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I wanted to fuck my computer...Watching the last ep...Think that explains enough


not sure if thats a good or bad thing lol
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Just watched episode 6 (not a member):
Whenever I hear this version of the opening theme I feel like doing the Thriller dance. Also wow, Nakamura's face when she kicked Kasuga's chair was priceless.


It's like she's staring into my SOUL!
Well I can’t say that Kasuga is dealing with his thoughts and feelings in a psychologically healthy way. Kasuga clearly fantasized about Saeki-san, but he continues to deny and repress his sexual emotions by repeating lines like “I’m going to become a man worthy of Saeki,” “Saeki is an angel” etc.

It’s like Flowers of Evil is commenting both on moeblob anime and ecchi anime. The major plot point in Episode 6 was Nakamura telling Kasuga that Saeki-san wants to have sex. On the one hand if the viewer’s reaction is to side with Kasuga and does not want them to have sex because Saeki-san is innocent and all that. Then the viewer is in the same camp as practically every moeblob fan who can’t deal with the fact that their favourite female character gets a boyfriend. The same mode of thinking applies to fans of Japanese idol groups who throw hissy fits whenever their favorite idol gets a boyfriend. Kasuga is kind of like the moeblob fan who won't hear anything against his beloved Saeki-san. I wouldn't be surprised if Saeki-san actually does want to have sex, after all she is only human (just like Kasuga). But I seriously doubt that Saeki-san told Nakamura anything.

On the other hand if the viewer hopes that Kasuga and Saeki DO end up having sex, and the viewer is rooting for them to get it over with and do it already… Then the viewer is just like every other ecchi fan who only cares about boobs, shower scenes, sex scenes etc. and who looks forward to uncensored blu-ray releases of their favorite ecchi anime.

In this way, Flowers of Evil shows that both genres are inadequate and sometimes even unhealthy in how they deal with sexual themes. I feel like Kasuga is going to have to confront his sexual emotions at some point. Whether he confronts them because Nakamura keeps pushing him to do so, the process is not going to be easy. I previously raised the idea that Nakamura is just in it for the lols or she just wants to mess stuff up. But maybe her confrontational nature is a part of this anime’s critical attitude. Without Nakamura being so pushy, I don’t think this anime would be as effective at pushing its viewer to think about sexual themes differently.

P.S. Damnnn hearing about the vandalism scene has me itching. Damn this anime is too amazing.
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Episode 7 will blow your face off.
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Episode 7 blew my face off! That was epic!

One extra thought on the show: Anybody else noticed that no one has used a single cell phone anywhere? I wonder when Flowers of Evil is supposed to take place.
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I've been wondering that myself-- the time period for this anime. Seems no cell phones, but Saeki Nanako has a decent sized flat-screen TV in her room.
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I would write a longer comment about episode 7 but I'm afraid I'd just end up repeating my previous comments on episode 6. So for now all I have to say is:

FUUCK. That was one of the most beautiful and cathartic scenes I have watched in a long time. The animation was absolutely amazing. Like holy crap, the sound of the chalk, the frantic camera cuts, the blue tone, Nakamura soaking in everything with a frantic dance, Kasuga finally letting go and facing himself. DAMN. JUST... DAMN.
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the more i watch this show the more i love the ending song. Easily my favorite song this season (and so far this year), if you can even consider it a song. So damn good. The slow mo version on episode 7 was cool, but hopefully they dont make it a habit (like they did with the volcal change of the opening. I liked it more when the guy sang it).
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Ep 7.

Fuckin' amazing! That ending scene. And once again that ending music--always fits and enhances what's happening in the closing moments.

I think this is becoming not just my favorite anime, but among my very, very favorite art of any kind.
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This anime is the best mentally and in-terms of almost humanlike-graphics. Especially with how it entirely refers to Baudelaire's book.

Ohhh how I want to own a book like that in my arms someday.
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animation looks trash is it even anygood?

i have only seen screen shots
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animation looks trash is it even anygood?

i have only seen screen shots


read the manga
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AnimeKami wrote:


maffayoo wrote:

animation looks trash is it even anygood?

i have only seen screen shots


read the manga


explain the story to me ohh mighty one
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maffayoo wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


maffayoo wrote:

animation looks trash is it even anygood?

i have only seen screen shots


read the manga


explain the story to me ohh mighty one


guy likes books

guy likes girl

guy steals girl he likes gym cloths, smells them

3rd girl finds out blackmails guy

stolen gym cloths girl goes gasai yuno without the killing

that is the gist of it so far
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AnimeKami wrote:


maffayoo wrote:


AnimeKami wrote:


maffayoo wrote:

animation looks trash is it even anygood?

i have only seen screen shots


read the manga


explain the story to me ohh mighty one


guy likes books

guy likes girl

guy steals girl he likes gym cloths, smells them

3rd girl finds out blackmails guy

stolen gym cloths girl goes gasai yuno without the killing

that is the gist of it so far



animation makes me cringe alittle
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maffayoo wrote:

animation makes me cringe alittle


it is bad rotoscope so
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