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[[caption-width:323:Left to right: [[CovertPervert Mark Spencer]], [[{{Tomboy}} Kara Francesco]], [[MsFanservice H-girl]], [[ChasteHero Calvin]] [[ObliviousToLove Jacobs]], [[ShrinkingViolet Kate Menella]], [[InformedAbility Lorelei]] Wang, [[ButtMonkey Louis]] [[TheChewToy V.]], [[GenkiGirl Chloe]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Karan]], and [[TheOjou Genevieve Van Heusen]]]]
''Love is in the Bag'' is a [[WidgetSeries weird]] SliceOfLife comedy {{Manga}} about a girl named Kate Menella, who has a crush on local hottie [[ObliviousToLove Calvin Jacobs]]. It would be somewhat typical if it weren't for the fact that [[InvoluntaryShapeshifting she turns into a bag everytime she gets excited]]. With the help of her best friend, Kara Francesco, Kate gets over her shyness and is able to get together with Calvin. Except for all the things standing in her way, such as basketball tournaments and a girl claiming to be Calvin's previous girlfriend.

Lots and lots of awkward situations ensue due to the antics of Kara and [[ThoseTwoGuys her friends]], [[GenkiGirl Chloe]] and Lorelei, in trying to get Kate and Calvin together.

Written by Ace Vitangcol with art by Jed Siroy and Andrew Agoncillo, and with writers Ryan Cordova and Glenn Que, produced by [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Studio Studio]] and Alturia Hill Publishing, it is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Philippines}} Filipino]] comic drawn in a manga style.

''Love is in the Bag'' was concluded after five volumes, but WordOfGod has delivered spin-offs, including a CluelessMystery light novel ''The Great Donut Caper!,'' and the SliceOfLife graphic novel ''Bag Together'' which is set 3 years after the events of the final volume. The comic's Facebook page can be found [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-is-in-the-Bag/11283522124 here.]]

Another manga by the same makers is Manga/AngelCrush, which is set in the same universe and features cameos from ''Love is in the Bag'' characters.

