Ranked #2436

Aku no Hana

Alternative Titles

English: Flowers of Evil
Japanese: 惡の華


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #24362
Popularity: #622
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Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book, but Saeki's gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it.

Now everyone knows "some pervert" stole Saeki's uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura's meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nakamura, Sawa
Nakamura, Sawa
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Kasuga, Takao
Kasuga, Takao
Ueda, Shinichirou
Ueda, Shinichirou
Saeki, Nanako
Saeki, Nanako
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Kojima, Ken
Kojima, Ken
Hamazoe, Shinya
Hamazoe, Shinya


Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Itami, Aki
Itami, Aki
Script, Series Composition
Goto, Mariko
Goto, Mariko
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Flowers of Evil 1 of 13
Mar 20, 2013
2 Flowers of Evil 2 of 13
Apr 12, 2013
3 Flowers of Evil 3 of 13
Apr 19, 2013
4 Flowers of Evil 4 of 13
Apr 26, 2013
5 Flowers of Evil 5 of 13
May 5, 2013

Opening Theme

#1: "Aku no Hana -Kasuga Takao- (惡の華 -春日高男-)" by Uchujin (with guest vocalist Noko) (eps 1-3)
#2: "Aku no Hana -Nakamura Sawa- (惡の華 -仲村佐和-)" by Uchujin (with guest vocalist Mariko Goto) (eps 4-6)
#3: "Aku no Hana -Saeki Nanako- (惡の華 -菜々子佐伯-)" by Uchujin (with guest vocalist Shiho Nanba) (eps 7-9)
#4: "Aku no Hana -Gunma-ken, Kiryu-shi- (惡の華 -群馬県桐生市-)" by Uchujin (eps 11-13)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hana -a last flower- (花 -a last flower-)" by ASA-CHANG & JUNRAY (eps 1-4, 6, 9, 11-12)
#2: "Hana -a last flower- ver.Z (花 -a last flower- ver.Z)" by ASA-CHANG & JUNRAY (ep 5, 10)
#3: "Hana (花)" by ASA-CHANG & JUNRAY (ep 7)
#4: "Hana -a last flower- ver.X (花 -a last flower- ver.X)" by ASA-CHANG & JUNRAY (ep 8)

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Jun 30, 2013
DISCLAIMER: FOR THE SAKE OF THIS REVIEW I WILL BE OPERATING UNDER THE ASSUMTION THAT THERE IS AN UPCOMING SECOND SEASON. The anime said there would be a part two and I’ll trust that for now. If there is no season two then I'd have problems with the conclusion and the score would have to be lowered. But the anime created interest in the manga, they haven't exhausted the budget, they previewed pt. 2 scenes that they've supposedly finished, some of the most powerful scenes have yet to come, etc. At this point, it seems very safe to assume there will be a second season read more
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Jul 6, 2013
Whenever people watch a film or show, regardless if it’s anime or not, they want to be enticed into a deep and complex world that is full of mystery and wonder that they can solve for the benefit of their own humanity. It seems as though Aku no Hana was meant to be something that was going to be the “change” some people were looking for in the wake of entertainment controlling the masses. But boy did it fail at doing that on almost all accounts.

To get this out of the way, no the animation is not horrible. It is flawed yes, but not to read more
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Jun 11, 2013
This is not an anime for the fainthearted. It is the single most disturbing piece of fiction I have ever been witness to, and rightly deserves to be named a psychological horror.

But this is not an easy anime to watch, as it is broken and incoherent at times. What you can expect is a lot of cringe worthy moments which build an incredible tension that borders on fetishism. The protagonist is placed in a position of utter despair contrasted with sheer bliss. He goes from one to the other at a moments notice, further adding to the tension we are witness to.

Animation: read more
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May 6, 2013
OVERALL-realistic plot, art and characters where everything is comprehensible, fitting music during the anime, unusual but cool end-theme
what does it make interesting? the realism combined with good characters, which make you experience intense emotions

STORY-I have to say that as far as I've seen it, the story is very good. It shows in a realistic scenario how a simple, impulsive action can bring one in a very ugly situation. There is an atmosphere of despair and hopelessness throughout the whole anime and you can basically feel the emotions of the characters.

ART-Well, the Art. What to say about it. It definitely is unusual. I wouldn't say that read more
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