Flowers of Evil

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4.2
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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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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Reminds me of the film work of Andrei Tarkovsky
    Per my review title: I love that this anime takes it's time. It enjoys the long shot (long sequences without much action or talking). It goes about it's business much in the way a lot of foreign art house moves of the 50-70s did.

    The sound design is brilliant. I cannot stress this enough. The art, as I am sure you have read by now, is done via a rotoscoping process. I really like it. I've ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Top notch anime- rotoscoping or not.
    In spite of, or perhaps because of the rotoscoping, FLOWERS is one of the best series so far this season. The animation style lends a "real but not real" air to things that increase the feeling of dread and... existential ennui? that permeates the show. Character behaviors are nuanced, even for supporting characters. Characters that would be flat in other shows feel more real in FLOWERS. It's an ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Give The Flowers of Evil a Chance
    I'll admit that the rotoscoping took a little time to get used to initially, I've grown to enjoy it. In fact, it does make more sense as far as the story.

    In the manga version, Nakamura is cute. Even if she was socially awkward, the boys would ignore that based on appearance alone. In the anime version, you get a more realistic look at the characters and its easier to see why she is considered ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    I really like it. Different and unique
    This is my first time watching an anime with a different animation. I have to disagree with most people and I must say, it's great that they did this type of animation. Because this anime involves on a teenagers life in school. By making it realistic, they made the animation much more mature. As you can see yourself. Many people has given low ratings only because of animation which shouldn't be ...
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  • 5 out of 26 people found this review helpful:
    This is just stupid...
    Ok, I'm not even gonna beat around the bush about the awful character designs in the anime adaptation. Let's get to the crux of things and examine the story itself...

    I decided to play the critic and marathoned 20+ chapters of this in the manga out of morbid curiosity to see what Aku no Hana fans were fussing about. After all that, I can confirm that this series is just stupid. Insanely stupid. ...
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