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Happiness

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ハピネス
English: Happiness
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 50
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 9, 2015 to Mar 9, 2019
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: School School, Vampire Vampire
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Oshimi, Shuuzou (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 2995329,953 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34962
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #207
Members: 73,117
Favorites: 1,475

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Chapters: /50
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Happiness
Volume 1
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Synopsis

Makoto Okazaki is an unpopular high school student who is frequently bullied by some of his classmates, being forced to act as their errand boy. But his life drastically changes one night when he is attacked by a mysterious girl, who plunges her teeth into his neck and begins drinking his blood. Upon satisfying her craving, she offers Makoto a simple choice: become like her or die.

When he wakes up in a hospital after his encounter, Makoto is unable to deal with the blindingly bright lights and finds that water cannot quench his growing thirst...

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Background

Happiness was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from September 27, 2016 to December 24, 2019.

Characters

Gosho, Yukiko
Main
Okazaki, Makoto
Main
Nora
Supporting
Ono, Yuki
Supporting
Shiraishi, Nao
Supporting
Okazaki, Mother
Supporting
Kiyoshi
Supporting
Saku
Supporting
Sudou
Supporting
Sakurane, Masami
Supporting

Reviews

Apr 4, 2023
This is what Tokyo Ghoul should be, but never tried.

When I say this affirmation, I'm stating that Tokyo Ghoul has narrative lack of concerning by their own script, thing that doesn't happen in Happiness. The manga is well structured in the beginning and shows us a narrative interesting, self centered (which means that other characters or even the protagonist aren't bigger than the story itself) and with good motivation by every character. The only problem is the lack of pace in the final volumes, leading to a rush story but still is a great conclusion, focusing on what should be focused all the time, ...
Jan 9, 2024
Mixed Feelings
So far I read 4 manga from this author. Flowers of evil, Inside Mari, Welcome back Alice and Happiness, being the last one the only one that I didn’t find special in any way.

The usual eeriness that the author depicts is here masked by the inherently horrific theme and physical violence. I see no psychological horror or reflection on the human being. That alone doesn’t make the manga bad in any way, it just doesn’t deliver the same as the other manga I read from the same author.

What I think makes it more of a bad than a good product is the abrupt change in ...
Sep 20, 2020
Story doesn't really go anywhere and the character pale in comparison to Shuzo's other works. Replace the psychological drama and horror of his previous and future works with uncomfortable body horror and you already know the extent of what Happiness has to offer. It's really unfortunate cuz some of the art is a real treat. I love how the vampires of this world see the night sky as if it were a Van Gogh. It's their home and thus they find beauty and comfort in it, so it works in tandem with the story as well as looks good. The problem here for me, was ...

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Poll: Happiness Chapter 47 Discussion
Stark700 - Dec 26, 2018
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