17th Manga Division Jury Selections
Flowers of Evil
OSHIMI Shuzo [Japan]
This work centers on a boy, Takao Kasuga, who loves the Charles-Pierre BAUDELAIRE novel Les Fleurs du Mal. One afternoon he was caught in his classroom stealing the gym uniform of a girl with whom he is in love, Nanako Saeki, by another girl, Sawa Nakamura. Since then he has suffered absurd demands from Nakamura. A youth manga which depicts the typical repressed feelings and fragile mental state of teenagers during puberty.