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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 about 1 year ago
v.17 c.106 by Shoujo Sense about 1 year ago
v.17 c.104-105 by Shoujo Sense about 1 year 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 (1292 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 31st 2018, 9:02am 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 #359 increased(+50)
Monthly Pos #430 increased(+2)
3 Month Pos #401 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #376 decreased(-20)
Year Pos #371 decreased(-51)

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On 4342 reading lists
On 1286 wish lists
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Forum Posts
SEQUEL?!?!! about 1 year ago
Shiharu's appearance from CH1 to CH42 *Light spoilers* over 4 years ago

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Beautiful, soft, emotive   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Matic3d
July 9th, 2014, 10:34pm
This is a mature drama which develops slowly but in a way which is more expressive than the spoon-fed drama of many shoujo titles. There are few of the exciting but common tropes: no roller coaster ride between times of passion and complete misunderstanding, no love triangles, no burning sexual tension. Instead you have a kind young girl who as a result of growing up in an orphanage and her own nature is a born caretaker of children, who forms a familial bond with two toddlers and their father... which over time becomes a realization of love. A love story where the "family" bonds form before the romantic ones. Its told gently, the art is good as is the writing. It's only fault may be that it lacks the passion and action younger readers may need. But I think that's a nice change from the tendency of most shoujo to dwell on acute pain rather than it's healing. I see other comments mention "fruits basket" and the phrase "good for the soul." Those are apt comparisons.
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Sweet and fluffy   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Lally
January 31st, 2013, 2:37am
People have problems with the manga's 'slowness' but I really enjoy how the focus isn't just on romance. Sure, the kids are perhaps unrealistically easy to manage but nevertheless the manga is very well done. Shiharu develops as a character and there are secondary characters you actually care about. It makes a refreshing change from the standard shoujo in that it doesn't depict women as constantly at each other's throats. Also, Matsunaga is not just a cardboard cut-out bishie and experiences reservations about being attracted to a girl so many years his junior, as you would expect in real life circumstances. Recommended for sweetness and escapism.
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don't know if I like it as much as I once did   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by myyinfatuation
July 8th, 2015, 5:09pm
Plus: the main character is very much her own person: she has a goal, is never made out to be overly attractive or unattractive, kind and gentle rather than a "genki-girl" type, and yearns for family rather than love (the romance is very slow). The male lead is likeable and is introduced as a realistic (for a shoujo manga) attractive man (he's tired when he gets home from, he has family issues but its not something angsty its something that has shaped some of his decisions and choices in life just as it has his brother). And lastly the twins: basically what will keep you smiling every chapter. Also their outfits are to die for like are you for real. (move over gossip girl)

The meh (nothing too negative): The romance is slow. And while this isn't really a problem the attraction is (towards the end of the series) slightly stop and go. The pace is off because of the main plot (the twins).

Its still really good though. If you're expecting a heart throbbing romance you're out of luck but that much is pretty clear right from the get go. Thats not the main appeal of this type of manga anyway. Its been a little while since I read a chapter but this manga's one of the good ones.

However I must add that when it comes to babysitter type mangas I do prefer Gakuen Babysitter to this, but only by a tiny margin. Love so Life has a solid romance, while in GB its more a comedic thing, but GB is cuter and has more babies.

... Last updated on July 8th, 2015, 5:16pm
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One of my favorites   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pinkparparak
October 5th, 2013, 12:33am
I really enjoy reading this manga and I have read it twice thought it's not complete yet , so sweet and makes me relaxed. I really love characters and their relationship. Waiting for next chapter every time I finish current chapter and I really want to see thair love blooms. I think it is one the best Shoujo manga ever.
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It's like real life!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xxkoffeexx
April 17th, 2012, 2:12pm
It may be an exaggeration, but this manga truly fits into the slice-of-life genre without the depressing angst and soap opera-like plot twists. My favorite parts of this series is the natural development of events, where things don't happen just because there is a "chance" or "opportunity" to develop the plot. Like chapter 35: totally expecting some lovey-dovey moment, but in one page the author dispelled all hopes of THAT particular scene... bigrazz Also, I can see the characters as real people. Matsunaga, for instance, is attractive and handsome but he has his shortcomings and bad points as well. Maybe because I'm closer to his age I feel a lot of empathy when it comes to him. Shiharu makes a great heroine, but she also has her strengths and weaknesses as a person. And Rio is amazing. Basically, this would make not only a great anime, but a great live action... if somebody could cast two-year-old twins.
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so cute!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kris123
February 25th, 2011, 5:40pm
This manga is so cute! I usually don't like manga that focuses on little kids but this one is just adorable. The main character is strong and funny. The twins are so cute that they make me wish i could be their babysitter and their uncle is very huggable. The storyline is cute and easy to follow and i don't hate any of the characters. This is a great manga and i can't wait to see what will happen!
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Warning: Kids are NOT that easy to deal with   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by asdfqwe123
January 10th, 2013, 8:40am
I don't think this mangaka has kids or has even dealt with them for an extended period of time in her life. Her portrayal of how children behave is far too simplistic, and the kids are too well-behaved for toddlers. I understand that it's to make her seem like "the perfect babysitter" who never gets frustrated, but I would love for one of the kids to throw a huge tantrum and have her deal with some real problems for once, like *gasp* not knowing what to do, or having to actually punish them.
Also, the romance is so slow--
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
50 chapters in and neither one of the two has realized that they like the other

I like slow romance, but this is just too much.
I'll still keep following it though, because I have no life and I want to know how it turns out at the end. The art is cute too.
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The world need more manga like this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xianth
February 18th, 2010, 5:42pm
Heartwarming and nice, I see several possible obstacles for the romance part of it, but it doesn't seem like it will be too gloomy since the twins will defeat any gloom within one page of it occuring. a nice read for anyone that like reading about families
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Heart Wearming story + great art   
Rating: N/A
by ipychan
December 5th, 2009, 12:56am
I rarely give comments to the manga, but this one very nice and cute. u won't be able to stand with the cuteness of the twins smile the art oso very nice and i like the girl main characters. she's not winny type but independent and not self concious. The news anchor guy oso very handsome en it. Can't wait to the new chapter smile
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I love this manga so much!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Umi389
July 3rd, 2016, 3:31pm
When I first started reading this back in 2012, I fell for the twins. There's nothing more adorable than reading a manga with young children in it, especially ones with twins like Aoi and Akane. I stopped reading it after I reached the 14th volume as at that point I just couldn't stand waiting each week or two for the next chapter to be released.
Now finally, three years later, I get to finish this.

The main couple's romance develops at a very slow rate. But you hardly notice it as the twins keep your interest and some of the side characters keep the story going. You'll be reading the 14th volume before the romance really develops but trust me, you wouldn't care. Personally, if I compare it to Ouran High School, this manga has a faster romance development. It is slice of life so it's much more realistic than Ouran High School which would also explain the slow romance.

I have to say, the ending felt a bit flat. I was expecting at least 2-3 chapters on it so as to be able to catch up on what all of the characters in the manga are up to or how they are. BUT given that it's slice of life genre, the ending is still good. But I really would like that extra chapter just for a bit of extra fluff. I want more future glimpses!
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