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Love is in the Bag is a weird Slice of Life comedy Manga about a girl named Kate Menella, who has a crush on local hottie Calvin Jacobs. It would be somewhat typical if it weren't for the fact that 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 her friends, Chloe and Lorelei, in trying to get Kate and Calvin together.

Written by Ace Vitangcol and produced by Studio Studio, it is a Filipino comic drawn in a manga style.

Love is in the Bag is at its fifth and final volume, but Word of God says they are planning spin-offs. There are currently no scans over the internet, but there is apparently an iPhone app that provides the manga. The comic's Facebook page can be found here, while the author's blog can be found here.


Tropes employed in this series:

  Chloe: Ooh, a unicorn!

 Kara: Guys, 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!

  Fourth Wall Guy: We're thiiiis close to getting sued.

  Warning: Basketball content.

  • Weirdness Censor: 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) and Mara, Mark and Genevieve until Volume 3 to finally notice.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Calvin is afraid of doctors, which is why he refused to have his injury checked.
  • Wrench Wench: Mark's sister, Mara.
  • Yaoi Fan: Chloe, who fantasizes about Mark and Calvin. A lot.
  • Yandere: There is a possibility that Chloe is one, but she's too ditzy to follow up on her tendencies.
  • Yonkoma: At the end of Volume 4.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: H-girl (Pink) and Lorelei (Purplish), possibly Kara, since it may be set in the Philippines. Justified with Genevieve, Mark and Mara, since they are transfer students from London.
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