Wake up to Happiness With the Latest Happy Manager Video

September 21, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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D3 Publisher has released a new video for its management sim, Happy Manager. Watch the opening video to this title, which features the song Wake Up!! Happiness sung by the lead girls of the game. By the way, this isn’t an idol management simulator or anything like that–Happy Manager places you in the role on an apartment manager with three female tenants.

Listen to the opening song below:

If you’re interested in learning more about Happy Designer, we have more than enough information thanks to Gematsu:

■ Overview

Somewhere in Japan lies the suburban Hanasaki City. It’s a city that capitalizes on its abundance of water resources and diligent townspeople to prosper in the precision equipment and factory plant cultivation industries. The setting of Happy Manager is an apartment building built upon high ground in Hanasaki City called “Happy Manor.”

It has a bit of a retro exterior; perhaps it was built during Japan’s bubble era? There is a rumor that it was originally built as a rich man’s vacation home, and the building’s non-standard facilities make it popular. When it’s in need of a new manager, you, the reader, take on the duty.

What? You say you didn’t know? Certainly you remember that the previous manager suddenly quit, and that your aunt requested as a last resort that you fill the position for a mere three months! Good. It seems you remembered.

■ The Apartment Building

The truth is, at Happy Manor, there are a lot of vacant rooms. Right now, there are just three residents, all female. So few residents even though there is a fitness gym and pool in the basement, since it used to be a vacation home. Maybe it’s because it’s not near a train station? But it can’t be helped, since this area used to be all vacation homes…

The fitness gym and pool usage fees are included in the rent. It’s a great service for residents because they can use them at any time. But that means the manager of Happy Manor has a lot to do in terms of the management and maintenance of these facilities, so please take your duties seriously. Of course, there’s also a locker room.

■ Characters

Shizuka Sakurai (voiced by Mai Nakahara)

  • Age: 20
  • Occupation: 2nd Year Student at Hanasaki Women’s College
  • Room Number: 302

A beautiful young woman who uses beautiful gestures and words. She must come from a wealthy family. Perhaps because she was raised free of discomfort, she has a very kind, caring personality.

Now and then it seems like she is lacking in common sense, and she does something puzzling. She’s an only child, and because her proprietor parents were always at work, she was raised spending a lot of time with her grandparents.

Because she’s an adult now, she has an extraordinary desire to explore the world of alcohol, which she still can’t handle very well.

Barabara-Kristine Tachibana (voiced by Rie Kugimiya)

  • Age: 18
  • Occupation: 3rd Year Student at Hanasaki High School
  • Room Number: 204

A modern-day girl who speaks her piece bluntly. Since she’s experienced some prejudice for being half-Japanese ever since she was a child, she isn’t great at socializing.

Since she takes a cold attitude with those she doesn’t know, this is a good opportunity to show off your skills as a newcomer manager. Taking advantage of her uncommonly good looks, she works as a model in addition to doing her schoolwork.

Himari Takeyama (voiced by Hisako Kanemoto)

  • Age: 21
  • Occupation: 3rd Year Student at Hanasaki Women’s College
  • Room Number: 101

Himari is the most senior of the three residents. She’ll haphazardly take on things that interest her to the point where she forgets to eat and sleep.

But when her initial frenzy dies down, she no longer seems to show interest. Knowledgeable Himari is relied on by the other residents of the apartment, and that seems to make her happy. She appears to spend all of her time doing part-time jobs, but is she really working?

■ Filled with Events

So do you understand that the job of managing Happy Manor is a little bit different from managing your typical apartment building? In Happy Manor, the manager and tenants are super close (in many ways).

If you work hard and obtain the trust of your tenants, you can give them respond to requests for personal advice, drink with them in their rooms, or even get asked to run a personal errand. There are tons of special jobs to do! So then why not become the manager of Happy Manor? Also, standing guard while the tenants shower so that a suspicious person doesn’t come in is also part of your job!… Isn’t it?!

Happy Manager releases January 2018 in Japan on PlayStation 4.

[Source: Gematsu]