ハピネス 1 (Happiness, #1) by Shuzo Oshimi

ハピネス 1 (Happiness, #1)


Details ハピネス 1 (Happiness, #1)

Titleハピネス 1 (Happiness, #1)
Release DateJul 9th, 2015
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Horror, Paranormal, Vampires, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

Reviews ハピネス 1 (Happiness, #1)

  • David Schaafsma
    I hadn't wanted to read this series because it features vampires and I am sick to death of stories about them. But from time to time I would pick this up, because it is the work of Shuzo Oshimi, whose series Flowers of Evil I really liked. I am now not going to put it down until I have caught up. Flowers is a school-based bullying story that emerges from a single middle-school-aged bad decision--the male main character sees the gym bag of a girl ...
  • Artemy
    A solid high school drama about a wimpy boy who becomes a vampire. Nothing very original, but the artwork is nice, and it's pretty well-written.
  • Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
    💉Dark, gritty atmosphere.💉Intense & slow-building of tension with good suspense.💉Quite psychological in terms of abuse & existentialism.💉Fast-paced.💉Excellent artwork with very neat & symmetrical panels; lots of shading & details compliment storytelling.💉Very mysterious plot.💉Not too much progression, but great introduction to new series.💉Has tons of potential to be amazing.💉4.25 bites outta 5!
  • Victoria ♡
    Okay this was actually great, I ended up reading it so fast and not noticing when I was reaching for volume 2! I'm definitely carrying on with this!
  • Sian Lile-Pastore
    Vampire manga..... Just started to get really interesting and then it ended. Will have to get part 2!
  • Lee
    I really liked the art style, but there was a facon to it that seemed sexist (though I know vampirism is usually associated with sexual desire)....
  • Jeff Lanter
    I'm always looking for something cool about vampires and this is one of the first things I've seen since Let The Right One In that gets my attention. Happiness bears some resemblances at LTRO actually. The protagonist is a timid boy who is getting bullied and the events of the book make it easier for him to fight back. With that said, this feels different possibly because it is so Japanese. The one girl who seems to be the love interest is also v...
  • Sandra
    More like 3.5 stars. I really liked it and I'm excited to see where the story will go!
  • Cassie Fischer
    There was a lot of heavy breathing. Not a lot happened after the first chapter; it basically was setting up for the second volume. The art could use some work, but I think this has real potential so I'm gonna stick around for another volume.
  • Derek Royal
    I've been meaning to read this series for awhile, and I'm using the occasion of our upcoming manga episode of The Comics Alternative to finally do so. I enjoy this work, doing for vampirism what Sui Ishida did with ghouls in his Tokyo Ghoul series.
  • Laura D
    Oshimi's art is stunning as always. Happiness has the potential to be as good as Flowers of Evil and I can't wait to read more.
  • Jason
    Flowers of Evil is such a tough act to follow, but Oshimi seems to be on track to at least match his previous performance. The plot is different enough that you don't feel like you're reading the same story, but there is a enough of a similarity in terms of themes and archetypes to indicate the possibility of a similarly intense reading experience.
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  • K. Lynn Cullipher
    "Happinesss" by Shuzo Oshimi is the story of Makoto Okazaki, a social outcast who is in his first year of high school. He is a bit of a pervert, and is often made fun of. He is, at best, the errand boy for the other first year students in his class. They send him off to purchase lunch for them, and force him to use his own money. Everything changes when a mysterious young woman jumps off of a building and bites him on the throat. Having survived ...
  • Joe Lawry
    (NOTE: This review is for the entire manga series and not each individual volume)To me, "Happiness" felt a lot like John Lindqvist's "Let The Right One In" if it had been created as a Japanese manga. The premise of the two stories is essentially the same: boy meets girl, girl turns boy into a vampire, then boy has to navigate the various complexities of adolescence while simultaneously coming to grips with his newfound, supernatural physiology.Wh...
  • Crimson Splash
    A surprisingly brisk read for a horror manga. A lot of this volume feels like its setting up the pieces so they can later fall in the upcoming volumes. Oshimi's skills as an artist has improved dramatically since "Flowers of Evil", but this volumes slow start may be its biggest detriment; it's not until the final chapter that things start to pick up. I'm kinda reluctant to continue reading the series if this slow burn but without the burn continu...
  • Monrucha▪♡▪
    I went into this totally blind.I did not even read the summary and woah I'm glad I did that.The story is not that unique.I mean there's the wimpy main character that suddenly gained a power and became popular/meet a girl.That's like most of the shonen plot.But damnthe art is just so,so good.There's really nothing I can critique when it comes to the art style of this manga.The mystery really intriqued me.I'm itching to read more of this serie.
  • Artur Coelho
    Isto é como ler Tokio Ghoul mas com vampiros e sem a capacidade narrativa gráfica de Sui Ishida. É mais uma história de um tranquilo adolescente atacado por uma criatura da noite, e a sua descoberta do em que se está a tornar, com recusa em ceder aos impulsos monstruosos. A história é previsível e arrasta-se de prancha em prancha, o estilo gráfico de Oshimi é convencional. Soa familiar, não soa? É provável que no Japão haja todo um ...
  • Emmers
    I just read Vol. 1 - 4 and goodness, this is one gorgeously drawn well-paced vampire (the terrifying type) manga. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.This could be considered a spoiler. There is a scene of sexual assault in volume 4. These novels are rife with violence and assault in general because vampires.
  • Rachael Matthews
    I enjoyed this manga a lot, I just didn't feel it was very original. However, I feel that the series has a lot of potential so I'm looking forward to carrying on with it. I liked the characters, they felt quite genuine and I'm hoping for some good character development in further books.
  • Smoothw
    This dude is a good mangaka in the grand tradition of twisted japanese media,but while the series is still ongoing, the addition of bog standard vampire cliches to the more typical elements of teenagers getting into weird relationships did absolutely nothing for me.
  • Wondra Vanian
    The story is a little gappy in places but is pretty enjoyable. The artwork is exactly what you'd expect but I got tired of looking up girls's skirts fairly quickly. I'd read more but I'm not making a beeline for them.
  • Sesana
    I don't think I'm going to continue with this series. I'm not majorly into vampires, and there's a bit too much schoolgirl butt for my tastes. But for those who are fans of the former and not bothered by the latter, this could be an interesting look at a boy becoming a vampire.
  • Stephany
    Happiness es de esas historias que creía que no leería, pero Shuzo Oshimi hace un buen trabajo capturando mi atención que es imposible no continuar leyendo capítulo tras capítulo. Una vez Shuzo-sensei me ha capturado como lo hizo con "Aku no Hana".
  • Chris
    Creepy, disturbing vampire story, heavy on guilt.
  • Ed Dougherty
    OK not gonna log all of these but I read 1 - 4 and I love this series!
  • Nichole Freeman
    Great art, quick manga read with simple story line so far
  • Deadly Sunshine
    The title is ironic surely!
  • Lindsay
    There was absolutely nothing unique about this book. Completely cookie-cutter.