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Akuma to Love Song  
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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?


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Associated Names
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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Akuma Love Scans
Obsession Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.83 by Akuma Love Scans (52d ago)
v.12 c.82 by Akuma Love Scans (200d ago)
v.12 c.81 by Akuma Love Scans (326d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews
Akuma to Love Song by PrincessVera

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1264 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 4th 2015, 2:16pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (13 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #589 decreased(-19)
3 Month Pos #564 decreased(-40)
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Should Akuma to love song be adapted to... 1702 days, 9 hours, 20 minutes ago
Kawaii Maria's personality according to MBIT 2028 days, 11 hours, 57 minutes ago
Does anyone know when/if this title will be licensed in America? 2416 days, 6 hours, 14 minutes ago

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Liked the start, but found themes upsetting and disturbing.   
Rating: N/A
by RattixEmpire
May 11th, 2015, 6:08am
I stopped reading manga for a while, I got a full time job, and just didn't have the time, but I started reading manga again (btw, I didn't loose my job), and I remembered that I had liked this one, so it was one of the first I came back to. I stopped reading it as some of the later chapters were translated, and took it off my reading shelf because I felt that it was romanticising rape.
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Oh no, it happened   
Rating: N/A
by mskiddkidd
April 12th, 2015, 5:53pm
I read up to chapter 81 and then read chapter 91 summary as I felt this manga was going downhill.

My rating is a 5. First quarter was interesting but the rest was very melodramatic. There is a lot of progressing and then regressing again and again in characters' developments.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Like, ugh, an example is Shin. Okay, I get he have insecurities but it's being replayed after he thought he overcame it. I think it was poorly executed. The story line became tiresome.

I read another user's review about how it was decent until Anna's plot. Very true. After this, everything is shallow. I do, however, like Shintaro as his character is consistent.

What I hate: chapter 91 have Yuusuke's monologue as the conclusion. At this point, I just pity him. He has always showed strength toward Maria, being there every time she needed help, and he is mentally strong to put back his shortcomings in order to support her, unlike Shin (multiple times)... yet the last chapter portrayed him in such a pitiful way. He's rejected but still idolizes her traits. =_=

... Last updated on April 12th, 2015, 5:59pm
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Decent series, interesting character study   
Rating: N/A
by bodea
March 16th, 2015, 8:18am
This series started off okay for me. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't feel that there was anything particularly awesome about it either. What I did end up loving about the first volume was Maria. It's interesting to see such a blunt, honest character that's still vulnerable a naïve in a lot of ways. Watching her form her circle with the other characters became more interesting with each volume. Though the plot wasn't particularly new in terms of shojo, I found the themes to be rather new and that made the story coast from okay to something more.

This series was pretty funny in a lot of ways, but things got a little too melodramatic for me towards the end. I also felt that Maria dealt with some rather serious drama and it didn't quite play out realistically enough for me. I was also annoyed by the fact that the mangaka felt every guy needed to fall for Maria.

I did enjoy the romance here, but I almost gave the series a lower rating because I hoped for a better ending. It wasn't bad. It was actually realistic given their ages, but with all the drama they endured, I want them to be together in a more concrete manner after all of the drama. All in all, this series is a rather nice character study. Despite the issues I had with it, it was well written and I loved the art.
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Great Start   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Shellsan
November 5th, 2014, 5:56am
To start off with this series is really good. The characters all have this air of suspense that makes them interesting and unique, especially Maria.
However as the manga progresses things become more and more dramatic and as things are revealed I feel as if it starts to go a little cliche.
The story behind Maria's birth is great and I loved the way that it linked up to her hatred of physical contact but I feel as though that hatred of physical contact shouldn't have disappeared as fast.
I also feel as though the way in which Maria simply forgave the man who raped her mother -regardless of love or other feelings- was too unrealistic.
I enjoy the mangas that i read to be a little more realistic then what i've been reading now. When reading through the parts involving things like the suicide and self hatred i find that to be even more unrealistic. It would have had more impact had the artist made it more realistic because after an experience like that, people shouting at you wouldn't help and the way it was handled was honestly not up to par.
Also, in the beginning i felt that Meguro was the type of guy who was laid back but as the story progressed he became more cliche and he lost the restraint that he should have had towards Maria and the way Maria began to act towards him was way too fast for my liking.
Overall this starts off as a great read but as you continue things become less interesting and unrealistic making it slightly irritating to read. It also loses a lot of the suspense that the characters were great for and the personalities of them, for kanda yuusuke and Erosu this is especially true. Finally I feel as though Maria's unique personality diminishes a little too much during the character development and she starts to look like a normal everyday girl.
This was a great manga and although it has its down i believe it's still worth the read for those who are looking for some romance and drama.
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Okay so far..   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by tipz
September 24th, 2014, 1:54pm
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I like the girl herself. She's spunky and sweet at the same time she has a dark complex to her. Which is pretty cool. I also like how bold she is with her choices in life. It's the people around her that are pretty annoying. It makes school girls look like scary criminals. And the guys are just all over the place. They want her but don't want her. They make a move but don't make a move. They have her but they can't deal with themselves. So annoying. And the repetitative ave Maria stuff is getting old too. Maguro injures his hand.. It seems like he won't be able to play agin.. He has to move for rehab.. So he bring kawaii on a date and breaks up with her. They end up at his house and she wants to give herself to him to make him see her love. But he won't let her.. She then requests for him to play the piano for her.. It ends up sounding tragic and she sings.. He wants to go to her again but she does what is needed and pushes him away.. He understands this and they hug the final goodbye?! They talk on the phone after he got lectured to show some proper feeling to her. He doesn't end up saying what he was trying to cause she was making a different convo happen. The blonde that likes her helps her to try and meet him at the airport so she can tell him her feelings. They didn't spot him but he left a msg singing his love to her. She is singing along to the voice mail and was recorded. The blonde put it on YouTube. Still that same Maria song pretty much...

