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Hapi Mari (Manga)

Hapi Mari

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English: Happy Marriage?!
Japanese: はぴまり 〜Happy Marriage!?〜


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 40
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 8, 2009 to Jun 8, 2012
Authors: Enjouji, Maki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Petit Comic


Score: 8.091 (scored by 6149 users)
Ranked: #7452
Popularity: #253
Members: 11,106
Favorites: 384
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Men - they're the root of Takanashi Chiwa's problems, which is why she never had the time nor the opportunity to have a boyfriend in her entire life. A full-time office lady and a part-time hostess, she works night and day to pay off her dad's debt from his failed business. One night at her part-time job, a high-class customer has her fired. Then the next day, she's called in to see the president - whom she had never even seen before in the office - only to find out she's to marry him! But what kind of guy is Mamiya Hokuto anyway? Will he become one of Chiwa's problems, or will he save her from them? And will this marriage even last?!

(Source: Aerandria)


Mamiya, Hokuto
Takanashi, Chiwa
Souma, Taeko

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May 18, 2013
The saying ‘never judge a book (manga) by its cover’ is like a spot-on adage when it comes to Hapi Mari.

The series starts off with an overused plot: poor-girl-marries-rich-stranger-to-pay-off-father’s-debts and whether there could be true love in a marriage that was built upon a monetary mutually beneficial arrangement.


Despite the cliched plot and smutty moments (which to my surprise wasn’t that overwhelming), the story itself actually has depth and I was somewhat amazed at how the concept of marriage is exemplified here.

The mangaka adopts a realistic approach towards illustrating the challenges young couples struggle with in today’s society. Chapters are often slapped read more
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Apr 28, 2011
I haven't written a review before so I will ask readers to bear with me. This manga was recommended by someone I consider elite when it come to mangas and animes. I was hooked from the on-set. It is not one of those animes that wastes too much time delving into the main story. Despite the somewhat unrealistic circumstance that surrounds the two main characters, Chiwa and Hokuto, I enjoyed how the author made the development of their relationship very realistic.

For me, both characters strengths lie in the simplicity of their personalities with Chiwa being your average working girl and Hokuto being the serious, read more
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Both girls (Kotoko in Itazura na Kiss & Chiwa in Hapi Mari) aren't very smart, tend to cry a lot, and act clumsy. Both guys (Irie in Itazura na Kiss & Hokuto in Hapi mari) are important to a company and act all cocky/rude against the girl, and in both stories the girl tries to make the guy love her.
They both have the employee-employer relationship. In both the characters are similar - naive woman and a womanizer. In both they are trying to keep their relationship secret. And they have a reaaaally similar feeling. Also the art is similar, but they are both josei, so that should be understandable. Since MS has vampires/supernatural you might not like it, but I still think (as a seinen/mature reader) it is better, more real josei than Hapi Mari. Hapi Mari has more....shoujo vibe.

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