Happy Seven

Happy Seven

Infobox animanga/Header
name = Happy 7


caption =
ja_name = はっぴぃセブン ~ざ・テレビまんが~
ja_name_trans = Happy 7 ~The TV Manga~
genre = Fantasy
Infobox animanga/Novel
light = yes
title =
author = Hiroyuki Kawasaki
illustrator = COM
publisher = flagicon|Japan Shueisha
demographic = Male
first =
last =
volumes = 19
Infobox animanga/Anime
director = Tsutomu Yabuki
studio = Studio Hibari
network = TV Kanagawa
first = 2 October 2005
last = 25 December 2005
episodes = 13

Nihongo|"Happy Seven"|はっぴぃセブン ~ざ・テレビまんが~|Happy 7 ~The TV Manga~ is an anime series which consists of 13 episodes that began airing in Japan October 2 2005. The original story was by Hiroyuki Kawasaki. It was directed by Tsutomu Yabuki and produced by Studio Hibari and Trinet Entertainment.

Overview

The protagonist of the series, Amano Sakogami, is a happy but unlucky girl. She has a dream about being attacked by a woman in a purple kimono. She is rescued by a boy in this dream. However, she is made to forget it by him and does not remember the dream in the morning. It is only when she is recruited by a club at her school that she finally remembers. This club is called the Better Fortune Research Organization, which is a cover for the Happy Seven, seven girls who each have a different power of the Shichifukujin, the Seven Lucky Gods. There are two other female members of the club, a dog-girl and a girl with pigtails and glasses. Amano recognizes the lone male member of the club, who also has the ability to transform, to be the boy who rescued her in her dreams. When she realizes this, she appoints herself as their manager, hoping that this will allow her to get closer to him. In addition to these revelations she comes to realize that the student council president is Happy Seven's adversary, working with the woman in the purple kimono she saw in her dream. He is one of the reasons that Magatsugami, monsters that feed on negative emotions, are being released onto the world. It is the Happy Seven's job to fight them. Besides fighting these creatures, the job of the Better Fortune Research Organization is to find people with incredibly bad luck (such as Amano) and help them improve their fortune, normally through praying for their problems to be solved at a stone in a forest that seems to be near the school. By praying like this, they may be able to get rid of any Magatsugami that may be feeding on their sadness. It is these that cause the misfortune in the first place. Amano's bad luck problem is solved when the Magatsugami attached to her is defeated like this by the Happy Seven. Normally, the memory of the person with the Magatsugami would be erased so that the identities of the Seven are not revealed, however for some reason the magic stone used for this does no work on Amano, hence her remembering her dream. In episode 10 Amano and her childhood friends Nene and Mimi transform into Lucky Three (three transforming magical girls similar to the Happy Seven) but Mimi and Nene's memories are erased by Kikunosuke (they never appear again in the series).

Characters

Better Fortune Research Organization

*Amano Sakogami (voiced by Yuuna Inamura): The protagonist of the story who had been possessed by a Magatsugami from the time when she was very young until she met the Better Fortune Research Organization who used their powers to defeat it. The Magatsugami gave her extremely bad luck, causing things to happen to her ranging from tripping and falling down staircases or stepping on and break her brand-new cell phone to having heavy objects fall on her or getting hit by a volleyball in gym class. After the Magatsugami was defeated, Amano's luck became far better but her clumsiness remained. She has a crush on Kikunosuke, but does not know the rule that the other female members of the club have: even though they all like him, they are not allowed to go out with him. After discovering the secret of the club, she asks to join and is unanimously rejected by all of the female members, but when she offers to be the manager Kikunosuke agrees while all of the others were discussing the idea.

*Kikunosuke Kagawa (voiced by Jun Fukuyama): The only male club member and Amano's upperclassman who she has a crush on. He can transform into one of the Seven, but his god is not readily revealed. When Amano asks for details about the Happy Seven and he is explaining how each member represents a god, he only has the chance to tell her that his role was more complicated than the others. His eyes always appear to be closed except for when he transforms.

