Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    This Show ... This Show ...
    I cannot explain my love of this show. There are entire episodes in which nothing happens and yet I can't stop watching. I love the rotoscope and the beautiful backgrounds ... and the ending theme is like the worst acid trip ever. Definitely not for everybody. Also, YAMADA!!!!!!!
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing show! Definitely worth checking out!
    I randomly stumbled across this show and nearly instantly became hooked on it. It's very unique, atmospheric, and deals with some very interesting themes and characters. There are some incredibly tense moments and the relationships between the characters is very intense.
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    A Beautiful Story about People
    A fantastic story about the lives of school kids. Deep, one could even say pretentious, beautiful and moving, with one of the most unique looking art styles in an Anime you will ever see. It might take some time to get used to, but if you want an anime where the story is about character interactions rather then Mecha and Harems, this is the one for you.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Wonderful adaptation!
    Unlike many watchers, I began with the anime before reading the manga. To me this is a faithful adaptation of the source material. The animation really does a great job of translating those long, lonely nights sitting on the riverbank of a rotting town.

    I will definitely pick up the Blu-ray set when it's released.
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Realistic and artistic without being pretentious, exceptional anime.
    I haven't seen a show with such an accurate and real-feeling portrayal of humanity since The Wire.

    I guess it's too pretentious for many people and if you aren't yet sick of endless Shonen/Harem shows then I'd stay clear, but if you're looking for something unique this is it. And the ending theme for this show is amazing.
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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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