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The Flowers of Evil TV Anime's 1st Trailer Streamed

posted on 2013-03-14 12:35 EDT
Mushishi's Hiroshi Nagahama directing "corrupt pure-love story" premiering April 5

King Records began streaming the first trailer for the television anime adaptation of Shūzō Oshimi's Aku no Hana (The Flowers of Evil) manga on Thursday.

Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushishi, Detroit Metal City) is directing the series at the studio ZEXCS, who will be using a nontraditional process to produce the series. Hidekazu Shimamura (Nodame Cantabile, Detroit Metal City) is adapting Oshimi's characters for animation, and Aki Itami (Mushishi, Prince Mackaroo) is serving as scriptwriter and the series script supervisor.

The "corrupt pure-love story" revolves around Takao Kasuga (Shinichiroh Ueda), a bookish boy who loves the poems of Charles Baudelaire (the original author of the poetry collection Les Fleurs du mal or Flowers of Evil). One day after school, he discovers and steals the gym clothes of Nanako Saeki (Yōko Hikasa), the girl he has a crush on. However, he learns that Sawa Nakamura (Mariya Ise), a girl he loathes, happens to catch him in the act. Nakamura blackmails Kasuga into a "contract," or else she will reveal his secret. The series will co-star Ayako Uemura as Ai Kinoshita, Katsutoshi Matsuzaki as Yamada, Sayuri Hara as Mayu, and Shinya Hamazoe as Kojima. Uchu-jin band member Asako Shinosaki will be performing the opening theme song.

The series will premiere in Japan on April 5 on BS Animax.

[Via 0takomu]


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