Ranked #2552
Aku no Hana

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.201 (scored by 23427 users)
Ranked: #25522
Popularity: #612
Members: 59,052
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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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Adaptation: Aku no Hana

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
Masakazu, Yamada
Masakazu, Yamada
Matsuzaki, Katsutoshi
Matsuzaki, Katsutoshi


Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Nanba, Shiho
Nanba, Shiho
Theme Song Performance
Shinosaki, Asako
Shinosaki, Asako
Theme Song Composition

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Episodes  13 / 13
Aired  Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Status  Finished Airing

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Jun 30, 2013 3:05 PM
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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Feb 19, 1:30 PM
I normally don't write reviews, but because this series got so much hate, I felt obligated to say something. I thoroughly enjoyed this series for many reasons. First I'll address the elephant in the room that got this series so much hate: the art style. At first I couldn't stand the art style myself. I thought it was going to ruin the series the minute I saw it, but to my own surprise I was completely wrong. After getting into the story, I felt the art style fir the show perfectly. By not having cartoon-looking characters, it made the show much more believable that these read more
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Dec 25, 2013 1:02 AM
Aku no Hana is by far the most controversial Anime of the Spring Season 2013, receiving by far the most hate and still having quite a big fan base that does like it. Which one of the two sides arguing against each other is right?

Story: The story of Aku no Hana takes place in Japan and revolves around Kasuga Takao, a quite normal boy, who goes to school, loves books (especially Baudelaire's "Aku no Hana") and has a crush on what is supposed to be the beauty of the class. One day he finds her sport clothes as he wants to get the book read more
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Aug 24, 2013 7:54 PM
"You piece of shit!" " Eat shit and die!" Nakamura constantly screams these words, or some variation of it. To whom, you ask? Mostly to Kasuga, the ever spineless and submissive male protagonist in the midst of puberty. To the audience as well, who silently watched Nakamura wither away in a boring, stagnant town, in which she chooses to embrace all that is depraved and immoral. Twisted, perverted, unnatural, yet oddly beautiful. Loathed by all who know her; loved by those who think they understand her. These are feelings towards Nakamura, or maybe befitting of the anime itself. It's awkward. It's dark. Frustrating at times, read more
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Opening Theme

#1: "Aku no Hana -Kasuga Takao- (惡の華 -春日高男-)" by Uchujin (with guest vocalist Mariko Goto) (eps 1-3)
#2: "Aku no Hana -Nakamura Sawa- (惡の華 -仲村佐和-)" by Uchujin (with guest vocalist Noko) (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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