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Aku no Hana  
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The story opens as middle school student Takao Kasuga receives an F on a math test. But he doesn't even seem to notice because he's too engrossed in surreptitiously reading Baudelaire's "The Flowers of Evil". And the day goes downhill from there. In a moment of weakness, he finds and takes home the gym clothes belonging to sweet, pretty Nanako Saeki on whom he has a major crush. Unfortunately for Takao, there's a witness to the theft: Nakamura, who has a huge chip on her shoulder and a sadistic streak.

As the saga unfolds, we see Takao struggling to decide whether to confess or cover up his misdeeds at the same time that he tries to win over the girl of his dreams, and avoid the blackmail attempts of Nakamura, his new ”BFF.”


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Associated Names
As Flores do Mal (OSHIMI Shuzo)
Las flores del mal
Les fleurs du mal (OSHIMI Shuzo)
Những bông hoa ác
The Flowers of Evil (OSHIMI Shuzo)

Groups Scanlating
Craptastic Scans
Doomed Dane
Futari wa Pretty Anon

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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 20

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (386 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0
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February 1st 2014, 7:21pm PST

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Vertical (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Brick walls everywhere.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akiradesu
March 9th, 2014, 4:15pm
Introverts in manga doesn't get much sunlight, so it's nice to have something with a decent effort put in it for a change.
Character check - OK.
Story check - OK.
Art - preferences, eh?
I was always regarding it as slice-of-life, since it's felt like a long healing trip before entering the adulthood: "Crap happens, but life goes on and we should as well."
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Not for me   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
February 12th, 2014, 11:17pm
I acknowledge the worth people see in this manga. I read up to the latest chapter, and honestly I was intrigued.

But, in the end, this kind of story with the pervy content is not for me. I'm just more for the fluffy stuff. Oh well, I'll give the manga its deserved credit though. 8/10!

p.s. i hate the main male character, but I guess his actions are influenced by the beachball of a woman. bigrazz

... Last updated on February 12th, 2014, 11:17pm
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by jackblk
January 21st, 2014, 8:18am
It's sick. That's my own opinion, but well, it's a good one i think. Worth reading if you can handle the "sick". I don't feel fine reading it when the plot seems "sick" to me.

Try it smile
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Thrillingly Impressive; Causing Great Impact   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Fantasier
September 29th, 2013, 8:29am
It's hard to find a manga like this Well, I think there is probably only one. The manga is the oh-so-unique. Some friends have asked me what this manga is about, I can't reply them with anything but 'It's about perverts' which really is true, and best explained.

So how come a manga about pervs deserves a 9.5?

It's quite hard to answer. I would say that the manga causes great impact on anyone who dares to read, and can bear reading it to the (first?) climax at around the middle of the story. Maybe what the press like to say is true: entertaining medias have effects on audiences. I almost literally become a perv myself after reading for a while! The work is strangely entertaining, and thrillingly impressive. The characters seem so real that I, figuratively, almost confuse them with reality. Their relationships are developed interestingly with lots of dark twists. This series is perfect for someone who like manga with dark themes.

You may not see much manga-ness in this series, yet only this as a manga can accomplish its job.

Is it that great? Yep, it's that great and worthwhile!

... Last updated on October 1st, 2013, 8:52am
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One of the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cruz
April 19th, 2013, 10:04pm
It's such a long time since I've read a wonderful manga like this. Not easy for one that looking for something funny and energetic. It's somehow dark but very realistic and mysterious. No real murder, no real monster but you can find it inside characters' souls. I'm so in love with Saeky, what a poor girl. I'm still hoping she will soon come back to Kasuga and they live happily till the end of life (though it would never get real because Nakamura is the real female potagonist). Mangas like these make me really love being a human more and more!

... Last updated on April 27th, 2013, 7:25pm
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Made me feel uncomfortable, in a good way.   
Rating: N/A
by Hydralysk
February 2nd, 2013, 12:52pm
A very dark and twisted manga that's nonetheless compelling. I read it in bursts and I really enjoyed it, though if you're not going to like it if you're looking for a standard manga romance plot. If you like stories about characters with deep psychological problems then this will be right up your alley.
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Great series, so far, but not for everyone   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ZanathKariashi
February 1st, 2013, 12:28pm
While it got off to a slow start, the series has definitely taken off in recent chapters and is hard to put down till there's no more left to read. The subject matter though becomes increasingly dark however, and might not be for everyone.
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Well, it could be worse   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SiMiK
September 19th, 2012, 3:02pm
First of all, I have to say that I actually came for something like a sadomasochism manga, which would explore it in a more psychological way (I've been looking for it for quite some time now). Anyway, I'm now 17 chapters in this piece and I have to say, it's not that bad... taking into account that it's something else than I thought it was. My biggest problem with it is the fact that I just sometimes can't understand the main character's way of thinking. On the other hand, I didn't have the same problem with the other characters, so maybe I'm just overthinking it, because it's a more psychological based manga.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2012, 4:26pm
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its good~   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kimiz
August 17th, 2012, 8:50am
Its a good manga. Its refreshing due to the dark nature that you rarely see, but not too dark where it pisses you off and makes you want to smack something. I like how the story progresses and how the characters develop.
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This is...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Leris
June 30th, 2012, 1:26am
When I read into a few chapters of this manga, I though, this is sick.
But after I've read until chapter 26
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
well, it's still sick.

... Last updated on June 30th, 2012, 1:33am
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