Happiness, Vol. 5 by Shuzo Oshimi

Happiness, Vol. 5

LIFE OR DEATHAs the body count rises, the horror that has descended upon Makoto Okazaki’s life reaches an apex. The forces pursuing him and Nora are relentless, and they will not rest until they’ve captured their prey. But what fate awaits Makoto at their hands? And even as Yukiko continues her determined search for the truth and discovers the carnage that Yuuki has wrought, she is unprepared for the violent consequences…

Details Happiness, Vol. 5

TitleHappiness, Vol. 5
Release DateJul 18th, 2017
PublisherKodansha Comics
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal, Cultural, Japan, Vampires

Reviews Happiness, Vol. 5

  • David Schaafsma
    Volume five of this vampire series is even more intense than the last one in some ways, as we learn that the mysterious Sakurane is a vampire-worshiping nihilist who wants to enlist Yuuki to push the limits of vampirism. Yep, the body count goes up. Okazaki and Nora are captured and experimented on by some as-yet-unnamed organization, which seems like a bit of a crazy plot move, though it gives Oshimi the opportunity to create distorted images, w...
  • Shannon
    Interesting way to end this volume. (view spoiler)[Curious to see what people (well, how many are still alive ...?) have been doing for the last ten years. (hide spoiler)]
  • Victoria ♡
    Ooooo the ending of this volume seems promising, I'm excited to see where they take it!
  • Alex Fyffe
    Oshimi finally takes this story into exciting and unexpected directions. This volume is a major payoff after the relatively slow and somewhat average beginnings, and it also manages to earn bonus points for turning one of the problems I had with the fourth volume into a strength. This is the first time in a long time that I have actually gasped while reading a book, so it must be doing something right. 4.5.
  • 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...
  • Jason
    [This review is for volumes 2-5, so SPOILERS]The mood is so palpable it's like a character in the series. So somber and dramatic. It's probably my favorite aspect of the story. I'm kinda "meh" when it comes to vampires, but this is a story about so much more-relationships, sexuality, sociology, family, etc. The whole vampire schtick is clearly a vehicle for other messages. But not in a preachy or obvious way at all, no sir! Yuuki's character arc ...