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Japanese: Happy!


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


Score: 7.531 (scored by 18791,879 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #26782
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2697
Members: 7,712
Favorites: 84


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Volumes: /23
Chapters: /254


Sitting in their cramped apartment, Miyuki Umino's older brother talks excitedly about the new business he's starting, promising to hit it big and bring her and their young siblings out of poverty. Months later, Miyuki is approached by creditors working for the yakuza, who inform her of her brother's disappearance and the two hundred fifty million yen loan he defaulted on. With her brother on the run, Miyuki is now responsible for his debt. The creditors give Miyuki an out: to pay off the loan with her body by working in a soapland.

Wracking her brain for a solution without having to resort to prostitution, Miyuki happens upon an article about the current women's tennis champion, who earned two hundred fifty million yen within the previous year. A once-promising tennis player herself, Miyuki withdraws from school in order to become a pro tennis player in hopes of paying off her debt. However, the establishment that pushed her out of the world of tennis has not forgotten nor forgiven her. Can Miyuki succeed within a world of competition actively conspiring for her failure?

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Apr 4, 2020
Happy! is a manga series about never giving up, no matter how unfair things may become or however many ridiculously tough challenges appear before you. It's about continuously trying your hardest in order to force things to go well for you. If you're looking for a series like that or a series with an extremely hate-able female antagonist then you should definitely check this out. A full cast of intricately explored characters and interesting plot developments around every corner really makes this story hard to put down.

Happy! is set in a deranged world where Japanese Idol culture has somehow been mixed in with professional ...
Feb 16, 2018
Happy! is an ironic name for this manga as there isn't really anything happy about this manga at all. Happy! is a story of beating the odds and taking everything to home through tennis. In this story, you will meet everyone trying to screw over Umino, but she always proves everyone wrong as she overcomes any impossible hurdle placed on her by her enemies. You will end up rooting for her because of her unhappy circumstances and how she overcomes these issues as well as how useless some of her companions are.

Naoki Urasawa is a pretty sneaky writer, the more you read Happy! the more ...
Nov 9, 2023
Absolutely terrible Manga. After 110 chapters of annoyance, sexism and repulsiveness the MC finally gets to have a moment of triumph only for it to be undercut IN THE SAME FKIN CHAPTER by, you guessed it, comically evil villain Choko. The only thing this manga has going for it besides its artwork which is even at best a 7/10 is its underdog storyline but it being undercut EVERY SINGLE FKIN TIME is honestly just mind-numbing. By the end I was so tired that I didn’t even leave satisfied or annoyed. I was just glad it was finally over.

Characters bar the MC are either comically evil, ...

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