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Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari

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  • Vol: 2; Ch: 8
  • 2004
4.196 out of 5 from 376 votes
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Ayu, a seventeen-year-old high school student, lives every day without purpose and no hope for her future. She sells herself to men without thinking of the consequences; she doesn't feel pain, sorrow, or happiness; and she has no desire to feel anything at all. To Ayu the world is just a dirty, horrid place revolving around sex and money - until a chance encounter with a kind old woman begins to change her mind. With this woman's help, will Ayu ever find a reason to live?

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Manga Relations

Manga Name Year Relation Type More Info
Deep Love - Real 2004 TBD
Deep Love - Host 2005 TBD
Deep Love - Reina no Unmei 2005 TBD
Deep Love - Pao no Monogatari 2005 TBD
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Yuu YOSHII Artist
Yoshi Author

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Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari deideiblueeyez 9.5/10 May 20, 2011
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Bitter Virgin and Deep Love don't intersect much when it comes to plot, and have a very different feeling at the end. But, both touch on some pretty dark issues including rape, with a young woman that you definitely feel for. If you liked the tone of one you'd probably appreciate the other - Bitter Virgin being the far more hopeful of the two.


The way the main character has a secret which affects her life is present in both these series and give them a similar feeling. Bitter Virgin is more about overcoming a fear, while Ayu no Monogatari focuses on breaking out of a lifestyle for the sake of a loved one. 

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  • Vol: 1; Ch: 2
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Dear Friends and Ayu are both quite tragic tales of two previously-emotionally-dead girls who change their lives with the help of others. Neither will leave you happy at the end and will instead make you feel like you were punched in the stomach. If powerful impact is what you were going for, try out these titles.

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Deep Love is more of mature themes than Kagen no Tsuki. Kagen is pretty easy to read, but it also can make you cry. And they both are very touching. I think you should try them both If you liked at least one.