For Example, This is a Love Song (たとえばこんなラヴ・ソング Tatoeba Konna Rabu Songu) is a shōnen manga by Taku Kitazaki. The manga originally ran in Shōnen Sunday 1990 volume 28 through 1991 volume 50 in Japan.
The story revolves around a love triangle that forms between Ryusuke, Ryusuke's first girlfriend, Hitomi, and Mariko, who Ryusuke has been dating.
- Ryusuke Takase (高瀬 龍介 Takase Ryuusuke)
- A student at the University of Tokyo. He excels at sports and is a very good student. Despite his good looks, he is not a skilled lover.
- Hitomi Nanao (七穂 瞳 Nanao Hitomi)
- Ryusuke's former girlfriend. They encounter each other again in college.
- Mariko Yagi (八木 真里子 Yagi Mariko)
- Ryusuke's current girlfriend. She has short hair and is attending a women's university.
- Eiichi Okabe (岡部 栄一 Okabe Eiichi)
- A biker that attended the same middle school as Ryusuke and Hitomi many years ago.
- Hitomi's Tutor
- He is currently enrolled at Hitotsubashi University and harbors feelings for Hitomi.