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Flowers of Evil  
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Description
Se-Joon and Se-Wa are siblings with a dark, complex relationship. Se-Wa, a girl considered psychotic by others, is attached to her brother... a little too attached. In her eyes, there is only Se-Joon, and no one else. And what of Se-Joon's feelings?

This manhwa contains incest themes.

Title comes from French poet Beaudelaire's compilation of poems, Les Fleurs du mal.

Type
Manhwa

Related Series
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Associated Names
恶之花
악의 꽃
Ak-eui Kkot
Blumen des Bösen
Flower of Evil
Kwiaty Grzechu
Les Fleurs du mal
The Evil Flowers
The Flowers of Evil

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.26 (end) by NOIR (1750d ago)
v.7 c.25 by NOIR (1756d ago)
v.7 c.24 by NOIR (1757d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Forum
1 topics, 15 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (639 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 12th 2014, 5:22am PST

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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
Issue (Daiwon)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #465 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #517 decreased(-84)
3 Month Pos #405 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #409 increased(+41)

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On 559 reading lists
On 813 wish lists
On 1491 completed lists
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Gets bogged down by the visuals   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by awavingflag
June 19th, 2012, 11:34pm
This is a case where the art style (while beautiful and fitting with people with elongated limbs and modelesque looks which fit the melancholic tone) actually DETRACTED from my reading experience. Mainly because I felt there was no life to the characters. They seemed like mannequins, pretty things like marionettes with no emotion. There was little variation in facial expressions so there weren't a lot of CUES as to how the characters were feeling -- too many blank stares. The main characters look so doll-like that I could never real connect with them; at dramatic moments I found it difficult to feel any emotional connection. The characters look so blase that I FELT blase myself. Want to jump out a window? Oh, okay. (Like I've noticed that even if a character is shouting, or close to 'tears', their EYES ARE ALWAYS THE SAME SIZE. If someone is crying, or smiling, etc, usually their face scrunches up due to the muscles engaged; cheeks go up, eyes 'look' smaller, etc... The characters in this manhwa don't look sincere in their expressions.) Seriously, yeah, the artwork is so beautiful it's doll-like and boring. If it doesn't convey EMOTION, how can I be expected to feel anything for the characters' trials and tribulations? The main thing that kept me reading was the mystery and it was around chapter 23 that I started feeling an iota of tension, drama, loss, despair. (I think the artwork got more expressive, too.)

Perhaps it's because of a poor translation, but the writing was sometimes confusing and the mystery seemed... like it wasn't really cleared up. I'm not even sure.

Despite all its shortcomings, it's still worth reading... if you can make it to the end, that is.
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Unexpected Masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HiddenRabbit
May 31st, 2012, 10:00pm
This manhwa is amazing! I wanted to give this a 10 full heartedly. Usually i don't ever give a series such a good rating due to I always have some part of the series that make me mark it down. This one only had minor ones which i allowed not to bother me. The art and story both matched each other well. It might be disturbing to some people but if you really took the time to read this you won't regret it. I recommend this to almost anyone.
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Errrrr....   
Rating: N/A
by slykid
May 7th, 2012, 1:46pm
Errr, I don't quite know what to say....err first off this didn't really feel like a manga, it felt like a novel but with pictures....This err...novel was really strange because, I don't know whether I actually even liked this..It got me turning on every page but, it was out of interest and tbh I really felt weird reading this because it was really..err weird/evil.

I feel like this manga was destined for a bad ending, and if their was a happy ending it would of been very sick.I didn't cry during the end because I felt that it was well deserved.The ending also felt slightly rushed and predictable, both twins deserved eachother to be honest.They were complete freaks, and some of the things they did didn't make sense, I was still left..confused.Like [SPOILER:why did the male twin push his sister away all them times if he's so obsessed with her ? Why did they turn out so messed up, even though they had perfectly normal parents ?SPOILER].

Really to sum this up, is say this ...manga was completely out my comfort zone and it was trying to be emotional, but for me failed.

... Last updated on May 7th, 2012, 1:49pm
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Beautiful.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Zhenis
April 26th, 2012, 4:28pm
I used to just take a look at this manhwa and pass it on. For the past few years, this manhwa has reappeared again and again in front of my eyes, yet I wasn't interested. Certainly not into tragedies, and even less for incest. I wasn't a big fan of the art in this story too (but the artist gets really good later, particularly in Savage Garden, which I also recommend). But this... This was perfect. The ending was the most perfect ending that I have ever seen in any manhwa/manga/manhua. Words cannot describe what I feel towards it. No, I have not shed tears, but deep within, I feel that this manhwa grasped something in my heart. The characters left me speechless, and their pain was detailed through every chapter. I highly recommend it.
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DON'T HESITATE   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mikhael
April 26th, 2012, 4:23am
Definitely, a masterpiece.
At first I was a bit skeptic on reading this, since it is categorized as incest. But then I was totally wrong. The female lead had mistaken her feelings as love when in fact it is just merely a longing for security. Her brother enclosed her too much that she ALMOST never had a chance too explore more and stand by herself. I'm glad that, at least, she was able to free herself from Seh-jun and experience REAL LOVE.
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Twisted Spirits   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by born2shop
February 27th, 2012, 11:46am
Destructive love at its best. I liked it... It was twisted but not sickening. The twincest was also kinda subtle so it wasn't so creepy. I loved how she was finding out what she truly wanted before it all went very bad. And surprise surprise she wasn't the crazy one that everyone thought her to be! I feel so sorry for Gi-Hoon/Sung-Chan.. Why oh why did it have to be so tragic. Sigh I was so banking on a happier ending.
Go. Read now!!
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Honestly   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by RaeBabeeyx3
January 11th, 2012, 12:33am
Honestly I read this like, half-asleep, just wanting to end it so I can be satisfied by reading at least ONE manga for the day... I never expected anything out of it, even though I knew it was tragedy. I thought it was just gonna be all like psycho shit mixed with romance. But the ending... just hit me so hard. It was so perfect... but sickening and beautiful at the same time... Amazing and recommended. Please don't stop reading once you're into it or else you'll be missing out on something truly great!! It will touch your heart in such an unexpected way. But you gotta gtfo if you're looking for some fluffy shoujo coz it won't suit you. bigrazz
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Haunting and Beautiful   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
January 6th, 2012, 11:47am
The author was inspired by Charles Baudelaire and his poetry... How could I NOT read this?!

