October 13, 2015 02:08 AM
初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Happiness by Oshimi Shuzo
Makoto Okazaki is your run of the mill high-schooler, a perfect bullying target and a closet pervert.
One night he decides to return a DVD to a friend of his and ventures out into the darkness. He notices a person on a nearby rooftop. The person lunges at him before he is able to make sense of this, and bites into his neck, drinking his blood.
The attacker stops. At this point Makoto notices that the attacker is a beautiful girl. She asks him: "Do you want to die or become like me?" He decides to live...
Publications: 2015, Ongoing, Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, Kodansha.
I've released translation of chapter 1. Really like it.
October 16, 2015 03:40 AM
MH中毒 / MH Chuudoku / MH Addicted
Re: Happiness by Oshimi Shuzo
It is a really well drawn manga with a good story. That though is to be expected by the author of Aku no Hana that ran an anime not too long ago. It is somewhat similar to previous works of Oshimi Shuzo in that it plays at a school and stars the outcast/victim character. Also it might not always seem logical, which is to be expected by a supernatural/horror work, but it does a good job of showing the psychology of the characters and how their relationships develop. With all the blood and panties so far, it's definitely on the mature side of Shounen.
There are 9 chapters so far and reading them in batch was great fun. I'm unsure as of yet how I'll proceed with reading it considering it's a monthly series.