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
  • Elem Çiçekleri
  • Las Flores Del Mal
  • Les Fleurs du mal
  • The Flowers of Evil
  • Квіти Зла
  • Цветы зла
  • زهور الشر
  • 恶之华
  • 惡の華
  • 惡之華
  • 악의 꽃
  • 8.66
  • 8.72
  • 1,300
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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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10/10 one of my favorites, definitely worth a read
I wouldn't say better because Aku no Hana is a personal favorite of mine but definitely hits waaaaay harder
That shit is depressing
I binged thought it and while some of the character-arc resolutions were very interesting overall I feel the second part is a bit of a letdown. It can be visually impressing at times and many scenes are full of emotion.
I feel empty after reading this.
Is Oyasumi Pun even better than this? I want to read it
I hate the first half Kasuga
10/10 love oshimi
holy shit i love oshimi shuzo but i wish i could beat the shit out of kasuga or something like that
10/10, stop looking at the comments, just go read it.
This was fucking brilliant, had me up till 5am
It's really great, probably one of the best I've read so far.
I recommend reading this on mangasee because the scans on some of the chapters here are low quality.
10/10, The story is so immersive and drags you in wondering what will happen next. The way Nakamura torn down the way Takao perceives the world, and then drives him up to where he can't do anything to be happy except help her made my mind race. Every analogy, every page, every detail was perfect and made this read one of my favorites. The conclusion of the story can be perceived in both a good and a bad way. I think the conclusion was an amazing wrap up, and sort of a twist as well, to the story.
This manga gave me a lot of anxiety. I'm not sure whether I really enjoyed it in the traditional way you would enjoy something, but I know for sure that it was a good (and chaotic) experience. The character development was amazing. The artwork was rough, dirty, but it perfectly reflected the tone and themes that the manga conveys. I appreciate what this manga did.
One of the best endings and nakamura is a top tier character (her relatability and ideology). The metaphors about the other side and the flower are great, the symbolism in the end is again, great. honestly no cons to this manga. 10/10
I think whether it's pretentious bullshit or really good just depends on the reader. It's definitely not for everyone, it even turned me off a fair amount of times but I think it was pretty much necessary for the second half and thought it lead to me not really sympathizing with the characters, it was still interesting enough to keep me hooked.

Good read in my opinion, but beware it may not be your thing.
I love this manga a lot. The contrast between the first and the second half is especially what makes it special to me.
The first half seems like a nightmare where everything went wrong, whereas the second half is like one's sweet dream when imagining everything bad was finally solved with one's own competency.
It's not something what I'd call 'realistic', but it works as a depiction of something so relatable to (at least) my life.
the most pretentious thing ive ever read. art is great later on tho, but i barely care for the story
I didn't want to read this back when it came out. Something felt off with it and i just couldnt bring myself to read it. But now that i have i dunno what to feel. I cant sympathize or empathize or relate to mc. Nor nakamura at all. Something intensely broken was happening deep inside her that I don't think anyone else but her can understand. Takao thought he could and tried to help her but i guess she didnt, understanding that her pain is only hers and there isnt anything anyone can do? I don't know. As i said i cant relate to them. I dont think there was even any for of romance to this until way later on. Just people connecting in a way i cant understand.

All in all this manga is not for me but i can see people relate to this. I'm sure this is in some way an exploration of psychological issues and growing up and learning who you are. But there are just things we can't understand even if we want to and this story is one of those. Maybe this manga is telling us that no matter how you've messed up that at some point you will have to face your past, and stop running. Maybe its telling us to "try" even if its difficult and sooner or later you will find someone you can connect to. Or maybe don't play with fire. But for me i dont rly get it. If someone has a better explanation of the story is fee free to holla at me.

Well im not saying this is bad just very difficult to digest and understand. Its a very well written and drawn manga for what it wants to convey i'm just not the target audience for this i guess. So if you dont get it its cool. There are things in life you cant and wont under but like reading this manga, its ok not to and just take it as it is.

I dont know i guess 7/10 not for me but for someone else.
I can't get myself to read this because Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire is a shithouse of a poetry collection.
I thought this might do it but I still haven't cried. It seems nothing can beat Kurosawa.
Nakamura was worse than A Drug entity, You can seriously raise a criminal that way? Oh my god if i was there, i‘ll kill nakamura and Her nymphomaniacal ass itching For 30 dicks

Oh my flying F, god im so angry that i wont even bat an eye if trillions of tribulation Befallen her. Motherfking bitch you haven't seen the world’s bad side yet huh? Your mom and dad was too lenient on u, waste of sperm oh my god. Can you fking suicide please? You are an indigent carcass Fking Necrophilia Doesnt mean you will drag others life to ruin as well. Im so so so so so so so so so pissed off. That So i wanna assassinate you with some pigs hand, Gang rape you with Dogs.

Dogs dick taste great you know? Fu*king Worm

I still haven't gotten To half way yet, on chapter 29. I hoping for some Sane developments.
I've had read his mangas before as well but this is insane, for me someone who utterly detest any kind of abnormality. Sorry i can't empathy nor sympathise with any of the actions MC taking. I'm also on my puberty phase now i will never be influence by something so violently dominating and incurring.

(After finishing the whole thing)
Okay I can pretty much deduce on the matter now, where all the problem lies.
It certainly his Cowardice disposition, Abandoning anything that should've been solved a long time ago. running away from reality by immersing on otherworldly books. When facing reality it tends to left him in utmost despair, shatters him completely. Unable to share his thoughts, unable to empathize with someone. iIndoctrinating himself like a doll with the meaning of life with only falsehood, ephemeral salvation. He's coward, Selfish, impetuous, Shy, gloomy, has a superiority complex, Difficulty in perceiving surroundings and atmosphere, easily influenced by negative stuff.

The reason why I can't empathize with him is because I may run away from my bad deeds
I somehow never regret it, even if someone insinuates me with that bad past, I won't be swayed by it to A point of break down, I'll simply forget it later. I can speak my mind when I'm not liking something
I just forthright say it out. I've strong sense of Right or Wrong, so so goddamn strong you won't find another high Schooler like me with such a mindset, without hesitation prioritizing the rationality above anything else. always Felt the utmost repugnant towards abnormality, Deviation, Aberrants. Yes that's me! I know me so well that's why I cant definitely can't empathize myself with this kind of indecisiveness. Although I've a grieve flaw which is After I decide something and its set-in-stone
I just can't bring myself to do it
Be it watching anime at a specific time, be it reading manga or studying or praying. I can't bring myself to do any of it if it's set-in-stone, I'm definitely the contradictory of pedants.
Last edited 4 mo ago by Rabita022.