Gaba Kawa [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 also true--if Rara uses any of her powers to help mortals, she'll ...
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Gaba Kawa

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Overview

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 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?
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The single-volume Gaba Kawa manga had a complete run in Shojo Beat magazine earlier this year. "Gaba Kawa" is "a made-up word that means someone is cute because they don't give up." Although not giving up on your crush is tantamount to stalking by American cultural standards, in the world of shojo manga it's considered cute. "It's cute you're so persistent," handsome love-interest Retsu says of Rara, a demon sent to the human world to commit evil acts. Rara has trouble telling the difference between mischief and evil, and quickly loses her powers as she breaks the only rule she's been given: "Never use magic on behalf of a human." A lighthearted but disposable comedy follows, drawn in the distinct, attractive style typical of Takada's other works. (Dec.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421565293
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Series: Gaba Kawa, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T
  • Pages: 189
  • Sales rank: 670,394
  • File size: 82 MB
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Meet the Author

Rie Takada debuted in 1990 with SP girl in Japan's Sho-Comi Issue 17. She is also the author of Punch!, a romantic comedy about martial arts. Her other works include WILD ACT and Happy Hustle High.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 11, 2008

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    Original and interesting

    I have read Gaba Kawa in Shojo Beat magazine April 2008 - August 2008. It was very similar to the Recipe for Gertrude. I thought Rara was very upbeat and Aku was just a typical shojo male, swooning for Rara. I loved the part near the end though. I believe the ending could have encourage another volume to be made, but that's just my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    aweeeesome

    i bought shojo beat to get me started on reading manga and i came across a chapter of this book and fell in love w/ everything about it. i got so addicted to it that i started reading it online to find out what happened next. i was so crazed that there were only 8 chapters, but i got over it quickly. i even got teary eyed when finishing it. it is such a good manga for people who like adventure, romantic, comedy, mangas based all around school. to be honest it actually got me into reading more and now im addicted to manga's and other good books too. =)

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

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    Awesome - a must-read one shot!

    Single-manga stories have always been among my favorites - not to say that longer ones can't be just as good, just that a person can become attached even after a short time when it comes to these one-shots.

    The story is kind of jumpy and seems to lose focus at times, but after the first chapter or so, you completely fall in love with the characters and storyline.

    The art is beautiful, and the ending... well, you'll just have to read it to find out!

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

    Love it

    Is funny and cute

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