The Flowers of Evil (2013)(3蹨)

Director:Hiroshi Nagahama Writter:Aki Itami Country:Japan Language:Japanese Genre:Drama, Romance, School, Psychological

Subtitle:English Episodes: 13 (List of episodes)




The Flowers of Evil (惡の華 Aku no Hana?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shūzō Oshimi and serialized, beginning on September 9, 2009, in Kodansha''s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. The manga has been licensed by Vertical in North America. The manga received a nomination at the fifth Manga Taishō. An anime adaptation of the series, produced by Zexcs, began airing on April 5, 2013. The anime has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

The story takes place in some small town located in Gunma Prefecture and follows Takao Kasuga, a middle school bookworm whose favorite book is Charles Baudelaire''s Les Fleurs du mal, after which the series is named. One day after school, he discovers and impulsively steals the gym clothes of Nanako Saeki, the classmate he has a crush on. However, a lonely girl named Sawa Nakamura happens to catch him in the act. Nakamura blackmails Kasuga into a "contract," under the threat of revealing his secret.