Manga: Happy Mania

Shigeta and her... guy friends

A josei manga that ran 1996-2003 in the magazine 'Feel Young' by Moyoco Anno about the adventures of Kayoko Shigeta, a Christmas Cake who is unlucky in love and in work. She lives with her more successful and grounded friend Fuku, and dodges the advances of nerdy bookstore employee Takahashi. The English Tokyopop edition is out of print. It is rated 'M' for explicit content. A TV series aired on Japanese TV in 1998.
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