Le Gardenie is a Malaysian high school drama/romance manga created by Gempakstarz's artist Benny Wong Thong Hou.
This manga provides examples of:
- Alas, Poor Villain: Lemon loses her memory after falling down the stairs.
- Bokukko: Kiwi, to the point she is the only female student to wear a boy's uniform.
- Cerebus Syndrome: The humor in the comics slowly dies out as the story progresses.
- For the Evulz: There is no reason given as for why Lemon is messing up Orange's (and by extension people who got close to him) life. She did it because she CAN.
- While she claimed that she's doing it for Orange, she must lying as well.
- Hair Color Dissonance: Kiwi's hair color is either light blond(as seen in the page image) or golden brown(everywhere else).
- Ironic Birthday: Inverted, during Lemon's birthday party, which doubles as a plot to sabotage Kiwi the second time, everything goes haywire. Apple ends up as the scapegoat, Lemon slaps Orange for lying to her, Lemon's estranged cousin comes for a visit and a giant sign crashes down and knocks out both Orange and Lemon.
- Like Parent, Like Spouse: Apple resembles Orange's mom when she was younger(seen in the prologue chapter).
- Nice Girl: Apple again; A pleasant girl and good student.
- Spiritual Successor: Ben's new romance manga Te@mare I Will Always Love You has many homages and Expies to Le Gardenie. Note that this is intentional.
- Theme Naming: The leads are named after fruits.