Aku no Hana
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Alt name(s):
  • As Flores do Mal
  • Bông Hoa Ác Ma
  • Bunga-Bunga dari Kejahatan
  • Die Blumen des Bösen
  • Kötülük Çiçekleri
  • Las Flores Del Mal
  • Les Fleurs du mal
  • The Flowers of Evil
  • Цветы зла
  • زهور الشر
  • 恶之华
  • 惡の華
  • 惡之華
  • 악의 꽃
  • 8.62
  • 8.69
  • 627
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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 finds not only his book but Saeki's gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it.

Now everyone knows "some pervert" stole Saeki's uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura's meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him?

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Reading progress:
  • Volume 0/11
  • Chapter 0/57

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The first half is aggravating hormonal insanity; the protagonist is mostly unlikeable and develops dumb and detestable motivations. I stopped reading a few times because I could not relate to his actions and disagreed with his choices. But that is perhaps intentional.

The second half is much better, great recovery and growth from the aftermath of his past.
It's pretty good, havucluportakal. I just finished my go at it. The first half especially is filled with toxic relationships and a pretty clear descent into degeneracy and even madness, while the second half is the protagonist's journey to recovery and dealing with his past. More interesting than the average middle-school "romance."
@havucluportakal I'd advise you to just keep going because it will get better, pretty much.
I just started this and it didn't feel like worthy reading. But its just start. Should I keep going? I didn't read comments because of spoilers.
Time to pick this up.
Last edited 25 days ago by Thuglas.
Disgusting girl, and disgusting MC for sticking with her.
Honest review: Imma keep it short and sweet as possible; there are gonna be times your confused, there are gonna be times you will be frustrated, there are gonna be times you may want to put it down. DONT. It gets so much fuckin better after the first few chapters of setting. Shit goes down when multiple characters do insane shit and what follows makes this manga one of the best I’ve ever read.
Sometimes you read something that makes you want to take a shower to clean all the scum off. This is one such. I'm sorry I stepped in it.
Its like the Trail of Blood. Or maybe Trail of Blood is like this
Hard to get into, the first half is koind of dramatic and confusing if you yourself aren't exaclty going through puberty and all the drama of it. The second half really comes to a something different and interesting.
i droped it very early cuse i can not stand this type of cringe also like person before me said, the MC behavior have no F sense. not only MC the side Girl is also out of place...

when i read it i had the name Edgar Allan Poe at back of my head, but each page i feel like somone just trow stupidy on my face. maybe story is better when the times go on, but when grund is soo cringe and just bad i cant get motivation to go and read more.
Well, the story and atmosphere is good, but I barely could read the first half of the manga because of cringe, due to how stupid and unreasonable are MC behavior, situations and conversations. It was so forced that it just kills all the darkness.
The main complain is the fact that MC suddenly became so desperately unhappy, depressive, gloomy, hateful and gladly took part in all that vandalism and violent acts. Like really, it's only took him a month of so. WTF is this?! The manga doesn't give us single serious reason for him to take this path. He has good family, nice and very understandable father, friends at school etc. Yeah, life in small town could be depressive, I can relate cause spent childhood and youth in such one, but there must be much much more serious reasons and circumstances to became such an gloomy, depressive and rebellious asshole in blink of eye. Nakamura has mental illness thus her reality perception is twisted, but how MC came to hate world around him, despite being totally sane and intelligent? Why he fell in love with Nakamura in the first place? I only could think one reason: submissiveness and maybe even masochistic tendencies. Anyway, he could whine all he wants about the town and worshiped his violent "girlfriend", but he could never do what he did in manga. He just has neither motivation no guts to go that far.
wow the first half was kind of messy but the second half is so so good
What to say about this... definitely a real "Catcher in the Rye" vibe with the main characters all going through various stages of Holden Caulfield.
This is soooo good
Such a mind fuck. I was personally a little disappointed in the ending (although not the last chapter) cause I was expecting a little more of an “invisible man” type ending. It’s sometimes hard to understand the characters motivations, but it’s still a good read. Don’t think I’ll read something like this for a while though ?
This was a great story, a fascinating work of art, I loved the ending. Everything got wrapped up nicely. Classic status imo. I liked the first half but LOVED the second half. The second half of it is almost flawless in it's presentation.
Brilliant piece of work, a must word.
to say this is fucked up is an understatement, proper FUBAR this is, with a no less