Taiyou no Ie
House of the Sun
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Taiyou no Ie

Alternative Titles

English: House of the Sun
Japanese: たいようのいえ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 24, 2010 to May 23, 2015
Genres: RomanceRomance, ShoujoShoujo, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Taamo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Dessert


Score: 8.291 (scored by 3288132,881 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2742
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #111
Members: 78,158
Favorites: 3,256
Ranked #274Popularity #111Members 78,158
MangaDessertTaamo (Story & Art)
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House of the Sun
Volume 1


After her mother abandoned her and her father remarried, high schooler Mao Motomiya is left feeling like she doesn't have a place where she belongs. One night, her childhood friend Hiro Nakamura finds her in a shrine eating cheap convenience store food and offers to take her to a restaurant. Their subsequent heart to heart leads to Hiro suggesting that Mao move in with him.

To Hiro who has lived apart from his younger siblings all these years after their parents passed away, bringing his family back together in the once-lively Nakamura home begins with the first step of giving Mao a loving place to belong.

When Mao reluctantly accepts his invitation, she is surprised at how easy it is to settle in with her longtime friend. Now she must deal not only with mending her relationship with her father and helping the oldest Nakamura brother attain his goal, but also her growing feelings for Hiro.

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Taiyou no Ie received the 38th Kodansha Manga Award for the shoujo manga category in 2014. The series received a drama CD adaptation bundled with limited edition of the fifth and sixth volume.

The series has been published digitally in English as House of the Sun by Kodansha Comics USA since February 28, 2017.

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Motomiya, Kaitou
Matsumoto, Aoi
Sugimoto, Ai
Nakamura, Mother

More reviewsReviews

Jun 12, 2015
fodderchara18 (All reviews)
Such a nice manga! Honestly, there`s very little i would change in this story. Very, very good shoujo manga (also worth noting that this was my first completed shoujo too!) from beginning to the end. Ain`t gonna lie, my first impression was quite bad, mainly because of the art and the fact that the heroine looked way too young and i didn`t like the age gap between the two main characters at all. That and the fact that i was kinda tired back then of annoying love triangles and shoujo/shounen romance tropes (still am), so i really didn`t feel like reading it based on my read more
Jul 29, 2015
Grapesandraisin (All reviews)
**Review contains spoilers**

Story (9/10):

This is one of the sweetest manga I've ever read. It's lighthearted, funny, and entertaining. I never felt bored while reading it. It was not the best that I've ever seen, but it was definitely worth reading.

While the story progresses slowly and steadily, Taiyou no Ie leaves nothing unsatisfactory. Even the ending was good (and this is rare! Most mangakas rush the ending and as a result ruin the story).

I fell in love with every one in Taiyou no Ie. I wonder how I am going to let them go.

Character (9/10):

First of all, each character in this manga is unique. read more
Sep 13, 2015
VerballyStunted (All reviews)
I thoroughly fell in love with the heroine of this manga. I think I'll be comparing other characters to Mao for a long time. Despite my love for shoujo manga, I often find myself frustrated with the main characters, mostly because I worry about the messages that younger girls might get from them. Mao doesn't fit into any of the typical shoujo archetypes, though. She has a difficult past, but she's neither perpetually gloomy nor defiantly (and obnoxiously) cheerful. She's emotionally clumsy, but not a complete spaz or oblivious to the feelings of others. She's inexperienced at life, but not helpless. read more
Aug 15, 2015
Fuzzywuz_zy (All reviews)
What would a little girl do if she feels she isn't welcomed and needed in her own home?

I'm sure that many of us (not all of course) don't pay attention/care when our parents or relatives welcome you home because it is normal. Taiyou no Ie makes its readers know how important it is for some people to be told a simple greeting 'Welcome Home'.

The story (which is already written in synopsis) is very unique and is, alongside the character development, the strongest point of this manga. It is realistic, lighthearted,one of the most enjoyable and it just warms someone's heart. Taamo, the author read more

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