Taiyou no Ie

Taiyou No Ie translates into House of the Sun.

One thing I find good about this manga is that its original. There are cliché shoujo moments, but the characters and plot are overall different.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School life, Shoujo, Slice-of-Life.
My Rating: 8
Mangaka: Taamo
Released: 2010
Ended: 2015
Chapters: 50

Description: When Motomiya Mao is young, her mother leaves her and her father for another man. Mao and her father live alone, but she is left home alone for most of the time; her father and her have grown distant. Fast forwarding to when Mao is seventeen, her father has remarried and now she has a step-mother and step-sister. Living with her new mother and sister, Mao finds it difficult to adapt and eventually moves in with her childhood friend Nakamura Hiro. Hiro now lives alone after his parents died in an accident when he was in high school, and Hiro’s younger siblings were sent away to relatives. As Mao moves into the house she once considered the ‘house of the sun,’ she struggles to fix her family problems, helps Hiro’s dream come true, and falls in love along the way.

The girl is Mao, the guy with glasses is Daiki (Hiro’s brother), and the other guy is Hiro.

– Mao has a cell phone blog that is important in the story. Towards the middle of the story the blog kind of fades away, but it eventually ties together the ending :)
– Read the Taiyou No Ie HeRE
– There are a couple extras like chapters 4.5, 8.5, 12.5, 16.5, 20.5, 24.5, 28.1, 28.2, 32.5, 36.1, and 36.2. The extras are fun to read, but don’t have anything to do with the plot.


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