Ranked #753

Hapi Mari: Happy Marriage!? (Manga)

Hapi Mari: Happy Marriage!?

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 8603 users)
Ranked: #7532
Popularity: #258
Members: 15,360
Favorites: 521
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Synopsis

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?!

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Background

Hapi Mari: Happy Marriage!? was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint from August 6, 2013 to February 3, 2015 and in French by Kazé.

Characters

Mamiya, Hokuto
Mamiya, Hokuto
Main
Takanashi, Chiwa
Takanashi, Chiwa
Main
Souma, Taeko
Souma, Taeko
Supporting

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blossomdeath
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.

Story:

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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anjel
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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sweeny
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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Dianime
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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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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Manga: Totsuzen desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu
The relationships of the characters in these josies are similar in the way they treat each other and ideas about marriage are a major theme. The couples start out where they don't like each other completely and tease each other. The couple in Hapi Mari have an arranged marriage, while the female lead in Totsuzen has her goal to get married before she meets the guy. They feature a career girl paired with a successful guy. The female leads are both in their twenties but have somewhat different personalities, with the girl in Totsuzen  read more 
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Manga: Darling wa Namamono ni Tsuki
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 
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Manga: Hadashi de Bara wo Fume
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.. 
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Mangas about girls that, for some reason, marry a guy they don't know. Though Hapi Mari is more mature than Hanayomesama. 
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