Flowers of Evil

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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    An anime so different, you start to wonder what all other anime is for
    There is no shortage of plot descriptions for this one, so I'll skip that. Instead let me just say that this is the best anime of the year so far, and one of the best ever in my book.

    Finally an anime with no fan service, realistic characters and no cute animals. I want that too on occasion, but different is refreshing sometimes.

    The atmosphere is dark and a bit gritty, and the pace can be ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Perturbadoramente adictivo.
    Un anime que desde el principio se marca perturbador, oscuro y dramático. El chico protagonista, enviciado por un libro llamado "Flores del Mal", roba inconscientemente el uniforme de su "Musa" Saeki. Pero no estuvo solo en el momento, sino que había otra persona, el cual lo encierra en un tipo de trato. Por lo cual sucumbe a sus bajos y profundos deseos, pero su mente y confusión no se lo ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    evil is in the eye of the beholder
    Unique in it's realism, the mundane nature of these souls trapped in a rusted tin town. They seem to want to burst thru all of the "normal" behaviour, the expectations of those around them. Societal norms. Repression, conformity. All of the angst we all go thru at that age. Nothing is what is supposed to be. Wonderful story telling, atmosphere, music, artfully done.
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Atmosphere, Tension, Psychosis
    If I described the plot of this show to you, you might say, "What? That's it? That's all? That's the big deal?" Yes and no. The plot is only the surface of Flowers of Evil, and the trick to it is that it takes these seemingly mundane characters and situations ... and spins them into much, much more. I have never seen a show that relies so heavily on establishing a heavy, oppressive ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    There is a lesson that can be learned
    It's worth investing your time into, though it has a slow pace. It's better if you start watching without a clue of what it's about. It's amazing and suspenseful, you really wonder just what could happen next, episode after episode.

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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Aku No Hana - The Present, Future Cult Classic
    I'm still trying to understand and identify anime "tropes" such as tsundere, moe, yuri, etc... Even if I still don't have the full grasp of each concept I do know that 99% of the content I see as popular on CR involves a major trope as part of their key plot line. Anime is really a polar opposite to what we've seen on Fox - anime takes the characters, develops them and in many cases the MC and ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    An excellent show ruined by an external childish loathing of it "looking different."
    The emotional power and tension in this series is fantastic and I have not come across anything like it before. I recommend it to anyone who is patient and likes a good drama.

    Certain people have claimed that the show is "terrible" due to the choice of animation which makes people look rather different and relatively uglier than the default "manga/anime" style. To be perfectly honest, the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A breath of fresh air
    In an era of anime where slice of life and goofy 'moe' influenced shows dominate the market, we're truly entering an age in which everything blends together. Looking at a list of anime to watch, or manga to read, it's easy to find a sense of deja vu when watching an "episode 1".

    Enter Aku no Hana.
    Rotoscoping is nothing new. It's been done, and quite frankly, done better. But for a serialized ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Flowers of Evil an amazing animation
    It's a revolutionary animation, it relates very well with the subject, also it's a serie that stands out, I think this was the perfect way to do the manga, because it has a lot of strenght and the fact they made this serie so real it's an add, they have made so much work with the suspense, that sometimes it touches you.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Best exploration of the teenage psyche since ever. Best rotoscope since Bakshi's "American Pop"
    It's about the harmless, mildly taboo things every adolescent does, and the crushing, impossible weight those transgressions become. It's about works of art that plumb the furthest reaches of stumbling discord to imbue the resolutions with harmony unattainable by the staid and the moderate. It's about character depth that would not exist in non-rotoscoped animation due to a lack of subtlety in ...
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