Ranked #2481

Aku no Hana

Alternative Titles

English: Flowers of Evil
Japanese: 惡の華

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 27,290 users)
Ranked: #24812
Popularity: #629
Members: 70,328
Favorites: 1,058
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Synopsis

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
Main
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Kasuga, Takao
Kasuga, Takao
Main
Ueda, Shinichirou
Japanese
Ueda, Shinichirou
Saeki, Nanako
Saeki, Nanako
Main
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
Kojima, Ken
Kojima, Ken
Supporting
Hamazoe, Shinya
Japanese
Hamazoe, Shinya

Staff

Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Director
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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Polyphemus
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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Gonzo-lewd
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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Unbold
Dec 25, 2013
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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potatopet
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.

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