Sailor Manyo Haha: Ink Review

Sailor Manyo Haha Ink writing sample and bottle on white background

Sailor Manyo Haha is a pastel blue ink that has a little something extra for those that want more than a standard-looking light blue. It shades extremely well and almost changes colors on the page. See the full review of this ink below!

Sailor Manyo Haha fountain pen ink writing sample on Rhodia dot grid paper

Sailor Manyo Haha fountain pen ink writing sample on Tomoe River paper

Sailor Manyo Haha fountain pen ink on Leuchtturm1917 paper


Ink Review 

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • ~30 seconds – The dry time of this can vary depending on how much is put down. In the more saturated areas, it takes around 30 seconds, give or take a couple of seconds, but it dries a bit quicker in the less saturated areas.

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – This ink is not very water resistant, as it won't hold up well if it gets wet.


  • Low-Medium – This ink varies in saturation but isn't very saturated most of the time.

Ease of Cleaning:

  • Easy – There should be no problem cleaning this ink out of your pen and it won't show too much on your fingers since it's lighter in color.


  • High – This ink can shade from a very light, faded-looking blue to a more saturated light blue color that may even show some violet and pink hues due to the chromashading properties of this ink.


  • Dry – This ink doesn't write with a heavy flow, as it writes drier than it does wet. It may feel a bit dry when writing, although it still writes smoothly.

 Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • 50 mL cube-shaped glass bottle that comes in a cardboard box with the same imagery on it as the bottle.
  • The opening is plenty wide enough to fill any fountain pen and shouldn't tip over due to the shape of the bottle

Sailor Manyo Haha blue fountain pen ink bottle and swab

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Sailor Manyo Haha is a soft pastel blue ink that gives great shading on paper. It isn't suited for water-resistant use but is great to use as a nice spring or fairy-tale blue color that has some additional character to it. The chromashading property of this ink gives it a unique look every time you put it onto the page and it will never cease to amaze you with its color.

Close-up of Sailor Manyo Haha fountain pen ink chromashading
Close up of Sailor Manyo Haha fountain pen ink light blue and violet color 

This color is available in a 50ml bottle as well as our 2ml sample size.