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Flowers of Evil, Volume 1

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Flowers of Evil, Volume 1 by Shuzo Oshimi
Paperback $10.95

May 08, 2012 | 208 Pages | Young Adult

  • Paperback $10.95

    May 08, 2012 | 208 Pages | Young Adult

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“Oshimi uses surreal imagery—a wall of eyes, a fun-house mirror, a giant sink hole—to suggest that Kasuga’s normal teenage discomfort with sexual feelings has become something more powerful and destructive: shame…That said, The Flowers of Evil is a shockingly readable story that vividly—one might even say queasily—evokes the fear and confusion of discovering one’s own sexuality. Recommended.” —The Manga Critic

“[The Flowers of Evil], living up to its name, is a story that starts out very much like a seed that has only just been planted. That seed may represent Kasuga’s perversion, his progress towards becoming a different person, or perhaps Kasuga himself. The principle that matters is that this story will continue, that with Nakamura’s aide and instruction, we shall eventually see this seed sprout into a flower. What will its color be?…Vertical has truly picked a wonderful, new manga to add to their already colorful repertoire.” —Monor Manga Impressions

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