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Sunny (MATSUMOTO Taiyou)  
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The story of an orphanage, the children who live in it, and the beat-up old Nissan Sunny 1200 which provides them with a means of escape from their boring everyday lives.
In 2016 won the "Shogakukan Manga Awards" in the category "Best manga of the year".


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c.12 by FLAT FACE over 5 years ago
c.11 by FLAT FACE over 5 years ago
c.10 by FLAT FACE over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (44 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.03 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 15th 2017, 6:29pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan! Spirits (Shogakukan)
Ikki (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (6 Volumes - complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #864 increased(+10)
Monthly Pos #1472 increased(+619)
3 Month Pos #2819 increased(+391)
6 Month Pos #3790 increased(+736)

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On 153 reading lists
On 233 wish lists
On 35 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 105 custom lists

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Taiyo Matsumoto to End Sunny Manga Next Month over 2 years ago

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Very Moving.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
June 4th, 2016, 8:11am
Other reviewers have commented on the beauty and detail of the art and the trueness of the characters. I will confine myself to discussing the depiction of emotion in the manga. This manga is full to the brim of emotion, mostly varieties of sadness—the sadness felt by little kids who have been orphaned, or, worse yet, abandoned by their parents. Anyone who has experienced any variety of abandonment as a child, as I did, will likely be grabbed by this story and yanked back into memories of that sorrow. Most people, who will not have experienced that terrible situation, will find themselves full of compassion for the children. Either way, this is very fine, unflinching depiction of a pretty common kind and level of sorrow that does not get much treatment in manga. I give MATSUMOTO Taiyou the highest praise for having taken on the task, and for having done such a great job of it that I can't help suspect that this story is autobiographical.

Against this background of childhood struggle, it's very moving to see how these kids nevertheless go on to grow up and fit into society, and how the adults whose job it is to take care of them help them do so.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2016, 8:12am
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Amazing. Just amazing.   
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by elalendi
May 4th, 2014, 3:33pm
I haven't read such a good manga in a long time. This is a moving work, absolutely incredible. The art is so quirky and charming, but it's strength is in its realism- I feel like I'm right there with the kids. If you like the slice of life genre, you will fall in love with this. I love every child at the foster home - especially Haruo. I love him so much my heart aches for that little boy. The grown-ups in here, you have people so kind and selfless and you also have people with flaws, people you don't understand. Which is how it is in real life. I can't stop raving about this piece, don't pay attention to me anymore, just pick it up and start reading.
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No One Does Magical Realism Like MATSUMOTO Taiyou   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by McCamyTaylor
March 1st, 2013, 7:47pm
If you have not read MATSUMOTO Taiyou's mangas, here is a great place to start. This story has everything that makes his work great. Beautiful, watercolor style art. Great characters. A nice balance of humor and sadness. And most of all, the ability to turn slice-of-life into magical realism through his illustrations. If you don't ordinarily like manga but you like the work of the Hernandez Brothers, you will almost certainly like this.
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