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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Enforcing your form of happiness or trying force things that make you happy will not work. Every character has their own kind of happiness, but most of them tried to force it to others and the situation they face, only for it to fail or severely backfire. Even people with good intention like Asahi fall under this and despite meaning-well, it only ends in failure. The only person to defy this is Satou, who despite being a murderer manage to end with a some-what happy ending since she ultimately stopped trying to force Shio her own form of happiness unlike the more heroic Asahi.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Enforcing your form of happiness or trying force things that make you happy will not work. Every character has their own kind of happiness, but most of them tried to force it to others and the situation they face, only for it to fail or severely backfire. Even people with good intention intentions like Asahi fall under this and despite meaning-well, meaning well, it only ends in failure. The only person to defy this is Satou, who despite being a murderer manage manages to end with a some-what somewhat happy ending ending, since she ultimately stopped trying to force Shio her own form of happiness on Shio, unlike the more heroic Asahi.


* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Enforcing your form of happiness or trying force things that make you happy will not work. Everyone character has their own kind of happiness, but most of them tried to force it to others and the situation they face, only for it to fail or severely backfire. Even people with good intention like Asahi fall under this and despite meaning-well, it only ends in failure. The only person to defy this is Satou, who despite being a murderer manage to end with a some-what happy ending since she ultimately stopped trying to force Shio her own form of happiness unlike the more heroic Asahi.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Enforcing your form of happiness or trying force things that make you happy will not work. Everyone Every character has their own kind of happiness, but most of them tried to force it to others and the situation they face, only for it to fail or severely backfire. Even people with good intention like Asahi fall under this and despite meaning-well, it only ends in failure. The only person to defy this is Satou, who despite being a murderer manage to end with a some-what happy ending since she ultimately stopped trying to force Shio her own form of happiness unlike the more heroic Asahi.


* BrokenBase: Whether or not Shio is fine in Satou's care. Many cite the fact that Shio's birth mother abandoned her one day, thus removing any insinuation that Satou kidnapped her. There is also the matter of whether or not Asahi or Yunna are in any condition to raise a child, as the two can barely survive on their own. Others point out that no matter how well Satou treats Shio, she is still a criminal and her actions could bring their so-called Happy Sugar Life down any time.

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* BrokenBase: Whether or not Shio is fine in Satou's care. Many cite the fact that Shio's birth mother abandoned her one day, thus removing any insinuation that Satou kidnapped her. There is also the matter of whether or not Asahi or Yunna Yuuna are in any condition to raise a child, as the two can barely survive on their own. Others point out that no matter how well Satou treats Shio, she is still a criminal and her actions could bring their so-called Happy Sugar Life down any time.


** Does Satou truly love Shio, or is she just InLoveWithLove and using Shio as an outlet for her emotional stability? Shio herself questions Satou on this, taking offense that Satou told her that she needed her to simply smile for her.

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** Does Satou truly love Shio, or is she just InLoveWithLove and using Shio as an outlet for her emotional stability? instability? Shio herself questions Satou on this, taking offense that Satou told her that she needed her to simply smile for her.


** The nameless corrupt manager of the Princess Imperial restaurant seemed at first to be a BenevolentBoss, but in actuality is a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed, vain]] woman who revels in the attention her employees give her. When [[VillainProtagonist Satou Matsuzaka]] joins the restaurant, the manager's ego is bruised upon overhearing Taiyo Mitsuboshi asking Satou out on a date. Luring Mitsuboshi into her office, the manager traps Mitsuboshi in her cabinet, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping him repeatedly]] for a week to force him to love her. She also tasks her employees with sabotaging Satou's work [[EvilIsPetty as punishment]] for her catching Mitsuboshi's interest. A woman obsessed with maintaining her "kingdom," the manager left a permanent impression after her defeat on Mitsuboshi, being responsible for his pathological fear of older women.

