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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
รักโรคจิต (Thai)
As Flores do Mal (OSHIMI Shuzo)
Les fleurs du mal (OSHIMI Shuzo)
The Flowers of Evil (OSHIMI Shuzo)

Groups Scanlating
Craptastic Scans
Doomed Dane
Futari wa Pretty Anon

Latest Release(s)
c.57 (end) by The Last Chapter (257d ago)
c.56 by TripleSevenScans (297d ago)
c.55v2 by TripleSevenScans (325d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (554 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 16th 2015, 5:51pm PST

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Vertical (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Weekly Pos #553 decreased(-19)
Monthly Pos #561 increased(+39)
3 Month Pos #551 decreased(-48)
6 Month Pos #495 decreased(-81)

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What is the name of illness Nakamura has? 40 days, 15 hours, 58 minutes ago
Aku no Hana Ends Next Month 300 days, 22 hours, 10 minutes ago
Anime adaption of Aku no Hana confirmed. 654 days, 11 hours, 1 minutes ago
Interesting (Possible Spoilers) 814 days, 7 hours, 54 minutes ago

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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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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
May 25th, 2012, 7:44am
I swear to god this manga is batshit insane, but I seriously started sweating reading it because I found it to be REALLY exciting (in a weird kind of way). As others said the main lead is pretty pathetic but as long as you fastforward the self-deprecating bits this is a pretty unique story. I enjoyed reading it, can't wait for the conclusion.
I'm usually not one for the dark/twisted genre but found this one to be superb. Odd to see such a low rating, I found this to be miles more interesting then "Onani Master Kurosawa".
Recommended if you're in for a wicked ride, but do keep it mind it's pretty self-destructive if I had to call it a name.

... Last updated on May 25th, 2012, 8:04am
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I love this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by darx
May 13th, 2012, 12:24am
Its dark twisted i love the character development and how it manages to make every chapter interesting
im sticking with this until its finished, i've never read something like this before. awesome and refreshing.
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Way below Yuutai Nova   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by lictor
April 8th, 2012, 7:47pm
I read till ch20 and the story keeps dragging painfully. "I'm a perv! I'm a perv" -- grow a spine and move on!

It's disappointing to think that this was written & drawn by the same guy who did Yuutai Nova, which was much more imaginative and promising.
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Rating: N/A
by mjnhl0ve93
February 5th, 2012, 9:15am
when the first time i read, i think may be this manga is very interesting, because it has type is Psychological and the art is not very bad, may be like Koharu no Hibi.
but now i think what the hell i'm reading, the boy is loser or some thing ...., the girl who stading before him, love him and ...., so why his chose is the girl who behind him, i don't know and don't want to know anymore, this manga now is boring with me =_=
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It hurts to read it, but I respect it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
November 14th, 2011, 2:27pm
I don't think we can judge the weakness or strength of a c. 15 year old character by adult standards. In addition, the boy has been eating up the dark worldview of the book "Flowers of Evil" for a while. I never read that book of poems, but I've heard of it as a work that presented a very dark view of human nature and morality--in the form of really good poetry, which an incipient intellectual would probably find compelling. Add to that the fact that this character is probably a natural submissive, and I don't see how you could expect any resistance at all from such a boy.

There are so many kinds of people in the world now that I believe this could really happen. In fact, something just like it is happening somewhere now.

The great misfortune of this character is that a vicious dominant personality has entered his life at just the period in which he has become a pushover for such a person through the combination of all the factors above, plus the intense fascination with girls that boys of that age commonly have.

Another kid of about this type and this age meets a dominant girl much like Nakamura in the manga "Sundome". The story that follows is suspenseful without obviously being hopeless for the boy from near the beginning as this one is. I found that manga to be the kind you tend to read through so fast that you miss a lot of the cool art that's in it in order to find out how it's going to end as quickly as you possibly can.

... Last updated on July 13th, 2013, 7:45pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
October 2nd, 2011, 2:47pm
believe me this manga is Evil
once you start reading it you can't stop and it will make feel disgusted ... lost ... empty ... dead
it's amazing that a manga can achieve something only good novels can do

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2011, 2:48pm
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