Flowers of Evil

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4.1
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    When emotion, story and details in movement TRUMP the usual anime character design
    This is NOTHING like the manga. If you can't get past the manga, stop reading.

    This anime adaptation is on an Edgar Allen Poe level. The beauty is in the uglyness of the art - in the movement of the characters - where plain meets breakthrough in movement, and grasps of the concept of reading subtle emotion through simplistic rotoscope art. The beauty is in the story line and the poetry ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Reminds me of the film work of Andrei Tarkovsky
    Per my review title: I love that this anime takes it's time. It enjoys the long shot (long sequences without much action or talking). It goes about it's business much in the way a lot of foreign art house moves of the 50-70s did.

    The sound design is brilliant. I cannot stress this enough. The art, as I am sure you have read by now, is done via a rotoscoping process. I really like it. I've ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Top notch anime- rotoscoping or not.
    In spite of, or perhaps because of the rotoscoping, FLOWERS is one of the best series so far this season. The animation style lends a "real but not real" air to things that increase the feeling of dread and... existential ennui? that permeates the show. Character behaviors are nuanced, even for supporting characters. Characters that would be flat in other shows feel more real in FLOWERS. It's an ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Give The Flowers of Evil a Chance
    I'll admit that the rotoscoping took a little time to get used to initially, I've grown to enjoy it. In fact, it does make more sense as far as the story.

    In the manga version, Nakamura is cute. Even if she was socially awkward, the boys would ignore that based on appearance alone. In the anime version, you get a more realistic look at the characters and its easier to see why she is considered ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    I really like it. Different and unique
    This is my first time watching an anime with a different animation. I have to disagree with most people and I must say, it's great that they did this type of animation. Because this anime involves on a teenagers life in school. By making it realistic, they made the animation much more mature. As you can see yourself. Many people has given low ratings only because of animation which shouldn't be ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It a weird show but i like it
    i dont know why but i feel as if this anime is going to get somewhere.
    Different type of animation style but it adds on to how much of a different anime this is.
    I think that the anime is not going to be one of the best animation's i saw but i think it will be ok.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    not that bad, but not gonna be best anime this season.
    The animation style is unique, i personally like it a lot cuz its a change of pace from the regular animation style. The plot of this anime is really interesting if you like having you mind F***ed. i don't think there is going to be a middle ground for this anime, some people are going to really like it and some people are going to really hate it.Also i didn't read the manga, and its supposed to ...
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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 3 people found this review helpful:
    I'm confused is this good or shit?
    The review is only of the first episode and I’m intrigued. The art style is really unusual it’s not good by any means of imagination. I fell like everything they do is the opposite of any other anime I’ve seen. It’s slow but I actually want to keep watching. It’s so creepy that I actually like it but it’s so bad that you have to be a masochist like me to watch and like this anime.
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  • Excellent realism anime
    Interesting concept art, very realist and stylized. Flowers of evil is an anime of the realism genre that tells the story about a timid high school teenager that wants to get rid of his fear, and to be beloved by a pretty student. He starts reading the Flowers of Evil written by the symbolist and French "poete maudit" Baudelaire. A classmate girl is helping him to free his emotions blackmailing ...
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