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The Flowers of Evil Manga Ends Next Month

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Manga began in 2009, received anime adaptation last year

The May issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Shūzō Oshimi's The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) manga will end in the June issue, which will ship next month.

The "corrupt pure-love story" revolves around Takao Kasuga, a bookish boy who loves the poems of Charles Baudelaire (the original author of the poetry collection Les Fleurs du mal or Flowers of Evil). One day after school, he discovers and steals the gym clothes of Nanako Saeki, the girl he has a crush on. However, he learns that Sawa Nakamura, a girl he loathes, happens to catch him in the act. Nakamura blackmails Kasuga into a "contract," or else she will reveal his secret.

Oshimi began the manga in the magazine in 2009, and Kodansha shipped the tenth compiled volume in January. Vertical publishes the manga in North America, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime adaptation as it aired in Japan last year. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for digital and home video release.

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