Happy Sugar Life (ハッピーシュガーライフ Happī Shugā Raifu ) is a Japanese horror manga series written and illustrated by Tomiyaki Kagisora. It has been serialized in Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Gangan Joker since May 2015. The series is licensed by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by Ezo'la will premiere on July 14, 2018 in the Animeism programming block.
The series is centered around high school girl Satō Matsuzaka who befriends a mysterious young girl named Shio, and immediately falls in love with her. She vows to protect that feeling of love, even if it means committing murder.
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Tomiyaki Kagisora launched the manga in Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Gangan Joker on May 22, 2015. On July 8, 2018, during their panel at Anime Expo, Yen Press announced that they had licensed the manga.
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The anime television series adaptation is directed by Keizō Kusakawa and Nobuyoshi Nagayama and written by Touko Machida, with animation by studio Ezo'la. Shōko Yasuda is providing the character designs.
Youko Matsubara is the color key artist for the series and Kiyotaka Yachi is directing the background art. Yasuyuki Itou serves as director of photography, while Yayoi Tateishi is the sound director. The series is edited by Yuuji Oka. Koichiro Kameyama is composing the series' music. The opening theme song, "One Room Sugar Life" (ワンルームシュガーライフ Wan Rūmu Shugā Raifu) is performed by Nanawo Akari, and the ending theme song, "Sweet Hurt", is performed by ReoNa.
The 12-episode series began airing in Japan on July 14, 2018, broadcasting during the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, BS-TBS, and AT-X. The series is being simulcast exclusively on Amazon Video worldwide.