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Taiyou no Ie  
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Back in the day, that place was a house filled with magic - a place where you ended up smiling even if you were crying. Surely, an invisible wizard must have lived there. Or so I thought.

What's a young child to do when her mother leaves her father for another man? Or when her father remarries a woman who brings along a child from a previous marriage? Or when her childhood neighbor friend invites her to live with him?


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Associated Names
บ้านแสงตะวัน (Thai)
House of the Sun

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.44.1 by Maigo (15d ago)
c.50 (end) by Maigo (46d ago)
c.49 by Maigo (67d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)
50 Chapters (Complete)

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (607 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.69 / 10.0
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March 11th 2015, 8:08am PST

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Dessert (Kodansha)

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Some say...   
Rating: N/A
by eternalight
July 17th, 2013, 2:25am
Some people say you can't marry a rollercoaster.

Some people say you can't actually make love to an octopus.

Well I'm here to tell you at the age of twenty that I, for realzies, have fallen madly in love with this shoujo series.

I was tired of rifling through shoujo after shoujo... After almost ten years of reading the stuff and harnessing some sort of addiction for the high, for the heart-wrenching glee, the giddiness, THE FEELZ, after so many years, nothing seemed to do it for me anymore. I knew all too well what i wanted to be reading in my manga and nothing from the shoujo genre delivered anymore and it was finally feeling like i should move on. Shoujo became like a Twilight to me instead of a Walk to Remember, like all i did was laugh at it nowadays, not with it, you know?

But this.

This fucking series.

Has me squealing like a baby piglet about to explode, every chapter (I'm on 24). Even after experiencing High school for what it is (HELL), even with all these feminist values actively shadowing every work of literature i touch, this series is so charming and funny and cute and ASDFGJK. People complaining about cliche's are in the wrong genre. People who are looking for unrealistic borderline fantasy romances should look elsewhere, because the development will seem boring and slow to some. Go to Desire Complex or something if steamy heart throbbing romance is your only interest. This is a story with depth and like MatrixM said, a story that deals with family issues (angst). An actual story that no one good enough should miss out on.

I like that the characters in Taiyou no Ie---no, these PEOPLE---know each other so well, they can tell if someone is being a crybaby on the other line even though she just texted something like "You're so stupid, Stupid." But at the same time THEY ARE SO DENSE toward each other (it's fucking delicious).

I like how they point out the little things to each other like if someone sounded a little catty by saying that one comment someone would call them out on it and they actually aren't offended. Like actual clear-minded friends who know how to talk to each other.
Or how some characters aren't doofuses when in front of the one they truly like, while some do get a little stiff in a completely adorable but believable way. "Yeah I'm jealous and worried that you're even remotely rumored to be dating this other guy even though you're not but I was saying earlier how I needed that school tour." Etc.

I look for shoujo series that make sense to me. I look for characters who are self-aware, but something with cuteness in the feel of the story... A series that can make a jaded person like me actually giggle or smile in a big way.

If you're anything like me (in age, in understanding of others, in that specific kind of maturity or spot in your life where you're not looking to escape RL, just to live it better), this series will be all of the things. A new chapter of taiyou no ie is a ray of sunshine to my otherwise crappy and depressing life. There are small cliff hangers after every chapter i suppose, but they don't get me so bad because I know the next time i read a new chapter, it will be a good day, and I like spreading out the good days.

Anyway, if I sound like an annoying person to you, don't read this series (they probably cant read this since they probably stopped reading earlier on). For everyone else, especially the people who didnt roll their eyes while reading through my entire review, you really need to read this series and have your day made. Constantly. Those other people can't in their personality appreciate this series like you can, and it sucks to be them.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2013, 3:08am
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One of few shoujo gems   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
March 8th, 2013, 8:15am
It hasn't got any of that mushy,floweriness that makes so many shoujo annoying to read at times. In fact, it seems to blur the division between the shoujo/seinen romance genres. Incredibly sweet, freaking fantastic drama when it comes to familial relations (and Mao's relationship with her new friend), great romance (for the most part) and frequent, light-hearted comedy. biggrin

Great read.

EDIT: Just thought I'd mention, this series isn't about romance. That's a heavy part of it but it's mostly about family. And belonging, I guess. Though I hate to say that thanks to seniour high school English >.>
Anyways, family.

