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Romantic Comedy Manga 'Love Lab' Ends

by Sakana-san
Sep 22, 8:38 AM | 12 Comments
The November 2019 issue of Manga Time Special announced on Saturday that Ruri Miyahara's 4-koma romantic comedy manga Love Lab will end in the magazine's December issue on October 21.

Miyahara launched the series in monthly seinen magazine Manga Home in October 2006, which also ran in other Houbunsha magazines including Comic Yell and Manga Time. The manga was transferred to Manga Time Special in 2010. Houbunsha published the 14th compiled volume in November 2018.

Doga Kobo animated the manga into a 13-episode TV anime that aired in Summer 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the show on its platform while it aired. Sentai Filmworks released a standard DVD and Blu-ray collection in August 2014.

Source: Ruri Miyahara on Twitter

12 Comments Recent Comments

I want season 2 i miss the squad

Sep 24, 2:59 PM by SapphyeePH

I remember the opening for the anime was so addicting lol

Sep 24, 7:09 AM by Accelerator48

Here's to hoping Doga Kobo gets motivated enough to make a second season (+ proper ending).

hahahahahahaha proper/full adaptation of source... who am I kidding

Sep 23, 1:09 AM by Reina_Orikasa

shanimebib said:
This manga will be missed for sure. Adore it! Why are good manga are often so underrated and unpopular?

people dissapointed that it introduced male character

welcome to the internet.

Sep 22, 8:21 PM by Kuma

Xaelath said:
Short_Circut said:
godammit the translations are so behind on this, already 14 volumes and only ~11 have been translated

no love triangles, no pointless drama, it's essentially a more wholesome (and funnier) version of Araburu

In all honesty Love Triangles is fine if author can make it right, not dumb as Araburu were it was pulled in last 6 episode or in manga chapter 17 onwards which is also the last 4 volume.

Idk why people said Araburu is a great drama and romcom , aside from the first half, the 2nd half is a Shitfest for sure.

Reminds me the writer is the one who made shitfest such as Nagi no Asakura and Kiznaiver which known to be shitfest of a Love Triangle.


ye but that's the problem, it's rare to find them actually well done since most of them drag on too long because of pointless misunderstandings/drama. The only ones I could think of that weren't that bad to see were ReRe Hello and Risouteki Boyfriend, only cause the main pairing handled it very maturely

Sep 22, 7:26 PM by Short_Circut

GreatAide said:
oh damn, I was just rewatching some of it again.

One of the first anime’s that certainly helped get me into watching a lot, and it’s certainly unique in that it’s one of the few CGDCTs that actually acknowledges the opposite sex. Araburu’s a recent one that captures a similar style, but with all the extra serious melodrama luggage





Or just read the manga

Sep 22, 6:41 PM by caio_brb

Short_Circut said:
godammit the translations are so behind on this, already 14 volumes and only ~11 have been translated

no love triangles, no pointless drama, it's essentially a more wholesome (and funnier) version of Araburu

In all honesty Love Triangles is fine if author can make it right, not dumb as Araburu were it was pulled in last 6 episode or in manga chapter 17 onwards which is also the last 4 volume.

Idk why people said Araburu is a great drama and romcom , aside from the first half, the 2nd half is a Shitfest for sure.

Reminds me the writer is the one who made shitfest such as Nagi no Asakura and Kiznaiver which known to be shitfest of a Love Triangle.

Sep 22, 6:08 PM by Xaelath

I enjoyed the characters antiques in the anime, don't follow the manga, if the girls get hot boyfriends all should be fine.

Sep 22, 1:15 PM by Catalano

oh damn, I was just rewatching some of it again.

One of the first anime’s that certainly helped get me into watching a lot, and it’s certainly unique in that it’s one of the few CGDCTs that actually acknowledges the opposite sex. Araburu’s a recent one that captures a similar style, but with all the extra serious melodrama luggage



Sep 22, 11:45 AM by GreatAide

Sad that the anime never got a second season. :/

Sep 22, 11:38 AM by wildhood

This manga will be missed for sure. Adore it! Why are good manga are often so underrated and unpopular?

Sep 22, 10:04 AM by shanimebib

godammit the translations are so behind on this, already 14 volumes and only ~11 have been translated

no love triangles, no pointless drama, it's essentially a more wholesome (and funnier) version of Araburu

Sep 22, 8:54 AM by Short_Circut

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