With an unexpected clue now in hand, Yori and Isao wait for further contact from Mari. Unfortunately, neither one of them is strong enough currently to handle this sudden turn of events. Their next step will be to settle their differences with the hope that they'll better understand Mari's troubles.
Shuzo Oshimi is the best-selling author behind works such as FLOWERS OF EVIL and HAPPINESS. His works mix in the struggles of youth along with modern fantasy themes. Oshimi is the winner of the 2002 Chiba Tetsuya Award for New Best New Manga Artist. Since then he has penned a dozen series including the New York Times Best-Selling Flowers of Evil and the cult hit INSIDE MARI.