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Japanese: Happy!


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


Score: 7.611 (scored by 981 users)
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Ranked: #27972
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Popularity: #3028
Members: 3,119
Favorites: 39
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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.

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Feb 16, 2018
Confucius (All reviews)
Happy! is an ironic name for this manga as there isn't really anything happy about this manga at all. Happy! is story of beating the odds and taking it 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 you realize read more
Jan 7, 2008
InformationGeek (All reviews)
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.


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
Jul 9, 2013
kvnstv1 (All reviews)
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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