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** The protagonist Ayumu began [[SelfHarm cutting herself]] after her former best friend said that she hated her. Ayumu's self-harm and suicidal ideation only became worse as [[AlphaBitch Miki]] and her GirlPosse kept on bullying her.
** One girl was literally bullied into suicide. She jumped off a school balcony in order to escape punishment from Miki, but it was a BungledSuicide.

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** The protagonist Ayumu began [[SelfHarm cutting herself]] after her former best friend said that she hated her. Ayumu's self-harm and suicidal ideation only became worse as [[AlphaBitch Miki]] Manami]] and her GirlPosse kept on bullying her.
** One girl was literally bullied into suicide. She jumped off a school balcony in order to escape punishment from Miki, Manami, but it was a BungledSuicide.


The publishers of the manga discontinued their license with Creator/{{Tokyopop}} at volume 9, but [[{{Scanlation}} scanlators]] have begun to try and finish it.

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The publishers of the manga discontinued their license with Creator/{{Tokyopop}} at volume 9, but [[{{Scanlation}} scanlators]] have begun to try and finish it.
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* BulliedIntoDepression:
** The protagonist Ayumu began [[SelfHarm cutting herself]] after her former best friend said that she hated her. Ayumu's self-harm and suicidal ideation only became worse as [[AlphaBitch Miki]] and her GirlPosse kept on bullying her.
** One girl was literally bullied into suicide. She jumped off a school balcony in order to escape punishment from Miki, but it was a BungledSuicide.


* TheDogBitesBack: Once the students finally realize [[spoiler:that Manami persecuted Ayumu, forced Toda and Hiraoka to resign, and killed a wheelchair-bound student, they quickly turn on her]].



* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:The students and teachers are completely appalled to learn that Manami has not only persecuted Shiba, but also forced Toda and Hiraoka to resign and killed a student in a wheelchair, all of which are serious crimes]].

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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:The students and teachers are completely appalled to learn that Manami has not only persecuted Shiba, Shiiba, but also forced Toda and Hiraoka to resign and killed a student in a wheelchair, all of which are serious crimes]].


''Life'' is a {{Shoujo}} manga written by Keiko Suenobu that deals with harsh issues such as bullying, manipulation, and suicide. It ran for 20 volumes and has won a Kodansha Manga Award. ''Life'' has also had a {{Dorama}} adaptation that ran in 2007.



''Life'' is a {{Shoujo}} manga written by Keiko Suenobu that deals with harsh issues such as bullying, manipulation, and suicide. It ran for 20 volumes and has won a Kodansha Manga Award. ''Life'' has also had a {{Dorama}} adaptation that ran in 2007,



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!!This series contains !!''Life'' provides examples of:


The publishers of the manga discontinued their license with Tokyopop at volume 9, but [[{{Scanlation}} scanlators]] have began to try and finish it.

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The publishers of the manga discontinued their license with Tokyopop Creator/{{Tokyopop}} at volume 9, but [[{{Scanlation}} scanlators]] have began begun to try and finish it.


* OhCrap: ''Life'' has quite a few moments where the characters realize that they are in serious trouble.

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* OhCrap: ''Life'' has quite a few moments where the characters realize that they are in serious trouble.OhCrap:


* BigBad: Manami is responsible for most of the conflict in this plot with her antagonism of Ayumu.

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* BigBad: Manami is responsible for most of Anzai, the conflict in this plot with her antagonism of Ayumu.resident AlphaBitch at Ayumu's high school.



** '''Katsumi'''. There's one scene with him smiling with the most innocent smile ever, and there are others when he looks downright ObviouslyEvil.
** Manami. She starts off treating Ayumu like her best friend, but then later begins bullying her when she thinks Ayumu is trying to steal Katsumi to the point that she becomes the BigBad of the manga.

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** '''Katsumi'''. There's '''Katsumi''' may look like an affable person on the outside, but in the inside, he's one scene with him smiling with the most innocent smile ever, and there are others when he looks downright ObviouslyEvil.
of Manami's lackeys.
** Manami. She starts off treating While Manami befriends Ayumu like her best friend, but then later begins early in the series, the former's actions over the course of the series show that she's a self-absorbed, bullying her when she thinks Ayumu is trying to steal Katsumi to the point that she becomes the BigBad of the manga.AlphaBitch.

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* BigBad: Manami is responsible for most of the conflict in this plot with her antagonism of Ayumu.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler:The students and teachers are completely appalled to learn that Manami has not only persecuted Shiba, but also forced Toda and Hiraoka to resign and killed a student in a wheelchair, all of which are serious crimes]].


* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being subjected to horrendous bullying and manipulating throughout the series, Ayumu tells her mother about her self-harm, and reports photographic evidence of Manami's bullying to the police. Manami is sent to juvenile hall, though it's unclear how much of it seems to have an effect on her behavior. Even Katsuki gets a happy ending in the form of [[CallingTheOldManOut calling out his abusive father]], ready to get out from under his thumb.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being subjected to horrendous bullying and manipulating throughout the series, Ayumu tells her mother about her self-harm, and reports photographic evidence of Manami's bullying to the police. Manami is sent to juvenile hall, a reform school, though it's unclear how much of it seems to have an effect on her behavior. Even Katsuki gets a happy ending in the form of [[CallingTheOldManOut calling out his abusive father]], ready to get out from under his thumb.


** Manami, upon realizing that [[spoiler:the students and faculty finally learn about what happened to Ayumu, Toda and Hiraoka]].

