Blood on the Tracks Vol. 13, Dive into this latest thriller by master storyteller, Shuzo Oshimi.
In Blood on the Tracks Vol. 13, It’s been 20 years since his mother told Seiichi that she renounced motherhood, since she thanked him for being a killer, since he tried to strangle her there in the courtroom—and somehow he made it through. Living alone, working the night shift at a commercial bakery, barely speaking to his father, Seiichi’s life is solitary and empty, and he likes it that way. But nothing lasts forever…
The grand preface is over—and now the real story begins!!
Only in his late-thirties, Shuzo Oshimi is already considered a seasoned veteran of the Japanese comics community. Winner of the most important comics awards for newcomers, the Tetsuya Chiba Award in 2001, Oshimi has been penning quirky slice-of-life dramas now for over a decade for major manga publishers including Kodansha.
After drawing nine series, Oshimi’s star began to rise in 2008 with the release of his first hit, Drifting Net Cafe. This horror-themed homage to the legendary Kazu Umezzo work, Drifting Classroom, was adapted into a live-action series, and propelled Oshimi onto an international stage. He would soon reach new heights in 2009 with The Flowers of Evil.
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“If you enjoyed Oshimi’s previous work with “The Flowers of Evil”, and you enjoy dark storylines with twisted characters, you’ll no doubt enjoy “Blood on the Tracks”! Recommended!” – Neo Tokyo 2099
From the creator who brought you The Flowers of Evil, Happiness, and Inside Mari, comes his latest suspense drama centering on the theme of a toxic parent.
Ranked in the Top 10 on “This manga is amazing!” list 2018 (male readers).
Series has sold over 500,000 copies in print + digital combined in Japan (data as of Nov 2018).
Story takes on subject of overbearing parents and adolescent struggles.
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