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!!Tropes employed in this series:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Kate's mom, Lulu.
* AccidentalPervert: Calvin. Although some members of the cast have their moments.
* TheAce: Calvin Jacobs is hailed as one of the most talented basketball players of the country, [[spoiler:although his status as number one is debatable, as his rival Mark Spencer seems to surpass him in many aspects of the game, as well as being a better physical specimen.]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:The [[BalefulPolymorph fate of Kate's father]], and possibly Kate.]]
* AnnoyingLaugh: Lorelei often laughs boisterously (BWAHAHAHA) to the chagrin of everyone in the vicinity, while Lulu's laughter (OHOHOHO) only annoys Kate.
* {{Anticlimax}}: The revelation of Louis's last name in Chapter 4.
* ArtEvolution: The author discusses the constant improvement in their art style in the post-story message in every volume.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny:
--> '''Chloe:''' Ooh, a unicorn!
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Happened to Kate's father, and it is implied that it will happen to Kate eventually.]]
* BeachEpisode: In Volume 1.
* BeatPanel
* {{Berserk Button}}: DO NOT insult Calvin or Mark in front of Chloe EVER.
* {{Big No}}: Chloe does this twice in Book 4 [[spoiler:when the official couples are finally established.]] Doubles as a {{Crowning Moment of Funny}}
** The boys also do this in Book 1 when Kara tells Lorelei instead of the H-Girl to ride with the boys in the {{BeachEpisode}} Arc.
--> '''Kara:''' Guys, [[MsFanservice she's]] with me.
--> '''Louis:''' NOOOOOOO!!!!
--> '''Lorelei:''' *Waves at Kara nervously*
--> '''Kara:''' Guess there's no choice. Lorelei, you ride with the guys.
--> '''Lorelei:''' Consider yourselves lucky to be in my presence!
--> '''Calvin, Mark and Louis:''' NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
--> '''Kara:''' Shut it you meanies!
* {{Bishonen}}: Calvin and Mark.
* BlandNameProduct
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Lulu [[spoiler:asks Calvin to do this to Kate at the start of Volume 4.]]
* BrickJoke: The unicorn at the end of Volume 2 returns at the beginning of Volume 3, and it's with Chloe.
* ButtMonkey: Both Louis and the Mysterious Mystery Gang.
* CannotSpitItOut
* CatGirl: Not literally, but Kara is often compared to one. She even pulls out cat ears from hammerspace!
* CerebusSyndrome[=/=]DramaBomb: The last few chapters of Volume 3 start this, [[spoiler:with the revelation of the nature of Kate's "condition".]] Played with, since there are still a couple of hilarious moments in the fourth volume.
* CliffHanger: Volume 4 ends with Kate turned into a bag, [[spoiler:which, for the entire volume, was hinted at to be permanent.]]
* CharacterTics: plenty of characters have signature gestures or tics.
** Kate blushes whenever she discusses Calvin.
** Kara blushes, sweats, and turns her head sideways when she speaks with or about Mark Spencer.
** Mark mutters "tsk" whenever he encounters tough defense in basketball.
** Calvin smiles and tilts his head whenever he's lying about his health.
** Calvin laughs and scratches the back of his head whenever he has to explain himself.
** Louis' nose bleeds when he discusses [[NoNameGiven the pink-haired girl]] in volume 1.
** Lorelei's snaggletooth is visible whenever she cheerfully explains her plans.
** Genevieve is often shown crossing her arms just above her waist.
* ChasteHero: Calvin Jacobs. He doesn't even get the meaning of "date."
* TheChewToy: Louis V, due to Lorelei and Chloe's shenanigans.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Chloe. Between her GenkiGirl status and her tendency for {{Imagine Spot}}s, this is really the way to describe her.
* CookingDuel: In Volume 3, as a way of determining who gets Calvin's affection.
* CovertPervert: Mark Spencer. His eyes turn into "Mark Scope 2.0" when he checks out the cup sizes of girls...
* DatePeepers: Kara usually does this, although many of the characters (including Kate herself!) have had their moments as DatePeepers.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Lulu Menella
* FoodPorn: The authors took pictures of actual dishes made out of ''instant noodles'' and used it in the comic. Needless to say, it looks ''delicious''.
* GenkiGirl: Chloe.
* ImagineSpot
* IncrediblyLamePun: Used mercilessly in chapter titles.
* InformedAbility: Lorelei being a genius. Lampshaded multiple times.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler:When Genevieve lost to Kate, [[HiddenDepths she immediately puts on this front.]]]]
* LampshadeHanging: Lots, used along with FunWithSubtitles.
* MediumAwareness: The series delves into this occasionally, but Fourth Wall Guy takes the cake for this.
* {{Meganekko}}: Lorelei
* MetaGuy: There's a random guy that appears every now and then, and he's quite GenreSavvy and [[MysteriousWatcher aware of the situation at all times]].
* MoodWhiplash: After all the angst in Volume Three and the start of Volume Four, the mood shifts from comedic to heartwarming to angsty all too easily.
* MistakenForGay: Mark, by Louis, because he thought that [[HoYay Mark was peeping at Calvin.]] Even more so by Volume 4, where Louis misunderstood what Calvin said about Mark coming out of the closet.
* MsFanservice: The Japanese transfer student. Lampshaded multiple times by her classmates and friends.
* TheNapoleon: Lorelei is sometimes teased by Mark, Mara, Calvin and Louis for her stature, to which she takes offense.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Genevieve often laughs like this.
* NoNameGiven: The Japanese transfer student. The only thing we know about her name is that it starts with an H. Eventually subverted by Louis [[spoiler:Vee]].
* PuffOfLogic: Fourth Wall Guy tells Chloe that unicorns don't exist, prompting the unicorn she caught to vanish.
* PunchClockVillain: The Mysterious Mystery Gang, who apparently want Kate so that they can find out the secret to her transforming.
** IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* TheOjou: Genevieve Van Heusen
* RelationshipUpgrade: [[spoiler:Kate and Calvin in Volume 3, Kara and Mark in Volume 4]]
* RunningGag: There's a guy that appears in Volume Two onwards [[TheChewToy who gets something falling on him everytime.]] Before the thing in question hits him, he [[KilledMidSentence says]] "[[CurseCutShort What the - ]]". It's a {{Homage}} to a friend of the author.
** There's also Mark being MistakenForGay.
* RichBitch: Genevieve Van Heusen. [[spoiler:Eventually subverted.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Rickroll}}]]: In Volume 3.
* SeriousBusiness: Basketball.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut: Channel |B| or CH|B|, as a shout out to [[ImageBoard a certain image board]].
** A poster in Calvin's room says [[SlamDunk Suramu Danku!]]
** The box that Kara carries says [[PaniPoniDash Pani Poni]].
** Ruthlessly done in Volume 3, where Chloe does a chain of shout outs to Franchise/{{Batman}} while trying to squeeze Louis's secret out of him. Even lampshaded by Fourth Wall Guy.
--> '''Fourth Wall Guy''': We're ''thiiiis'' close to getting sued.
** The CookingDuel in Volume 3 is a ruthless parody of IronChef.
* ShrinkingViolet: Kate, but she more or less gets over it after Calvin finally notices her.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Done by Kara [[spoiler:when it comes to her relationship with Mark.]]
* TeenGenius: NOT Lorelei, instead, the title goes to Mara Spencer, who actually teaches Mechanical Engineering at the local university. And she's only [[ImprobableAge thirteen!]]
* ThemeNaming: The foreigners' names are taken from the names of clothing companies, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marks_and_Spencer Mark Spencer]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Heusen Genevieve Van Heusen]]. Subverted by [[spoiler:Louis Vee]], which was supposed to be [[spoiler:Louis Vuitton.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler:Kara, ''especially'' when it comes to Mark.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The relationship between Kate and Kara.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Donuts for Chloe.
* WallOfText: Lampshaded in Volume Two.
--> '''Warning: Basketball content.'''
* WeirdnessCensor: Played with; everyone ''except'' the transfer students from London knows about Kate's condition, and it takes Calvin until near the end of Volume 1 (''despite it happening in front of him'') [[spoiler:and Mara, Mark and Genevieve until Volume 3]] to finally notice.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Calvin is afraid of doctors, which is why he refused to have his injury checked.
* WrenchWench: Mark's sister, Mara.
--> She is often seen riding, maintaining, and repairing {{CoolBike}}s.
* {{Yandere}}: There is a possibility that Chloe is one, but she's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} too]] [[TheDitz ditzy]] to follow up on her tendencies.
* YaoiFangirl: Chloe, who fantasizes about Mark and Calvin. A lot.
* {{Yonkoma}}: At the end of Volume 4.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: H-girl (Pink) and Lorelei (Purplish), possibly Kara, since it may be set in [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield the Philippines]]. Justified with Genevieve, Mark and Mara, since they are transfer students from London.
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