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Ayakashi Koi Emaki  
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Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women's feelings of passion and love. Kagura's insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly, the spell works - sort of - but now Kagura is after her!


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Associated Names
Ayakashi no Koi Emaki
Demon Love Spell
Ghost Love Story (German)
Historia guarra de fantasmas (Spanish)
Le Manuscrit des illusions (French)
The Ghost Love Story Picture Scroll

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.14 by Divine Sanctuary over 4 years ago
v.4 c.13 by Divine Sanctuary over 5 years ago
v.4 c.12 by Divine Sanctuary over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (176 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 11th 2015, 10:24am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #624 increased(+88)
Monthly Pos #1315 increased(+7)
3 Month Pos #2083 increased(+204)
6 Month Pos #2250 increased(+272)
Year Pos #2532 decreased(-204)

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On 1127 reading lists
On 707 wish lists
On 153 completed lists
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by StephKuran
July 9th, 2012, 2:17pm
Let's say that for a Shinjo Mayu this is a miracle. So far is quite entertaining. I was reluctant at first, but I'm happy I gave it a chance.

For the story
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I like to read it and keeps me doing it, but I'm not quite convinced since in every chapter there're different characters who don't stay for too long (the most I remember was 2 chp.). It's not a bad storytelling, on the contrary, but there were really good ones like the fox guy and the ice man... It needs like a main problem to keep going. The environment is complicated (no school life/slice of life type), so there must be something dragging along.

The characters
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I'm quite surprised by the girl. Isn't thaaat typical as you have experimented with Shinjo Mayu's works. She can stand by herself and isn't annoying. The guy is quite likable too. It's supposed to be a lewd demon, but also has his positive-romantic side and a spoiled child attitude even out of his chibi form.

The romance
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As expected takes a major part. Although the speed, in the first 2 volumes was pretty decent. The "problem" is supposed to be the human non-human relationship. At least, I haven't seen a rigid argument that forbids that. From V2 or V3 he insists in taking her physically which is really a problem **cough** Black Bird **cough** , then his father appears, inserts some kind of drama, and when she's finally willing to give herself, the guy says that he cannot take her. It's kinda contradictory and I hope the future chapters make me understand.

Overall I'm satisfied if we continue with the pace of the first 3 volumes. I admit that the comedy is pretty nice, made me laugh a lot, and is one of the reasons this manga is in my reading list.

... Last updated on July 9th, 2012, 2:21pm
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Not that bad   
Rating: N/A
by FlameKeeper
February 27th, 2014, 1:02am
I like it....more...compared to other works of this author. :/ Its not that bad, and not too much smut either. But I like smut lol. I really didnt expect this kind of manga from Shinjo Mayu. Its mostly raping the girl, that's what happens in her manga. And the art is good too.
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Pretty Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by alderli
January 2nd, 2012, 6:52pm
To me this is one of Shinjo Mayu's better mangas. She can get pretty sadistic with some of her stories, but this one has a good balance. The storyline is also good. It's an enjoyable read so far.
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Rating: N/A
by jadey
March 4th, 2010, 12:33am
FOR ONCE Shinjo Mayu hit almost all the right notes: she's got the spunky, unyielding heroine with a good spine, the heroine does not succumb to the oh-so-sensual charms of the typical SM male lead, and she's got total authority over the guy and revels in it too. Now here's the crucial point : I hope to see that she manages to continue this streak, and realizes that not all shoujo mangas have to have clingy, weak heroines to sell. Speaking as a Shinjo Mayu hater, I was pleasantly surprised at this (I've only read the first chapter) but if she manages to end this manga well, then I'd say she's pretty much on the right track.

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The girl angsts and goes along the lines of "Why am I so passionate about him, I shouldn't", while nothing wrong, takes place about HALFWAY in the first chapter, runs off and gets into trouble. Add to that a bishounen third wheel who calls her PREY, and I could see where all this is going.
Now you might argue that I'm being totally unfair here, but, this is none other than Shinjo Mayu, infamous for unlikable, spineless heroines and even more detestable men, I know what to expect based on her works. Therefore, I won't be checking this out until sometime later.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2010, 12:52am
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Actually not bad...   
Rating: N/A
by lostinshalott
August 19th, 2009, 4:29pm
For a Mayu Shinjo manga I was expecting very little, but for once FOR ONCE her main lead actually has a back bone and flat out refuses the guy, she can also handle herself pretty damn well. The guy well he's just like mayu shinjo's usual leads but it has a nice twist that cuts down on smut time, its also nice to see a strong female play off against womens worst enemies. Either way I hope the scanlations continue.
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Just Another Shoujo   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by sarin68
April 21st, 2015, 11:58pm
I am curious how anyone can read past chapter 2. It's definitely got the trademarks of a shoujo manga all over it but I was hoping that including an incubus would make it more interesting. But after reading chapter 2 I realized it was just another shoujo manga with nothing especially funny or intriguing to make me keep reading.
I'm not a big fan of the shoujo genre, mind you, but I was hoping for more than I got. I won't be continuing past chapter 2, that's for sure.
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A little too much and not enough at the same time.   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by tipz
October 15th, 2014, 8:15pm
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it starts kinda funny and straight forward. A temple girl is approached by her friend with a broken heart over some guy. Her friend "lies" and tells her he is possessed so that she will listen to her heartbroken story, but it backfires and she goes after the guy. It ends up that he himself is one of the most powerful evil spirits and she seals his power in her by mistake. She ends up taking responsibility for him. He's a little prevented being. He needs lust to survive so he sneaks into her dream here and there to have sex with her in it to survive?!... They fall for each other but complications come up here and there. The last chapter she is almost about to finally have sex with him but the dad walks in and stops it. Then in a clash of spells the daughter and father's spirits are switched into each others body. It's a bit boring besides that right now.. Kind of a bland and small story. Hopefully it will get better.

Artistry could have been better for the girl. Really good for the guys.

... Last updated on October 15th, 2014, 8:16pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by buzzaiuta
January 14th, 2010, 1:27am
this manga is one of my fav mangas of shijo's recent works...
its like the manga heroine is always dependant on the hero for everything
but not in ayakashi koi emaki
the main lead girl's got a strong backbone & mostly dominated the cute hero
Kagura's really the manipulative kind but Miko just won't be manipulated...
so far watever i'veread is really cute & funny...
i hope someone scanlates ch2 fast XD
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Normally I don't like this mangaka but...   
Rating: N/A
by justlooking
January 10th, 2010, 6:19pm
Wow, I agree completely with lostinshalott. I almost didn't read this since 95% of her works have the wimpy heroine falling for an abusive guy. Not so in this one! From the start, it's the girl who has most of the power (except in her dreams, but in reality people can't really control their dreams, right?). It's interesting and I will keep up with it. I hope Mayu Shinjo won't disappoint me this time!

... Last updated on January 10th, 2010, 6:20pm
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Nothing much   
Rating: N/A
by Minalb
April 30th, 2013, 6:04am
I dont even know what i expected when i started reading this,maybe some change in her work.Have to be honest and say that this manga is beyond ridiculous.I have read up till 12 chapter and was so bored i didnt read most of dialogue.Girl is beyond annoying,doesent even know what she wants.Guy is sometimes cute but thats all.Random chars just pop out from everywhere and have no meaning for whole story at all.
No rating for this one from me.
oh and i have to mention that i liked cover for 3rd and 4th volume,looking at it made me think that Mayu sensei would be better only drawing and let some other mangaka make the plot.

... Last updated on April 30th, 2013, 6:07am
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