NOW

... Last updated on September 14th, 2011, 10:10pm
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So sweet, so cute!   
Rating: N/A
by peachykeendramaqueen
September 3rd, 2011, 5:00pm
This is such a refreshing change from your fast-paced, usually stupid shoujo manga. There is actual DEVELOPMENT before the two main characters are madly in love. It's realistic and very cute!!

And is it just me, or is Shiharu like Tohru Honda (fruits basket) reincarnated? They have nearly the same personality, and the same mother-who-past history.
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Fantastic <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Day Dreamer
August 3rd, 2011, 11:11pm
Seriously, the many positive things I can say about this manga (27 Chapters scanlated,as of now):

*I don't think it can technically be called a 'shoujo' persay because it doesn't even follow most of those annoying cliches wink The story is quite simple with little tension, but it captivates in an unexplainable way.
*Older, kind guy-younger, strong-willed female---they're likeable leads & the best part is they're both strong in many aspects---unlike many typical shoujo pairings, whose flaws outnumber their strong aspects. I genuinely care what happens to these characters though and I think this is the strongest aspect of this story.Although Shiharu seems to have a Tohru Honda-like personality,I feel she is much more intelligent than Tohru and isn't nearly as dense.
*The story is slow-moving, but this only makes it seem more realistic
*Did I mention the twins are too adorable?
*I'm always looking forward to the next chapters---it's always intriguing to see how the story will develop further

Highly recommended =]

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2011, 10:14pm
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Cuteness overload.   
Rating: N/A
by AsianLOL
July 25th, 2011, 12:29am
This manga is awweeesssommmeee. Being a guy, i'm not usually into Shoujo stuff, but if you're into cute things or nice stories, then i highly, HIGHLY recommend this.
Those damn twins are killing me with their cuteness. More so than when i read Little House With an Orange Roof with the two little kids.
A very light-hearted manga (so far anyway..) which is a nice read
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SerenitySuzy
April 30th, 2011, 8:14pm
Oh my goodness!!! This is such a refreshing read, the cutest manga I've ever seen in my life, I can relate to the girl because I love children and I'm in an Early Childhood magnet in hihg school preparing to take care of kids my self. BUt besides that the kids are so adorable!!! And funny, teh story about the girl is sad and I tend not to like tragedies but it looks like shes finding her own happiness in these bundles of joy.
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It surely reminds me...   
Rating: N/A
by RayShee
February 27th, 2011, 3:46am
Huh? Is that Jane Eyre with nowadays and ubercute and fluff?
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so cute!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kris123
February 25th, 2011, 5:40pm
This manga is so cute! I usually don't like manga that focuses on little kids but this one is just adorable. The main character is strong and funny. The twins are so cute that they make me wish i could be their babysitter and their uncle is very huggable. The storyline is cute and easy to follow and i don't hate any of the characters. This is a great manga and i can't wait to see what will happen!
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Sweet and simple   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by thatlazybum
February 22nd, 2011, 5:58pm
A very lighthearted atmosphere that makes you just smile for the rest of the day. The characters are realistic and not exactly your typical shoujo. The female heroine is perhaps my favorite of all the other heroines. She is smart, clever and not wimpy. She thinks and cares. She makes me smile with her little silly actions or her smart ones where she takes care of the two adorable twins. They make me smile too. The male lead is also likable, an adult who knows his boundary well.

Of course, it is shoujo and there is romance in it but it isn't I love you at first sight. There is development over a pretty long period of time. They get to know one another and they slowly bond. Definitely slice of life. We can just see some of this manga happening in real life. The care for the children, the orphans... A nice little read to escape from the other massive amount of crazy manga. Sweet and simple, an escape from reality...
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