At latest weekend's Anime Central event, North American publisher Vertical announced release plans for NISIOISIN's Nekomonogatari, the fourth part of the Monogatari series - the sixth and seventh books overall. Its "Black" is the final book of the first season and "White" is the first book of the second. Along with this, they also announced new plans for a Flowers of Evil omnibus collection of Shūzō Oshimi's 2009-2014 manga.
This week we're deep within the weeds of a teenage wasteland as "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog" takes a look at Flowers of Evil, a 2013 TV animation about the seeds of discontent blossoming in the hearts of three seemingly ordinary adolescents in a nondescript mountain town. Hit the jump to learn more.
Shuzo Oshimi's latest manga has officially begun! Chi no Wadachi, the latest work from the creator of Flowers of Evil, is available to read in the latest Big Comic Superior. Find out more and get a first look at the art after the jump!
This week, social media welcomed another manga luminary. Flowers of Evil author Shuzo Oshimi is busy ongoing Happiness and Inside Mari, but he's found time to join Twitter and share some of his art. Get a look after the jump.
In early 2015 Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine Shūzō Oshimi launched the "long-awaited" follow-up to Flowers of Evil. Volume 3 of Happiness, and volume 8 of his 2012 hikikomori idol swap series Inside Mari are out in Japan his week, so, to celebrate, Japanese YouTuber team Avntis and vlogger MikiPon have posted the first episode of their web mini-drama adaptation. Get a look after the jump.
Flowers of Evil, a stage play based on the manga of the same name by Shūzō Oshimi, has revealed its main cast as well as the key visual for the adaptation, which will run for 10 performances from July 27 - 31, 2016, at the Yume Machi Theater in Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
Flowers of Evil, a manga by Shūzō Oshimi about a group of young people caught up in a web of dysfunctional relationships, is being adapted into a stage play that will be performed by the Gekidan Takumi theater company at the Yume Machi Theater in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan in July of 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
An early look at the the February issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, out on the 9th, reveals that Shūzō Oshimi is set to launch his "long-awaited" follow-up to The Flowers of Evil in the manga magazine's March issue, on sale February 9th. More after the jump.
Between Fairy Tail, the upcoming spin-off, and the excitement around the new anime, Hiro Mashima must be pretty busy these days, but he still found time to do a special color illustration of the stars of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, with characters from the likes of Attack on Titan, Flowers of Evil, Sankarea and more. Get a look after the jump.
You might know the work of bishoujo illustrator Shunya Yamashita from Kotobukiya's redesigns of the women of Marvel, DC Comics and so on. The artist isn't the most prolific Twitterer, but when he posts sketches, like this spring Girls und Panzer pic, they're always worth noting. This week he treated fans to his take on Flowers of Evil's Sawa Nakamura. Get a look at the results after the jump.
After a delay, the Japanese Blu-ray/DVD release of Flowers of Evil hits on August 21st. The series will be released with making of features, looking at the rotoscoping process, as well as character guides, and commentary from the cast, staff and manga author Shūzō Oshimi. King Records promo comes with an unexpected celebrity endorsement from yakuza movie actor Riki Takeuchi. Get a look after the jump.
Now that the Flowers of Evil anime has wrapped up its fabulously divisive run on Crunchyroll, OTAKU USA magazine takes a look back at what director Hiroshi Nagahama and the staff at ZEXCS hath wrought. Read on, and weigh in with your own opinions after the jump!