The Flowers of Evil is one of those anime that creates powerful responses in people, and not all of them are good. For one thing, in tone and content it’s manifestly adult even though the characters are kids. And the protagonist, Sawa Nakamura – I said the protagonist, not the central character – is a […]Read more "Rotoscope and You: The Flowers of Evil"
Okay, last week we left the Flowers of Evil kids in the pits, as Acts I and II of the five that comprise the story resolve the first of the two back-to-back meta plots that drive the story. Basically, we have loser girl Nakamura who wants geek boy Kasuga who moons over cute girl Saeki. […]Read more "How to Build a Story: The Flowers of Evil (Part II)"
Flower of Evil is one of those things that when I read a summary of the manga I said, “I got to get me some of that.” Now, I don’t know about you, but to keep me from buying everything in sight I have a monthly spending limit. And the Flowers of Evil complete manga […]Read more "Character Analysis: Sawa Nakamura"
While I was waiting for the Flowers of Evil manga to go on sale I picked up the anime to tide me over, and BOY, was I glad I did that! First of all, it LOOKS unique. There was a bunch of fuss about the fact that it was rotoscoped, that is, the animation cels […]Read more "The Power of Three: Flowers of Evil"