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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 (1113d ago)
v.22 c.229-241 by Yeti Scanlations (1113d ago)
v.21 c.218-228 by Yeti Scanlations (1113d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
23 Volumes (Complete)
15 Volumes (Kanzenban - Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (142 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.5 / 10.0
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December 26th 2017, 8:14am PST



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Big Comic Spirits (Shogakukan)

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Can't find Yeti Scanlations anywhere on the internet 1106 days, 20 hours, 27 minutes ago
The Idea Umino is Stupid 1403 days, 15 hours, 1 minutes ago
Thanks, HappyScans! 2549 days, 14 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sirenxsoul
February 5th, 2011, 9:37pm
I enjoyed reading this series. Many people comment on Umino's naivety/stupidity, but I think it's normal considering she's so young and just entered into business. Furthermore; she had no one to guide her and also quit her school. I think the artist did a great job illustrating the expressions of the characters and making the readers fully involved in the plot as well. So far, this manga is anything but happy, but I enjoy watching the characters develop and react to their ongoing bad situations. And I love the rare happy moments; they make it all better. :<

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2013, 11:05pm
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by Romashk
January 29th, 2011, 9:40am
At first I thought the girl was naive and innocent, so that's why she was always duped, but it's gotten annoying. She is not innocent, she's plain stupid. And characters around her aren't even compensating for that fact, or make me look forward to anything in the future. 90% of the manga is contributed to ruining my mood, where's the fun in that?
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This is Sad Manga   
Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by rayculz
October 21st, 2010, 5:40am
This manga entitled Happy, but its not Happy anymore. It's a sad manga. But I think pursuit of happiness at the end of this story.

But the problem is :

1. this manga never released in my country.
2. the scanlation only 10 volumes from 23 volumes.

Btw, from the first 10 volumes that I read on scanlation. This is Urasawa's story style. The protagonist never happy (Tenma from Monster never happy, Kenji from 20th Century Boys never happy). Its like a life potrayal such as people envy about our ownself, and trying to destroy. The main character is in the center of antagonist circle and she's trying to pursuit of happiness.

Ah, how about the story. As sport manga, this is great !
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A realistic but annoying manga   
Rating: N/A
by gggjcjkg
September 17th, 2008, 8:49pm
It feels so real, it's so good, yet it is such a pain to read cause there are many detesable characters in it.
Cause the translation stopped midway, i've never read the ending, but i dunno what is so "happy" about this manga.
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My opinion   
Rating: N/A
by onizukaa
July 30th, 2008, 12:40pm
You know, in my time, Ive read a lot of books, and a lot of mangas too. So you can trust my opinion on this series.

This is, not only one of the best sports mangas ive ever read, but one of the more emotional ones, too. As the previous commentor said, You hate the character everyone loves, and you love the character everyone hates. In fact, Just reading this makes me actually want to hurt Choko, and help miyuki, Much like sakarada. Now, out of all the manga ive read, I can count on my hands the number of mangas that have made me feel like this.

Art: Very good. Ive seen other mangas from the early 90's, and this is superb. Its clean, and it makes you feel like youre actually there.

Characters: the development of the characters is great, while others are off. The only characters i dont like are, In fact, the main ones, Miyuki and her siblings. Miyuki, for not wising up, and Her siblings for being selfish little brats. While shes out trying to earn money to keep her apartment, they Bit** moan and complain that all she does is play, while they starve. and whenever she has a chance to earn more money, They think shes just going out to eat more food.

Story: Great story. Only qualm i have with it is Ieyasu the brother. He should show up more often.

Overall, it gets a 10. The cons are thrown off the scale by the sheer weight of the pros. Give it a read, youll like it. Its a shame that its stopped at volume 9(10 if you wanna be technical)
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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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Perfect Portrayal Of Human Nature   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by ChaoticXYZ
July 16th, 2008, 4:57pm
Just like his other series, Urusawa-sensei is able to make manga that makes you feel like you are one of the characters. The most hated character is the antagonist, who is loved by everyone. The protagonist is likable, but made out to be the evil-badguy because of the antagonist. The idea is much like 20th Century Boys and Monster.

Umino is the protagonist who, although is very kind and likable, is hated by many characters in the series. Kenji (20th Century Boys) was also like that. It was a very interesting series to read, because it got me so worked up, yet I wanted to read more. Because I want Umino to succeed a lot. Go Umino!

The art is great, the story is great, the characters are all great, and the general impression is great. 10--no, 20 times better than Prince of Tennis. The only thing that pisses me off is that I'm still waiting for scanlations of volume 10 and up.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2008, 8:13pm
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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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Rating: N/A
by HytoneN
May 4th, 2008, 10:03am
Sigh... This series brings human nature out really nicely, but still, I can't say a manga is good if the only emotion it brings out of you is anger.
I get so pissed off because of that girl from the competing tennis company that I just want to stop reading.

... Last updated on May 4th, 2008, 10:13am
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Annoying, but still fantastic.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elisegrey
April 12th, 2008, 2:33pm
Umino Miyuki's just not charismatic enough and yes, her family's infuriating, but if you're reading Happy! you're there for the supporting cast, all of whom I love to *pieces*; the more two-faced and conniving they are the better. And the yakuza with the secret emo pain--! Be still my heart!

And there's something to be said for watching such a boring protagonist's life just get worse and *worse*, until - fingers crossed - she has no choice but to become interesting.

... Last updated on July 14th, 2008, 8:18am
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