Saturday, May 17, 2014

Manga Review: Happy Marriage?!, Volume 3, by Maki Enjoji

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: December, 2013
Volumes: 10
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 2. 4.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Chiwa Takanashi has married a total stranger—company president Hokuto Mamiya—to get her father out of debt. While on an overnight trip together to his hometown, Hokuto reveals the circumstances of his birth. Chiwa makes the decision to remain with Hokuto, and falls deeper in love with the man she married. But will she still feel the same way once Hokuto confesses the real reason he married her?


I’m just plain enjoying this series right now. It’s cute, lighthearted, fun. The humor really works for me, the characters are well-done, the art is pretty. Maybe it’s cliché, maybe the heroine is weak/a little too shy, but I don’t really care about that here. I just like it.
There were some normal, stereotypical instances here. The two getting thrown alone together, freaking Chiwa out. The two of them are starting to deal and admit to their obvious attraction to each other, as well as getting to know each other better, growing closer. It’s moving at a reasonable, steady pace. The last chapter, though, included some of Hokuto’s family, and that definitely helped them get closer. It also developed Hokuto’s personality, and was a nice step to show that Chiwa is there for him. 
I like this series quite a bit. I like the characters, although I would like Chiwa to mature some more. I like the pace that the two are moving in their relationship, and look forward to where it goes in the next volume. I like the humor, and the art. I’m just enjoying it.

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