Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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  • This is one of the five best shows on crunchyroll, without a doubt.
    If you're searching for something truly great, artistic, with some self-aware intellectual and social value, you've come to the right place. This is one of my ten favorite TV series, animated or not, of all time. I recommend it in the highest terms and I guarantee you will be provoked in some way.

    The main two reasons I give this high praise, and my recommendation, is because of two things: ...
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  • Emotionally Taxing..
    This is the only anime I could even be bothered to review to be honest. It took the second episode to really understand what I was getting into, and by the sixth... Wow.

    There are scenes beyond anything ever in anime to this date, emotionally taxing
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Thrilling And Unconventional Work Of Art
    Aku no Hana is a psychological and deeply disturbing take on the anxiety, loneliness, and madness of everyday interpersonal relations. A sensitive male middle school bookworm becomes involved with his reclusive, devious and sharply clever female classmate who blackmails him into committing a progressively perverse series of acts, all while he attempts to conceal his deeds from his love ...
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  • Deeply and disturbingly human!
    Aku no Hana is an absolutely thrillingly realistic series, so dark and uncomfortably true its humanity is off-putting to some. I've yet to come across a coming of age series deal with the more negative emotional and complicated aspects of adolescence as well as Aku no Hana.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Fantastic piece of Intellectual Art
    This anime is a wonderful piece of art and feels like an homage to Baudelaire’s “Les fleurs du mal” (The evil flowers). Flowers of Evil draws upon Baudelaire’s poetry and ideas to expose the viewer to an apparent paradox in life; that the ideal and sinful must co-exist. Following Baudelaire’s work, this paradox is symbolized through two female characters. Nanako is introduced as the pure ...
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  • Different but amazing
    Before watching this anime, I hadn't watched anything with rotoscoping in it, but I think it turned out great in Flowers of Evil.

    The whole anime has this eerie thing about it. The characters are great too - they are nothing like each other and they really react to things in their own ways.

    The fact that it doesn't have too many characters in it is a plus for me - if there are too many names ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Pure, timeless, emotional art
    I enjoy artwork, even the "dumb" ones that are just a white smudge on a black background. That doesn't take any skill to make. A small child could do that, but it wouldn't sell, since names sell art more than art sells art a lot of the time.

    However, this show is a work of pure, beautiful, emotional, addictive, relate-able, absolutely timeless art. That doesn't even begin to describe it for me. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Finally! Something Different!
    You will not be disappointed. I'm old school! I like my series to give me more than bullets and shiny colors. If you're ready to be creeped out... If you're ready to see fantastic animation... If you're looking for something different, then I recommend this show! Rotoscoping for the win! I will be watching this again!
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    If you are looking for a different kind of a sureal anime...
    I am a newly converted anime watcher. I like unique styles. I was surprised to see rotoscoping (look it up) in an anime. I think that this really does not classify as an anime though considering the drawing technique is over live acting. Should be called a unique dark drama. I can see where people true to the manga could get pretty upset. After all the characters look nothing like the manga and it ...
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