Retailer Brain Police seem to specialize anime merchandise that require a double take, like the Magi tattoo stockings and herb pots. Now, they're doing it with a set of Flowers of Evil goods headlined by a "Saeki 2-1" gym uniform t-shirt. See the full line-up after the jump.
On May 1, Police in Odawara City announced that they referred a pair of 13-year-old girls to the Child Guidance Center after they caused $5,000 in damage to their junior high school. According to police, one girl admitted “we got the idea from a similar thing in a manga we were reading.” Since the vandalism doesn't have an exact match, there's debate about the manga in question, but web gossip is pointing to Flowers of Evil. More after the jump.
Discover what flowers bloom from the seeds of sin of Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Flowers of Evil. This 13 episode series is directed by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi, Detroit Metal City) and features series composition by Aki Itami with character designs by Hidekazu Shimamura, sound direction by Kazuya Tanaka (High School of the Dead, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi) and music by Hideyuki Fukasawa (Intrigue in the Bakumatsu ~ Irohanihoheto).
Sentai Filmworks is getting ready to dip into a "corrupt pure-love story" with the acquisition of the Flowers of Evil anime. The 13-episode series is due out soon via select digital outlets, with a home video release set for later this year. More after the jump.
Debate on the heavily distinctive, rotoscoped Flowers of Evil anime seems to have died down a bit, but there's still plenty of reason to pay attention to Hiroshi Nagahama's adaptation of the Shūzō Oshimi manga. Capitalizing on this, a commercial for the manga, specifically its seventh volume, ran during the Japanese broadcast of Attack on Titan. Get a look after the jump.
If you followed the lead into the debut of this season's adolescent psycho-drama anime Flowers of Evil, you knew to expect something distinctive. Director Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi) said as much about the show's rotoscoped traced live action approach. And the fact that none of the previews showed character animation further telegraphed the impact. Now, the first episode is out, and wow is it divisive. See the faces behind the rotoscoping after the jump.