I found a new addiction…. J-Manga…. I have been reading a few good translated J-Manga that I found on the Manga Apps that have been downloaded on my phone. It is a good and entertaining 10 minutes break that I needed over lunch after a hectic morning at work.
My read over the past week were Hapi Mari (はぴまり), also known as Happy Marriage in the J-Drama that was aired in June 2016.
Hapi Mari (はぴまり) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Enjouji Maki. There is a total of 10 volumes with publication now available in Japanese, English, French and German.
Hapi Mari (はぴまり) is a story of Chiwa Takanashi, a 23 years old ordinary young women whom had never actually dated any real boyfriend. She agreed to enter an arranged marriage with a man that she does not know in order to pay off the debts that her father had incurred.
Hokuto Mamiya, the president of the organization where Chiwa Takanashi is the husband in the arranged marriage with Chiwa Takanashi. He agreed to enter the marriage as he has an ultimate goal that he wants to achieve and he needed the marriage as part of the pawn. Hokuto is a cold heart person whom never had the opportunity to grow up in a happily married family (his parents never officially got married).
Hapi Mari (はぴまり) is a romantic comedy that tells the story of two strangers whom got into an arranged marriage. Both have different reason why they agreed to enter into the marriage. This is a story of how they live together and found their way into a happy marriage.
No marriage is without any challenges not especially when it is an arranged marriage. A truly enjoyable story how both Hokuto and Chiwa realized the importance of the significant other party in their live. And how they overcome the many miscommunication, challenges and obstacles that comes their way. And the sacrifices that both of them made in the end leading to their happy marriage!
Want to read this manga? It is available at Hapi Mari (はぴまり) Manga
To my surprise, there is a drama adaption to this top 15 best selling manga of Japan titled Happy marriage (Hapimari: Happy Marriage) that was aired earlier this year starred the popular Japanese Actor, Dean Fujioka and Japanese Actress, Nana Seino. It also starred the beautiful Norika Fujiwara, a former Japanese beauty queen, model and actress.
So, my next drama watch for the following week would be Happy marriage (Hapimari: Happy Marriage) which is now available on this link.