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Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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  • 13 out of 28 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing! Must try if you want something different!
    I've just watched episode 1. It was fantastic!
    Ignore people telling you not to watch it, give it a go.
    It ditches typical anime direction for something new and unique. The episode has a pervasive feeling of dread which is reflected extremely well in the art direction and the music.
    The rotoscope style is unusual and off-kilter, but it's animated well and brings the mundanity of the setting ...
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  • 0 out of 3 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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  • 0 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    What is This? Why do I Kind of Like it?
    It was much slower than most shows of any genera I have seen. The protagonist has sucky friends, but that is cohesive with the rest of this poor kid's life. Throughout the whole first episode I was thinking "come on demon powers, I want some dragons and robots!" I think there is some kind of magic in here, but who knows? The animation style was fluid, but not detailed, probably because it was ...
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  • 2 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    I'm hopeful but unsure
    After one episode I found this anime to be disturbing enough to keep me from being bored, which is surprising because very little happens. I also dislike the way the people are drawn, and the way the backgrounds (although stunningly beautiful art) are static and repeated.
    However I am reading a different manga by the same author, Oshimi Shuuzou, and really enjoying the psychological pressure put ...
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  • 11 out of 26 people found this review helpful:
    An Intriguing Experiment that Isolates Fans of the Original Manga
    First off, let me say that I am a fan of the original manga series. If you're interested in reading a good psychological, coming-of-age comic, please go buy the "Flowers of Evil" manga series published by Vertical Inc. in North America RIGHT NOW.

    Second, as a fan of the source material, I feel frustrated by what the anime adaptation turned out to be. The character designs look horrendous, and ...
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  • 6 out of 17 people found this review helpful:
    "Unique" doesn't translate as "good"
    If the animators were going for unique and different, they nailed it. But, that doesn't mean that it is good. And in the case of this anime, it is REALLY NOT GOOD.

    Being a fan of the Aku No Hana manga, I tried to watch and enjoy this adaptation. I really, truly tried. But, when you get right down to it, this anime is just plain terrible and ultimately unwatchable. From the horrible ...
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  • 5 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    not my cup of tea due to sloppy animation
    I have read the manga, and i was actually looking forward to this anime, since i was particularly intrigued by the psychological theme that was being repeatedly emphesised. So as far as the story goes, it is definitely something worth taking a look at, either through the manga or the anime.

    This topic is where we will have the big polarization of opinions, because there are some that argue that ...
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  • 3 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Just give it some time
    I will say it's very different but I like very different.That what got me reading the Flowers of Evil. In the first place. My recommendation would be to read the Manga first then watch the anime and gave it some time. Yes it's slow and completely different from manga,But you see the flower's starting to bloom and that thing's going get really screw up for everyone next episode.So just gave it ...
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  • 1 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    I dont care about the animation, it is just too unrealistic.
    I love how they without too many words brought so much depths of emotions. I just never understood how he could run away from someone he once adored. I understand that maybe he was just in love with the idea of her. But this "im not worthy" idea is just overused and we all have dark secrets, but come on girls are practically and sometimes literally throwing themselves at you and you just run away ...
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  • 1 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    A GREAT story with mediocre o poor exicution
    OK first this is a GREAT story and is worth wading thorough the problems to get through to the meaty gritty insides.
    Watch it for a well written story

    TRY to ignore --
    Poor rotoscopic animation ( rotoscoping is great but this is only a poor effort on a difficult process.)

    Black outs Yes this has many many minutes of nothing or barely nothing and only audio. This is fine for effect ...
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