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Billion Girl

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For heroine Ooba Kanoko, life is not much fun. Her family runs a small restaurant where she slaves and is horribly mistreated by her two sisters, parents, and grandparent. (Not to mention the fact that her name said aloud as `Oobaka no ko` = `stupid kid`!) Poor Kanoko cooks, cleans, and takes the blame when things go wrong. However, her life takes an unusual turn when her family suddenly loses what little money it had, and everything they own is about to be reposessed -- and along comes a ragged looking, tall stranger with an interesting proposition that will turn Kanoko into a billion dollar Cinderella! At a price to Kanoko...

By Miwa Sakai (Billion Girl)

Category : Japan (Manga) , girl, comedy, 18, love

Main Characters

Kanoko Ooba
She is the youngest daughter (a high school girl) of the old Japanese Confectionary shop "Ooba", which is on the verge of bankruptcy. She has 2 sisters who bully her around. She marries Houjo in exchange for her family debts to be paid.

Taiga Houjo
He is the Houjo Family's 17th successor. He married Kanoko because of the 1 billion dollar loan. He gets lonely rather easily thus he has a playboy image.

Yasuhito Amamiya
He is Kanoko's classmate. He is very handsome but speaks in a somewhat sissy way. He likes messing with Kazuma. It's pointed out that he has had a hard life when looking up Kanoko's family registery. He has a really caring personally and doesn't like any of the other girls in the class. He knows Taiga in some way.

He is the Houjo family's super efficient house keeper and is in charge of managing Taiga. He has a very helpful personality, doing everything he is told.

Kazuma Oshinari
Kanoko's and Yasuhito's classmate who is secretly in love with Kanoko, though it's not really a secret. In his 1st year all the girls in his class were to give him chocolates for valentine's day. The task of giving him the chocolates was given to Kanoko thus leading him to believe they were from her. She quickly told him they were not and he's been bitter to her since.

Tatsuya Mibu
A first year high school student. Wants to take over Ooba Confectionary shop when he gets older. A rather smart kid. Is a spy for Oshinari and Amamiya as the apprentice at the Ooba shop.

Reo Ijuuin
Taiga's elder half-brother and half-cousin. They look alike (Taiga has long hair and Reo has short hair). His mother is Taiga's mother's older twin sister and it's because of this that he hates Taiga and his mother. He wants to steal Kanoko away for revenge.

Kanoko Ooba is a 16 year old innocent girl currently attending high school. Her family owns a traditional Japanese sweets shop since the Meiji period. When her family's company becomes bankrupt, a mysterious stranger offers to pay their family's debt, in exchange, he wishes to marry one of the daughters of the Ooba family. When Kanoko's two elder sisters refused to be married, Kanoko volunteered herself in hopes of saving her family.

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