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La Vie en Rose  
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La Vie en Rose is a compilation of seven short stories by famed creator Sakurako Yamada. A romance novelistís newest publication finds his work at the top of the best seller charts. But when asked about his inspiration, he finds it difficult to explain that the story is about his best friend! A high school student finds his two childhood friends drifting away from him. Has the trio simply grown apart? Or have his friends become best friends with added benefits?


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Associated Names
Jinsei wa Bara iro Da

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Latest Release(s)
c.3-4 by Aarinfantasy over 12 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Aarinfantasy over 12 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Aarinfantasy over 12 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (108 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.07 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 27th 2015, 1:24pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Marble (Tokyo Mangasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #729 increased(+115)
Monthly Pos #1756 increased(+2)
3 Month Pos #3292 increased(+563)
6 Month Pos #3813 increased(+1550)
Year Pos #6572 increased(+1801)

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On 72 reading lists
On 106 wish lists
On 520 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 112 custom lists

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confusing, but still enjoyed it   
Rating: N/A
by mrsseien
January 7th, 2014, 3:05am
I really liked the art, the plots were kinda confusing, though. The timeline was weird, sometimes I thought that I skipped at least five pages 'cos it felt like there were missing parts, but there weren't. Also, not one story was finished, they all had an open ending. I am giving it 8/10 because I really liked the art and the stories themselves, the only thing that's dragging down the score are those endings.

... Last updated on January 7th, 2014, 3:07am
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Confusing and disappointed   
Rating: N/A
by Yaoichick
May 5th, 2013, 10:08am
I really enjoyed the way it was drawn, but as far as the story/stories, they were confusing. It was like they skipped several pages. I couldn't follow it and it was disappointing. I just wish it was better written. I don't mind oneshots/short stories but at least make them make sense. I feel it was a waste of my time reading this.
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i was disappointed   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by cutebunsan
February 12th, 2010, 3:06am
Disappointing. The art is very fine, a bit rough, not shojo like. The characters are masculine and realistic (and hot). but I can't get immersed in the story. I think it was the second or maybe the third chapter, and in one of those, the plot was really confusing and hazy and you could see the strings too much, for instance it was too obvious that some events were simply an excuse for the sake of the plot.
There was a problem with the time line too: was the manager dating all these boys at any one time ?! As the story wasn't enough coherent i had a hard time reading it and ended up getting upset. Eventually, the end will leave you unsure and unsatisfied.

... Last updated on February 22nd, 2010, 10:33am
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has potential   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by prettykitty20034
October 15th, 2009, 10:30am
Like the previous reviewer, I also appreciated the mangaka's more "masculine" art style. I'm not a fan of the feminine boys so prevalent in yaoi. The stories had could have been really good if the mangaka had just expanded them a bit, but many felt like they were just cut-off. The premise and the characters were intriquing, but I felt the potential was wasted. The stories were just too short.

... Last updated on October 15th, 2009, 10:31am
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Some great stories   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lozzenator
January 15th, 2009, 5:43am
There are great and just ok stories in this collection, but by all means, do read it all for the last chapter- It left me wishing for a sequel! I love this mangaka's art style and the way she draws menswear. Right?
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