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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 alsDemons 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?...

Title : Gaba Kawa
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ISBN : 9781421522593
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Gaba Kawa Reviews

  • Lottie Eve
    2019-01-10 12:01

    This. Was. So. Cute! I found myself saying “awww” and then right after saying that burst out in laughter. Gaba Kawa is a very funny read.The characters were not exactly original but they were still able to keep me entertained and smiling. Rara was just hilarious! Her stupid ideas to be with her love and the embarrassing situations she got herself into were priceless! She had a very awkward, funny, and sweet personality(her being a demon just makes it even more funny). The love interest, Retsu was nothing special but I did grow fond of him. His love for Rara was cute when he did confess to her. The rest of the characters were all hilarious with all their stereotypical but loveable personalities. I felt like gathering up all of them for a big group hug.The story was not something I have never seen before but was very cute and executed well. I very much-loved reading about Rara’s goal to get Retsu to fall in love with her. The only thing that bothered me was the insta-love that took place but that is easily forgotten. I think what made me love this manga so much was because of all the comedy. The comedy would just come at the most random times and I would crack up. I can not say how much I loved all the comedy. Gaba Kawa really took off when the conflict was introduced. The ending confused me though because Rara personality seemed to change drastically but it was a happy ending. Although it was not the most meaningful substance Gaba Kawa had a very light and enjoyable story.The art was so cute and amazing. The mangaka had such a talent of putting just the right expression on the characters. The stupid and funny faces when the comedy happened, the cutesy OMG expressions when something cute and romantic happened, and the amazing art when the time called for it were all just amazing. The character designs were all great and I sometimes found myself just staring at some of the character’s designs. The art in Gaba Kawa is definitely something to look for!Gaba Kawa is a very light and enjoyable story that had me smiling throughout reading it. Although it is not the most original manga it is definitely a cute and funny one.

  • Reader17 Der
    2019-01-10 10:13

    This was really cute. I love all of the chibi in this. Rara a demon has finally been able to go to human world where she thinks she can finally meet the demon that she admires so much. On her first day she meets Resu a very hot guy. All sorts of things happen to Rara she is not the most graceful demon and seems to get in all sorts of trouble. If you like Rie Takada stories I suggested reading this. The only complaint I had was I wished it was longer.

  • Mazohyst
    2019-01-19 12:56

    This is very cute! Usually when I say a manga is cute, I mean it in a bad way, but not in this case. A nice light short story with cute art. Where have I not seen this before? Oh wait. Still, it's nothing extraordinary but it's tolerable. Don't expect deep life lessons or overwhelming emotions, though.

  • Em Mirra
    2019-01-06 11:58

    This one-volume manga follows the story of the demon, Rara, and her experiences in the human world. Because she is a demon, Rara is not allowed to fall in love with a human, however, she ends up falling for her male classmate, Retsu Aku, a handsome, athletic boy who has a paranormal sixth sense. The book tells of Rara's romantic quest/relationship with Aku and how she deals with the consequences of falling in love with him.Age: Young Adult Reader (Ages 15-18)Rating 4 out of 5 stars for:Art: Excellent art (definitely giving 4 out of 5 stars mostly for the art)! Takada has a very unique, distinct style that sets her work apart from other manga-kas. She has an incredible talent at inking darker tones, developing believable character expressions, and talent at drawing action scenes/motion and chibi figures. Found a huge portion of my time reading this novel just staring at the artwork.Writing: The character's personalities leaned toward the stereotypical side (hyper, love-struck girl and cool, aloof guy), however, their comical spontaneity is what makes this book worth the read! Not many overly deep emotions play out in this book, but it has a special, unpredictable charm to it nevertheless. If you enjoy campy cross-world romantic comedies, definitely give this book a go!Recommended to mostly teens who enjoy reading light-hearted, teen romantic-comedy manga.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-13 08:05

    This is one of the cutest manga that I have ever read. It made me laugh out loud, made me say "aww" It was just super cute my only complaint was that it was too short, I want more from this story.

  • Teetee
    2019-01-20 09:01

    I used to be more of a fan of this mangaka than I am now. Great artwork though, cute but sometimes juvenile storylines.

  • Heather
    2019-01-12 13:19

    I really liked this Manga. It was cute and had me giggling to myself on many occasions. I wish there was more to it! I'll just hope for a sequel.

