Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Manga Review: Happy Marriage, Vol. 1 (Paperback)

I've finished reading "Happy Marriage Vol. 1" by Maki Enjoji.

In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya — a man she doesn’t know — at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather.

Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for mature audiences. 

Product Details
Series: Happy Marriage (Book 1)
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (August 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 142155934X
ISBN-13: 978-1421559346

About the Author

Maki Enjoji was born on December 8 in Tokyo. She made her debut with Fu Junai (Wicked Pure Love). She currently works with Petit Comics. Happy Marrige?! is her fourth series.

My Review:

Finally a more mature shojo manga with adult characters and not in high school. 

Chiwa Takanashi has agreed to marry Hokuto Mamiya the president of the company she works for at the request of his grandfather to help her father.  Her father is in debt because he trusts the wrong people and he is bilked out of his money.  She is currently working part-time as a hostess but is fired when she throws Hokuto's drink in his face.

She learns her father has an agreement with the local Yakuza and she agrees to do anything for them.  She wants to save the family home and the leader agrees only if she is willing to sell her body, etc.  Hokuto happens to arrive at that moment and promises to help her out if she agrees to remain married to him.

I was laughing at the situations these two likeable characters found themselves in.  It's hilarious when they have misunderstandings and then they fight. 


Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

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