Sugar Dark

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Sugar Dark: Umerareta Yami to Shōjo (シュガーダーク 埋められた闇と少女) is a light novel series of the dark fantasy genre. It is written by Enji Arai and illustrated by mebae. Dark Sugar won the 1st Sneaker Grand Prize since Haruhi.

The Sugar Dark series is also available in the following languages:

Project hosted on NanoDesu's website.

Story Synopsis[edit]

The story follows a boy named Muoru who has been falsely arrested and sent to a cemetery to perform forced labor. There, he meets a beautiful girl named Meria who calls herself the "grave keeper". Muoru becomes fascinated with Meria as he spends his days digging a hole for the undead monster named "The Dark".


  • January 22, 2014 - Volume completed
  • December 13, 2011 - Sugar Dark teaser project initiated.

The Sugar Dark series by Enji Arai[edit]

Teaser Hole 1 Forum translation done by EusthEnoptEron

Teaser Hole 3 Forum translation done by Teh Ping as part of the "a translation a day" initiative

If you enjoyed the teasers, why don't you tell us in the Sugar Dark Feedback Thread

This novel is hosted from Nanodesu.

All main links below are external links to NanoDesu

Volume 1 - The Buried Darkness and the Girl (PDF/ePub from Nanodesu)[edit]

Sugar Dark vol1 cover.jpg

Project Status[edit]

Project Status: Completed by Nanodesu translations (external project)

Series Overview[edit]

  • シュガーダーク 埋められた闇と少女 (November 28, 2009 ISBN 978-4044748043)