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  • Published: 15 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781941220108
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

Flowers Of Evil, Volume 11



One of the top ten manga in Japan today comes to the US. A New York Times Best Seller, from the editors of Love Hina and Negima Neo, comes a new age romance comedy of rural teens and classic french poetry.

From the editors of Love Hina and Negima Neo comes a new-age romance comedy of rural teens and classic French poetry.

A lonely, bookish teen struggles to find his identity through Charles Baudelaire's poetry until two girls, a bully and the class beauty, help him realize true love and real friendship. In the eleventh volume of The Flowers of Evil, Takao Kasuga has blossomed. After years of struggling with his inner demons and a lifetime of boredom, the young man has found peace. Now a high schooler living in the growing city of New Urawa, he has come a long way from his days of riding his bike and hitting used book stores in his sleepy mountain hometown in the rural regions of Gunma prefecture. But now he returns to Gunma, intent on finding the person who set him on this journey of self-discovery, for some closure.

  • Published: 15 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781941220108
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

SHUZO OSHIMI

At only 30 years of age, Shuzo Oshimi is already considered a seasoned veteran of the Japanese comics community. Winner of the most important comics awards for newcomers, the Tetsuya Chiba Award in 2001, Oshimi has been penning quirky slice-of-life dramas now for a decade for major manga publishers such as Kodansha and Futabasha. Raised in the slow laid back hills of Gunma, in mid-eastern Japan, Oshimi wished to someday escape his community for bigger pastures. Living solely off of comics and books, he is a man of words and that shows in his very humanist stories. While he has drawn nine series in the past decade, Oshimi's star began to climb just recently in 2008 with the release of his first hit Drifting Net Cafe. This horror-themed homage to the legendary Kazuo Umezzu work, Drifting Classroom, was adapted into a live action series and propelled Oshimi onto an international stage. He would soon reach new heights in 2009 with his most recent series Flowers of Evil. In 2010 and 2011, the property quietly landed on numerous must read lists and has helped revitalize the shonen genre.

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