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Hapi Mari: Happy Marriage!? (Manga)

Hapi Mari: Happy Marriage!?

Alternative Titles

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: 8.071 (scored by 7331 users)
Ranked: #7942
Popularity: #250
Members: 13,171
Favorites: 442
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2 based on the top manga page.

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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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Jan 4, 2015
After hours of searching for a good anime that was not about high school drama, I came across this one manga! This manga is definitely is for a mature audience, if you know what I mean! This made it important for me because I had just finished high school so I wanted to read something a bit more mature.

What I liked about this manga the most was the art. All the characters were drawn beautifully so this made the manga bearable in my part. There is good character development and life lessons that you can apply in your life with your significant other (trust read more
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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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Jun 17, 2010
Basically, these two people who do not know each other get married. One is the powerful boss of the company, the other is a little minion who works there. The story follows their relationship, and I guess the basic question of- can you fall in love with someone who doesn't love you? With someone who you did not love before?

I gotta say. I like this this story. The art was fine - it is clean, the expressions are great, and I can follow who is saying what! More importantly though, I like the two main characters. I really enjoy them! Haruto and Chiwa. Chiwa is read more
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User Recommendations

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. 
both involves the hero saving the heroine from financial situation by marrying her without love.basically both are about contract marriage.its just Hapi Mari is set in the modern era unlike Hadashi de bara wo fume.none the less i recommend bout mangas since i enjoy the promising love plot.. 
they are both about married couples. only Darling wa Namamono ni Tsuki is ridicoulousy silly and hilarious while hapi mari is more serious and romantic. both are very good mangas, i highly recommend both<3 
If you liked this and the comments on the site like always cried about it being to short so i guess most who have read it do like it than read hapi mari. Why? the basic elements are all here slightly older male, female fall for him first despite being an arrange marage( well hapi mari is more of a marraige of convinience). guy works to much, not good at shpowing his feelings, and when he does fall for the girl dosnt think she actually loves him. and each seems to have to deel with alot of outsider meddling. Besides that Hapi Mari is just  read more 
Both manga present the same main plot: arranged marriage, although the circunstances on Hapi Mari are different . There are more funny situations in Hapi Mari than in Shiroi Veil.  

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