Happy Sugar Life

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: White Sugar Garden, Black Salt Cage
Japanese: ハッピーシュガーライフ
English: Happy Sugar Life
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ezόla
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, Girls LoveGirls Love, HorrorHorror, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.771 (scored by 141165141,165 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #52632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #794
Members: 308,307
Favorites: 2,821

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Satou Matsuzaka is a beautiful high schooler who has a reputation for being permissive with men. However, a chance encounter with a young girl named Shio Koube makes Satou realize that this is her first and only true feeling of love.

Telling others that she lives with her aunt, Satou secretly shares an apartment with Shio. Despite her innocent appearance, Satou is willing to do anything to protect her beloved, resorting to desperate measures to ensure that their "happy sugar life" remains intact.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagayama, Nobuyoshi
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tateishi, Yayoi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"One Room Sugar Life (ワンルームシュガーライフ)" by Akari Nanawo (ナナヲアカリ)

Ending Theme

1: "SWEET HURT" by ReoNa (eps 1-8, 10-12)
2: "Canaria (カナリア)" by ReoNa (eps 9)


Sep 28, 2018
It’s only stupid if it doesn’t work.

Nowadays, the shows I fight to defend are highly misunderstood because their appeal is too specific, causing the general audience to flaunt their standards around like they’re supposed to mean anything. Past examples include Mahou Shoujo Site, Jashin-chan Dropkick and Hand Shakers. Yet, Happy Sugar Life is a different sort of… thing, whose plot setup is about as logically sound as riding a lawnmower during a hurricane, seemingly leaving not but a select, niche appeal for the sickos like me.

A high school girl is basically holding a little girl hostage in a populated apartment complex; she hides ...
Sep 28, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Happy Sugar Life is a tragedy. I mean this in both literary and quality terms. Despite how interestingly and enticingly crafted this tragic tale is, and how effectively some of its presentation is, this show has one fatal flaw: overemphasis. One wouldn’t think that this is so catastrophic, but Happy Sugar Life proves why “show, don’t tell” is a thing.

There are two forms of this devastating lingering. The first one is the monologuing. This is what damages Satou as a character and drags this anime down and out beyond belief. Her personality is interesting, almost as if you put a mary sue and a yandere ...
Sep 28, 2018
For as long as I’ve been watching anime, there has always been a considerable amount of the community who can find so much entertainment in shows which are “so bad, they’re good.” Whether it be the ostentatiously pandering fan service of shows like Eromanga Sensei, the immeasurably trite and gaudily derivative plot of shows like In Another World With My Smartphone, or the hysterically edgy situations in shows like Magical Girl Site, the community always seems to find something to enjoy in shows that are simply, undeniably, and blatantly trash. But as the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, and it looks ...

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