Flowers of Evil

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4.1
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  • Excellent realism anime
    Interesting concept art, very realist and stylized. Flowers of evil is an anime of the realism genre that tells the story about a timid high school teenager that wants to get rid of his fear, and to be beloved by a pretty student. He starts reading the Flowers of Evil written by the symbolist and French "poete maudit" Baudelaire. A classmate girl is helping him to free his emotions blackmailing ...
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  • 5 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    not my cup of tea due to sloppy animation
    I have read the manga, and i was actually looking forward to this anime, since i was particularly intrigued by the psychological theme that was being repeatedly emphesised. So as far as the story goes, it is definitely something worth taking a look at, either through the manga or the anime.

    This topic is where we will have the big polarization of opinions, because there are some that argue that ...
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  • 6 out of 31 people found this review helpful:
    I just can't watch this
    I got through episode 1, not thoroughly impressed mind you. But, since I was able to watch the entire episode I figured I'd give the series a chance. Like many have already stated, they use rotoscoping (drawing over filmed video to make it look animated), so that will definitely throw you off at first. I can get past that, especially since it creates one of the few accurate portrayals of Japan ...
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  • 5 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    Unusual Style, but it works to create a moody feel.
    Loved the feel of the anime.

    Some reviewers have stated that the style is significantly different from the manga. I understand the disappointment that can follow after your expectations are not met. However, having not read the manga beforehand, I have to say I enjoyed this anime. The backgrounds are superb and the animation, though lacking in detail, shows movement and expressions very ...
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  • 4 out of 22 people found this review helpful:
    Just a little story please.
    I am not sure what to say about this. I can live with The graphics though it takes getting used to, but I won't watch anymore because quite frankly they gave you no story at all in the the first episode. You could literally start at episode 2 and not have missed a thing.
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  • 2 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    I'm hopeful but unsure
    After one episode I found this anime to be disturbing enough to keep me from being bored, which is surprising because very little happens. I also dislike the way the people are drawn, and the way the backgrounds (although stunningly beautiful art) are static and repeated.
    However I am reading a different manga by the same author, Oshimi Shuuzou, and really enjoying the psychological pressure put ...
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Expectations expectations.
    I watched this without reading the manga and I really liked the ambient and rotoscoping technique and I thought it fits that ominous and creepy feeling to that story. However, people were hating this probably because they read the manga, which is shoujo style, and expecting the show to be animated purely based on the manga. You might think the anime is low budget but if you pause and look at the ...
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  • 5 out of 25 people found this review helpful:
    Completely Distorted
    The character design style is completely different from the manga. First of all the story itself is kind of screwed up that you sometimes wonder why you are reading this but using this not so appealing character design makes the anime alot worse. I might be wrong but if you ask me this change in the anime probably cause a complete money down the drain for the production company. This character ...
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  • 5 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Flowers of evil is good story, real
    A lot of people are people so anal about the animation, but I honestly like it. It could have used some shadows and seamless lines but it look like real time, which I admire

    Flowers of evil is good story, real
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  • 3 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Just give it some time
    I will say it's very different but I like very different.That what got me reading the Flowers of Evil. In the first place. My recommendation would be to read the Manga first then watch the anime and gave it some time. Yes it's slow and completely different from manga,But you see the flower's starting to bloom and that thing's going get really screw up for everyone next episode.So just gave it ...
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