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** The nameless corrupt manager of the Princess Imperial restaurant seemed at first to be a BenevolentBoss, but in actuality is a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed, vain]] woman who revels in the attention her employees give her. When [[VillainProtagonist Satou Matsuzaka]] joins the restaurant, the manager's ego is bruised upon overhearing Taiyo Mitsuboshi asking Satou out on a date. Luring Mitsuboshi into her office, the manager traps Mitsuboshi in her cabinet, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping him repeatedly]] for a week to force him to love her. She also tasks her employees with sabotaging Satou's work [[EvilIsPetty as punishment]] for her catching Mitsuboshi's interest. A woman obsessed with maintaining her "kingdom," the manager left a permanent impression after her defeat on Mitsuboshi, being responsible for his pathological fear of older women.


** The nameless manager of the Princess Imperial restaurant seemed at first to be a BenevolentBoss, but in actuality is a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed, vain]] woman who revels in the attention her employees give her. When [[VillainProtagonist Satou Matsuzaka]] joins the restaurant, the manager's ego is bruised upon overhearing Taiyo Mitsuboshi asking Satou out on a date. Luring Mitsuboshi into her office, the manager traps Mitsuboshi in her cabinet, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping him repeatedly]] for a week to force him to love her. She also tasks her employees with sabotaging Satou's work [[EvilIsPetty as punishment]] for her catching Mitsuboshi's interest. A woman obsessed with maintaining her "kingdom," the manager left a permanent impression on Mitsuboshi, being responsible for his pathological fear of older women.

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** The nameless corrupt manager of the Princess Imperial restaurant seemed at first to be a BenevolentBoss, but in actuality is a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed, vain]] woman who revels in the attention her employees give her. When [[VillainProtagonist Satou Matsuzaka]] joins the restaurant, the manager's ego is bruised upon overhearing Taiyo Mitsuboshi asking Satou out on a date. Luring Mitsuboshi into her office, the manager traps Mitsuboshi in her cabinet, [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raping him repeatedly]] for a week to force him to love her. She also tasks her employees with sabotaging Satou's work [[EvilIsPetty as punishment]] for her catching Mitsuboshi's interest. A woman obsessed with maintaining her "kingdom," the manager left a permanent impression after her defeat on Mitsuboshi, being responsible for his pathological fear of older women.


** Satou [[spoiler: murders her best friend when she was fearful that she would go to the police]] thereby destroying the last link to her old life.
*** In one of her worse crimes without any shadow of a doubt, there's her getaway plan. It involves [[spoiler:burning the entire floor of the apartment where she lived and passing off Shouko's corpse as hers. She clearly didn't care that innocent people could have died in the fire]].


* HolyShitQuotient: [[spoiler: Shouko's death at Satou's hands]] in Chapter 23 of the manga and subsequently episode 9 of the anime firmly establishes that any of the major characters are up for grabs as likely to die.





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* ShockingMoments: [[spoiler: Shouko's death at Satou's hands]] in Chapter 23 of the manga and subsequently episode 9 of the anime firmly establishes that any of the major characters are up for grabs as likely to die.


* IronWoobie:
** Asahi Kobe is the older brother of Shio. Born when his mother was raped by his father, Asahi sacrifices himself to allow his mother and sister time to escape the abuse. After enduring five years of brutal torture by his father -- up to and including having his fingernails ripped off -- Asahi adjusts his goal of getting his family back together to finding his sister. Throughout the series, Asahi faces several trials such as: getting beaten to the brink of unconsciousness; narrowly avoiding being bludgeoned to death by an envious Satou; and becoming attached to -- and losing -- Shouko Hida to murder. Even when he finally reunites with Shio, he is taken aback by Shio's declaration of staying at Satou's side. Despite her death, Satou posthumously wins over Asahi with Shio disowning him in favor of keeping her happy sugar life in her heart. While weak and powerless, Asahi proves continuously how far he would go to find his sister no matter the cost.
** Shio Kobe is the younger sister of the aforementioned Asahi, as well as the self-professed "lover" of Satou Matsuzaka. After Shio and her mother escaped their abusive household, Shio was abandoned by her mother before meeting Satou. Resentful of her mother leaving her, Shio latches herself to Satou whilst suffering from an unknown condition reminiscent of PTSD. When she learns of Satou's true nature, Shio willingly chooses to be her "partner in crime" and takes her former life with stride as she protects Satou from her brother. Even in the events of Satou's demise, Shio firmly vows to keep Satou's memory alive, and even inherits some of her characteristics.

