Takao Kasuga is a lonely boy who spends his days immersed in books to escape his frustration with life. His only source of joy is the beautiful Saeki, who he secretly admires from afar. However, Takao's obsession goes too far one day when, in a moment of emotional folly, he steals the girl's gym clothes and takes them home with him. Worse, his terrible deed is spotted by Sawa Nakamura, a mysterious outcast who sits behind him in class who threatens to reveal the boy's secret unless he promises to engage in a contract with her. At first it seems Sawa just wants some companionship, but soon it becomes clear that this "contract" involves more than mere afternoon chats. In fact, Takao is about to discover just how dangerous his bond with Sawa is and how it threatens to tear everything - his life, his love, and even his sanity - apart.
If this series had ended with chapter 33 I might have considered it to be the best manga I have ever read. The way that tedium and mediocrity were represented, as well as the dynamics between an escapist sub and a genuine dom were really interesting. The supporting characters were fairly well developed. The importance of Baudelaire was really ham-fisted but overall, it helped the reader to be reminded of... read more
Aku no Hana (The Flowers of Evil) (First impressions) Read 17 chapters I own 3 Volumes Story:Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he... read more
|The Flowers of Evil||TV||2013|
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