Top 10 Manga Like The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) [2024 List]

Aku no Hana

Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book, but Saeki's gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it.

Now everyone knows 'some pervert' stole Saeki's uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura's meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him?

The Flowers of Evil has finished publishing and it has 58 Chapters. It is also Known as: 惡の華, Blossom of Evil

Genres: School Life , Drama , Romance , Psychological , Coming Of Age

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Top 10 Manga Like The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) [2024 List]

10. Kuzu no Honkai

Kuzu no Honkai

Seventeen-year-old Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don't know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless crushes on someone else, and they are only dating each other to soothe their loneliness. Mugi is in love with Akane Minagawa, a young teacher who used to be his home tutor. Hanabi is also in love with a teacher, a young man who has been a family friend since she was little. In each other, they find a place where they can grieve for the ones they cannot have, and they share physical intimacy driven by loneliness. Will things stay like this for them forever?

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Nyan Nyan Prelude
Volume 2: Nyan Nyan Serenade
Volume 3: Nyan Nyan Oratorio
Volume 4: Nyan Nyan Cantata
Volume 5: Nyan Nyan Andante

Scum's Wish has finished publishing and it has 53 Chapters. It is also Known as: クズの本懐, Nyan Nyan Prelude, Serenade, Oratorio, Cantata, Andante, Kuzu no Honkai Décor

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9. Life


All Ayumu dreams of is making it into the same high school as her best friend. But when she gets in and her friend doesn't, their friendship crumbles—sending Ayumu spiraling into depression. She finds relief in cutting herself, but soon realizes that her scars may interfere with her budding high school life. Can she trust her new friend, Manami, who seems too good to be true? Or will Ayumu's apparent lack of compassion and understanding get her tossed aside like she was before? And is there anyone else out there who could possibly love her for who she is? A melancholy coming-of-age story by Keiko Suenobu!

Life has finished publishing and it has 80 Chapters. It is also Known as: ライフ, Life

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8. Ningen Shikkaku

Ningen Shikkaku

Yozo Oba is a troubled soul incapable of revealing his true self to others. A weak constitution and the lingering trauma from some abuse administered by a relative forces him to uphold a facade of hollow jocularity since high school.

Adaptation of the original work of Dazai Osamu.

No Longer Human has finished publishing and it has 12 Chapters. It is also Known as: 人間失格, Ningen Shikkaku

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7. Bokutachi ga Yarimashita

Bokutachi ga Yarimashita

The manga centers on a group of friends who are satisfied and complacent with their everyday lives. The friends include Tobio, a passive high schooler who makes it a rule not to hope too much; Maru, a scheming boy who gossips behind people's back; Isami, a gaudy student who likes girls and recently got a girlfriend with big breasts; and their senior Paisen (slang for senpai), a 20-year old man who is rich and has long graduated from high school.

Bokutachi ga Yarimashita has finished publishing and it has 87 Chapters. It is also Known as: 僕たちがやりました, We Did It

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6. Chi no Wadachi

Chi no Wadachi

The illusion of that person leads me astray. Mother and son. This is the ultimate favoritism.

Blood on the Tracks is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 血の轍, A Trail of Blood

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5. Boku wa Mari no Naka

Boku wa Mari no Naka

The manga follows an "angel-like" beautiful high school girl with a certain secret she has been hiding from everyone, and an idle hikikomori (one who abnormally avoids social contact) young man; the highlight of his day is seeing Mari at the convenience store. The story begins as Mari wakes up in her room, but something feel amiss about the room and even her own body.

Inside Mari has finished publishing and it has 80 Chapters. It is also Known as: ぼくは麻理のなか, I'm in Mari

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4. Shounen no Abyss

Shounen no Abyss

In a town with nothing, in the middle of a daily life with seemingly no signs of change, high schooler Reiji Kurose was "just" living. Family, dreams for the future, childhood friends. All of them were binding him down to that city. He thought he would "just" keep on living like that. Until he met her. Is there hope in living? Is there light waiting ahead? It's the start of a boy meets girl series which reflects the "now".

Boy's Abyss is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 少年のアビス, World End Boy Meets Girl

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3. Sundome


Sundome is the story of an apathetic young man whose dull existence is forever changed when an assertive young woman wants to join the same after-school club in which he is a member. If only all after-school clubs were as hands on as this!

Sundome has finished publishing and it has 76 Chapters. It is also Known as: すんドめ, Sundome

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2. Onanie Master Kurosawa

Onanie Master Kurosawa

Kakeru Kurosawa is an antisocial junior high school student. He rarely associates with his classmates, and he looks down on them. But this behavior is topped off by a certain bad habit, his closely guarded secret: every day after school, he sneaks in to the rarely used girls' toilet on the 3rd floor and masturbates in a stall.

Kakeru's shadowy routine remains undisturbed until one day, when a diminutive girl from his class, Aya Kitahara, almost discovers him. Their meeting begins a coming-of-age story dealing with blackmail, bullying, revenge, heartbreak and ultimately, redemption.

Masturbation Master Kurosawa has finished publishing and it has 31 Chapters. It is also Known as: オナニーマスター黒沢, Onani Master Kurosawa, Masturbation Master Kurosawa

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1. Oyasumi Punpun

Oyasumi Punpun

Punpun is an ordinary young boy growing up in Japan whose age of innocence has reached its end after his father is arrested for spousal abuse and putting his mother in the hospital. With his uncle looking after him, Punpun grows into adulthood facing a series of events which change him, for better or worse, forcing him to contemplate just what it means to be an adult.

Goodnight Punpun has finished publishing and it has 147 Chapters. It is also Known as: おやすみプンプン, Dobranoc, Punpunie, Bonne nuit Punpun!, Boa noite, Punpun, Bona nit, Punpun, Buenas noches, Punpun, Gute Nacht, Punpun, 잘자 뿡뿡, 晚安布布, לילה טוב, פונפון, Buonanotte, Punpun, İyi Geceler, Punpun, ฝันดีนะปุนปุน

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