Aku no Hana Episode 2: A Guilty Conscience


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4 Responses

  1. MCAL says:

    Eh… I’m gonna have to drop this. Basically I decided this after kasuga ran away from nakamura and I started laughing histerically cause it looked like something out of loony toons (And what was up with that teleportation?) hope you enjoy this.

    • Tenderfoot says:

      We all have are own deal breakers, ain’t no shame in that. At least you gave it the good old college try, but if it doesn’t work, why waste your time? I’ve certainly dropped things for lesser reasons. Though, I’ll admit that I did get a good laugh out of that part too, teleportation included.

  2. Noc says:

    I too laughed hysterically at the teleportation scene, but after retrying it several times while in various moods, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally eased into the animation style (to which my animator instincts are still telling me wrong, wrong, wrong!) and am now able to properly enjoy the story that’s starting to unfold.

    I don’t understand what’s with Japanese boys and stealing girls’ clothes…The sheer fear of stealing anything and potentially getting caught would stop me in my tracks, never mind being labeled a pervert. I have to say I don’t feel very sorry for Takao. His uppity outlook on others in the first episode left me with some sour feelings, so I’m rather excited to see how far Nakamura is going to drag him through the mud over this fiasco. On Nakamura, I’m getting some strong sociopath vibes from her, what with causing social mayhem without conscience and all. She’s the most interesting character for me at the moment.

    And I have to say I really like the audio in this show- maybe it’s because I’m trying so hard to disregard the animation that I’m noticing it more? Haha XP

    • Tenderfoot says:

      The audio has been pretty fantastic so far, and I think it’s probably because it’s used so well and so sparsely that you’re noticing it more. I usually don’t really notice music so much (apart from the opening and ending themes) and sound effects even less so, but I get chills every time I hear that weird rustling sound and the background music really enhances the scary/tense mood of the show for me.

      And yeah, I can’t imagine stealing someones gym cloths (even if it was an act of blind panic) but it does seem to come up a lot in anime/manga. Weird? Although I can say that Aku no Hana uses that event to springboard off into much darker territory than what you’d usually see.

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