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Happiness (OSHIMI Shuzo)  
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Description
Nothing interesting in happening in Makoto Ozaki's first year of high school. His life is a series of quiet humiliations: low-grade bullies, unreliable friends, and the constant frustration of his adolescent lust. But one night, a pale, thin girl knocks him to the ground in an alley and offers him a choice.

Now everything is different. Daylight is searingly bright. Food tastes awful. And worse than anything is the terrible, consuming thirst. The tiny shames of his old life have been replaced by two towering horrors: the truth of what will slake his awful craving, and high school itself.

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Manga

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Associated Names
ハピネス (押見修造)
해피니스

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Status
in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (214 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 24th 2019, 9:53am PST


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Year
2015

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #372 increased(+124)
Monthly Pos #433 increased(+46)
3 Month Pos #607 increased(+78)
6 Month Pos #672 increased(+128)
Year Pos #778 increased(+69)

List Stats
On 1412 reading lists
On 429 wish lists
On 198 completed lists
On 33 unfinished lists
On 192 custom lists

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A slow-paced manga.  
by LUEser
August 5th, 2016, 11:26am
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
There's nothing too much to brag about this manga. But It is good in the fact that it deals more with the psychological aspect than the "action" aspect. As Makoto changes and adapts to his situation, we (the readers) are slowly drawn into his situation and we could relate to him in the way he makes his choices. He's pressured whether to continue to live his life as a human or leave as a vampire, and I think it'll be a very interested choice depending on which one he picks. I like the slow-paced approach to this manga and I look forward to the future chapters.
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Totally Unpredictable  
by cecropiamoth
March 10th, 2016, 3:48pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
And that's what makes me follow this avidly. The initial premise of a teenage guy being transformed into a supernatural being is familiar. But what happens next is consistently surprising. And that is true even though everyone acts, on a daily basis, like a human in their situation would be expected to act.

It's just that this mangaka is creative enough to have all those believable actions add up to a bizarre and unpredictable series of events. People often say of a manga that it's cliched, and they very often are. This one is the very opposite of that.

What I think Oshimi may b doing here is taking the fundamental story of the interaction of vampires with humans, which in the West has in recent generations always been romanticized (in the sense of being made fascinating and titillating), and telling it in a way that emphasizes tragedy—of the vampires' horrible situation and of their murdered victims,

The American novel, "Interview with the Vampire", published way back in the 1980s, was the first story to do that since the original vampire stores of the 19th and early 20th Century ("Nosferatu the Vampyre", in the latter case).

I am now kind of creeped out, thinking how ugly things could get in this story.

This could get tragic if Oshimi chooses to make it so.

... Last updated on March 29th, 2017, 1:16pm
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very slow and finally Peters out  
by jeffreymgibson
November 12th, 2015, 7:40pm
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Now that this manga is over, I’m change in my review. Like most of his other stories, it starts out belt on a good premise. Unfortunately, it really never completely fleshes out or developes any kind of depth. The ending leaves you unsatisfied and craving for a more complete story. If I ever do read another of his comics, I will wait until it’s completed.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2019, 5:01am
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Am I brainwashed..??  
by Blood_Wolf
August 22nd, 2015, 11:01am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I'm not sure how to describe this but I feel brainwashed.. The flow of the story is just amazing in a sense that I can't quite comprehend. I'm not sure if it's the flow of it, if it's the actual writing, the art or what. But everything just CLICKS. The art and the story meshes well, the pacing of it is perfect, and I feel fits with the personality of the character. It's not boring at all.

There's a slight seinen vibe, and I feel like I can understand some of the situations very well. The situations feel more realistic, which is different from most manga of this type of genre, where I feel there are more "coincidences" that aid in progressing the story.

[As of chapter 7.]
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One more twisted and dark story :)  
by snowangel526
April 11th, 2015, 4:36pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Oshimi is my favorite mangaka, he always portray his characters as mentally weak at first, but you can see in time that his main character gain a sort of enigmatic wisdom that push them further onto adulthood and maturity. For those that enjoy dark and twisted mangas, this author will not fail you smile
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Interesting!  
by Blankzo
March 10th, 2015, 3:33pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Came across this manga today and so far it's pretty good. It's a nice spin on the vampire genre where its finally female turning male. Monthly releases I believe, so in the coming months my score might change. 8/10
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