Flowers of Evil

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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Fresh and heavy, an oddly perfect combo!
    I remember picking up a copy of the manga at a Barnes & Noble a few years back and thinking "how... why... what?!" It was such a disturbing account of adolescent tribulation that I could barely get through the first volume without grimacing. Of course I wanted more.

    Now that the anime is out, I await every Monday with a newfound enthusiasm. The atmosphere carried over well from paper to pixels ...
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  • It's nice to have something different
    I like lighthearted stuff, I like action stuff, but it's nice sometimes to have something that's just...different. Flowers of Evil is different, and that's a good thing.

    I like the artwork, people focus so much on how characters are depicted, but look at the backgrounds, the details....this is really well drawn, and the characters are more...lifelike. The art and characters match well. The ...
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  • 3 out of 20 people found this review helpful:
    Uglification is seldom an improvement
    And it's not in this case either.

    The manga and the collection of poems that this story comes from are both titled "FLOWERS of Evil." That title suggests that for some people beauty has a fascination that outweighs any perceived evil in the heart of its possessor. Search out the manga of this story. Notice that Nakamura-san, the woman who ensnares the MC early on, is very pretty--and very ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I wasn't sure this was for me...
    The premise sounded ok...but I wasn't sure it was really what I wanted to watch...my tastes in anime tend to gravitate toward the lighter side...as an escape from the daily grind...

    Having finished watching 5 of 13...it is starting to gow on me...I am liking the characters and the artwork is unique among anime today...the animation style is reminiscent of the animated classic "Heavy ...
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  • 6 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Approach this with an open mind.
    I'm finding that generally speaking, fans of the manga dislike this anime. That is because though the stories are similar(of course), the rotoscoping is the only the only thing separating this adaption from it's source material. Frankly put:

    -The pacing is different(the anime being a lot more slowly and oddly paced that than the manga)
    -The anime is A LOT darker overall
    -The manga better ...
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  • 6 out of 17 people found this review helpful:
    "Unique" doesn't translate as "good"
    If the animators were going for unique and different, they nailed it. But, that doesn't mean that it is good. And in the case of this anime, it is REALLY NOT GOOD.

    Being a fan of the Aku No Hana manga, I tried to watch and enjoy this adaptation. I really, truly tried. But, when you get right down to it, this anime is just plain terrible and ultimately unwatchable. From the horrible ...
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Macaulay Culkin in "The Good Son".
    The Home Alone franchise consisted of movies that made Macaulay Culkin a superstar but have you watched the infamous movie, "The Good Son"? It stars an older torcherous Culkin and ironically reflects the torcher of Macaulay's career and life.

    Flowers of Evil is The Good Son's twin sister.

    The Good Son features your favorite childhood star, Culkin, doing very mean things to ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Didn't like the animation at first, but it has grown on me
    Having greatly enjoyed the manga, I was really looking forward to this anime. The first episode however made me think that everything was ruined forever. I hated the animation style, it reminded me of cheesy 80s animation like Fire and Ice and Heavy Metal, which while not at all bad, I did not think had a place in anime. 4 episodes in however I have changed my mind, and I actually think that if ...
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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 11 people found this review helpful:
    aku no hana not an good adaptation
    rotoscoping is bad for anime and the way it is written so dark gives it a Stephen King to the tenth power feel not anything like the magna. In the magna from the start you get a troubled youth feel to it, just a love triangle of three broken kids. there is the Japanese culture aspect of one bad mistake and your life is over in the story that's hard to get thru but its a good story. but the anime ...
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