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Kidnapping, murder, and risqué relationships! Within the scandalous pages of The Abysmal Flower, the downfall of Roxana Agrece's criminal family is already foretold. So when Cassis Pedelian, the heroine’s older brother, is kidnapped by Roxana's father, she can either wait for the heroine's revenge... or take matters into her own hands, since Cassis is the key to her survival. But with deceitful characters on all sides, can Roxana and Cassis trust each other enough to bring down the brutal Agreces?

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English, Indonesian, Japanese


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Associated Names
How to Protect the Heroine's Older Brother
Roxana: The Way to Protect the Female Lead's Older Brother
The Way to Keep an Older Brother of the Heroine Safe
The Way to Protect the Female Lead's Older Brother
Как защитить старшего брата главной героини
여주인공의 오빠를 지키는 방법

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Latest Release(s)
c.33-35 by Speedcat & Princess Alliance 3 months ago
c.35 by Sleepy Translations 3 months ago
c.33-34 by Speedcat 4 months ago
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35 Chapters (Ongoing)

S1: 35 Chapters (Complete) 1~35
S2: (TBA)

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (175 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.37 / 10.0

Last Updated
October 6th 2021, 8:07pm PST



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Kakaopage (Kakaopage)

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3 Month Pos #14 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #7 decreased(-1)
Year Pos #6 increased(+45)

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Chillingly beautiful  
by Cazzicle
August 23rd, 2021, 5:10am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
By far one of my favourite visual stories across all platforms so far. The artwork is absolutely stunning giving you a gothic vibe that haunts my soul. Very along the same wavelength as Kuroshitsuji with the dark, gory and tragic storyline all laid out via magnificent artwork that captivates niche readers like myself.
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Great for the Edgelord  
by kurotaito
July 8th, 2021, 3:14am
Rating: 6.9 / 10.0
Art 10/10
Plot 7/10 (for isekai)
Plot Execution 5/10

There is a lot to unpack for this rating. Let's start with these two remarks. 1) I enjoyed the series enough to finish the first season. 2) I would not recommend it; its an edgy isekai.

This story is a 2021 isekai. The isekai genre has been revived for the general public and it follows some distinct typical traits for this era (I'm not listing the traits at this moment). This particular story takes a darker conception of those traits, and hopes the audience will like it.

Now from reading the summary, I hope you understand some regular person gets transmigrated to a story where her story family plays the evil role of the same story. (wordy, huh.) This would be fine by itself, but it is a little improbable. This transmigrated lead has to play the biggest baddest villian. Could you easily accept changing your cultural preception about murder, torture, and unjust imprisionment? In a second or a couple days? And then act on it to be top dog?

The answer is "no". But, because the female lead can do this, the audience is hooked on this edgier tale of overused tropes.

However, as the story moves on, additional darkier elements are dropped in, and our female lead has no visceral moral reaction to them. Our female lead can just make rational judgements with, as she puts them, these additional annoyances. These additional elements are: child torture, incest, extremity, & etc. (Go look at other reviews to see more of the other edgy/dark elements).

At this point, each additional darkier element doesn't deepen the tone of the story, the story just gets more edgy and distastful.
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As of ch 33 the story is very gripping  
by keturah_kingsland
June 12th, 2021, 5:27am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
First off the art is some of the best ive seen so its very easy to want to continue reading it if for no other reason then to continue being able to see the art. The story is very exciting. I get thriller vibes. Ever single chapter im anxious for the next wondering how the story will unfold. I love the intrigue. I love mangas surrounding crime familys and this gives a similar vibe but cranks up the intensity a notch; and honestly its very welcome. Im very tired of low risk predictable isekais. Im excited to see how the romance aspect of the story will unfold. I guess to sum it up im just excited about this story in general and looking forward to seeing how it unfolds

... Last updated on June 12th, 2021, 5:28am
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Not my personal favourite, but it maybe yours  
by Cycymarv
May 16th, 2021, 10:26pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
Too heavy (incest, cruel killing, extreme measures on everything), but aesthetics are on point.
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hot garbage? Fetish sh*t? Too edgy for no reason?  
by apatel190
May 2nd, 2021, 9:39am
Rating: N/A
Feels gimmicky. Interesting in the beginning but gets stale afterwards. Tired of seeing the FL putting on an act. Also very cringe to see her facial expressions while pretending to be a villain. Not sure how this series can remain interesting now that the initial gimmick is gone.
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Not for me  
by nausicaa70
April 24th, 2021, 10:15am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
This is ridiculous. I really enjoy dark and tragic stuff, but here it seems like the author tries to make the story edgy for the sake of it without any real purpose. And it’s very badly done. Her family is evil, I got it, but isn’t there anything else aside from being bloodthirsty and maniacal ? They are so stereotypical. And her power with the butterflies grossed me out.
Anyway i don’t get it, the plot is nonsensical to me. The characters are generic and I just can’t take this seriously. I feel like reading a bad sm romance with a clumsy attempt at a more mature kind of plot. Maybe I’ll try again later when there’ll be more chapters available.
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Proper villainess  
by MusicalHiro
April 8th, 2021, 9:39am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Art style is good and the MC is part of a family of evil psychopaths (most of them). To protect herself and those she loves (the mother), she has to be sorta evil, and I can see people like her character.

Will continue to read
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Put on the Red Light  
by dragonlord7012
March 11th, 2021, 9:03pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
MC reincarnated into light fantasy House of the Edgelords, who think being edgy is the ultimate expression of power and cunning. Her family is so over the top evil, psycopathic, and edgy that its enjoyable in bad junk food sort of way. Don't get me wrong, it makes absolutely no sense, they are treated with respect because apparently they can murder people good, instead of you know being put down by their peers for being complete and unrepentant bloodthirsty psycopaths. But they apparently "know where the bodies are hidden" and no one has come up with the idea that they would stop knowing if they did the world a favor and wiped them out. I'm secretly holding onto hope that ALL the noble families will be equally crazy in different ways. Story is overall standard fair; Art is great, story is generic (But that's expected).

If you'd like to trade in the standard generic friendship and flowers , for blood and butterflies its an okay read.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2021, 9:09pm
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by hoBRO
February 21st, 2021, 11:37am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Really love this art style and MC.
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The Weird One  
by AstralRabbit
February 8th, 2021, 12:29am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
[as of chapter 20]

Despite the garbage title, “The Way to Keep an Older Brother of the Heroine Safe” is a breath of fresh air for a sub-genre stultified by a lack of imagination and breadth. It takes the isekai’d novel reader with a nobility fetish and combines it with a world harbouring the over-the-top violence and mental instability of stories like Mirai Nikki, Deadman Wonderland and Elfen Lied. The moral degeneration on display is shlocky (practically a trope of this genre), but it’s all the more entertaining for it. A dark, gothic twist on the fairtale asesthetic then melds this package together. It forms a reading experience that is a bit more sultry and “naughty” when compared to the innocent whimsy of, for example, “Who Made Me a Princess”. I look forward to the continuation of this story and hope it can find a way to integrate the larger themes and backstory introduced so we aren’t just left with a male damsel occasionally visited by our butterfly villainess. Stone walls and entrapment can only be entertaining for so long.
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