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15th January 2013

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Yay, Darkness! A Rise in ‘Dark’ Shonen Manga?


Sawa Nakamura, one of the main heroines in Shuzo Oshimi's dark shonen manga, "The Flowers of Evil".

Ever grow tired of the fact that a majority of shonen titles are always about friendship, hard work, and victory? What if the world of “dark” shonen titles takes over the spotlight? In a 2012 manga retrospect at Otaku Champloo, Khursten Santos wonders what direction shonen manga seems to be heading towards to when she talks about the amazingly-written, coming-of-age shonen title, “The Flowers of Evil”. Is it changing for the darker perhaps?

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Tagged: attack on titanbessatsu shonen magazinethe flowers of evildark shonen mangadarknessmangapsychologypsychology of darknessshonen mangathe dark sidewhy we love dark fictionyoung adult literaturehajime isayamashuzo oshimi

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