Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Dull, dull, dull, dull
    Although I enjoyed the animation style (captured through a technique called rotoscope, I have come to find out), the series is just plain dull. A dull, mostly unlikable protagonist makes poor decisions or allows someone else to make poor decisions for him, and then whines about it in angst for the rest of the episode (or in the case of one major decision, most of the series). The only point of ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Decent by itself, but compared to the manga, not so good.
    Here's the thing. I read the manga first, so my opinion of the show might be bias. However, I must say, the Manga is a MUCH better interpretation of the story IMO. The pacing of the anime is just all over the place, and it ends about a quarter of the way through the story. The ending of the anime shows flashes of things that Kasuga and Nakamura have yet to do, things that are very important in the ...
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  • Dragged Out, Intense
    I enjoy the different areas the Anime genre can explore; the stories to be told in this medium can be anything from a cutesy love story to introspective psychological mind game.

    Flowers of Evil is the latter, bringing up true desires and feelings compared to what is expected from the world. I wanted to stop watching this anime due to the amount of emotional turmoil it causes but that was ...
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  • Looking for a show that makes you question your own humanity? well step right up
    First of all, Thank you Crunchyroll for taking this show into your loving arms. Second of all, thanks for introducing me to an amazing manga from this great show. Thirdly, I forgot this was a review so i'll stop gushing. To put it simply, give this show a try, just for the experience alone. You may hate it, you may love it, hell you may be hating it from the first episode, but keep going, not ...
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  • Smashing the boundaries of conventional, saturated anime.
    This anime is what the market needs. In a time of saturation and being satisfied with the average, 'Flowers of Evil' raises the bar with a unique, rotoscoped style, and a dark, yet real plot. Rather than character development, this anime allows you to get to know the characters, with your opinions on the two main protagonists, Sawa and Takao completely evolving as Takao is pushed by the self ...
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    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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  • 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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