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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!

Groups Scanlating
Akuma Love Scans
Obsession Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.88 by Akuma Love Scans 5 months ago
v.13 c.86-87 by Akuma Love Scans about 1 year ago
v.13 c.85 by Akuma Love Scans about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews
Akuma to Love Song by PrincessVera

3 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1300 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 26th 2017, 10:24am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Margaret (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (13 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #366 increased(+20)
Monthly Pos #503 increased(+53)
3 Month Pos #515 decreased(-48)
6 Month Pos #482 decreased(-27)
Year Pos #452 decreased(-44)

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Forum Posts
Should Akuma to love song be adapted to... over 6 years ago
Kawaii Maria's personality according to MBIT over 7 years ago
Does anyone know when/if this title will be licensed in America? over 8 years ago

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Is it just me, or does the main character LOVE to purse her lips?   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by unusuallove
October 7th, 2010, 5:40pm
For real, her lips are ALWAYS PURSED!

Seriously, though.
It's kind of a classic shoujo manga. You've got your female protagonist and your 2 love interests: the dark moody guy and the cheerful bright guy. Then you've got your best friend and that's pretty much your whole main cast. Different things happen to the main characters, and slowly, the characters' friendships turn to romance and love triangles.

Characters: 4/10
One difference is that the protagonist is not some ditzy girl, who knows nothing, or some crazy strong girl, who knows everything. She's not your classic protagonist. Instead she's the sort of character that would usually be placed as the main character's best friend (kind of similar to Hana from Fruits Basket), calm, cool, and collected, not caring what other people think, not nearly as expressive or emotional as so many shoujo characters tend to be. In fact, not really expressive or emotional at all.

Personally, I didn't like her as the protagonist (I found her a little boring) and I think that sort of character is better off in the best friend position, but I appreciate the attempt to do something different, and I'm sure that there are some people who really like the main character.

Actually, I found myself connecting most with the best friend
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who is in love with Maria's main love interest
and the less likely love interest, which kind of sucks, because now the two relationships I ship are the two that are less likely to happen . . . but again, that could be just me. You might really like the canon romance.

Art: 9.5/10
The art is very beautiful, in a modern shoujo way, which I always find very important in a manga

Plot: 4/10
Like I said before, classic shoujo manga. Not much else to say, plotwise. It involves music, I guess, and musical performance, so if that's important to you, then you should like it. Um, it also has a bit of the classic "mystery past" going for it, which always makes a story more interesting. But in the end, it is what it is, and what it is is okay, but nothing unique. Read it if you've got nothing else to do, but don't expect to find any certain amount of depth or anything.

Rating so far: 6/10

By the way, I complete agree with fictionalscience's comment that the students and teacher are unrealistically mean. Especially the teacher. If a teacher acted like that in real life, he would be fired. End of story.

It seems very naive of the author to have the teacher act so childish and the main character act so adult, as if she's trying to make a statement about adults not always being right or something. I'm not saying adults are always right, because they're not, at all, but this does feel too similar to the mentality "I'm being a rebel for the sake of being rebel". In other words: "My characters are going to be unrealistically a million times more mature than their teacher so that kids today will connect to them!" Adults who write stories like that just annoy me.

Deduct 1.5 points for unrealistic bullying

... Last updated on November 3rd, 2010, 7:40pm
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Rating: N/A
by laurah
September 29th, 2010, 1:12am
I think its a pretty good manga except the part
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about maria's past is kinda too dramatic and out of no where. Also, its kinda stupid how the two guys dont wanna get close to her for that reason...I mean hugging her will provoke her memories? SERIOUSLY? thats kinda dumb and because of that they dont want to get close to her... wth? =_="

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2010, 6:00am
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Gingeh
September 6th, 2010, 3:09pm
I'll admit it - I mostly read it for the art.

Not that the story is bad (it's certainly not great; it's just not bad). But it's not a manga that leaves me on edge, constantly hoping for a new chapter to satisfy my craving. It's also a bit of a dark series, which isn't really my thing, with just barely enough seemingly random bits of humor thrown in to make you keep reading.

But the art. . . I just love it. It's really like nothing I've ever really seen before; the way Maria is drawn is especially beautiful. I probably would have dropped this by now, or never have picked it up, if it wasn't for the artwork.

Other than the art, the only thing I really liked about this series is that the male lead, for once, isn't blatantly obvious. I'm up to volume three, and it still isn't really clear to me which of the two boys Maria will end up with - in most shoujo, you can tell who the ending couple will be from the first chapter. That doesn't happen in Akuma to Love Song.

