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  • Published: 7 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781945054747
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 402
  • RRP: $29.99

The Flowers Of Evil - Complete, 4



After his grandfather falls ill, Kasuga goes with his parents back to Gunma—his first trip back to his hometown ever since the incident with Nakamura—and Kasuga must confront the friends and family he hurt in the past. A former classmate gives him a tip regarding Nakamura’s current whereabouts, but will he have the courage to track her down and ask her the question that has haunted him since that day?

In this final installment, time passes and people grow, change and heal, and we get a glimpse into the first fateful encounter between Nakamura and Kasuga, from her point of view…

  • Published: 7 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781945054747
  • Imprint: Vertical Inc
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 402
  • RRP: $29.99

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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Praise for The Flowers Of Evil - Complete, 4

“While Oshimi’s works are often disturbing and unsettling, they are rarely without positive endings and character redemption. This perhaps speaks to Oshimi’s motives in writing these bizarre, yet grounded horror stories. While our lives are fragile and not entirely our own, we have to make the best of them. In this way, Oshimi’s works are fable-like. By exploring the darker aspects of our world, he emphasizes the importance of perspective and the individual. The Flowers of Evil [is], in this sense, a classic coming-of-age tale.” — ComicsVerse

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