Name: Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)
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.