Flowers Of Evil – Kamimura Kazuo Manga Book Review

Posted By yonghow on May 11th, 2014

Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga

Warning : The following post contains nudity/adult content.

The Flowers Of Evil (Japanese title : Aku No Hana / French : Le Fleurs Du Mal) is an adult/erotic manga by Kazuo Kamimura. First published in 1975, the manga was previously available only in 3 separate tankobon volumes, but this new edition compiles the 3 books into a single volume, and is also slightly larger in print size.

Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga

My interest in Kazuo Kamimura’s work came about only recently when I chanced upon his art exhibition during my travels in Kyoto,  and the illustrations featured in his art book Lyricism (book review here) really captivated me.

It was only at a later time that I realized he was also the manga artist behind Lady Snowblood, a seminal piece that was the artistic influence behind Tarantino’s Kill Bill.

Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga

The manga’s illustration style is clearly indicative of the Shōwa period, and by comparison to manga art work today it might seem a little simple and dated, but that’s also where the charm is. Kazuo-san’s background in advertising illustration work has given him a keen eye for aesthetically pleasing compositions and patterns, and his skill with designing graphics using flower motifs is fantastic.

Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga
Flowers Of Evil - Kamimura Kazuo Manga

I really like Kazuo Kamimura’s illustrations in his art book Lyricism – this manga gives the reader a chance to enjoy his art work in “long form”.

Please note that the manga has elements of SM/bondage and is not suitable for children.

Flowers Of Evil – Kamimura Kazuo Manga details :

– Dimensions – 8.6 x 6 x 1.6 inches
– Soft (velvet) cover, 717 pages
– Black & White, in Japanese

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