Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Expectations expectations.
    I watched this without reading the manga and I really liked the ambient and rotoscoping technique and I thought it fits that ominous and creepy feeling to that story. However, people were hating this probably because they read the manga, which is shoujo style, and expecting the show to be animated purely based on the manga. You might think the anime is low budget but if you pause and look at the ...
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  • 5 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Completely Distorted
    The character design style is completely different from the manga. First of all the story itself is kind of screwed up that you sometimes wonder why you are reading this but using this not so appealing character design makes the anime alot worse. I might be wrong but if you ask me this change in the anime probably cause a complete money down the drain for the production company. This character ...
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  • 5 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Flowers of evil is good story, real
    A lot of people are people so anal about the animation, but I honestly like it. It could have used some shadows and seamless lines but it look like real time, which I admire

    Flowers of evil is good story, real
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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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  • 5 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    You know how you hope the manga translates well to anime?
    So, you know how you hope that the manga translates well to anime, and usually they do a pretty decent job? Well, sadly, that is not the case with Flowers of Evil. Rotoscoping can be done really well, or it can, well... turn out like this. Aside from that, it just didn't ... work. I don't know if I'll bother watching more of this, which is sad, because the manga is interesting!
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  • 10 out of 39 people found this review helpful:
    And I was looking foreward to this...
    I read the manga for this and enjoyed it a lot, and was really looking foreward to the anime and was excited to see it rotoscoped. I was disappointed after watching the first episode. It had low production value, the voices weren't well synced to the animation, it looked awful (in my opinion) and they used the same backgrounds way too many times. This anime could've been really good but they ...
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  • 11 out of 25 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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  • 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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  • 10 out of 18 people found this review helpful:
    This is an unsettling dark story, in a sh@! stained world.
    The manga series Flowers of Evil by Shūzō Oshimi could start its own genre with just how unique it is. It stands out. I feel the anime is looking to do the same and may have accomplished just that. If you like dark/disturbing/psychological series, I would recommend giving this a try.
    If you find yourself wanting more it has been published in English by Vertical. ...
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  • 9 out of 39 people found this review helpful:
    Just Skip to the Manga and forget about this
    While some might not mind i couldn't stand the animation. I looked up some information and apparently the creator approved of the style regardless if it would leave a bad impression which was his intent. As for the story. It focuses on three main characters. Kasuga is the male lead character and he is a bookworm. His favorite book is called the flowers of evil which he thinks it's a ...
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