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Manga / Le Gardenie

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 is 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.