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Jigokuren - Love in the Hell  
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Rintaro Senkawa is a middle aged guy who got a little drunk one night and died. But that is just the beginning of this story as Rintaro finds himself most unexpectedly in Hell where he meets his guide, the devil Koyori.
Can Rintaro take his situation seriously enough to repent for the sins of his former life, or will he face the favored weapon of Hell- the spiked iron club?


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Associated Names
Love in Hell
Love in the Hell
Любовь в Аду
地狱恋LOVE in the HELL

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.18 (end) by Maigo over 7 years ago
v.3 c.17 by Maigo over 7 years ago
v.3 c.16 by Maigo over 8 years ago
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3 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (528 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0

Last Updated
March 7th 2020, 9:22pm PST



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Comic High! (Futabasha)

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English Publisher
Seven Seas (3 Volumes - Complete)

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Keep in mind this is HELL  
by imercenary
June 17th, 2012, 10:55am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Although this is classified as ecchi, gore and torture, keep in mind that this story takes place in HELL. And this is not a modern day shounen, "we're not the same as the 'Old Hell' devils *drinks a milkshake*"-interpretation. This is an old fashioned, "You were sent to hell? Ok, you're undeniably guilty of a terrible crime and now you gotta pay the price Old Testament-style."

If you can accept that, you'll find some great characters and subtle usage of plot here.
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by LittleKittyGroans
December 20th, 2011, 2:47am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is so original, funny, and fresh. Sure it says ecchi, but I thought it had way more plot then that. It is worth reading, and it's very addictive! (even though not many chapters ((4 now?)) have been translated yet!)

... Last updated on December 20th, 2011, 3:07am
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A wacky, lovable, death and torture comedy  
by Swifft
September 11th, 2016, 8:48pm
Rating: N/A
While it's very messed up and gory, this manga is also SURPRISINGLY heartfelt -- it might even make you cry. I'm bad with gore and torture, but this series mostly handles it in an oddly funny way that just works. Wrote a long review further explaining my thoughts. All in all, I think the series missteps near the end (possibly due to its cancellation) but the landing itself was phenomenal. The ACTUAL ending of this series is something to behold, and the ride is no joke either. Pretty good.

Full review:

... Last updated on September 11th, 2016, 8:48pm
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Genre:Romance In reality:4/10 romance  
by DarkChaos2000
September 30th, 2015, 6:55am
Rating: N/A
A man falls into hell to atone for his sins and fell in love with the devil in charge of him. Although it says romance in the genre, this manga would be better if they had expanded on the romance instead of just ending it so quickly. The story is actually quite interesting, very different from a normal manga. Some characters r developed, some are not that well, but overall, great manga with the exception of its romance part, which can be better done. Huge potential but the author decided to threw it away by ending it so soon. Rather disappointing in terms of whether it matches with the genres.
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Disturbing and awesome!  
by hurafloyd
October 24th, 2014, 6:43pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
A word of caution, this manga is not for the feeble minded and this is said by someone who does not like gore too much and despises torture. As a reference I totally hated Domina no Do, complete trash of a manga (in my opinion).

I've read Dante's Inferno many times already (for those who thought about it, I meant the book not the game, read more bigrazz) and it is my preferred part of Alighieri's work but... this manga has some disturbing parts and I found them all quite interestingly hilarious. Probably my mind broke when I saw a couple of screenshots of a hentai about corpses (you dont want to know, TRUST ME), compare to that this is nothing. This is quite a fresh manga, totally original while keeping the standards of a (disturbing) good story. It ends quite nicely, actually I would've wanted to read more xD. Give it a shot.
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This is good  
by Izhy
November 11th, 2013, 10:20am
Rating: N/A
Read it..
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
It ends nicely eventhough it only has 3 volumes

