A Devil and Her Love Song, translated from Akuma to Love Song, is a completed shoujo manga that ran from 2007-2011 in Shuiesha’s Margaret publication. It has been licensed for North America by Viz’s Shoujo Beat imprint and will have a 13 volume run. A Devil and Her Love Song stands out with a strong heroine that through faith and perseverance wins the hearts of others.
The Gist: Maria Kawai was expelled from Katrina Catholic School and is attempting to start over at Totsuka High School. Her blunt personality is intimidating to others, thus she has a difficult time making friends. Her new classmates are jealous of her pretty face and bully her. She catches the attention of two boys in her class, Shin Meguro and Yusuke Kanda, who hear her singing “Amazing Grace” in a beautiful voice. Yusuke tries to be friendly to her, but it doesn’t fool Maria who sets him straight by making him face how he really feels about her. Shin notices that Maria is attempting to deal with the bullying at school without complaints and becomes attracted to Maria. With the help of these two boys, Maria must learn to forge new relationships and overcome trials she may face at school.
Maria Kawai is a unique heroine that changes others around her with her honest personality. A Devil and Her Love Song would be a great read for teens.