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* IronWoobie:
** Asahi Kobe is the older brother of Shio.
IronWoobie: Asahi... ''[[TraumaCongaLine oh]] [[ShootTheShaggyDogStory god,]]'' '''''[[BrokenBird Asahi]]'''''. Born when his mother was raped by his father, Asahi sacrifices himself to allow his mother and sister time to escape the abuse. After enduring five years of brutal torture by his father -- up to and including having his fingernails ripped off -- Asahi adjusts his goal of getting his family back together to finding his sister. Throughout the series, Asahi faces several trials such as: getting beaten to the brink of unconsciousness; narrowly avoiding being bludgeoned to death by an envious Satou; and becoming attached to -- and losing -- Shouko Hida to murder. Even when he finally reunites with Shio, he is taken aback by Shio's declaration of staying at Satou's side. Despite her death, Satou posthumously wins over Asahi with Shio disowning him in favor of keeping her happy sugar life in her heart. While weak and powerless, Asahi proves continuously how far he would go to find his sister no matter the cost.
** Shio Kobe is the younger sister of the aforementioned Asahi, as well as the self-professed "lover" of Satou Matsuzaka. After Shio and her mother escaped their abusive household, Shio was abandoned by her mother before meeting Satou. Resentful of her mother leaving her, Shio latches herself to Satou whilst suffering from an unknown condition reminiscent of PTSD. When she learns of Satou's true nature, Shio willingly chooses to be her "partner in crime" and takes her former life with stride as she protects Satou from her brother. Even in the events of Satou's demise, Shio firmly vows to keep Satou's memory alive, and even inherits some of her characteristics.



* TheWoobie: Yuuna Kobe is the estranged mother of Asahi and Shio. When she was 16-years-old, Yuuna was [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by her future [[DomesticAbuse husband]] after she had innocently bumped into him. Being forced into a marriage she didn't want, Yuuna was the subject of continuous domestic abuse by her husband's hand, and it was also heavily implied that he repeatedly violated her, being dismissive of whether she consented or not. Fearful that she would become the same monster that her husband was, Yuuna left her daughter in the streets after convincing herself that she was unfit to raise her. Returning to her abusive husband's household, she laced his sake with poison and was presumably on the run from the authorities for the murder.

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* TheWoobie: Yuuna TheWoobie:
** Shio Kobe is the younger sister of the aforementioned Asahi, as well as the self-professed "lover" of Satou Matsuzaka. After Shio and her mother escaped their abusive household, Shio was abandoned by her mother before meeting Satou. Resentful of her mother leaving her, Shio latches herself to Satou whilst suffering from an unknown condition reminiscent of PTSD. When she learns of Satou's true nature, Shio willingly chooses to be her "partner in crime" and takes her former life with stride as she protects Satou from her brother. After Satou's death, Shio firmly vows to keep Satou's memory alive, and even inherits some of her characteristics.
**Yuuna
Kobe is the estranged mother of Asahi and Shio. When she was 16-years-old, Yuuna was [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by her future [[DomesticAbuse husband]] after she had innocently bumped into him. Being forced into a marriage she didn't want, Yuuna was the subject of continuous domestic abuse by her husband's hand, and it was also heavily implied that he repeatedly violated her, being dismissive of whether she consented or not. Fearful that she would become the same monster that her husband was, Yuuna left her daughter in the streets after convincing herself that she was unfit to raise her. Returning to her abusive husband's household, she laced his sake with poison and was presumably on the run from the authorities for the murder.


