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Happiness, Vol. 1

December 19, 2016 Leave a comment

Phew! After a length absence I am back! My schedule at the new school was a bit more overwhelming than I had expected, but with winter break underway, I’ve got time to catch up on my hefty backlog of books. So, apologies all around, and now… on to the review!

Happiness, Vol. 1Happiness, Vol. 1
Created by Shuzo Oshimi
Translation by Kevin Gifford
Kodansha Comics, 192 pgs
Rating: Older Teens (16+)

Makoto Okazaki has the typical life of a high school freshman. He’s short, shy, bullied and generally at the bottom rung of the social ladder. Things at home don’t seem to be much better as his parents constantly compare him to his more successful older brother. Things start to change for Okazaki when, after a night time attack, his body begins to undergo some distinctly unnatural changes. From Shuzo Oshimi, creator of the critically acclaimed Flowers of Evil, comes a new tale of the struggles of awkward adolescence, Happiness, Vol. 1!
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The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6

September 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Welcome to another midweek manga review here at Sequential Ink! This week I’ll be taking a look at Shuzo Oshimi’s The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6, but first some news items that have caught my eye. Apparently, everything’s coming up Yen Press!

 

 

 

 

And now onto this week’s review of The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6!

The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6
by Shuzo Oshimi
Vertical, 200 pp.
Rating: Mature Readers

Kasuga and Nakamura’s self destructive cycle reaches its crescendo in Shuzo Oshimi’s The Flowers of Evil, Vol. 6! Following the massive fire and the destruction of their base of operations, it would seem that the jig’s up for Kasuga and Nakamura. When the police show up with the notebook full of their plans things go from bad to worse as the duo decide to simply up their already disturbing plans, taking their destructive urges to an all new level.
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