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    Description"Originally published in Japanese as Aku no Hana by Kodansha, Ltd., 2012"--Colophon.


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    Title
    The Flowers of Evil: Vol. 5
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shuzo Oshimi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781935654704
    ISBN 10: 1935654705
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.1
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 04
    Ingram Subject Code: GW
    BIC subject category V2: FXA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-GW
    DC22: 741.5/952
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, CGN004150, CGN004180, CGN004100
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 741.5
    LC classification: PN6790.J33 O7413 2012
    Thema V1.0: XAM
    Illustrations note
    BW CARTOON ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Vertical Inc.
    Imprint name
    Vertical Inc.
    Publication date
    02 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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 ""Unlike [other manga], The Flowers of Evil understands that 'strength' comes from great insecurities and weakness. However, this 'strength' is not about climbing mountains and emerging victorious. This involves strength in crossing the dark side of the mountain and how to bask in it--nourishing our personal demons...By loving this manga I recognize what a sick and twisted individual I have become. While I can still say that I am not truly deviant, "Flowers of Evil" is a great reminder of my own thirst for power and my own personal corruption." "--Otaku Champloo"