Taranta Ranta
Looking for Happiness
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Taranta Ranta

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Synonyms: Let's Go Happy Happy Girl, Looking for Happiness
Japanese: たらんたランタ
English: Looking for Happiness
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: 2006
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Ribon Mascot
Authors: Maki, Youko (Story & Art)


Score: 6.961 (scored by 22992,299 users)
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Ranked: #93672
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Popularity: #4344
Members: 4,659
Favorites: 15


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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /12


The main character is named Hikaru. She misses her dead brother and speaks to him in her mind as she begins her first day of high school. Here she has many ordinary adventures. She becomes fast friends with a girl named Nene, who lets nothing stand in her way and pushes Hikaru to kiss her new crush, Michiya, who reminds her of her brother. He lets her kiss him, which as it turns out is not a good sign. He predictably turns out to be a jerk, whose personality is nothing like Hikaru's brother's. Also, Nene is a shoplifter. When Hikaru understandably gets upset about this, Nene gets angry at her and tells her to find another friend. (Source: Shoujo Manga Maniac)


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Oct 24, 2008
This was a very good Manga. I loved the story line. I thought it tended to jump around a lot but other than that it was great. (And by jump around I kinda just got lost but it would catch you up so i wasn't completely lost)

Story: The story starts off with a girl named Hikaru who is just starting her first year of high school. Her brother has died and she depended on him a lot in the past. On her first day of school she comes across a guy by the name of Miki and imediatly likes him. She also makes a friend ...
Dec 12, 2011
Oh Taranta Ranta why did you betray me so…

I actually managed to learn all the characters names and for what? For you to leave me hanging out to dry in the air. What’s the manga synonym for cock blocking? I really need to start rating my reviews…

It was a good premise. Haruki lost her brother two years ago and it’s just her and her mom now. Her brothers absence is a palpable piece in her life, but she’s working on moving on. She meets a guy who resembles her oniisan and he seems to be sweet too. She starts to like him (I can’t figure ...
Jul 23, 2014
Yup, 7. Everything is good but nothing exceptional. It's a good read if you're just looking for something to pass time. Actually, there are many parts that are confusing,maybe because it's short. BTW,it'll be raining with a score of 7.

Story: 7
The plot is a bit dramatic (especially the start of the story) since it is about a heroine losing her brother swearing she wouldn't cry anymore. It's about accepting death and moving on then meeting new people. This concept is obvious in the story but I think the way it was presented was not enough to move me.In my opinion, you won't feel the ...


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