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** Manami, upon realizing that when [[spoiler:the students and faculty finally learn about what happened to Ayumu, Toda and Hiraoka]].

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* OhCrap: ''Life'' has quite a few moments where the characters realize that they are in serious trouble.
** Ayumu when she realizes how insane and dangerous Manami really is.
** Ayumu and the other students have a moment of slack-jawed horror when they realize that [[spoiler:Miss Toda has resigned from the school]].
** Manami, upon realizing that [[spoiler:the students and faculty finally learn about what happened to Ayumu, Toda and Hiraoka]].


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Manami, once the students and faculty realize that [[spoiler:she's the one who's been persecuting Ayumu all this time and that her actions have triggered Toda and Hiraoka's resignations]], instead tries to run off. It doesn't work.


** ''Life'' is just full of this. The manga centers around bullying and self-harm. After her friend betrays her in a jealous rage, Ayumu begins to cut herself. Once she enters high school, she meets a girl who acts like her friend but turns out to be a bully in disguise. None of her family members know about her turmoils. To make matters worse, the teachers try their best to downplay the bullying and make it seem like nothing is wrong.
** Even after [[spoiler: the whole school attempted to make her apologise to Ayumu, even after she tried to kill herself... your daughter Manami still says horrible things like "I bully who I want" and looks like a downright psychopath.]]

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** ''Life'' is just full of this. The manga centers around bullying and self-harm. After her friend betrays her in a jealous rage, Ayumu begins to cut herself. Once she enters high school, she meets Manami, a girl who acts like her friend but turns out to be a bully in disguise. None of her family members know about her turmoils. To make matters worse, the teachers try their best to downplay the bullying and make it seem like nothing is wrong.
** Even after [[spoiler: the whole school attempted to make her apologise to Ayumu, even after who she tried to kill herself... your daughter Manami still says horrible things like "I bully who I want" and looks like a downright psychopath.]]



** Manami. She starts off treating Ayumu like her best friend, but then later begins bullying her when she thinks Ayumu is trying to steal Katsumi.

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** Manami. She starts off treating Ayumu like her best friend, but then later begins bullying her when she thinks Ayumu is trying to steal Katsumi.Katsumi to the point that she becomes the BigBad of the manga.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being subjected to horrendous bullying and manipulating throughout the series, Ayumu tells her mother about her self-harm, and goes to the police with all of her physical evidence of Manami's bullying. Manami gets sent to juvenile hall, though it's unclear how much of it seems to have an effect on her behavior. Even Katsuki gets a happy ending in the form of calling out his abusive father, ready to get out from under his thumb.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After being subjected to horrendous bullying and manipulating throughout the series, Ayumu tells her mother about her self-harm, and goes to the police with all of her physical reports photographic evidence of Manami's bullying. bullying to the police. Manami gets is sent to juvenile hall, though it's unclear how much of it seems to have an effect on her behavior. Even Katsuki gets a happy ending in the form of [[CallingTheOldManOut calling out his abusive father, father]], ready to get out from under his thumb.



* VillainousBreakdown: Manami gets freaked out when her fellow students begin suspecting that she [[spoiler:tried to frame Hatori for cheating]]. Later, in Chapter 62, ''everyone'' finds out that [[spoiler:she ejected Hiraoka and Toda, murdered at least one person, and caught her fighting Ayumu and school authorities had to intervene. They realize that ''she'' is the one causing the problems, and turn on her fast and hard.]] LaserGuidedKarma does not even begin to describe it!

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* VillainousBreakdown: Manami gets more and more freaked out towards the end of the series. It starts when her fellow students begin suspecting that she [[spoiler:tried to frame Hatori for cheating]]. Later, in Chapter 62, ''everyone'' finds out that [[spoiler:she ejected forced Hiraoka and Toda, Toda to resign, murdered at least one person, and caught her fighting Ayumu and school authorities had to intervene. They realize that ''she'' is the one causing the problems, and turn on her fast and hard.]] LaserGuidedKarma does not even begin to describe it!


* CompressedAdaptation: Many changes were made for the Drama adaptation, including changing Ayumu's SelfHarm habits to something less graphic and focusing more on the bullying.

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* CompressedAdaptation: Many changes were made for the Drama live-action adaptation, including changing Ayumu's SelfHarm habits to something less graphic and focusing more on the bullying.



* ImportantHaircut: Ayumu cut her hair before entering high school, after her old friend calls her out for making her fail the entrance exams. Shortly after she enters high school and realizes that Manami is a truly despicable person, Ayumu gets her hair cut even shorter.

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* ImportantHaircut: Ayumu cut her hair before entering high school, after her a falling out with old friend calls her out for making her fail around the time of the entrance exams. Shortly after she enters high school and realizes that Manami is a truly despicable person, Ayumu gets her hair cut even shorter.


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* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Despite having her GirlPosse frequently mocking Ayumu, the fact that Manami's the daughter of a wealthy family meant that she got off scot-free. Karma does eventually come back to her when [[spoiler:the students finally realize her true colors]].


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* VillainousBreakdown: Manami gets freaked out when her fellow students begin suspecting that she [[spoiler:tried to frame Hatori for cheating]]. Later, in Chapter 62, ''everyone'' finds out that [[spoiler:she ejected Hiraoka and Toda, murdered at least one person, and caught her fighting Ayumu and school authorities had to intervene. They realize that ''she'' is the one causing the problems, and turn on her fast and hard.]] LaserGuidedKarma does not even begin to describe it!

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