Happy Mania 1Posted: January 1, 2007
I’ve been going into a kind of Moyoko Anno craze lately. After reading Sakuran and finding it to be to my liking, I’ve been researching some of her other series. I WISH I could get Angelic House (I think it’s called… something House, I can’t remember right now), but lacking that and waiting for my full copy of Sakuran to arrive, I decided to fall back on Happy Mania.
I remembering being kind of disappointed with this right up until I read the last volume and reflected, but since it’s been about two years since I read it, I think it must’ve left a profound impression on me. I still remember a lot about it, as well as all the character’s names. I can never remember what happened in manga six months after I finish it, so this is some sort of accomplishment.
Diving into it again, I was a lot more forgiving of its flaws. The story does kind of jerk you around from place to place without warning… but that’s just its way, take it or leave it. I used to hate Kayoko a lot more, and she’s still annoying, but I feel a lot more sympathy for her now that I see the guys are jerks too. Fuku’s still cool, I always really liked her.
Guy-to-bed count in this volume: 3, maybe 4 if you count the flashbacks with her old boyfriend.