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Love So Life  
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From Which Scanlations:

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~

Groups Scanlating
Fallen Syndicate
Shoujo Sense
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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.Extra by Shoujo Sense (22d ago)
v.17 c.106 by Shoujo Sense (22d ago)
v.17 c.104-105 by Shoujo Sense (23d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1166 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 10th 2016, 7:47pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)
The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #126 decreased(-17)
Monthly Pos #8 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #13 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #31 increased(+68)

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SEQUEL?!?!! 24 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes ago
Shiharu's appearance from CH1 to CH42 *Light spoilers* 1237 days, 10 hours, 31 minutes ago

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Sure it's not Josei?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
December 14th, 2011, 12:13am
This doesn't read like a shoujo manga at all. I love the slice of life theme!
At times i want the series to end, just so that i know who she will end up with....because she has to end up with the one i like!!!LOL
Other times, i want the series to go on for more and more episodes. A compromise would be for her to have her romance already, and the author can just continue with the slice of life and other things that i'm sure will happen.

So far there is not much drama, but there two things that leave my stomach in knots.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Is her father really dead, or was it something her mother made up. Which also makes me wonder if a relative who was not at the funeral, might not show up later...The biggest worry is the father of the twins. What will happen when he gets back? Will he want to separate her from the children by trying to be proper father, or will he be a romantic obstacle for his brother?

I should have waited until more volumes were released, but the blurb just kept taunting me to read it....Now i must suffer!

... Last updated on December 14th, 2011, 12:14am
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Cute, but Not Perfect   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by TRMshadow
October 30th, 2011, 9:34pm
29 chapters with only the faintest hint of attraction makes TRMshadow an unhappy boy. I will however admit that the kawaii-ness of Aoi and Akane is a little too much to control. Overall a great lighthearted manga well worth the couple hours I've put into reading it. Definitely read this if you're still on the fence about it, though I will warn, the romance doesn't come quick.
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Rating: N/A
by Orulyon
October 25th, 2011, 3:43pm
This could be a slice of life, because its soooo relaxing. So cute, i find it adorable how the main protagonists didnt fall in love at first sight, but are now slowly falling in love. The twins are sooooo cute too. The main girl is the typical heroine in shoujo, but it doesnt really matter because overall this is sooo relaxing and adorable. And the main guy, omg. Too great*.*
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Kawaii-ness overdose!   
Rating: N/A
by SaRazz
October 24th, 2011, 8:15pm
THIS IS JUST SO CUTE. I love everything about LSL. Yes, the "dating" relationship may be slow, but there's enough love in this manga from every aspect that for me personally, I'm happy the way it is! I also love children, ever since I can remember. So watching toddlers grow up in manga-form is so fantastic! Really good, I recommend it!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ache
October 23rd, 2011, 6:16am
SO CUTE! But the romance is frustratingly slow. Yet that's nice in its own way, because honestly romances where one party is under-age aren't met with the usual easy acceptance shoujo manga would have us otherwise believe. It adds a sense of realism. And I can respect that Matsunaga has his own moral code, which many shoujo heroes tend to forego as well. Love So Life (cringe-worthy title, but the content is worth it, believe me!) is a breath of fresh air from the usual shoujo cliches and stereotypes yet not so different that it is discomfiting. I'd even say that romance takes the backseat in this particular manga, which is rare indeed, yet the few hints of it, though sparse, remain satisfying. Definitely slow-paced, I wouldn't recommend this to impatient readers but those who appreciate a patient but steady sort-of not-quite romance with tons of great potential.
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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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