... Last updated on September 1st, 2015, 12:25am
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
June 29th, 2014, 2:57pm
I was originally really intrigued by this story, the characters were appealing and I was interested to see how the romance progressed. But it just seemed to me that the Mangaka was trying to make things too dramatic and thus ended up failing on the realism.
The kinds of emotions the characters were feeling and the problems they were experiencing were often utterly unbelievable, either that or they made no sense whatsoever. There was way too much angst, the bullying was completely unrealistic, the teacher's behaviour was ridiculous.
Everything just started to feel forced, forced so each chapter would have lots of action to keep the reader's attention.
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Started well, faltered, righted itself, than sank   
Rating: N/A
by Uthred
May 13th, 2014, 8:57pm
The first few volumes are quite enjoyable and while the middle volumes do stray from what seemed to be the series' premise (and ratchet up the melodrama) they werent terrible, just something of a departure. But then
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they decide to introduce the rapist of a 14 year old girl as a sympathetic character, who receives no punishment for his crime, who is forgiven by everyone and who goes on about how he loved his victim. The forgiveness angle would have been bad enough if he had to work for it, but the entire package and the way its presented just makes it feel not only vile but entirely, laughably actually, false and artifical. It shatters any suspension of disbelief and really ruined the series I think.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2014, 8:58pm
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Misunderstanding Archetype   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Roaku
February 23rd, 2014, 5:15am
As a lot of commentators have said, this manga is pretty good up until the Anna Arc.

I fully got to enjoy Maria and her gang of misfits (which turns out to be pretty much everyone~). The only character that was furiously unrealistic was the teacher (who would have long been fired). But even with that, the sappiness was somewhat, really heartfelt. I don't usually (stand) like shoujo manga, but this Maria up until the arc, got me to...really like her.

What happens afterwards, well as many say, it deteriorates into mediocre. Its not bad per-se, in fact to an avid shoujo fan, maybe it is up-par. I donnu? But to me, it fell into the many plot devices, cliches and terribly executed misunderstandings (I still don't get why some supposed childhood trauma means you should avoid the persons feelings and your own).

The characters further on do a few changes, and although some might be happy, I found they became more superficial rather then the original deep. Even further along, it grows to a point where you might expect Maria to suddenly cry from getting a pat from Meguro. The whole "we can't communicate" becomes a strain on the readers mind. I still braved through till chapter 74. I'm not sure if I'll brave through further, but by now (at last) the two have finally gotten their feelings across, and finally got to the point of accepting her childhood trauma with her mother and the priest.

So my thoughts on this? I'd recommend most people to read up until her Anna friend comes along, and if you are still keen, maybe until Meguro rejects Maria on christmas. But reading further, that is only for someone who is much more of an avid romantic woes-be-me attitude lover.

I'm not going to complement on the plot. And some, if you wish (or believe otherwise) can disregard this review, as to be honest, after the whole big misunderstanding with Maria's trauma, I skipped about 2/3 of the chapters. Ha ha ....
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Got too boring   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by smily_lois
December 14th, 2013, 9:42pm
I had to stop reading due to a wave of sickening boredom radiating from this manga. God, it was so disappointing. Akuma to Love-song started off great - Maria was a badass chick who doesn't take s**t from anybody, the supporting cast was also well-rounded. For a psychological drama, they all had interesting backstories...well, except for..dun DUN...Meguro is the dullest love interest I've ever seen in shoujo manga.

Okay, maybe not, but seriously, when standing next to Maria (or the others) he's like a fish out of water. I didn't like their romance at all, it was bland, uninteresting - A Major Turn-off. But then the mangaka had to make a "revelation" that Maria is actually a shallow girl. -_- (trying hard not to rage)

Anyways, PLOT! Wait, was there any to begin with? I mean, was THERE a major plot going on? 'Cause I sure as hell don't see any. It's all over the place - a huge clusterf**k of random teenaged woes desperately trying to create a decent story, but fails miserably. I get that they're supposed to have traumas and stuff, but come on, the melodrama gets really old. Plus the dragging storyline isn't helping one bit.

*sigh* Now I really should stop before I go into Super Saiyan mode.
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Pretty nice for a while   
Rating: N/A
by MatrixM
November 22nd, 2013, 2:19pm
First off, the art is fantastic. I've been reading the VIZ translations from my library and seeing the printed art, especially the cover art for the tankouban and chapters, it's simply beautiful.
After reading the comments here, I decided to just read it til the Anna arc so I asked Suxxinn who told me that it started in volume 5 and was alright at first and got progressively worse.
After reading the first 4 volumes, I left the series very satisfied.
The main characters are pretty fantastic. Maria sees through everyone's bullshit but has a terrible social life because she reacts to people's true thoughts and intentions rather than their facade and false words. The two male characters try to teach her otherwise.
Shin reacts to people's bullshit by simply interacting with others to the bare minimum but being tolerant of it enough that he isn't hated. Thus he's an outcast, though nowhere near as much as Maria.
Yuusuke kind of embraces people's bullshit. While at first he seemed like an incredibly annoying character, it's all an act to cover up how much he despises his true nature and, from his point of view, the neccessity of putting on a mask at all times.
Really the whole series seemed to be about how our physical appearance is almost totally unrelated to who we really are. I really liked that.
This can be best seen with Yuusuke early on, and then Tomoyo.

Then a couple of months later I saw volume 5 in the library and thought to myself 'Why did I stop reading this again?'. So I grabbed volumes 5 & 6.
More ont hat later, gtg to work bigrazz
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