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Miyuki Umino was a senior in high school. Although Miyuki, her two younger brothers and her younger sister were poor, they were happy living together. But, one day all of a sudden her older brother's debt of 250 million yen fell upon them. To pay back the debt Miyuki quit school. What was the incredible choice she took to do this?


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v.23 c.242-254 (end) by Yeti Scanlations (330d ago)
v.22 c.229-241 by Yeti Scanlations (330d ago)
v.21 c.218-228 by Yeti Scanlations (330d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)
15 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (128 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.58 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 20th 2015, 2:48pm PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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3 Month Pos #2389 increased(+391)
6 Month Pos #3094 increased(+7)

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On 503 reading lists
On 533 wish lists
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Can't find Yeti Scanlations anywhere on the internet 323 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes ago
The Idea Umino is Stupid 620 days, 14 hours, 44 minutes ago
Thanks, HappyScans! 1766 days, 13 hours, 56 minutes ago

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O vices, o sins, o bloody shitty excesses!   
Rating: 7.3 / 10.0
by paschendale
March 25th, 2008, 9:05am
Page-art is quite expressive and most expressively adds to the stupidities or absurdities of crying, snickering, laughing, etc., of the whole c-a-r-i-c-a-t-u-r-i-s-t-i-c manga, but, besides that, nothing impressive.

Umino’s brother leaves her with a huge debt and now she’s got to play tennis – again – in order to repay every yen of it. So… uh… what do you have to do to in order to loose 250 million yen?

Characters are made of vices, sins and bloody shitty excesses, amazingly, it’s not ero-guro-nansensu, amazingly.

I title it: | The most annoying manga of all time! |

Or just

| An expensive feast for masochists: o, we just love da paiiiiin!!! |

... Last updated on March 25th, 2008, 9:10am
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by StarlightDreams
January 8th, 2008, 9:23pm
I can't stand half the characters and I would like this manga a lot more if the characters weren't so annoying, the plot is nice and well developed, but the characters suck. Umino is too naive and doesn't notice the true personalities of the people around her, her siblings are pretty spoiled, but they're just kids. The mama's boy, w/e his name is, can't make up his mind and do something. That choko girl makes me want to slap her over and over again when i read this, I think she's the biggest b...annoying jealous woman in all of the manga I've read

EDIT: I've changed my mind...this manga is just annoying in itself. How the hell is this realistic? -_-
I would've liked it more if the characters weren't so...

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2009, 1:55pm
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Rating: N/A
by Mauve
June 3rd, 2007, 12:57pm
I can't stand this sort of series. The sort of series which does nothing but point out that people are all dicks. If you're looking for a series to reinforce your view that people suck, this is the manga for you!
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Rating: N/A
by x91
June 3rd, 2007, 5:30am
wow so many complaints yet such good ratingsbigrazz the manga does annoy you to a certain extent, anger and frustration, and its really depressing..
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rabookal
June 2nd, 2007, 8:50pm
happy was the first manga i ever saw. when my dad came back from a business trip to japan he brought a magazine(?) featuring the 201st chapter. there was some english in there that helped me figure out what it was about, but other then that i was clueless, and still am. however i remembered the name and reading it now i recognize the more outrageous characters. I can't wait till i can read chapter 201 in english, arg!!!!
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Happy! (???)   
Rating: N/A
by faniefunny
April 19th, 2007, 1:48am
reading this manga makes me wanna kill somebody like Umino Miyuki, coz she sees this damn world with such a baby eyes, and i can't stand that everybody is pushing her so bad. I think, someone like her is better off dead, and straight go to heaven. But then, my murder intent turn into deep sadness, coz, Urasawa really portrays every bad side of human being. Someone nice and friendly is actually have a mean and devilish heart. And of course, in a world like that, a baby umino miyuki surely hard to breathe.
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God i'm so pissed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
April 12th, 2007, 9:04am
I read many many manga but none pissed me off like this, Umino is in series need for BALLS!!!! and worse than that is that it's not yet completely translated which means everytime a release appears and you read it you'll stay in a real bad mood.....
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Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by canucks
February 21st, 2007, 3:03pm
Lovely art, I think it has the same captivating style as recent Miyazaki's. Story is very depressing since it reveals much of human flaws, especially the cunning of jealous women. Deserves more attention, but its pessimistic nature may be a turn off to some readers.

... Last updated on May 29th, 2007, 9:50pm
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Misleading Title   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by frustratedguy109
November 13th, 2006, 3:23pm
I started reading this manga because I thought Happy! would make me happy. Instead, it made me more angry and frustrated. However, it's still a good manga, just don't expect it to cheer you up. It shows you just how unfair life can be, with everything stacked against you.

The protagonist is unbelievably naive, and her family is the worst. I have no idea how her siblings turned into such spoiled brats when they're so poor, but they are. The only one of her siblings that's worth anything is the youngest, because he's a good judge of character.
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happy readings   
Rating: N/A
by darune albane
July 29th, 2006, 12:02pm
good manga .. and it is her older brother who skips out on the debt the father and mother is dead. bad things happen to her and people who want to use her is all around .. hope for the best
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