Review: The Tatami Galaxy Collector’s Edition

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So many series are inseparable from their visuals, using wildly differing animation styles to express their themes and ideas in complex and compelling ways. The Tatami Galaxy is an experiment in style; a non-linear and multi-branching adventure into the human condition – love, loss and, um, strange sexuality. Comparing its visuals to any other single […]

News: YouTubers make mini-drama based on Flowers of Evil author’s vampire manga

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The celebrated author of the  Flowers of Evil manga, Shuzo Oshimi, launched his vampire romance follow-up Happiness in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine early last year. Bring it up to this week, and its third volume is closing in on its release date, as is volume 8 of his hikikomori series Inside Mari. To mark the occasion, the Japanese YouTuber duo of Avntis and MikiPon have shared the […]

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News: Flowers of Evil stage play reveals main cast in character in key visual

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The stage play adaptation of Shuzo Oshimi’s “corrupt pure-love story” Flowers of Evil revealed its key visual on Saturday, featuring its main three cast seen portraying their roles for the first time. The leading trio have been named as follows: Naoya Shimizu as Takao Kasuga Mio Hanana as Sawa Nakamura Narumi Akizuki as Nanako Saeki The […]

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News: Flowers of Evil stage adaptation to put down its roots this summer in Tokyo

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Flowers of Evil, Shūzō Oshimi’s disturbed manga which plays out the nature of perversion in youth, is being adapted into a stage play written and directed by Takuya Katoh, who is ecstatic to be adapting his favourite manga for the stage. It will be performed by the Gekidan Takumi theatre company, though precise casting is […]

Review: Flowers of Evil

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The pervert in anime has long been the outcast, the oddity, the butt of the slapstick joke, but in Shūzō Oshimi’s Flowers of Evil, that quality is an inescapable element in everyone’s psyche. In the small town of Kiryu in the Gunma Prefecture, perversion is the fount of suffering, and it seems to Takao Kasuga […]