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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
Aku no Hana
By: OSHIMI Shuuzou
Genre: Psychological, Drama
Serialized In: Bessatsu Shounen Magazine
Kusuga-kun steals a pair gym clothes of the girl he likes, the next day the girl that sits behind him reveals that she saw everything. Now if he doesn't form a "contract" with her, she is going to tell.
I wonder why craptasticscans havent released more chapters. Aku no Hana is a good series, I'm looking forward to it.
Read all available chapters including the 25th, and I have to say this manga is pretty weird...
I just can't sympathize with Kasuga anymore. After the scene in the rain in chapter 16 and his decision to follow Nakamura I absolutely don't understand him.
I hope Nanako somehow gets out of this mentally intact...
Now Kasuga and Nakamura are just psychotic little kids trying to lash out at society and it is pretty unnerving seeing Kasuga being so happy, when he is doing something "perverted" again to please Nakamura...
Though I think this is exactly what the author WANTS to convey...
Well the scans are up to date with the raws and the story really developed a damn lot....
but before I spoil anyone here, is there someone who's up to date with the series? I have to say I found the last chapter really amazing.
Whether his resolve to free himself from his shackles and confess to her right on the spot was a good idea depends on what happens next. If he gets cruelly rejected, which definitely is a possibility, he could become depressed even more.
Even though the manga is still on-going, the previous chapter seemed kind of like a conclusion. The last page of the recent chapter with the flower lying on the ground was a powerful image. I'm glad that Kasuga was able to overcome his inner conflict and move on from his past, and hopefully Nakamura -wherever she is- is able to do the same.
I'm looking forward to see where the relationship between Kasuga and Aya will go from here. It seems to be going well, but you just never know.
And I agree with you two, pretty strong conclusion to Kasuga's sorrow. I love it but on the other hand I feel like things are advancing too well. If I had to take a guess, I could imagine Nakamura popping up anytime time, throwing Kasuga into chaos again. He might be over his past madness now but his obsession with her still glows strong, so should she return I already smell some seriously bad stuff happening. She's way more wicked than Kasuga ever was, I doubt she has changed in any way. At best she's just surpressing her mad/evil/wicked side.
The emotional parts were also really powerful such as the scene where Kasuga had to choose between Nakamura and Sasaki... stark naked in the rain no less. My favourite moment was Chapter 44 where he was fighting with his inner demons and finally let go of his past.
It's definitely going too well, and I'm sure Nakamura will show up again and trigger the past that Kasuga finally laid to rest. Part 1 was centred around Nakamura and how she was able to manipulate Kasuga so easily. When you read Part 2, you really notice her absence and just how integral she was in Kasuga's middle school daily life. I'm sure she will show up again since we've already seen Sasaki return again.Quote:
Ah the new chapter was great. It was a fast read but I feel satisfied, he portrayed Kasuga returning to the "light" really well. I'm so glad he finally found happiness. Aya is such a nice girl, they fit each other so well.
Kasuga is slowly advancing from the mirtheless days he's experienced ever since the story started, looks like he's going to make up with his family as well. The only slight worry I have is Aya's brother, the look in his eyes reminded me of Nakamura a bit too much... I seriously hope he can enjoy his new life as long and as much as possible.
And without a doubt, chapter 44 was my favourite moment too. After everything that happened I couldn't help but feel extremely happy for Kasuga.
Caught up with it today. Reeeeeally hope it will end now. Though I'm curious about Nakamura's whereabouts and all, I want Kasuga to be happy. With every chapter I have the feeling something bad will happen. Something that will put everything into chaos and mess with Kasuga royally.
omg I just want to say how much I love this manga and the anime too! I watched the anime the other day and today I finished all available 48 chapters. I am enjoying the second part of the manga, and I like it how it keeps me guessing whether it will have a happy ending or a depressing ending. A really good series. I must be one of the few people that really likes the rotoscoping, it definitely gives it a "real" feeling, like you could see this happening. i guess it's just too real for some people so they can't really get into escapism like other anime.
Has anyone read the last chapter? Man that was confusing! Anyway, the manga ending next chapter, hopefully it delivers!
I did. Shit is about to get real.