Aku no Hana
Amazing! I never thought that I could feel this bored when watching anime. I cannot believe what they did here. The Aku no Hana manga has quite the reputation, so I bet a lot of people were looking forward to seeing the anime adaption. I’m actually avoiding all other Aku no Hana reviews right now, because I already know what it says.
That artwork is absolutely dreadful. It just doesn’t do the manga justice. It’s been said that you have to have a mature mind-set if you want to fully appreciate this type of artwork, but that’s just bullsh*t. The characters look dull and emotionless, the surroundings look dreadful and I absolutely hate both the opening and ending.
The story should be fine, providing they still follow the manga. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they went an entirely different why. Why not? They’ve already ruined this for quite a lot of fans. I for one will never know. I don’t intend on watching any more.
I couldn’t possibly recommend this, not even to these “mature” viewers that I’ve been hearing so much about lately. Just don’t bother with it. It’s a complete eyesore.
Plot Summary: 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?