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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 over 3 years ago
v.22 c.229-241 by Yeti Scanlations over 3 years ago
v.21 c.218-228 by Yeti Scanlations over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)
15 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (144 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 26th 2017, 8:14am PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Monthly Pos #1226 increased(+369)
3 Month Pos #2140 increased(+552)
6 Month Pos #3076 increased(+70)
Year Pos #3286 increased(+417)

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Forum Posts
Can't find Yeti Scanlations anywhere on the internet over 3 years ago
The Idea Umino is Stupid over 3 years ago
Thanks, HappyScans! over 7 years ago

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Good storyplot, but just damn too depressing   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
April 11th, 2014, 6:11pm
Storyline is good. Very good. Just that there's TOO MUCH bad things happening. If there a happy moment, it got snuffed in the next 2 pages. I hate the rich MC guy, the villains are too many to count, her siblings are those I wanna hit some sense into them, and I'm getting depressed with every chapter. Even though the theme is to keep fighting no matter what happens, I'm just feeling too stressed out to even continue this manga. And even if she does have some allies that have her back, more than half the time they can't help her because of the roadblock the author presents into the story. So on top of the helps that can't be delivered, villains are pecking the poor girl, and it seems everyone is against the MC girl because of a stupid word-by-mouth lies. I mean, hello, shouldn't there be more people who will be like, "I won't believe until there's concrete proof" confused

So I'm dropping it. If you guys want to give it a try, go ahead. But better prepare a bucket of ice cream next to you 'cause it's gonna be a frustrating ride.

... Last updated on April 11th, 2014, 6:18pm
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Rating: N/A
by wotonito
February 20th, 2011, 4:46am
The main character and her brother are both complete morons, it is very aggravating, and it is very hard to consider the possibility that they don't have some form of mental retardation.
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Good, but not for me   
Rating: N/A
by foobar
January 22nd, 2012, 12:49am
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Even for Urasawa, this is pretty damn depressing. I have read considerable bits of Monster, 20th Century Boys, etc., but this really hit me badly. I think if I continue reading this, I would end up losing all faith in humanity and go amok.
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very captivating   
Rating: N/A
by 2cubaby
May 8th, 2008, 12:29am
I know everyone says this manga pisses people off. It's true. However, I find this manga more hilarious than depressing. It's hilarious in a sense that the overwhelming forces our protagonist had to overcome are stupid idiots. Almost every antagonist especially the spectators/reporters are so stupid that it's funny. Like stupid South Park Characters.
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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: N/A
by Fey Stardust
July 26th, 2008, 11:51pm
Miyuki seems so clueless of wats actually going on about her. The stupid chick (Choko) she thinks is her "best friend" is the one who's ruining her life! Her "benefactor", Madame Othori is only using her. even her stupid coach is using her! Everyone's leaching the idiot. I think the only one who's actually on her side is Sakurada and he's her debt collector! I hope she gives up on that useless guy, and gets together with Sakurada. He's done sooo much more to help her and seems to care about her more! Choko can have that useless, whimpy, rich guy!
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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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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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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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Rating: N/A
by John C.
May 19th, 2006, 3:33pm
Happy is a manga written to piss you off. Over and over again, the Urasawa tries to invoke the emotion of annoyance. He is very sucessful. It made it difficult to continue reading at some points. Bad things kept on happening. There are too many ***holes, *****es and dumb***es. People are continuing to get "played." It is very annoying.

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Most characters are annoying and hatable. Fore example, the "mama's boy" who wants to help and COULD help if he weren't such a "mama's boy." Miyuki's younger siblings are brats(... well, they are allowed to be brats because they are young but brats are brats). The only likable characters are the mobster dude and Kikuko. Miyuki, although not hatable is not very likable because she keeps on getting "played" like a fool. You feel sorry for her, that is all.

Annoying as it may be, I am still interested in the story. I'll keep on reading; I'll just skim through the annoying parts.
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