Suppli

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This article is about the manga. For the Italian dish, see supplì.
Suppli
Genre Romance
Manga
Written by Mari Okazaki
Published by Shodensha
English publisher
Magazine Feel Young
Original run November 2003November 2009
Television drama
Produced by Masayuki Sekiya
Music by Yugo Kanno
Network Fuji TV
Original run July 10, 2006September 18, 2006
Episodes 11
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Suppli (サプリ sapuri?) is a manga series by Mari Okazaki. It is published by Shodensha, and has been running in the magazine Feel Young since 2004. It ended its serialisation in the December 2009 issue, and a sidestory to Suppli also ran in the magazine.[1] It has been collected in seven volumes so far, and was published in English by Tokyopop who released five volumes in English. Suppli was adapted into a Japanese drama series which aired in Japan on Fuji TV in summer 2006. It stars Misaki Itō, Kazuya Kamenashi, Eita, and Miho Shiraishi.

Minami is a 27-year-old female office worker in an advertisement agency. Though she has a boyfriend, she spends the majority of her time working and appears to feel ambivalent about the relationship at best. When the boyfriend finally breaks up with her, it's the push she needs to start a social life with her co-workers. In-office romances soon follow. Much of the story is told through Minami's thoughts, which are full of self-doubt.

Cast[edit]

Minor cast[edit]

  • Konishiki in episode 1
  • Nozomi Saito - Naomi Akimoto in episode 2
  • Masako Umemiya in episode 4
  • Shin Yanase - Mantaro Koichi in episode 5
  • Mika Kazuki - Sayo Aizawa in episode 5
  • Yumiko Hirano - Megumi Yokoyama in episode 7
  • Isao Yatsu (谷津勲?) in episode 8
  • Shinshou Nakamaru in episode 10
  • Kei Sunaga (須永慶?) in episode 10
  • Seiji Rokkaku in episode 11

Reception[edit]

Suppli is regarded as being more realistic in its depiction of working life than Tramps Like Us or Happy Mania.[2] Deb Aoki of About.com called it "refreshingly real", in contrast to shōjo manga stories.[3] Nadia Oxford of Mania Entertainment regarded the first volume as being a "fairly standard romance novel" in manga format.[4] Margaret O'Connell, writing for Sequential Tart, described Minami as suffering from "internalized misogyny", noting that she has no female support network.[5]

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