  • Ian
    2019-01-09 09:21

    Before getting this book you should know it is rated teen with romance themes and the occasional implications of death(after all the main character is a demon) but nothing so overt to make this a bad choice for anyone.Gaba Kawa is an interesting read about a demon girl(mind you demons are different between Japneses and Western cultures)who comes to our world to create a little havoc to impress a demon boy who was already making waves over here. The only problem is she ends up meeting another boy who she discovers is human and falls in love! Now anytime she uses her powers to help the human she loses them one after another and gets weaker. What i a poor demoness supposed to do in the face of love at first sight?The artwork is really cute and the main character Rara is really adorable as she deals with her feelings versus her nature to do bad things to humans. The end of the book is a bit of a twist that I am not a hundred percent what happened but I think happened(not going to spoil it)but I was still happy for the characters in the story as it concluded.Personally my favorite part of the book is when Rara is watching Retsu while invisible and he accidentally runs into her into creating one of the most interesting kiss scenes I have seen in quite a while. If you like quirky cross world romance stories this is not a bad choice to add to add to your shelf. :)

  • Teresa
    2019-01-06 05:17

    Rie Takada is known for shorter shoujo series such as Punch! and Happy Hustle High. Gaba Kawa is a stand alone volume about Rara, a demon sent to cause mischief on Earth. When Rara falls in love with a human and starts helping people with her powers, she begins to lose those demon powers. Falling in love with a human also means that she will disappear, unless she kills the human who stole her heart!This one-off is cute and fun and worth more than one read through. While being mildly charming, this manga isn't quite as good as Takada's other books and the art and characters in Gaba Kawa are very similar in style to those in her other volumes, which makes the book feel not-so-fresh. Despite this mishap, it is still a fun read and Takada's works are all worth at least reading through once! And it's a one-off manga, it will only take about 45 minutes of your time if you need something nice and quick to read.

  • marissa
    2019-01-14 09:15

    My experiences with manga (particularly shoujo manga) have been few and far between, but this was very cute! The story ticks along at a rapid pace, is easy to follow without being simplistic, and is unexpectedly compelling and heartwarming. It's great fun if you don't read too much into the whole "girl falls extremely madly in love with boy" thing, and at any rate the book takes the piss out of itself at every turn in a very charming way.

  • Kirsten
    2018-12-30 11:14

    An ultra-cute manga that switches up the paranormal romance formula by having a supernatural girl paired up with a human boy. However, I tend to avoid paranormal romances, so I haven't read (and tired of) enough of them to appreciate this, and fluffy shoujo doesn't do much for me in the first place.

  • Sarah Evans
    2019-01-16 09:59

    Okay, it's only 4 stars because I'm pouting that it was too short. I really like this manga-ka, but each series she has had translated in the US seems to be shorter than the last. The characters and setting were her most intriguing to me since "Wild Act" and I'm surprised she didn't develop it more fully.

  • Caroline
    2019-01-03 11:10

    I sort-of own this book, because the only reason I could have read it (it's not published in book format yet) is because of Shojo Beat Magazine!!! This book is refreshing, and the characters are funny and interesting. It's about demons, mistaken identity, and being cute because you're persistent.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-01 08:21

    A cute one book story about a demon in human form who falls in love with a human. I usually hate insipid shojo, but this story was actually able to hold my attention.

  • Kelly Handy
    2019-01-09 06:09

    I really enjoyed this one volume love story. I almost gave up on it at the beginning but I'm so glad that I stuck with it. Good supernatural romance.

  • Jeneng Eoran
    2019-01-17 08:00

    kekurangannya cuma satu, Kurang panjanggggggg

  • Katie
    2019-01-17 09:13

    AMAZING~!!!! I felt so sorry for Rara after she disappeared and having Aku/Retsu forget about her!!!! But, it was sooo good!!!! So very happy I read it!!!

  • Kaylee
    2019-01-06 08:13

    It was the best book ever this is my new favorite book. It was super cute and adorable the most amazing romance I've ever read!

  • Chelsea
    2019-01-09 10:12

    This book was really cute with some really fun characters.

  • Shahna
    2018-12-21 05:25

    Pretty good. Easy to read and I'm glad it's a stand alone. Recommended to me whole at Anime North. Glad I read it. It was cute and goofy.

  • Dana
    2019-01-03 12:14

    This was pretty horrible. Rie Takada gradually got worse and worse. All her characters are the same in each new series. This was her last chance for me and she blew it.

  • Taylor
    2019-01-09 11:24

    I Loved this book. Its really cute and funny. The ending was weird but still it was good. I kinda wish there was a second book to this.

  • Mary
    2019-01-05 06:02

    I have this book in the original Japanese, and boy was I wrong in guessing what the story was about. Maybe learning Japanese might be a good idea.

  • Miss Ryoko
    2018-12-28 13:23

    Meh. There was nothing really special about this one shot. The story was pretty basic and predictable and extremely over done. It wasn't horrible but there was really nothing special about it.

  • Diana Dang
    2018-12-23 07:22

    My god, if there is a rating lower than 1, this manga would get it.

  • Micheala Beth George
    2018-12-23 09:22

    Amazing Manga!I love the artwork! Rara has such an adorable look. So cute! And big gorgeous eyes!And Aku? Complete hunk! Yummy! :DThe storyline is also so amazing! I loved the ending! <3