You might know the work of bishoujo illustrator Shunya Yamashita from Kotobukiya's redesigns of the women of Marvel, DC Comics and so on. The artist isn't the most prolific Twitterer, but when he posts sketches, like this spring Girls und Panzer pic, they're always worth noting. This week he treated fans to his take on Flowers of Evil's Sawa Nakamura. Get a look at the results after the jump.
After a delay, the Japanese Blu-ray/DVD release of Flowers of Evil hits on August 21st. The series will be released with making of features, looking at the rotoscoping process, as well as character guides, and commentary from the cast, staff and manga author Shūzō Oshimi. King Records promo comes with an unexpected celebrity endorsement from yakuza movie actor Riki Takeuchi. Get a look after the jump.
Now that the Flowers of Evil anime has wrapped up its fabulously divisive run on Crunchyroll, OTAKU USA magazine takes a look back at what director Hiroshi Nagahama and the staff at ZEXCS hath wrought. Read on, and weigh in with your own opinions after the jump!
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.
Our comrades in arms at OTAKU USA magazine weigh in on the first round of episodes of one of this season’s most polarizing and unique anime, Flowers of Evil. Read on and voice your own opinions!
There isn't a definitive time frame for either, but both Shūzō Oshimi's Flowers of Evil and Atsushi Okubo's Soul Eater manga are making overtures towards approaching their conclusions. While Flowers is explicitly not at its final chapter, talk at Bessatsu Shounen Magazine is apparently that it's getting there. Meanwhile, Soul Eater has begun promoting its progress towards a "Final Battle." More after the jump.
Even Flowers of Evil's detractors are likely to admit that it's a fascinating anime, both in the themes of the "corrupt pure-love story" and in its approach to animating the material. To offer a view the process, Nicovideo streamed the live-action footage recorded for episode 3. Check out a bit 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.
King Records has released a full-length music video for the opening theme of Flowers Of Evil anime "Aku No Hana" by the group Uchu-jin. The eccentric group was formed in 2008 with 4 members, Shinosaki Asako (Vocals), Komatsu Kenta (Guitar), Niiya Hidehiro (Bass) and Wada Makoto (Drums). Watch the video 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.