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Licensing GET: Sentai plucks the Flowers of Evil

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The flowers have been divided once again!

Sentai continues on its path to become a powerful empire, and their conquest continues to overpower the anime shows that are currently airing as we speak. This time around, Sentai has ventured into corrupted soils to obtain the Flowers of Evil

Due to its artwork that deviates from the original manga's style, Flowers of Evil has caused a turmoil of rage among most viewers. On the other hand, I've heard that the anime's style does a great job in complementing the twisted nature of the series. As for myself, I haven't seen the series in action, so I will reserve my opinions for when I get the chance to watch the Flowers of Evil anime. 

For more information on Sentai's license of Flowers of Evil, you an check out the press release in the section below. To those that are watching the series, is the series worth checking out, or should I read the original manga instead? 

 

HOUSTON, April 19, 2013 — Discover what flowers bloom from the seeds of sin of Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Flowers of Evil.  This 13 episode series is directed by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi, Detroit Metal City) and features series composition by Aki Itami with character designs by Hidekazu Shimamura, sound direction by Kazuya Tanaka (High School of the Dead, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi) and music by Hideyuki Fukasawa (Intrigue in the Bakumatsu ~ Irohanihoheto).  

   

Darkness lurks everywhere, in every human heart, and sometimes it takes just a second of weakness for it to take root.  For Takao Kasuga, that germination begins when his obsession with his beautiful classmate Nanako meets the opportunity to “borrow” her used gym clothes.  Unfortunately, his loathsome act of laundry theft is witnessed by Nakamura, the strange girl who sits behind him in class.  Soon, Nakamura’s own dark obsessions begin to hook their twisted tendrils into Takao’s miserable existence.  Blackmailed into a “contract” under the threat of having his guilt revealed to his entire class, the former bookworm who could spend hours reading Beaudelaire’s “The Flowers of Evil” now finds himself entwined in Nakamura’s growing fantasies as she leads him down the garden path to damnation.  As their blossoming relationship becomes ever darker, even the seemingly innocent Nanako is pulled into the nightmare.  Just what are Nakamura’s ultimate plans, and will the increasingly trapped Takao really be willing to carry them out?  What you sow, you must ultimately reap, and there’s certain to be a harrowing harvest ahead in FLOWERS OF EVIL!  

   

Flowers of Evil will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow later this year.  

   

About Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks celebrates its 5th Anniversary as one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, producing hit series like Persona 4, Girls und Panzer, Devil Survivor 2, Bodacious Space Pirates, Majestic Prince and High School of the Dead as well as high profile theatrical films such as Grave of the Fireflies,K-ON! and Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks’ programs are distributed through Ingram Entertainment, Diamond Comic Distributors, Section23Films and Waxworks through retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, FYE, Hastings, Sam Goody, Suncoast, The Right Stuf, Wal-Mart and other good and fine stores.  Digital product offerings may be found at Amazon, Anime Network, Crunchyroll, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation Network, Rovi, Vudu, XBOX Marketplace and YouTube.

www.sentai-filmworks.com


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