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Japanese: Sunny
English: Sunny
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 2010 to Jul 27, 2015
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ikki
Authors: Matsumoto, Taiyou (Story & Art)


Score: 8.261 (scored by 27642,764 users)
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Ranked: #3162
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Popularity: #1021
Members: 14,926
Favorites: 486

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At the Star Kids Home, a combination group home/orphanage, a disparate group of children struggle with both the everyday issues of growing up and those specific to abandoned or orphaned children. Their one avenue of escape is the Sunny, a junked car that sits a little ways from the home. In the Sunny they can travel the world, go into space, or just find a refuge from the troubles of their world.

(Source: ANN)


Sunny won the 61st Shogakukan Manga Award in the general category in 2015 and the 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Prize Award in 2016.

The manga was serialized in Ikki until the magazine's discontinuance on September 25, 2014 (November issue), and then transferred to Gekkan! Spirits on January 27, 2015 (March issue).

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint in hardcover format since May 21, 2013 and in Spanish by ECC Comics since October 29, 2015.

Sunny is based partly on author Taiyo Matsumoto's own childhood, during which he spent time in a children's home.


Yano, Haruo
Yamashita, Sei
Itou, Kenji
Itou, Asako
Adachi, Minoru

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Jun 25, 2021
bitterpapaya (All reviews)
read a tweet on father's day recommending this manga for people with broken home, im not exactly a 'broken home' kid nor have daddy complex (i have the opposite, i know... mom... lol)

but this manga really comforts me. the feeling of '1 second before your tears starts coming out' lingers on me for hours after reading this manga. i'm a big fan of the art, watched tekkonkinkreet too, i like it very much.

i definitely can relate to some of the kids' stories. it's really amazing how the mangaka can depicts such details into the character stories. i definitely will reread this.
Jan 25, 2019
zenmodeman (All reviews)
To the orphans of Star Kids home, the Sunny, a broken down car, is their ray of hope. Unsure of whether they'll ever return to their families, these kids rely on their imagination to give them consolation. Taiyou Matsumoto captures the hardships of the many children at Star Kids home, each with their own ways of coping with their lives. White-haired Haruo uses the Sunny to escape into a fantasy where he's an outlaw on the run, mirroring his tendency to rebel to cope with his feelings of isolation. Sei, the bookworm, imagines driving in the Sunny towards his home and meeting up with his read more
Jul 26, 2020
MatthewSweatshir (All reviews)
This story won’t be for everyone but I think the people that enjoy it will absolutely love it. It is essentially a slice of life, comedy, human drama, and it does each of these three things phenomenally.

Following the lives of the kids living at the Star Home Orphanage, who all were left by their parents due to various circumstances, this story delves very deep into almost every kids’ emotions and lives up to this point and you can really feel just how broken these kids are. There wasn’t one single character that I didn’t like, and many of them had a ton of charm read more
Dec 15, 2015
waffler15 (All reviews)
Artwork is very different.
Storyline is slice of life with different chapters focussing on different characters. It's an easy series to read and keeps you absorbed. Nothing that left a particularly strong impression on me though. Maybe because I'm from a different generation to the one it depicts. I only read it last year but couldn't remember what it was about until I re-read the synopsis on MAL and that brought back bits and pieces of the story back to me. I suppose the characters didn't resonate with me, and I didn't identify myself in any of them so I was detached.
Anyway, still think it's worth read more

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