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Love Stage!! (Manga)

Love Stage!!

Alternative Titles

English: Love Stage!!
Japanese: LOVE STAGE!!

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 29, 2010 to ?
Authors: Tsuda, Mikiyo (Art), Eiki, Eiki (Story)
Serialization: Asuka Ciel

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 6749 users)
Ranked: #2252
Popularity: #216
Members: 15,248
Favorites: 917
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

With a father who's a singer, a mother who's a movie star, and an older brother Shougo who's the lead vocalist for the super-popular band "The Crusherz," Sena Izumi—an otaku college student—is the only dull one born into this super-famous and talented family. He loves "Magical Girl LalaLulu" and is working hard to become a mangaka, but one day he winds up appearing in a TV commercial he just can't turn down. There, he's reunited with Ichijou Ryouma, the super-popular young actor he costarred with on a project ten years prior.

(Source: September Scanlations)

Related Manga

Spin-off: Back Stage!!
Adaptation: Love Stage!! OVA, Love Stage!!


Characters

 Izumi
Sena, Izumi
Main
 Ryouma
Ichijou, Ryouma
Main
 Rei
Sagara, Rei
Main
 Shougo
Sena, Shougo
Main
 Takahiro
Kuroi, Takahiro
Supporting
 Nagisa
Sena, Nagisa
Supporting
 Kousuke
Sotomura, Kousuke
Supporting


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Feb 16, 7:50 AM
blushjoy
It always interests me to see what's newly 'hot' in the yaoi/shonen-ai world, especially those few that are hand-picked to be adapted into anime. Love Stage! is not exactly what I would call a GREAT yaoi, however, it is interesting, entertaining and refreshing enough to earn a good mark. If this is the future of yaoi, then count me on-board.

While the plot sounds as cookie cutter as it gets, the manga manages to subvert some tropes. While the seme (Ryouma) pursues the relationship, Izumi (the uke) ends up taking advantage of his unrequited love, asking him for favors, knowing he won't be turned down. Izumi read more
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Nov 30, 2011 4:53 AM
ikasama-shoujo
Yush! My second review. :D

I just recently read this manga (Thanks to my friend in TinierMe who recommended this to me) and WOAH. It's so super adorable... so cute cute cute.. such a cute manga! Did I already say the word, cute? XD

I've only read 8 chapters so far and I could say... it's one of my favorites already.

The story is a bit Shoujo-ish though (Some of the scenes were predictable and cliche), but since I'm a Shoujo Manga fan, too, I really loved it. It's like I'm reading a Shoujo Manga only the pairing is boy x boy (which I really prefer more). Every read more
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Nov 15, 2011 10:44 PM
Kurisu-chan
This manga really made me go "Kyaaaaaa~"
After reading some yaoi drama, this one is a really good break.
Hilarious, sweet and refreshing.

Story: (Warning: Contains spoiler)
Izumi, a wanna-be mangaka from a celebrity family, acted as a girl in a commercial 10 years ago. Ryouma, a popular star, spent those 10 years loving his cute co-star. Now, they are going to act together again, and it seems that his love would not be returned because Izumi is actually a guy.

Art and Characters:
Really cute art! The characters and background are drawn really well. Facial expressions and other movements are also pretty. I find all of the characters read more
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Aug 13, 2012 3:04 AM
NuniChan
im in love with this manga! I couldn't stop laughing :D

A funny story develops between chapters. The plot is not unique, but still made ​​me want to read more and more chapters...

"Sena Izumi is an 18-year-old boy who just entered college. He is a major otaku, and is obsessed with Magical Girl LalaLulu." I fall in love with this character! So funny, real ... and develops during the manga. Really fun to read about him

The art is really great, I think Tsuda was painting the characters just by their personality!

In short, I really recommend this manga to read :)
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