I was captivated from page one--art, story, plotting, technical delivery--they all worked together like the perfectly chosen words of a poem.

And it was poetic, a very sad poem, but one that made me think! Within all that psychotic behavior, it was surprisingly tender and loving. It made me cry! Characters I thought were despicable, by story end, were completely understandable and I felt empathy for them. Characters I sympathized with at the beginning, by story end, I saw a darker side of, something that made me uncomfortable, but also comforted, since they reflected the human condition, the possessive, dark side of it.

The ending is tragic (this isn't where I cried), yes, but it affected me generally with a positive feel. The only reason I didn't give it a ten is because I felt the ending a little too tragic. Their was eucatastrophe--with the boy I'd least expect--but it wasn't enough. The light was just too quick and brief admist all that black despair!

I wonder what Baudelaire would have thought of this manhwa...

... Last updated on January 6th, 2012, 11:51am
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addicting and crazy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by areumlee
November 21st, 2011, 8:44pm
This is one of those stories where you don't root for any character. The author doesn't put a heavy bias on any character and they all have their good points and bad points. I automatically had not attachment for Sewa from her spoiled behavior in the beginning and SeJun's gloomy aura didn't exactly have me cheering for him either. Therefore, it was easy to read the manhwa without becoming to attached to a certain plot, aka, a happy ending with butterflies and rainbows. Therefore, I was completely up for any kind of ending as long as I felt it resolved the issues. And I actually thought it did. I'll try to be as vague as possible; some people hated the ending/felt it was rushed etc etc, I actually thought it was an ok ending. It doesn't have me jumping for joy but I couldn't see how a super fantastic cliche ending would pick up the slack for the rest of story, which was not at ALL super fantastic cliche. That's one of the charms of the story, anything could happen and it always intrueged me to read further.

I really do love Gihoon. It's the first time I've ever liked the second male lead more than the first, perhaps because I never liked Sejun. The only flaw I find with the ending is the ambiguity about Sejun's character. Sewa in the manhwa is always called the "psychotic" one, and yet she's the one that does what she wants freely, while Sejun goes off to be bipolar about everything. He really confused me. In the end, I was still confused with what kind of love had budded between the two, especially from Sewa's point of view. While she felt "love" for her brother, it felt more like a pained dependency. Literally, we could put this into a metaphor - a person who is addicted to a drug and can't stop even if they want to. When she got to feel what it was like to lean less on him, she actually liked what she felt. Furthermore, when she told her mom that her heart hurt because she saw Gihoon with another woman, she didn't know that feeling, which just makes the love that she felt for him much more real that all the clingyness she's shown around Sejun. That's why, I do believe that Gihoon is her first love. But then again, the charm of this story is that you can freely interpret the relationships between the people. It might be that I just simply have a more bias towards Gihoon, as I do feel he was the kindest and most forgiving (not to mention non-insane) person in the series. Overall, I'm really happy I read this manhwa, the art is amazing and the pacing is perfect.

... Last updated on November 21st, 2011, 9:22pm
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Dark, tragic and sad but slightly over dramatic   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
October 3rd, 2011, 11:24pm
First off, i just want to say that the art is beautiful. :3

The story, revolves around the forbidden love between a pair of twins. Except its not that simple. Afterall, there's a reason why this is categorized under psychological. Both of the twins are unstable, twisted and cause demise for those who get too far involved with them. I'm not a fan of incest, and tend to stay away from the category..but in this story, i think it works.

In this manhwa, the emotions are very raw. You can feel Sejun being tormented by his feelings, and how much he really loves Sewa right off the pages. This is probably the best thing about the manhwa and what makes it popular- how well how author conveyed realistic emotions-

Although the characters do things that appear unlikable, i found their actions to be realistic in terms of what people would react/feel like if these story of events were to happen in real life. It goes through the struggles of loving someone you can't have.

This is a dark, emotional, psychologically woven tale with some twisted characters. As you read further, the characters true personalities are developed. For example, Se-wa, initially presented as the crazy one, turns out to be much normal as she progresses. On the otherhand, Sejoon, seemingly stable at first turns out to be the truly crazy one. The story progresses well, and the deeper you read into, the darker and better it gets with some good twists. The mystery surrounding the plot/characters is what kept me reading- i was so curious to find out more about these characters full of secrets.

Unfortunately, there ONE aspect that took away from the overall essence and impact of the manhwa. The artwork and emotions were strong. But there was a lot of overdramatic devices and scenes used, in which i felt like i was watching some lame korean drama. It was like she used the basic formula of a drama and then decorated it with some psycho incest twins. If this was fixed then i would have given it at least at 8..

Anyways, this is a pretty good read if you don't mind incest. It gets you hooked and once you get into the story, you keep wanting to find out more. The art is lovely imo, and the emotions are very strong.

... Last updated on October 9th, 2011, 9:37pm
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