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Makoto Okazaki is your run of the mill high-schooler, a perfect bullying target and a closet pervert. One night he decides to return a DVD to a friend of his and ventures out into the night. He notices a person on a nearby rooftop. The person lunges at him before he is able to make sense of this, and bites into his neck, drinking blood.
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This series contains examples of:

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Makoto engages in this in the first chapter.
  • The Ageless: Vampires don’t seem to age in this series.
  • Daywalking Vampire: Makoto and others can walk around during the day, though it makes them dizzy and weak.
  • The Drifter: The vampires in Happiness are homeless drifters always on the go, never staying in one place for too long.
  • A God I Am Not: Yuki tells an entire cult that he’s not the God they think he is.
  • In a Single Bound: Makoto and other vampires can pull off massive jumps from rooftop to rooftop.
  • Loser Protagonist: Makoto is bullied into buying food for the popular kids on a regular basis.
  • The Men in Black: A group of them appear in chapter 15 and attempt to kidnap Makoto.
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  • Mysterious Waif: Nora the vampire girl.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: They are day walking but with the sun clearly bothering them, sensing when another Vampire is near and being able to let out echoes that only other vampires can hear.
  • Religion of Evil: Sakurane creates a cult worshipping the one they call God: the vampire they are keeping locked up in the basement, Yuki.
  • Time Skip: The story skips 10 years after Makoto runs away from home, Yuki gets taken in by Sakurane, and the deaths of Shiraishi and her family.
    • Another one occurs when Makoto was captured. Apparently he's been imprisoned for 10 years and being experimented on.
  • Undead Barefooter: Nearly all the vampires go barefoot.
  • What Have I Become?: Makoto struggles to resist his vampire urges.
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