Gaba Kawa
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Gaba Kawa

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Japanese: ガバ・カワ
English: Gaba Kawa
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: 2006 to ?
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Takada, Rie (Story & Art)


Score: 6.931 (scored by 21342,134 users)
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Ranked: #96172
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Popularity: #4942
Members: 3,876
Favorites: 23


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Demons like Rara are supposed to cause mischief in the mortal world and draw humans to darkness. They're not supposed to help mortals and they're definitely not supposed to fall in love with them! But that's just what happens when Rara enters high school, where a hot guy named Retsu Aku calls her "Gaba Kawa"!

While demons gain power by causing mischief, the opposite is also true—if Rara uses any of her powers to help mortals, she'll immediately lose that very power. If she loses enough power, she'll disappear! Poor Rara. What's a "Gaba Kawa" demon to do?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Gaba Kawa was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint on December 2, 2008.



Jan 30, 2015
The whole thing is that Rara came from the demon world, seemingly, to drag mortal souls to Hell – but really, she just wanted to be with Akusawa Hiroshi, supposedly one of the top demons in the underworld. Rara has a friend/enemy named Bibi that she seems to compete with until the end.

A lot of people I’ve talked to, who had at least read this oneshot, had said that Retsu Aku suddenly saying “I love you” to Rara was kind of unexpected but, the reason why I love this oneshot so much, is because it’s not only gradual – but you can see his love ...
Oct 5, 2009
Gaba Kawa is the story of a young demon girl’s search for love. Rara, sent to Earth to cause nothing but mischief, finds herself falling in love with a hot human boy. So begins her wacky attempts to worm her way into Retsu Aku’s heart.

This would be your normal romantic comedy except for one very important factor: whenever demons use their powers to help humans, they lose that power. Lose enough and the demon will disappear entirely! This brings up a question that every true shojo heroine must answer for herself: Is true love worth dying for?

Overall, I really liked this book. The characters were ...
May 5, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Gaba Kawa is a story about a magical girl coming to earth to cause mischief, but instead wants to help a human guy instead. She's determined to have the guy fall in love with her by her own means, not through magic.

The story's pretty typical, at least the twist is if she uses her magic to help humans she can lose her power. So, she has to decide between love or self-perseverance. The art is nicely drawn, but nothing out of the ordinary for a shoujo.

It was a good short manga that was enjoyable. Overall, nothing extraordinary.

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