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Happiness Manga Volume 1

5 star rating out of 5
8 Reviews
SKU: 9781632363633

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About Happiness Manga Volume 1

Happiness Volume 1 features story by Shuzo Oshimi author of Flowers of Evil.

Nothing interesting is happening in Makoto Ozaki’s first year of high school. His life is a series of quiet humiliations: low-grade bullies, unreliable friends, and the constant frustration of his adolescent lust. But one night, a pale, thin girl knocks him to the ground in an alley and offers him a choice.

Now everything is different. Daylight is searingly bright. Food tastes awful. And worse than anything is the terrible, consuming thirst. The tiny shames of his old life have been replaced by two towering horrors: the truth of what will slake his awful craving, and high school itself.


  • Publisher: KODANSHA COMICS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Horror
  • Themes: Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 9/27/2016
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

Flawless Art

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I love the artwork in this, its flawless the color pages are nice and well done, I have yet to fully read it at this moment but from what ive seen its really well done :D 5/5

5 star rating out of 5

Beautiful art meets chilling story.

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Shuzo Oshimi's artwork is as beautiful as ever in this new series, where the main theme is vampires mixed with everything else that made The Flowers of Evil so amazing. I'm interested to see where the story leads to in the next volume!

5 star rating out of 5

Shuzo Oshimi has returned

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If you liked Flowers of Evil you'll like this manga, and you might as well stop reading it and go in blind.

This is a fantastic series so far. He takes the vampire genre and puts his iconic dark spin on it. The characters are all too real and the plot is as invigorating and unpredictable as I've come to expect from Shuzo Oshimi. The artwork is also phenomenal, as he is clearly experimenting with pushing the boundaries of what manga can look like and portray. Definitely recommend.

5 star rating out of 5

Beautifully drawn horror/suspense!

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I was hooked from the first few color pages! If you are a fan of vampire or horror fiction or just a fan of well-crafted, expertly drawn manga or comics, you will love this. It reminded me of the Swedish movie Let the Right One in (based on a fantastic novel of the same name) with a similar theme and setting.

Hormones, exams, peer pressure, and bullying are more then enough to worry about for a high school first year. Makoto Okazaki, however, also has to confront his overwhelming hunger for blood after a serial murderer offers him an opportunity to live.

Shuzo Oshimi’s art perfectly creates mood with deep shadows and black in the “monster” scenes. Distorted panel images cunningly communicate Okazaki’s discomfort with his vampiric urges. Ultimately, you are left wondering if the real monsters are the ones that walk around in daylight. I immediately ordered the next few volumes after reading this. Highly recommended!

5 star rating out of 5

A good dark toned series | Definite buy

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This manga has amazing, and beautiful artwork. This is my first Shuzo Oshimi series, heard a lot a good things. And this manga was worth the buy. A story about vampires and the tone it brings, is something similar to Tokyo Ghoul and I mean that in the way of what is happening with the main character, but I would recommend this series for those who want a darker tone with some gore, and especially the amazing artwork. I hope to get the whole series and possibly read more of Shuzo Oshimi's work.

5 star rating out of 5


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amazing art and story, the cover and spines of the manga are also amazing. highly suggest trying out the series. will be picking up the rest

5 star rating out of 5

Great manga to pick up if you like stories involving vampires with a slightly darker twist. Definitely worth the read simply for the art style alone. Enjoying the manga so far!

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I heard many people praising this manga and I'm starting to see why. It hasn't done anything super amazing or new.. but I was still pretty interested in the story and so far I'm liking the characters. I like how natural and relatable the main character Okazaki was. He seems kind, always has the best interest in others, and even as a more reserved person tries being brave to do what's right. I'm getting interested in the girl who is a "Vampire" I'm assuming. Also, in Okazaki's new friend Gosho, she seems cute and I'm liking how carefree her personality is. She teases him which is always fun, but gives him comfort. Towards the end of the Volume tension kept rising and I'm looking forward to reading the next Volume.
Oh, and I'm sure from the cover alone you can tell the art style is really nice, beautiful honestly and it's what first pulled me into giving this a read.

5 star rating out of 5

great art

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the cover art looks really nice the first few pages are colored pages overall solid product