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Kanae dropped out of high school, because her father is a gambler while her mother ran away with her boyfriend. Kanae is twenty-two years old, and very poor working for a cleaning shop. She comes to have something to do with Haruki Oda quite by chance. Haruki is an IT millionaire and called "money-mad man," or "the god of death." Then Kanae's life makes a sudden development. Money cannot be made by love alone, though love cannot be bought with money. People of today want to have both love and money. This get-happy-story is a must read for the present-day people.


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Associated Names
حياة ألماسية
Cuộc Sống Quý Giá
Love Money Baby

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.14 (end) by Shojo Manhwa Scans over 4 years ago
v.3 c.13 by Shojo Manhwa Scans over 4 years ago
v.3 c.12.5 by Shojo Manhwa Scans over 4 years ago
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3 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (209 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.98 / 10.0
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May 17th 2017, 7:02am PST



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Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

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Unexpected Great Story (。・∀・。)/   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kainoi
July 15th, 2009, 10:58am
I thought this manga was just plain "rich guy-poor girl".
But, it turn out to be so much better!
Story is complex in the view of life and individual work effect in social.
"do you ever think of who make you, upper-class people, can use a good-clean toilet?" (poor at English, gomen )
The heroine is not pity of her unfortunate in life. She is real strong-heart character with unique charm.
full 100% recommended!
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worth a shot!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lalalarry
October 3rd, 2012, 2:01am
I've really enjoyed reading this.
The main character is not your usual weepy shojo type, she's not annoying at all and has some backbone which is a nice refreshing change.
The main male lead is also not the usual, just an a-hole guy either.
Definitely worth a read!
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
January 24th, 2014, 9:10am
There aren't many manga with such interesting plot like HIV and economic stuff. It's really interesting to read about them and of course, the characters are very well-liked. Although at first the story is focused on the heroine, slowly the story took a change of a pace and focuses on the male lead which I find it really good. It's a very good way of changing the plotline which kinda surprises the reader. I won't say that I love this manga since I'm not much of an economic lover but I find it enjoyable and interesting to read, so I'd recommend this! To whoever!
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not your usual read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
September 21st, 2013, 10:11pm
we witness the characters evolving throughout the story. None of them are perfect, which is what i really loved about them. the heroine has a backbone and she is not involved in self pity just beacuse she had a poor childhood. she stands by her values and respects herself. the male lead, oda haruki, is a gem of a can't call him modest exactly, but he wants to give kanae a good life without ever acknowledging how big a role he plays in it.
its not simply a rich guy-poor girl love story.its about more than just a simple romance riddled with stigma and stupid fights. it teaches you so many things along with being a fun read. 100% assurance that you wont be bored. since its only 3 volumes long i suggest you give it a try too.

... Last updated on February 11th, 2014, 6:58am
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Unusual & likeable.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Yankee-chan
June 23rd, 2013, 4:41pm
First, I just finished this Manga in one go. As the others have been pointing it out, the characters are extremely likeable and their design is kind of refreshing. Even though this or that type has been seen before, they all have their own and unusual charming sides, like the male leads liking to get fully into financial talks.

The storyline has interesting twists to it and especially the latter half got me, when slowly everything falls into it's place, what might have seemed irritating in the beginning. Aside from the rather old school yet in my eyes acceptable drawing style, which might not been everyones favourite, I would recommend giving this one a try. Especially, if you are looking for something different, but along the expected lines of a romance setting. ^^
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One of the best Josei I've read!   
Rating: N/A
by p3achdoll
May 13th, 2014, 9:44am
I rarely do reviews, but this one is too good to miss that I just have to tell everyone! All the characters are likeable and It changed my view on (I don't want to spoil anyone) that particular subject where people don't usually talk about
Also, reading this manga made me feel more mature..especially with financial matters. It pushes the readers to save money basically hahaha.

The romance aspect is starts simple and slow but it progresses at the right pace (IMO)

I ABSOLUTELY love the symbol of blue roses!

... Last updated on May 13th, 2014, 9:45am
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I really liked this!   
Rating: N/A
by Agradine
November 17th, 2013, 8:09pm
I rated this a nine because I wanted to see more! haha smile

I really did like this.

Note to all: condoms don't actually stop the transmition of STDs 100%.
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A story that is a little more than just that   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by evinrud3005
July 24th, 2013, 12:18am
Well, I liked it. The story begins as a normal shojo: poor girl, rich man, and circumstances that throws both of them together. But then, twists appears from the usual boring plotline, and it make this whole mange worth your time.
It's educative, funny, and of course with a little touch of heart throbs and social criticisms.
Why not a 10/10? Well, I guess I give these to the manga that totally blow my mind away, so they are few... And this manga, even if it was a twisted plot, I could still predict the end.

But you should read it, it is a nice window in a world that is taboo, and I liked that this subject was brought up in a realistic way!
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Rating: N/A
by coconut
August 5th, 2013, 5:08am
I usually don't comment or write reviews but I feel like I need to for this series. I went into this thinking it'd be more or less like a regular shoujo and the rich guy/poor girl falling in love thing but it's so much more!! It really surprises me and thank god for a non-weepy annoying heroine lol.
I don't want to spoil anything so just read and you'll know. It's a short series anyway so give it a try! ^___^
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