** The rest of the sympathetically portrayed Kobe family gets a lot of this too. While many fans do want them to reunite with Shio because terrible circumstances and poor planning drove them apart, and they do seem to make a conscious effort to take her back, many others think that they're being single minded and selfish to do so, citing their inability to create a stable home and their mental issues as justification for Shio staying with Satou. [[HypocriticalFandom This ignores the fact that Satou lives in a similarly unstable environment and she has her own mental issues]], the only true difference between them being that Shio wanted for nothing in Satou's care and genuinely loves being with her.

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** The rest of the sympathetically portrayed Kobe family gets a lot of this too. While many fans do want them to reunite with Shio because terrible circumstances and poor planning drove them apart, and they do seem to make a conscious effort to take her back, many others think that they're being single minded and selfish to do so, citing their inability to create a stable home and their mental issues as justification for Shio staying with Satou. [[HypocriticalFandom This ignores the fact that Satou lives in a similarly unstable environment and she has her own mental issues]], issues, the only true difference between them being that Shio wanted for nothing in Satou's care and genuinely loves being with her.


** What exactly is the nature of Satou and Shio's relationship? They profess to be lovers, but the furthest their "relationship" goes is a chaste kiss. Meanwhile, several parallels are drawn between Satou and Shio's mother Yuuna, and Satou is ultimately replacing Yuuna's role as Shio's caretaker, but their "engagement" in the last third of the series, as well as Satou being able to manipulate Mitsuboshi by playing on his obsession with Shio, suggests that their feelings cannot be explained as entirely platonic. The director of the anime adaptation,for his part, [[http://manga.tokyo/interview/exclusive-interview-with-happy-sugar-life-general-director-keizou-kusakawa believes Satou's love for Shio to be more familial in nature but concedes that there might be elements of both.]]

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** What exactly is the nature of Satou and Shio's relationship? They profess to be lovers, but the furthest their "relationship" goes is a chaste kiss. Meanwhile, several parallels are drawn between Satou and Shio's mother Yuuna, and Satou is ultimately replacing Yuuna's role as Shio's caretaker, but their "engagement" in the last third of the series, as well as Satou being able to manipulate Mitsuboshi by playing on his obsession with Shio, suggests that their feelings cannot be explained as entirely platonic. The director of the anime adaptation,for adaptation, for his part, [[http://manga.tokyo/interview/exclusive-interview-with-happy-sugar-life-general-director-keizou-kusakawa believes Satou's love for Shio to be more familial in nature but concedes that there might be elements of both.]]


* IronWoobie: Asahi Kobe is the older brother of Shio. Born when his mother was raped by his father, Asahi sacrifices himself to allow his mother and sister time to escape the abuse. After enduring five years of brutal torture by his father -- up to and including having his fingernails ripped off -- Asahi adjusts his goal of getting his family back together to finding his sister. Throughout the series, Asahi faces several trials such as: getting beaten to the brink of unconsciousness; narrowly avoiding being bludgeoned to death by an envious Satou; and becoming attached to -- and losing -- Shouko Hida to murder. Even when he finally reunites with Shio, he is taken aback by Shio's declaration of staying at Satou's side. Despite her death, Satou posthumously wins over Asahi with Shio disowning him in favor of keeping her happy sugar life in her heart. While weak and powerless, Asahi proves continuously how far he would go to find his sister no matter the cost.

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* IronWoobie: IronWoobie:
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Asahi Kobe is the older brother of Shio. Born when his mother was raped by his father, Asahi sacrifices himself to allow his mother and sister time to escape the abuse. After enduring five years of brutal torture by his father -- up to and including having his fingernails ripped off -- Asahi adjusts his goal of getting his family back together to finding his sister. Throughout the series, Asahi faces several trials such as: getting beaten to the brink of unconsciousness; narrowly avoiding being bludgeoned to death by an envious Satou; and becoming attached to -- and losing -- Shouko Hida to murder. Even when he finally reunites with Shio, he is taken aback by Shio's declaration of staying at Satou's side. Despite her death, Satou posthumously wins over Asahi with Shio disowning him in favor of keeping her happy sugar life in her heart. While weak and powerless, Asahi proves continuously how far he would go to find his sister no matter the cost.


