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Manga / Misolala

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Misolala is a Yon Koma manga series by Miyahara Ruri that serialized in Manga Time since July 2006 to December 2012. It took place in the same universe as Love Lab.

Mugita Misono was an office lady, but when her company went out of business, she decided to follow her old dream and apply to a small design company, Mars. She got hired and then got mistaken as a thief at her very first day and ends up as the coffee maker for all her co-worker. But, this is just the beginning of her new career as a novice writer.

Misolala provides examples of:

  • A-Cup Angst: Misono and Rie.
    Rie: "All the bourgeois shall be punished by the hammer of gravity!"
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Rie.
  • Always Someone Better: Pretty much what Misono and Rie felt when they met Hiroka for the first time.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Misono and Kaji.
  • Berserk Button: Donít say anything to Chief Matsuyama about his receding hairline. Just donít talk or say anything hair related near him.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Yuuya, who prefer to talk about his sister.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When heís not in front of client, Kaji will drop all his business smile and become this.
  • Fiery Redhead: Misono.
  • Genki Girl: Makoto.
  • Happily Married: Hiroka and her husband.
  • In Vino Veritas: All female worker in the Mars Company suffers from this.
    • Rie who is normally stern and serious will cry a lot and become all depressed.
    • Misono will become all crude and violent.
    • Makoto will become even more happier than she usually is.
    • Mariko will abuse her position as senior and tease all of her junior co-workers which borderline on sexual harassment.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: Mariko with her younger boyfriend who used to be her junior in her previous workplace.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Yuuya and Chief Matsuyama.
  • The Nicknamer: Kaji who coined the nickname Mugimiso (wheat soybean paste) for Mugino and Yoneko (rice girl) for Rie, and in case of Misono, that nickname stuck and became her pen name.
    • He is also the first one to label Misono, Rie and Makoto as the Kotomono Trio (grain trio).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Kaji always have some chocolates on his pocket.
  • Workaholic: Rie pretty much spends all her time and energy on her job.
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