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Japanese: LOVELESS
English: Loveless
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 17, 2001 to ?
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Fantasy Fantasy, Mystery Mystery
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Comic ZERO-SUM
Authors: Kouga, Yun (Story & Art)


Score: 7.621 (scored by 1117011,170 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #21132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #643
Members: 28,025
Favorites: 1,549


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Volume 1


Aoyagi Ritsuka is one troubled 6th grader. Two years ago, he mysteriously lost his memory and developed an alternate personality. His mother constantly berates (and occasionally beats) him, asking what happened to the "real" Ritsuka, and his only defender and friend, his older brother Seimei, was recently killed.

Suddenly, Seimei's apparent "friend," Soubi, appears. Soubi tells him that Ritsuka's true name is "Loveless," and that Soubi was assigned by Seimei to take care of Ritsuka and protect him. Ritsuka soon gets sucked into a bizzare underground society where teams of people, a "Fighter Unit," and a "Sacrifice," battle using elaborate and beautifully-phrased spells.

He seeks both acceptance of himself, and the answer to the mystery of who killed his brother and why.

(Source: TokyoPop)


Loveless was published in English by Tokyopop for 8 volumes from February 7, 2006 to September 1, 2008 until becoming defunct; VIZ Media later gained rights to the series and began publishing since September 11, 2012. The series has also been published digitally by Kodansha USA since April 28, 2020. It has also published in Polish by Studio JG since July 11, 2014.


Kaidou, Kio
Nakano, Yamato
Sakagami, Kouya
Minami, Ritsu
Hawatari, Yuiko


Jan 8, 2008
Preliminary (7/? eps)
I won't go into the subject/plot of this manga, because you can find that anywhere. This story is brilliant and full of mystery with bad guys turning good guys and good guys sitting on the ambiguous side of the field. Intrigue! If you like intrigue, you will like this story. You care about the characters, good and bad, and yell about the injustices as you cheer on their achievements. Story aside, it is damned beautiful. The art, poses, scenes just hit you so you sit there and stare at a page for minutes not even aware of the passage ...
Jun 7, 2008
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
This manga is the first manga I've read online... and to tell you the truth I fell deeply IN LOVE with it!! Though the manga is entitled, "LOVELESS", actually the whole story all about overflowing "BL". Though there maybe some girl/woman characters, most of the lovey-dovey are among the bishies, young and old, literally. The suspense of each chapter keeps me reading for more! The art here is just like the anime, but as any other manga they're black and white. The expression and protectiveness of the characters, especially those master-servant[fighter] situations like Soubi & Ritsuka, with each other are breathtaking. The unconditional love of ...
Apr 29, 2012
Preliminary (Unknown/? eps)
Story - 10
Art - 9
Character - 7
Enjoyment - 7
Overall - 4

I know, I know, you probably ask me why overall is 4? At first, I loved this manga, I also loved anime. Loved the idea "how to tell if you're still a virgin", something quite new, and was absolutely necessary in this manga. Because of that and some awkward situations, a few times I got goosebumps. At first I got the feeling, that this manga will satisfy me, that something like "boom" is coming up. But then, at around 40-45 chapters, I just couldn't understand what is going on anymore. At one point there's a ...

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