Love My Life
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Love My Life

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Japanese: ラブ マイ ライフ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: 2000
Genres: Drama Drama, Girls Love Girls Love, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Erotica Erotica
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Feel Young
Authors: Yamaji, Ebine (Story & Art)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 12811,281 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #5379
Members: 2,826
Favorites: 31

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Ichiko Izumiya is a young student of English who would like to walk in the footsteps of her father is a translator of trendy American novels. She finally decides to confess to him that she is in love with Eriko, a law student. Ichiko will attempt to live out her homosexuality in peace and will be brought to wonder about the nature of her relationship: is she really homosexual or simply in love with a sensitive being who happens to be of the same sex? (Source: MU)


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Jul 6, 2008
coffeecat (All reviews)
To be honest, I'm not particularly fond of Ebine Yamaji's art. Although I have come to recognize it as a style all her own, I still have to state that it is quite unappealing.

But having said that, the manga Love My Life is still worth reading. The characters' personalities, especially Ichiko's, was given much thought. Her feelings and her thoughts are well-motivated. Her gradual maturity is interesting to read. Her realizations don't feel like expositions but more of a natural growth for her character.

The slice of life take to the topic of lesbianism and sexuality is perfect in this manga. It avoids romanticism and read more
Apr 6, 2010
greenteajunkie (All reviews)
Although the dull, unappealing art might discourage many from reading Love My Life, it does not take away from the fantastic story. The style of Love My Life actually requires a simple format and style, as it is josei and asserts a much more down-to-earth theme. Ostentatious, flowery art typical of shoujo would merely be detrimental to the book's evocative disposition. It is also very mature, and gives a deeper insight into [all] relationships, lesbian life, and discrimination of homosexuals within Japan. If you are a lesbian or simply interested in the topic of homosexual relationships, or perhaps you have a close friend or relative read more
Feb 11, 2021
ohohohohohoho (All reviews)
Love My Life is a story that touches on the challenges of queerness, self actualization and love as they coexist in a nebulous cosmos, but that ultimately strives to be uplifting. Everything works out well for the characters in the story. In other words, in my mind as a gloomy cynic, it's not totally realistic. Ichiko's origin story and family are somewhat miraculous. The characters never really betray or hurt each other, or even really argue while navigating complex circumstances. However, I think there's certainly a need for stories that are uplifting and end tidily on a happy note, and it's quite suitably tailored toward read more
Dec 26, 2018
catsighs (All reviews)
Love My Life is pretty easily summed up in two words: sensitive & minimalistic!
(Review complete, really? I can sleep?! jk)

I really enjoyed both the content and art style of this manga, while the style of drawing faces is possibly a little inexpressive at times, Ebine Yamaji is outright masterful in how she illustrates bodies.

I wouldn't say that it's a particularly deep dive into an understanding of homophobia and Japanese LGBT lifestyles, more a slow slice of life that places you gently into the characters' lives and allows you to experience a small piece of it together with them. The focus is on love, family read more

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