The Flowers of Evil (惡の華) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shūzō Oshimi. The story follows a middle school student named Takao Kasuga who's forced into a "contract" by fellow student Sawa Nakamura, after being caught stealing the gym clothes of his crush Nanako Saeki, and the series of events afterwards that follow these three characters. The title of the manga comes from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal.
Writer and Illustrator: Shūzō Oshimi (押見 修造) is a Japanese manga artist in Tokyo who publishes works primarily for Kodansha. He made his debut with Superfly in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine. He is best known for his manga Drifting Net Cafe and The Flowers of Evil. His works have been adapted into many different media including television drama, anime, and live action film. In 2001, he won the Tetsuya Chiba Award.
Genre: Drama, Romance