... Last updated on July 9th, 2013, 7:34am
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Rating: N/A
by stuopidget
August 24th, 2011, 2:16pm
Extremely well paced, there's enough melancholy in each chapter to make you appreciate the characters; yet there is enough fluff to keep everyone happy. The characters are not stupid for once
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the confession scene came really early and Hiro know why she "lied" about it.
Definitely one of the top series I'm reading. Not overly dramatic, nor overly depressing; tranquil describes my feeling perfectly when reading this.
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A wonderful story   
Rating: N/A
by intemango
January 16th, 2012, 6:29am
The main heroine isn't overly airheaded or obnoxious (she is by no means soft-spoken, but sweet enough to be adorable, unlike vixens that constantly remind you that you're reading something meant for girls). The guy is cool in his own way without being unrealistic. The story isn't melodramatic, yet sufficiently poignant. The parents could use more development but at any rate, this should be an enjoyable read for everyone.
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I don't read shoujo.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Harimau
October 15th, 2011, 6:27pm
I don't read shoujo. I avoid it whenever I can. Why? For the usual reasons people don't read shoujo.
Basically, because it's shoujo. So I haven't read a shoujo in many years.
But House of the sun, judging from the first chapter alone, has potential. That is, the potential to not turn out like any of the other shoujo I've been foolish enough to try over the years.
It's got that sense of melancholy, without being angsty or dramatic. It's less of a soap opera, and more of a slice of life.

Basically, I enjoyed it. And I'm looking forward to more.
I just hope it maintains the things that make me enjoy it now, and not turn into just another shoujo.

Plus Mao is cute.

EDIT: 10/10. Mao is still cute.

... Last updated on August 1st, 2013, 6:35am
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by qwaszx
August 11th, 2014, 4:52pm
finally a manga that has great pacing. Love triangles only last up to 2 volumes instead of consuming the whole breadth of the manga. Characters waver in their decision but only for a reasonable amount of time. My kind of shoujo.
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Adorable... so cute omg   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
February 16th, 2014, 4:10pm
While this would not be my definition of a masterpiece, it is a really entertaining read that leaves me wanting more. MORRREEE!!!

This manga is certainly not super original, but it has a freshness in it that somehow keeps me reading. The series has the same underlying plot as many: school girl with broken family, guy that comes to rescue, another guy who is interested in the girl.... etc.

But what makes this series somewhat different is the way that the author lets the characters grow. They all MATURE in some way, and you can see things progressively getting better for everyone, rather than the random BOOM and happily ever after stuff.

Anyhow, I really respect the progression of the manga and how the characters don't dive into love but don't pointlessly hold back either.

The guy in question, Hiro, is really lovable. And, for once, I root for the main guy more than the love triangle dude. He is mature and "quick" to realize things (such as the girl's feeling for him), and knows to do the right stuff at the right time. *smirk* Plus, he's not one of those overly jealous boyfriends. (but his rare jealous face is hot too ha ha)

The girl is also adorably tsundere (even though I usually don't like this kind of character; I prefer Kuderes). You can really tell that she tries her best to mend any broken relationships, and even though she is not my favorite kind of female character, the other characters maturity and wonderfulness really make up for any flaws she has.

Overall, I just get this fluffy feeling from reading this, and not in a bad way.

... Last updated on February 16th, 2014, 4:18pm
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Utterly Gorgeous.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aoi-Tenshi
July 3rd, 2012, 1:34am
There is something so insanely pretty and breathtaking about House of the Sun. You get thoughts, feelings, emotions. All wrapped up in melancholy. But, it's not as if the melancholy is depressing. Just, realistic. Something able to relate to. I read a lot of shoujo. But, possibly nothing even remotely close to this. The plot is beautiful, the emotions, the characters, the meaning. Everything about it is beautiful.

And there's more, Mao is a FASHIONISTA, at work, at home (even her clothes for sleeping!), on weekends, and don't even get me started on her hair. Oh gosh, her hairstyles are so cute it makes me want her hairstyles. Think about it, how many mangakas vary up their heroine's clothes and hair that much? Few.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2014, 1:18pm
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i love it   
Rating: N/A
by elalendi
April 26th, 2012, 8:24pm
Hey, I've read tons of shoujo and a lot of them with storylines like "a young girl moves in with her teacher" blah blah. They are always AWFUL. So I went into reading this only for the adorable art, not expecting a lot from it, but I was pleasantly surprised. I've read works by TAAMO before and I like some, don't like some, so it's not like he's my favorite. BUT this one? One of his better works. I really like the main character and the guy Hiro. They have so many cute, funny moments, as well as bittersweet and tender ones because of the background story on the girl's family. It's a great slice-of-life manga mixed in with romance, but not sickeningly too much of it. I think the pacing's good too. Not so fast it's stupidly unrealistic, but I wouldn't call it boringly slow either. It's just right.
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It's awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by outoko
June 5th, 2014, 1:07pm
I really love this manga, first I was little skeptical but soon after few pages I just couldn't stop reading it! I think the characters are well developed and the relationships work really well. The main couple was pretty unexpected for me (I mean while I read the first chapters I assumed that the younger brother would be the interest) but soon it really started working. I hope this one continues long!
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