Happy Sugar Life Japanese
Alt name(s):
  • White Sugar Garden, Black Salt Cage
  • ハッピーシュガーライフ
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Rating:
  • 7.77
  • 7.75
  • 185
Pub. status:
Ongoing
Stats:
  • 114,309
  • 3,475
  • 43
Description:
High-schooler Matsuzaka Satou has a reputation for being easy, but one day her lifestyle of sleeping with one boy after another comes to an end. It happens when she meets the child Shio, for whom she is convinced she feels true love for the first time. Satou may seem sweet and innocent, but there is nothing she won't do to protect their life together, including committing murder. But from where did she acquire the little girl, and how long can their "Happy Sugar Life" together last?

Included one-shot:
Volume 2: White Sugar Garden, Black Salt Cage (pilot)

Short story:
A short story was released in Young Gangan 23/24 of 2016 which is referred to below as 19.5. It was later released in Volume 6 as an extra.
Reading progress:
  • Volume 0/?
  • Chapter 0/?

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I love this manga, I just hope a better ending than the anime, anime was bittersweet thought
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I was a bit reluctant after hearing all the nasty rumors about this, but grew some spine and marathoned all the available chapters in one afternoon. Extremely depressing and not for everyone, but a good read and a sad reminder that you don't have to go to Third World countries to find truly misfortunate people.

Please give Yuuna and Asahi lots of hugs and fluff for Christmas :'(

(also I admit Satou's aunt left an impression, far more than her niece)
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The execution of the little things in this manga is still pretty good. If you just take this chapter titled "friendship" on its own, it's a really good moment about a murderous psychopath hanging out with her bff.
Shame it's all put together so poorly.
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All things considered, this manga is repetitive and stale. Really, the art isn't any much better. Oh well, let's see how this will end.
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The anime ending sucked, the manga is a little better?

There was a bit of hope with Shouko and Asahi maybe getting a happy ending, but... Damn. It's pretty bleak now.
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Eh, this manga has shock value for the sake of pure shock value.
No subtlety or weaving it in the story. Much like a creepypasta it just throws over the top stuff at the reader to make them think its well-written horror.
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Everyone Retarded : The Manga.
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Whoa, the anime sure can covers a lot of volumes even with only one cour.
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now after watching the anime i can fully start the manga

but gotta say that anime original ending that they gave the anime god it was dumb so im really hoping the manga has a much better ending than what they did with the anime

gladly the manga has a lot more time to sort things out more so here's hoping for a much better ending
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Damn, i really hope the manga don't end like the anime... no another Akame ga Kill spoiler... >_>

Last edited 5 mo ago by Nick86.

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can relate to taiyou-kun
needs sum loli love uwu
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Man, this is dark. Really, really dark.

I honestly can't sympathize with any of the characters, except for a few, and they're mostly dead.

Not expecting a good ending for those who're still alive as of chapter 38.
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Kinda repetitive
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I don't read this manga but why does the child on the cover have predator pupil?
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So I don't have enough space to download a bunch of images from Imgur. So here is the chapter 38 translation: https://imgur.com/a/E613sM1
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God the thought of someone stealing my younger brother and forcing him into a stockholm syndrome type relationship seriously boils my blood. I hope the older brother takes his sister back, but at this point I'm worried she's too far gone and might even try to or just kill the brother for harming her kidnapper.
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@JoeKerr
No, this is a manga that you quickly know if you dislike, and most are never sure if they do like. Its hook at first seems to be the mystery behind what happened, then her personality grows on you, contaminates your heart, and makes you want more. Does it sound crazy? Yes. Are we turning into psychopaths? Probably. But, nonetheless, I cannot stop reading. This is the only way I know to refill my "happiness" jar.
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Lots of comments say it's horrible.
And I agree.

Lots of comments claim they can't stop reading.
And I vehemently disagree.

This is an example of a little story that couldn't. Its attempts at drama and theme exploration are akin to those of a smug 13 year old with chuunibyo. It's shallow, pompous and poorly executed. Add to that that the story has no characters, just caricatures and you have a recipe for shite stew.

I had to force myself to read on to see if it got better later and that's where people got hooked.
It never happened.

Last edited 5 mo ago by JoeKerr.

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55% disturbingly scary 45% cute, why did this disturbing manga have to be drawn like it was for a comedy/slice of life/romance manga (except when they have crazy eyes) and worst of all I couldn't stop reading it.
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Shits fucking wack man. This got my worried as shit, I can smell the shit storm brewing right behind the horizon.

Last edited 6 mo ago by MicroPotatoPie.