* WhatAnIdiot: While Shouko's heart was in the right place when she [[spoiler: took a photo of Satou and Shio together while standing ''right behind them in viewing distance'',]] her brain was not.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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While Shouko's heart was in the right place when she [[spoiler: took a photo of Satou and Shio together while standing ''right behind them in viewing distance'',]] her brain was not.not.
** [[spoiler:Satou going back for her ring. All things considered, she pretty much had everything under control for the first phase of her escape plan/"honeymoon", but her deciding to go back to the apartment at all was the major catalyst for Shio getting hurt and Satou's own death.]]


* TheWoobie: Yuuna Kobe is the estranged mother of Asahi and Shio. When she was 16-years-old, Yuuna was [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by her future [[DomesticAbuser husband]] after she had innocently bumped into him. Being forced into a marriage she didn't want, Yuuna was the subject of continuous domestic abuse by her husband's hand, and it was also heavily implied that he repeatedly violated her, being dismissive of whether she consented or not. Fearful that she would become the same monster that her husband was, Yuuna left her daughter in the streets after convincing herself that she was unfit to raise her. Returning to her abusive husband's household, she laced his sake with poison and was presumably on the run from the authorities for the murder.

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* TheWoobie: Yuuna Kobe is the estranged mother of Asahi and Shio. When she was 16-years-old, Yuuna was [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by her future [[DomesticAbuser [[DomesticAbuse husband]] after she had innocently bumped into him. Being forced into a marriage she didn't want, Yuuna was the subject of continuous domestic abuse by her husband's hand, and it was also heavily implied that he repeatedly violated her, being dismissive of whether she consented or not. Fearful that she would become the same monster that her husband was, Yuuna left her daughter in the streets after convincing herself that she was unfit to raise her. Returning to her abusive husband's household, she laced his sake with poison and was presumably on the run from the authorities for the murder.


* TheWoobie: Asahi Kobe. A victim of parental abuse by his alcoholic dad, his mom and sister left to get away from the same dad, and even after the bastard died, he finds out that his mom doesn't have his sister with him. Now he lives on the streets, looking for his sister. The poor kid looks like and needs a hug badly.
** Yuuna Kobe is the estranged mother of Asahi and Shio. When she was 16-years-old, Yuuna was [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by her future [[DomesticAbuser husband]] after she had innocently bumped into him. Being forced into a marriage she didn't want, Yuuna was the subject of continuous domestic abuse by her husband's hand, and it was also heavily implied that he repeatedly violated her, being dismissive of whether she consented or not. Fearful that she would become the same monster that her husband was, Yuuna left her daughter in the streets after convincing herself that she was unfit to raise her. Returning to her abusive husband's household, she laced his sake with poison and was presumably on the run from the authorities for the murder.

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* TheWoobie: Asahi Kobe. A victim of parental abuse by his alcoholic dad, his mom and sister left to get away from the same dad, and even after the bastard died, he finds out that his mom doesn't have his sister with him. Now he lives on the streets, looking for his sister. The poor kid looks like and needs a hug badly.
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Yuuna Kobe is the estranged mother of Asahi and Shio. When she was 16-years-old, Yuuna was [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil raped]] by her future [[DomesticAbuser husband]] after she had innocently bumped into him. Being forced into a marriage she didn't want, Yuuna was the subject of continuous domestic abuse by her husband's hand, and it was also heavily implied that he repeatedly violated her, being dismissive of whether she consented or not. Fearful that she would become the same monster that her husband was, Yuuna left her daughter in the streets after convincing herself that she was unfit to raise her. Returning to her abusive husband's household, she laced his sake with poison and was presumably on the run from the authorities for the murder.

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