Anime Spotlight #7: Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)

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Name: Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)

Year: 2013

Episodes: 13

Studio: Zexcs ( My-HiME, Speed Grapher)

Writer: Shuzo Oshimi (original manga)

Director: Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi)

I don’t think there was any other anime last year that was as polarizing as Flowers of Evil. People that loved it called it a wonderfully crafted masterpiece while those that hated it saw it as an overindulgent tale of teen angst. A dark psychological tale examining the turbulence of youth, Flowers of Evil is an ambitious work that tried to set itself apart from other school-centered shows that usually overrun the anime scene. Unfortunately, all that ambition almost killed its potential.

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Spring 2014 Part 3: Fixers, Detectives, and Old Loves

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I was a little (ok, a lot) overwhelmed by all the dramas that I was watching, so I had to pull back for a bit and take a breather, but I’m good now. After all, there is still so much to watch this season.
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