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I bought an English adaption of Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil, and hopefully I can answer your question. Because they share the same title, I will refer to Baudelaire's work as "The Flowers of Evil" and the anime/manga as "Aku no Hana". Prepare for some reading: Similarities between the Aku no Hana's Story & Baudelaire's poems Muses:...


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There's not much information out there, perhaps because it is bad practise to criticise fellow animators. But there is information from the people who were involved: Firstly, The mangaka was satisfied with the way the anime was animated, and the studio itself was happy with the outcome, wanting realism without making it completely live action and wouldn't ...


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First, check out this link. It contains an original poem (Death of lovers) of Death in Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire as well as various interpretations in English. From what I can gather, it seems like achieving death is some sort of bittersweet enlightenment. In the following link, you can scroll down to La mort des artises (Death of artists) where ...


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In the top panel, Kasuga is reading lines 1-4 of 『漂泊者の歌』 Hyōhakusha no Uta "The Wanderer's Song", a poem in the collection 『氷島』 Hyōtō "The Iceland" by HAGIWARA Sakutarō. In the bottom panel, he's reading lines 16-19 of the same poem. 日は断崖の上に登り 憂ひは陸橋の下を低く歩めり。 無限に遠き空の彼方 続ける鉄路の柵の背後に [...] かつて何物をも信ずることなく 汝の信ずるところに憤怒を知れり。 かつて欲情の否定を知らず ...


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As mentioned in my comment, this doesn't seem to be an animation error. Aku No Hana is rotoscoped, which is essentially drawing over live action sequences. Here's a shot from before it was animated: I suppose it was intentional if they had this character dressed up like that. I haven't seen the animated show, but the character definitely doesn't appear in ...


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The anime being only 13 episodes long covers up to chapter 20 (page 101 in volume 4, with chapter 20 being the second chapter in this volume). In the second part of the 13th episode we see a preview of the next season and the moments shown are mainly from the 5th and 6th volume. {Source: I own all of the translated volumes and have watched the anime} Aku no ...


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Now that my schedule has freed up a little, I reran my search for 聖地巡礼 悪の華. (I don't really know Japanese, but the former seems to be a good search term for pilgrimage.) Maps such as this one came up, and I found this blog post for the corresponding episode (i.e. episode 10). (I had "misplaced" this episode when I commented on this question earlier, which ...


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It's not the rotoscoping itself, but the combination of rotoscoping along with the omission of various details that cause negative reactions. When the brain is given visual data to process, it doesn't immediately distinguish whether what it's shown are objects in the real world or images on a screen or paper. The brain looks for various cues, like the ...


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