Dakedo Happy Paradise
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Dakedo Happy Paradise

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Synonyms: Watashi no Sugar Baby, But It's a Happy Paradise, Dakedo Happii Paradaisu
Japanese: だけどハッピーパラダイス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: 2004
Genres: Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa
Authors: Takarada, Iyo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.331 (scored by 13291,329 users)
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Ranked: #39472
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Popularity: #5648
Members: 2,711
Favorites: 7
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Our heroine, Ruu MACHIDA, is having a hard time. Her mother died when she was little, and her father, with whom she had been living, has disappeared without a trace after getting into debt. Ruu is on her own.

To make ends meet, she takes a job as a live-in maid for a very wealthy household. To Ruu's surprise, the house she ends up working at is the home of three cute brothers, and she already knows one of them! They agree to let Ruu work there because they are often alone and they could use the help. Their parents are often away on business. Ruu moves in and works hard as a maid, and they all become very close. But things aren't always smooth sailing. Ruu has a lot of pressure on her because of her father's debts, and three very cute guys to deal with!

Vol 2 included one-shot: Watashi no Sugar Baby


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Jun 7, 2014
2SugoiToActSugoi (All reviews)
Dakedo Happy Paradise is the shoujo manga that anybody who’s anybody needs to read. No exceptions, just read it. You want me to explain why? I shouldn’t have to. The characters are why you should read it. There’s Ganbatte-chan, Sexual Harrassment-kun, I-look-like-a-girl-pyon, and our favorite black haired sweetie named… Uh…

The characters are not only carefully molded but also deeply developed, each with their own realistic issues. Everyone needs to experience such intricate characters—no, people—with their own eyes. In Dakedo Happy Paradise, you’ll see unrequited love that will tug at your heartstrings and force you to scream “Ganbatte!” for the (side) character. In Dakedo Happy Paradise, read more
Aug 20, 2010
Titanchain (All reviews)
This manga was really cute. Its typical shoujo with a overused and watery plot but it was a really nice read. The manga is short and sweet and would be really bad if it werent for the characters. The character banter is adorable. The males interact in a way similar to the males in Ouran High School Host Club, which makes for fun entertainment. There isnt really anything to tug at your heartstrings and sadly there is no defined romance. There is an established one-side crush, but that is as far as things go in the romance department. If you want something light, with lots read more
Jun 30, 2008
anelyna (All reviews)
Why is this manga REALLY REALLY similar to Fruits Basket? Did it copy Fruits Basket? That's the downside to it, the fact that it is way TOO similar. The three guys part, the personalities, and also theres this part where one of the guys have to dress up in a girl's outfit, that's the same in Fruits Basket too! I really wanna know whether Iyo Takarada copied Natsuki Takaya or not. We can't say that Takaya copied Takarada because Fruits Basket was published before 2004.
The people that are similar to Fruits Basket are like this:
Yuzuki= Kyo (the temper is similar, but it was Yuki who read more
Feb 11, 2010
ReinaHimeka (All reviews)
The first thing I read when I entered to the manga site was a thread with the title "Most stupid ending ever!". As I kept looking, there were more similar titles. "It can't be THAT stupid" I thought. When I was almost ending the story and I saw it was getting nowhere, I thought it may be true... And it actually was.

It wasn't all bad though, it has its pros. I think the art was very good and suits this type of manga, some of the characters were pretty cool and I found it kinda enjoyable, since I'm a shoujo lover.

But to sum up, it's read more


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