Without Isao in Mari's life her body is just a shell. But what caused this catatonic state is more than a disassociation from that college dropout. A peak at Mari's past reveals another side of her life that her family kept secret. Is that where the split truly began?
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.