*Kuriya Kuroda (voiced by Houko Kuwashima): She represents Daikokuten and carries a hammer as a weapon. She seems to be some sort of leader among the Happy Seven.

*Tamon Kitayama (voiced by Chiemi Chiba): Tamon represents Bishamonten, and her power is Jarei-mekkyaku raiko sange.

*Sarasugawa Kiku (voiced by Mai Nakahara): Also said as Okiku. She represents Benzaiten.

*Mahiru Oki (voiced by Yu Kobayashi): Mahiru represents Ebisu and tends to carry around a fish with her. Even her weapon when she transforms is something like a fishing pole with a fish on the end. She is the only university student in the club.

*Miku Munakata (voiced by Yuuko Sumitomo): She represents Hoteisama and is a doctor. She is the eldest member of the club (she works as the school's nurse) and has the power to predict the future when she transforms.

*Mina and Nami Kotobuki (voiced by Omi Minami): Mina represents Fukurokuju and Nami represents Juroujin. The two are twins and the youngest members of the club, as the only elementary students. They have a tendancy to fall over and go to sleep if they expend even the smallest amount of energy, which they seem to lack, except when they transform in which case they are full of energy. Because they represent the two gods Fukurokuju and Juroujin (who are the gods of luck and fortune) they are almost the same person. Details about the twin's relationship are in episode 6.

*Kuan Kitayama (voiced by Eri Sendai): She is one of the few club members who is not a part of the Happy Seven. She is shown as being good with computers and machinery, and helps the Happy Seven by using her computer to get information on Magatsugami and using various gizmos to stun, trap, or otherwise hinder them.

*Shouko Shouda (voiced by Tomoko Kaneda): Also called Shoujou, she has dog ears and can transform into a small dog. She is one of the members who cannot transform, but acts as a sort of familiar for the others. Every time some one refers to her as a dog, she sharply denies being one, which is often disproved by one of the members issuing a command such as "shake" and her automatically complying.

Enemies

*Kokuanten (voiced by Kikuko Inoue): She is the woman wearing the purple kimono who appeared in Amano's dream. Her wish is to destroy the world and manipulates Amano to do so toward the end, also having recruted the student council president of the school.

*Tomoya Kuki (Voiced by Kumi Sakuma): He is the student council president at the school along with being a henchman of sorts to Kokuanten.

*Magatsugami: Monsters that possess people and cause misfortune, then feeding on their unhappiness. Kokuanten and Tomoya manipulate them so that they can be used against the Happy Seven, who's job it is to defeat them. When they are killed, they turn into good luck charms.

upporting Characters

*Mimi Masuko (voiced by Nanako Inoue): She is Amano and Nene's childhood friend and a member of Lucky Three representing the Ears, though her memory was erased after she transformed.

*Nene Tokuda (voiced by Erika Nakai): Amano and Mimi's childhood friend and a member of Lucky Three representing the Eyes, though she, like Mimi, had her memory of the incident erased.

*Chazawa: Teacher who isn't married and dreams of it.

*Kaoru Sajime: A student at the school who dressed like a boy because she was possessed by a Magatsugami. The club solved her problem after discovering that her reason for being unhappy was her parent's disapproval of her hobby, which is building models, because it isn't "feminine". After defeating the Magatsugami, her parents saw reason and allowed her to return to the plastic model club, which they had forced her to quit along with her hobby. She is the only girl in that club and the male members have a rule similar to the Better Fortune Research Organization's, which only the male members know about, which is that none of them are allowed to date her.

*Tomomi Sasaki (Saki Fujita): Appeared in episode 10. A friend of Mimi's that had a confusing life and didn't believe in anything.

Episode List

Theme songs

; Opening Theme :"Akiramenaide" by Little Non

; Ending Theme :"Funny Girl" by YUKA (Except 9):"Tomaranai Ame" by Little Non (Episode 9)

References

* [http://geocities.com/Tokyo/Bay/7427/HappySeven/happyseven_index.html Anime voice actors listing]
*ann anime|id=5870|title=Happy Seven


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