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Japanese: ハピネス
English: Happiness
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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)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 2239522,395 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30992
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #224
Members: 56,003
Favorites: 1,121

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Volume 1


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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Happiness has been published in English by Kodansha Comics USA since September 27, 2016.


Gosho, Yukiko
Okazaki, Makoto
Ono, Yuki
Shiraishi, Nao
Okazaki, Mother

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Apr 9, 2019
chrissy_poo_too (All reviews)
Happiness' first few volumes are great; Aku no Hana with vampires, what's not to like? Unfortunately, things spiral out of control pretty quickly, as this spooky Let the Right One In-esque romance-horror becomes a Tokyo Ghoul/Ajin wannabe around chapter 15 or so. We're left with 35 chapters of shady government agencies, cultists, a villain straight out of a Dean Koontz bargain bin book, two semi-interesting characters getting sidelined for what feels like forever, one uninteresting character getting mutilated for what feels like forever, and time skips. Lots and lots of time skips.

It's all so...typical. A damn shame considering the manga's early promise and the read more
Jun 24, 2019
Vanson (All reviews)
Happiness was what i would consider the pinnacle of good manga. It had a story that was short,sweet, and most of all pack with content. Each chapter asked as many questions as it answered and left me with a vague sense of wonder. To put it simply, it was an incredible experience.

Warning: very minor spoilers

Story 7/10 : I felt that the story was quite short featuring few real conflicts. However, it was great seeing the world develop as you slowly see the world become affected by the main character. You see the world shift due to their actions and how the world bites (heh) back. read more
Jan 13, 2020
Ryhzik (All reviews)
I found the initial premise for Happiness intriguing. It starts out exploring how the humans-turned-vampires cope with their new lives. How they handle this new state (e.g., the thirst for blood), how it affects their relationships with others, and the struggle they face to remain "normal." I was pleasantly surprised to find an absence of overt revenge or power fantasy elements. While this type of story isn't anything novel, I liked the dark, gritty take on the underground lives of vampires.

Approximately halfway through the story takes a turn for the worse. It starts to branch out into different arcs, some of which take the story read more
Mar 11, 2019
Mywifesson (All reviews)
What we have here is a stylistic version of a trite plotline of monsters vs humans and the questions of good and evil. To me though this is the problem, the story was never interesting enough that there was a payoff. The whole thing was luke warm providing plot points that didn't escalate tensions, there were repeated moments where out comes were just erased in order to preserve certain characters. Miraculous victories for the MC and his group of friends for no reason.

I had this problem with Aku no Hana as well where I felt like the author doesn't understand human emotion, perhaps read more

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