All in all, it's an alright manga. It's not perfect, and I agree with everyone else that it's getting more and more annoying as it drags on, and it's certainly not up there with, say, Ouran or 1/2 Prince, and it's no where near Hana Kimi. But, it's alright. Read it for the art ^-^

Update: Okay, I got to chapter 45 and just couldn't bring myself to keep going. The characters were annoying and had no depth or development, the plot was predictable and boring, and all in all, it was a stretched, cliche manga that spiraled downhill after the first few volumes. Horribly disappointing, especially because of the fantastic artwork and the promising beginning, both of which are the only reasons this doesn't end up with an even lower rating.

... Last updated on April 1st, 2013, 8:28pm
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Oblivious People + thoughts   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Serkai
August 22nd, 2010, 3:44am
For gods sake people.

Anywho, this manga is quite interesting for the first few volumes, then loses its apeal later on. Its still a great read if you're looking for something to interest you, but don't expect it to become one of your favourites.
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hmm...quality is decreasing   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Caronroz
August 16th, 2010, 10:24am
I used to LOVE this manga and read the scanlation as soon as it was out, but now something's changed in the manga that I'm not as obssesive about reading it. Consequently, I can no longer give it a 10. If the quality continues to decline, my rating will drop accordingly.

I hope the Japanese readers voiced something similiar so that by volume 8, the quality goes back up to its original awesomeness.

... Last updated on August 16th, 2010, 10:28am
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It started off really great...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by shoujo22
August 6th, 2010, 7:09am
...then quickly degenerated to a heavy, gloomy, overly dramatic story saturated with the most annoying shoujo clichés on the face of the earth (i.e. crying every five minutes, love rivals with a huge vendetta against the main character, random comedic moments thrown into random sequences in an attempt to lighten the mood BECAUSE OF all the drama, etc.).

As far as the bullying goes, I'd like to just throw a few things out there. The likelihood of an entire class plus the teacher turning against one student is pretty non-existent. Many of things that were said and done to Maria, however, are actually pretty spot on when compared to some of the actual bullying that goes on in the Japanese school system. That's not to say that Japanese students are horrible, because bullies are bullies no matter where they come from. However, group conformity and cultural homogeneity are both very important aspects of the Japanese culture (which actually isn't a bad thing majority of the time), so standing out too much or being 'different' can result in some pretty severe treatment. Bullying there is on an entirely different level than anything that most people are used to--and becoming progressively worse as of late. Than mangaka did a really good job with this aspect of the manga. The bullying that she suffers is a bit on the light side when compared to the real deal. I'm dead serious...

Also, Maria's odd mindset and questionable tolerance towards mental, verbal, and physical abuse basically stem from some serious trauma that she suffered as a child. I've been reading the releases in Margaret magazine, so at least that much makes sense to me now. What's killing me is that the author totally could have used all those events to her advantage and made for an exceptional story--had she stuck with her original formula. But she instead opted to take the standard shoujo drama route and put a damper on Maria's unique demeanor and outlook on life. How disappointing...

... Last updated on September 7th, 2010, 6:54am
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unbelievably nasty bullies   
Rating: N/A
by fictionalscience
July 28th, 2010, 6:39am
It's very unrealistic how nasty her teacher & classmates are. The school quarrels are pretty over the top and silly. But I like some of the themes in the manga and the level of complexity/twistedness of some of the characters. Sometimes the "burn the witch" attitude is pretty unbearable for me to keep reading without getting overly upset though.
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Started off well but, ...   
Rating: N/A
by littleprince
July 2nd, 2010, 12:51am
The beginning was appealing. However as the series goes on the behaviors and conversations tend to become irrational and stupid. I really can't keep up with the logic, and I don't think a whole class + their teacher + could get so cheap as to join in this type of conversation.
Its a bit too childish? maybe? like they're all in elementary school or something. And just when I thought the bullying cliche was over it started in another way.

But if you're the type that likes heroine resists bullying etc. you could give it a try.
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Had promise...but failed to deliver   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by cswave
June 23rd, 2010, 6:04am
Started out really good but then gradually got worse. It becomes overly dramatic and the heroine who was originally a strong character turns out to be ignorant and delusional and has a extremely warped perception. You can argue that it's because she is humble...but there's a limit to how humble one can be before they're mistaken for being stupid. What's worse is that she's stubborn too, so she's set on being in denial about almost everything. Frankly, this manga becomes very irritating to read. I'd recommend reading the first 15 chapters or so and then just drop it because the plot is going nowhere.
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Wah so good ><   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by black.rOses
May 13th, 2010, 12:29am
I just love this manga! The girl is always composed and super honest. Other call it personality problems I call it honesty. She doesn't go all two-faced, more like she tells them what's in her mind and all. VERYY TOUGH. At first I would've thought of her gothic but now I do see how beautiful she is(as a manga character). This is definitely a must read!!!
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