Deep Love: Ayu no Monogatari
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Deep Love: Ayu no Monogatari

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Synonyms: Deep Love: The Story of Ayu, Deep Love: Ayu's Story
Japanese: Deep Love アユの物語


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: May 13, 2004 to Sep 13, 2004
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Yoshi (Story), Yoshii, Yuu (Art)


Score: 7.961 (scored by 96429,642 users)
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Ranked: #8152
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Popularity: #1039
Members: 18,321
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /8


Based on Yoshi's hit novel series, "Deep Love" depicts the struggling life of Ayu, a 17-year-old high school girl who believes neither in a future nor the happiness it could bring her. By selling her body as a teenage prostitute, she's trying to justify her existence, which is as bleak as her heart: it's void of joy, sorrow, love. It's not until her encounter with a kind-hearted old lady that Ayu begins to realize the true meaning of happiness...



Ayu no Monogatari was adapted by TV Tokyo into a live-action drama series in 2004.




Oct 31, 2008
Ayu is a teenage girl whose life seems to be filled with only despair and emptiness, and she deals with it by prostituting herself. The story, from beginning to end, basically follows her life as she struggles through it- the people she meets, the choices she makes, and the impact those encounters had on her character and life.

With a premise like that, it is likely already obvious that this is not exactly a happy and light-hearted story. In fact, reading this manga is almost like watching a disastrous car accident about to happen- you know it's coming, you cringe, you can't do anything about it ...
Jul 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Ok, this is my first review and english is not my language, sorry for any mistake!

The story itself might be good if you like drama, but I find it really bad developed. Everything seems extremely rushed, we don't have time to know the characters well, nor their stories and backgrounds, it's like the author have thrown two buddies on the pages and that's all. In my opinion, the author should have done a little bit longer story, but with better development.


The two main characters known each other since literally 5 minutes and they are the love of each others life. That itself make no sense. ...
Jan 24, 2021
[Spoiler Review!]

After reading all the reviews here, I came to realize something. This manga is a sick attempt at using horrible events and circumstances to create a sense of "meaning" and evoke pity within the minds of readers who take the bait.

Story: 2/10

The "story" here has more holes in it than Swiss cheese. The "story" revolves around our main character, Ayu, and the horrible life she lives. Many questions arise when reading this manga, such as: What happened to her parents, what caused her to start prostituting herself, what did she need the money for, and many more. The only character trait Ayu has ...

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Poll: Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari Chapter 8 Discussion
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RediceRyan - Jun 1, 2013
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Nov 24, 2018 3:07 AM
So what happened to Ayu's parents?
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