In 2011, Madoka captured the zeitgeistFlowers of Evil, on the other hand, may have overshot the zeitgeist by miles. The world may not be ready for a show done in rotoscope, it may not be ready for a series about school life that is slow and awkward and horrifying and at times incredibly disturbing. Where old cliches are either torn apart or transformed into something poisonous. But chances are that if this series keeps up, if it continues to improve by leaps and bounds, years later people will stumble upon Flowers of Evil and realize that it was brilliant. That is might have been (could still be) a classic. The series isn’t over yet and it feels premature to forecast a series’s quality before it finishes, but here you go: if Flowers of Evil is yet capable of topping this episode again, and again, for the next few weeks, then we might have something important on our hands. The director and the original mangaka made it clear in proceeding interviews that they care less about commercial success than in making an impact on the audience. At this, they have certainly succeeded. What remains to be seen is the size of that impact: a broken heart, or a meteor crater? An apocalypse?

Deviant; Aku no Hana Episodes 6-7.

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