Akuma de Sourou
The Devil Does Exist
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Akuma de Sourou

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Devil Beside Me, Lovely Devil, Flying Rabbit, July
Japanese: 悪魔で候
English: The Devil Does Exist
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1, 1998 to Dec 2002
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Bessatsu Margaret
Authors: Takanashi, Mitsuba (Story & Art)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 67266,726 users)
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Ranked: #12152
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Popularity: #1348
Members: 13,894
Favorites: 356
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /42


High school is hard for Kayano. When she tries to confess her love to the kind but distant Yuichi, the school bully Takeru makes her life hell. But things get worse when Kayano's mother gets engaged to Takeru's father, the school principal!

Soon enough, instead of be in love with Yuichi, she falls in her love with her future brother, Takeru.

What will she do about this forbidden love?

Included one-shot:
Volume 11: Flying Rabbit


Akuma de Sourou was published in English as The Devil Does Exist by CMX from April 1, 2005 to August 8, 2007.



Aug 18, 2023
After 15 years I decided to come back to Akuma de Soro out of pure nostalgia.

I had initially read it in high school, during a time when social media didn’t exist, and you had to use magazines to find people to talk about anything.

Going back to this manga felt like jumping back in time, and it reminded me of so many things, first and foremost Hyde, the famous celebrity that way too early took his life, which Takeru (one of the main characters) was inspired from. It’s weird how some of these incredible artists can live on in time through different media. Gone but ...
Dec 1, 2020
This manga is still so good even after reading it many years after, the reason is because all of the situation that resided in the manga seem very likely to happen in real life. The author simply didn't sugarcoat too much with like what other Shoujo manga does, but it focused more on realism with how the characters react or what the characters do, those are what made me appreciate the manga in the long run.

The last few chapters of the manga showed the growth of the characters, which I liked because they all seemed to have resolved their problems throughout the story. +1 because ...
Jun 9, 2013
I truly enjoyed this manga. It sucked me in right from the start. When I read the summary my first thought was "Oh great. This will just be another boring forbidden love story." but man was I wrong. The art was beautiful and the story was amazing. It was really realistic. But what amazed me the most was the characters and their relationship. Yeah the characters developed slightly faster than normal but I thought it all worked out. It was like I was living the story. There were so many times that I was either laughing out loud or was bawling my eyes out. ...

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Poll: The Devil Does Exist Chapter 42 Discussion
thisguy2011 - Sep 28, 2012
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Mar 26, 2022 8:46 AM
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H_Erifu - Oct 26, 2016
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Oct 26, 2016 11:48 AM
Takeru = Hide from X Japan!
kaleidome - Nov 3, 2010
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Nov 3, 2010 6:52 AM
looks a lot like a drama....?
queenofautumn - May 1, 2008
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