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: 8.001 (scored by 90169,016 users)
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Ranked: #6922
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Popularity: #879
Members: 17,008
Favorites: 429
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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.

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Oct 31, 2008
colorwalk (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 21, 2009
gdavge2003 (All reviews)
Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari is definitely not your typical girl-finds-guy and falls in love type of romance manga. I started reading with that mindset, and after 8 chapters, I was blown away. Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari was not only atypical, but delivers such deep themes and story to readers that will fill you with either sympathy, happiness, or anguish by the time you finish.

The story is quite simple and straightforward. Ayu is a teenage girl who finds life meaningless, and thus sells her body in a society she sees as decadent and immoral. However, an encounter with a granny changes her read more
Mar 17, 2008
deserty (All reviews)
Let me begin by stating that this review is for all the Deep Love Mangas (Ayu no Monogatari, Host, Reina no Unmei). This is my first review and i chose this manga to appraise, because it was the first one that made me cry.

I won't state the contents here, because it's difficult to describe without revealing something. Just read it yourself! I'd say you have to read it, because these topics are current and concern everybody.

The drawings aren't cute, but very pretty. The characters develop throughout the Manga.
Love and friendship play an important role. First they seem to perish due to the cruel read more
Mar 8, 2011
Moon_Light (All reviews)
After reading a review that compared Deep Love to a car wreck, that alone was enough to spike my interest. It was on the last page that I realized why it was like a car wreck. At the end you’re left there frozen in your tracks staring, at nothing, long after the car and everyone else is gone. Unable to form any coherent thoughts just a dumbstruck expression on your face.

That’s what Ayu’s life was, a huge accident, one you see coming long before it hits you, yet you’re there staring at it getting closer because you are so stunned by its complexity. Wondering, read more

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So what happened to Ayu's parents?
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