Love My Life

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Love My Life
(Rabu mai raifu)
Genre Romance, Yuri
Written by Ebine Yamaji
Published by Shodensha
Demographic Josei
Magazine Feel Young
Published 2001
Volumes 1
Live-action film
Directed by Kōji Kawano
Written by Hiroko Kanesugi
Music by noodles
Released December 9, 2006
Runtime 96 min.

Love My Life (ラブ・マイ・ライフ Rabu mai raifu?) is a 2001 Japanese josei manga by Ebine Yamaji and a 2006 live-action film directed by Kōji Kawano based on the manga itself.

Love My Life was originally serialized in the josei magazine Feel Young, and collected in a single tankōbon volume released in September 2001. The single volume has been translated into Mandarin and released by Taiwan Kadokawa and is available internationally on several Asian online shops like YesAsia.[1] The film based on this manga was produced in 2006, and the DVD was released on May 4, 2007 and was released in the United States by Wolfe Video.[2] It was also shown in Los Angeles on December 2, 2007.[3]


Ichiko Izumiya is an eighteen-year-old woman who goes to language school in university and works part-time at a music store. She lives with her father, Housei Izumiya, who translates English novels into Japanese for a living. Her mother died seven years before the story begins. Ichiko also has a girlfriend named Eri Joujima. When she comes out as a lesbian to her father, her father shocks her by telling her that both he and her mother are also gay. They had wanted to raise a child, and had agreed to marry in name to raise a child in Japan, while mutually being in their own relationships. The rest of the story shows Ichiko meeting her parents' lovers, her daily life and love with Eri.

Characters / Cast[edit]

Theatrical release poster

Characters in both manga and film, with name of actors in film shown in parenthesis)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Buy Love my Life Manga from YesAsia". Retrieved February 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Wolfe Video - Buy Love My Life from Wolfe Video". Wolfe Video. November 6, 2007. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Yuri-Manga-Based Film Love My Life to Screen in L.A.". Anime News Network. October 26, 2007. Retrieved November 6, 2007. 

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