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So Happy

Takopi’s Original Sin, volume 1

By Taizan5  

20 Dec, 2023



Takopi’s Original Sin, Volume One is the first of two tankōbon collecting Taizan5’s science-fiction tragedy. Takopi’s Original Sin was serialized on Shueisha’s web platform Shōnen Jump+ from December 2021 to March 2022. The English translation was published in 2023.

Nnu-Anu-Kf is an alien from the Happy Planet. Unable to return home for reasons never clearly explained, the octopus-like alien travels to Earth equipped with an annoying verbal tic and a bevy of useful gadgets. His mission: make people happy.

Results fall somewhat short of his goal.

Content warning: this is a sad, upsetting manga.

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