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Japanese: L♥DK
English: L♥DK
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 24
Chapters: 98
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 13, 2009 to Aug 12, 2017
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend
Authors: Watanabe, Ayu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 1743517,435 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #29332
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #371
Members: 46,099
Favorites: 775


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When her parents need to move to another city for work, Aoi Nishimori decides to stay behind and starts living in an apartment on her own. Unexpectedly, she discovers that her next-door neighbor is Shuusei Kugayama, the "prince" in her high school who turns down anyone who confesses to him—including her best friend, Moe Shibuya. Aoi angrily confronts Shuusei for rejecting Moe; things quickly get heated, with Shuusei calling Aoi an eyesore, leaving her disappointed in the so-called "prince."

To make things worse, Aoi's clumsiness renders Shuusei’s apartment unlivable and the two have to live together in Aoi's apartment as a temporary solution. However, Aoi gets to know Shuusei better while living under the same roof and begins to realize that he is not the cold-hearted, despicable person she initially thought.

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L♥DK has been published in English by Kodansha Comics USA since October 20, 2015.

The series was adapted into a live-action film which screened in Japan on April 12, 2014. A drama CD was bundled with the eighth volume.



Apr 10, 2024
This is exactly what it wants to be trashy fun I get that some people don't like it, but it's ok for there to be trashy fun romance manga with some drama to suck you in. When reading this you are not going to get high-class storytelling that handles every topic with grace, but sometimes it is fun to live in the intense melodrama. If stories with SH are too much for you, please don't read this manga. Remember fiction is fiction and the author trusts you to know that not everything in the story is morally right including the HS which is the worst ...
Jul 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
*Review contains spoilers*

Story 6/10
If you are able to tolerate the first 20-30 chapters, it does get better. Well, actually, its a bit weird because the manga starts off very interesting, then it just becomes stale, where things don't really progress at all. However, the story does pick up and gets more interesting. Cliché? yes. Predictable, yes? But if you are reading a Shoujo, those two are expected adjectives. I did find refreshing that majority of characters were able to go beyond the apparent cultural boundaries/shyness/politeness of Japanese people and were able to express their desires and make advances towards each other. I also think the ...
Oct 15, 2023
This manga is like Defying Kurosaki- Kun if Defying Kurosaki- Kun was very badly written so I guess you could say it’s like a cheap imitation. The ML in L♥DK is of the Tsundere personality however unlike most Tsundere characters which are likable despite their bully personality traits the ML in L♥DK is very unlikeable. I despised him and I’m not exaggerating when I say I wished he’d get run over by a dump truck and die. The first 79 chapters are badly written low grade trash that is ridiculously unrealistic and quite frankly torturous to read. However if you are able to persevere ...

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