Happiness Manga Volume 1
About Happiness Manga Volume 1
Happiness Volume 1 features story by Shuzo Oshimi author of Flowers of Evil.
Nothing interesting in 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 The tiny shames of his old life have been replaced by two towering horrors: the truth of what will slake his awful craving, and high school itself.
Ratings & Reviews
by Kalyn -
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
Beautiful art meets chilling story.
by Devin -
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!
Shuzo Oshimi has returned
by Brandon -
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.
Beautifully drawn horror/suspense!
by beclemund -
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!