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:
7.96 126
Pub. status:
Ongoing
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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.

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Avatar Kisshouin 3 days ago
Kinda repetitive
Avatar monkey123 4 days ago
I don't read this manga but why does the child on the cover have predator pupil?
Avatar delectro 5 days ago
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
Avatar Trew865 5 days ago
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.
Avatar firefish5000 7 days ago
@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.
Avatar JoeKerr 8 days ago
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 days ago by JoeKerr.

Avatar JamieJJH 20 days ago
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.
Avatar MicroPotatoPie 24 days ago
Shits fucking wack man. This got my worried as shit, I can smell the shit storm brewing right behind the horizon.

Last edited 24 days ago by MicroPotatoPie.

Avatar aixt 1 mo ago
This creeps me out...
disgusts me...

yet, I can't stop reading.
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I keep avoiding this because of the tag shoujo ai.
but, whaddya know... I'm binge reading the shit out of it.

Last edited 1 mo ago by aixt.

Avatar Rize_Suzumiya 1 mo ago
Just discovered the manga due to the anime, and I have to say.. the story is pretty interesting? Yandere is such an underrated character archetype so I'm hype that Satou delivers.

The portrayal of love obsession feels unrealistic at times since a lot of it is overblown, and the whole lolicon shit is kind of awkward, but overall the character development is nice and the story always escalates in tension. Glad it got licensed so it can gain more exposure, but I hope the scanslations don't end because of that.

Last edited 1 mo ago by Rize_Suzumiya.

Avatar DesertAvenger 1 mo ago
@ganggangnigga Nope. Definitely not. If you're here only for fluff, better turn back now.
Avatar ganggangnigga 2 mo ago
Does the fluffiness outhweigh the heavy stuff?
Avatar Santracity 2 mo ago
I just binged the entire series and am loving it! Wish Shio was a bit older, but apart from that, I can't get enough! So twisted and beautiful! Also, I really want a happy ending for Asahi, but am so afraid there's no way for that to happen now. Can't wait to read more, so thank you translators!!
Avatar DesertAvenger 2 mo ago
I'm still mad After that I definitely want Sato to go down.

Last edited 1 mo ago by DesertAvenger.

Avatar Insignificant 2 mo ago
@zstrf03
If that's the lolicon that disturbs you then drop it.
Avatar zstrf03 2 mo ago
the first 7 chapters disgust me, i don't know if i should continue , can anyone tell me a bit spoiler for why should anyone continue to read this?
Avatar dreminh 2 mo ago
will you continue translate this after Yen licensed @waterflame ?
Avatar waterflame 2 mo ago
@ShiKu YenPress recently got the rights to the series, they will slowly be releasing the volumes in English.

Or do you mean the Japanese volumes with a English interface(I know of some)?(This is the one that actually supports the author... the English release is more so support Yen Press :p )
Avatar ShiKu 2 mo ago
Any chance I can buy volume 1-8 in english? If so, which site? Thanks in advance.
@waterflame
Avatar waterflame 2 mo ago
Actually though it's shown that they continue falling... they actually fall away from the edge...
@Nick86