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Happy!

Happy!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: Happy!

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 23
Chapters: 254
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 25, 1993 to Mar 8, 1999
Genres: Drama, Sports, Seinen
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

Statistics

Score: 7.621 (scored by 675 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25162
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3388
Members: 1,959
Favorites: 24
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Volumes: /23
Chapters: /254

Synopsis

One day the Yakuza comes knocking on the door of the orphaned Umino siblings. The oldest brother has gone into hiding after acquiring a huge debt. Afraid for her brother, Miyuki agrees to take responsibility for the loan. The yakuza wants her to become a ho, Miyuki wants to be a tennis pro. Turns out she used to be a very promising player before her parents died. However, becoming a pro is difficult when friends are few and everybody else conspires to make Miyuki's life hell.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters

Umino, Miyuki
Umino, Miyuki
Main
Sakurada, Junji
Sakurada, Junji
Supporting
Kaku, Kikuko
Kaku, Kikuko
Supporting
Ootori, Keiichirou
Ootori, Keiichirou
Supporting
Thunder Ushiyama
Thunder Ushiyama
Supporting
Ootori, Utako
Ootori, Utako
Supporting
Wanibuchi, Kyouhei
Wanibuchi, Kyouhei
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

InformationGeek
Jan 7, 2008
Yeah… this manga hasn’t actually reached America yet, but that doesn’t stop me from reading the series online and posting a review about it so far. Another fantastic story from the master of suspense and drama, Naoki Urasawa.

Story:

This story follows a teenage girl called Miyuki Umino. One day, her brother disappears, leaving her with a 250 million yen debt that needs to be paid off to the Japanese mafia. Her only chance they give her is to work in a soapland, but she jumps at a better chance, to become a professional tennis player.

As the story moves on, we meet plenty of read more
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kvnstv1
Jul 9, 2013
Happy! is an interesting sports manga that tells the story of a resourceful girl who tries to become a professional in tennis to pay off her brother's massive debts.

Before reading any further, I must warn readers that I am not particularly fond of sports manga, and given the choice, I will almost certainly choose just about any other genre. Thus, I don't have too much experience in grading such manga. As such, my grades are subjective to my current tastes.

I like the plot, but I have given it a score of 7. This is a very subjective grading system. To many other people, this read more
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