I agree with 2 other comments before mine
and i would like to read another of the author's work of there will be some.
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There just isn't anything like Love in Hell  
by Zackjunk907
September 15th, 2020, 3:27am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
LiH is one of my favorite mangas, it's a fun, sexy, gory, romcom about self growth. It's a romance story on face value, but also something more. I can't recall the last manga that was so unique, that I feel flawlessly married these genres to make something this interesting. It's a perfect pairing of nightmarish horror, and cute Waifu slice of life that I haven't really ever seen done correctly... Until LiH.
The world building done in such a short series is amazing, the love story is weird and fairly off-putting until you realize that our MC, well he's in hell for a lot of reasons. It's a story about growth and self reflection. Is it an original story? No, no it is not. But it's a story that works perfectly because of world building.
Let's talk about the world building. It's more purgetory than hell really. It's a plane of redemption, by making sure it's comfortable enough to not break the soul, but uncomfortable enough not to want to stay. There are easily explained rules that the author wisely didn't spend pages pouring over. Demon's are almost indifferent and because humans reform the next day, they kill and maim with almost a sense of boredom. The demon's are secondary to the bigger threat, other humans. The humans are people that earned their way into hell, and are selfish, manipulative, and spiteful. The most demonic thing in hell is man.
So this is a story of a selfish unlikeable MC, with a young, ernest, and sexy demon as she tries to get him to understand that punishment isn't just being hurt, it's understanding why you are being punished as well. The name of the book isn't just a remark on their relationship, but also a statement about our MC, learning to forgive himself, and finally be able to love himself.
Is it perfect? Nope, its clear that it was rushed near the end. But that didn't stop a satisfactory conclusion. It is officially in english, and I recommend it (I paid for my manga, shocking I know) over scanlations. I know it's not my favorite manga, but I would be hard pressed to say what beats it in the genre.
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Fun short read  
by PZcolo
April 15th, 2017, 2:07pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Unexpectedly good and at times funny, the way hell is portrayed makes no sense imo but it's acceptable enough.
The story is simple, not overly original but not that overused either, chars are interesting and there is actual char development in such a short story. The setting as I said is kinda lacking still it allows the gore-comedy which I didn't dislike but didn't find that funny either and there are some warm moments in there too.
An interesting read, recommended for any love-come fan.
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Could have been better.  
by MondSemmel
March 27th, 2015, 9:19am
Rating: N/A
Despite the not all that uncommon topic, this was an at times surprisingly original story.

I was a bit annoyed at what was considered a sin sufficient to go to hell, though:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Rintarou thinks his sin is running from a girl after he'd found out her father was abusing her. He claims he could have treated the girl better, but doesn't think he could have helped her. What the hell? This is yet another story where people don't think of calling the police, or child support, or *anything*. Ridiculous. To keep with the theme of the story, that's a perfect example of the sin of inaction, both by the protagonist, and by the attitude that made the mangaka overlook this option in his writing.


Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Suicide is considered a sin? Seriously?

Finally, I found the ending a bit weak.

... Last updated on March 27th, 2015, 9:29am
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A readable ecchi but it is not quite that  
by residentgrigo
February 21st, 2015, 12:06pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
I mostly stick to American/European comics when it comes to comics about sex, the award-winning Sex Criminals comes to mind, as Japanese ones tend to be generic or highly creepy or just porn by volumes 2 at the latest so that i am writing a review speaks volumes of the quality shown here.
Love in Hell may not be a masterpiece but the best this kind of publication has to offer as it is eventually a heartfelt drama about child abuse and well just read it. The artist is memorable, the satire works very well and it even takes the genre apart to a point. The gore is high octane and a fun aspect of the story but probably the reason why the manga did not go on longer as this narrative is ultimately just too dark to survive the target audience the publisher probably intended. The end should have come later as the world/designs are way too good to be left alone but the reason behind Senkawa´s torment is well done and i liked the cute romance thus i would read a sequel.
Move on to The Penisman (8/10) by ISHIDA Sui (known for Tokyo Ghoul which i also reviewed) for another violent Ecchi that puts story first or Ike! Inachuu Takkyuubu (7,5/10) as it is funny and pay the classic Dr. Slump (8,5/10) a visit.

... Last updated on February 14th, 2016, 1:48pm
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