Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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  • 6 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    The art style is the best part of this anime
    The art of this anime is the best component. It paints a setting with run-down buildings and old infrastructures. It is realistic. It's symbolic and a representation of the decaying and unsightly human heart.

    The characters are very developed. This is a very artistic show, not for audience who only seek superficial entertainment.

    It's also refreshing to see an anime that doesn't have random ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I was really going to quit but..
    I was totally going to quit this anime but
    . Rotoscoping works here and the characters look great. I don't know the whole story but this could really be the best of the season for me.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    I look forward to every new episode
    I'm new to watching anime, so I don't have a lot to compare this to yet. I absolutely love this though. It seems people either love this or hate it without much in-between. It leaves me feeling a bit creeped out after every episode, but wanting more! For that reason I love it. The music is scary and adds a great touch to this twisted story.
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing-Fresh-New-*Must-watch*
    Amazing anime in terms of story and art. It reminds me so much of Japanese cities and their people. I can't wait to go back. This anime is certainly for a more adult crowd who love a psychological thriller that is full of reality, suspense, and drama. Sadly, I'm certain that most individuals who rated this anime badly, were expecting quite the opposite...maybe less realistic art, big eyes, ...
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Painfully interesting
    I saw this anime at first and figured it would be just another supernatural one. I was wrong. I sat through the first episode through its realism. It strangely horrified me. The combo of the art style followed up by the soundtrack puts a sense of dread within me. No anime has ever done that. Ever. I can't sit through the second episode now because I feel sick inside from the entire premise of the ...
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  • 2 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    The first anime I've been able to sit through and enjoy in a long time
    I'd been completely turned off with the anime fare that's been available the past couple of years (legit translations) and had completely dropped watching any of it, until this one came along. I can see where the problem is where otaku haven't been taking to it: it's a very subtle and complex story of psychological sadomasochism, with extremely mature content that whooshes over the heads of a ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing work of art.
    I haven't been so excited about a show since Breaking Bad. Flowers of Evil is an atmospheric examination of the dark side of humanity. The rotoscoping style of the series does take a little bit to warm up to, but during scenes of intense emotion it becomes clear why this style of animation suits the story of Flowers of Evil.

    I highly recommend Flowers of Evil if you are looking for something ...
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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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  • 4 out of 21 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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