Anime distributor Sentai Filmworks has recently acquired the rights to the Flowers of Evil anime, and is planning to release the 13 episode “corrupt pure-love story” series via select digital outlets. A home video release is also planned for later this year.
The Flowers of Evil anime is based on the manga by Shuzo Oshimi, Flowers of Evil is directed by Hiroshi Nagahama (Mushi-Shi, Detroit Metal City). Aki Itami is on series composition, with character designs by Hidekazu Shimamura.
The official synopsis from Sentai Filmworks:
Darkness lurks everywhere, in every human heart, and sometimes it takes just a second of weakness for it to take root. For Takao Kasuga, that germination begins when his obsession with his beautiful classmate Nanako meets the opportunity to “borrow” her used gym clothes. Unfortunately, his loathsome act of laundry theft is witnessed by Nakamura, the strange girl who sits behind him in class. Soon, Nakamura’s own dark obsessions begin to hook their twisted tendrils into Takao’s miserable existence. Blackmailed into a “contract” under the threat of having his guilt revealed to his entire class, the former bookworm who could spend hours reading Beaudelaire’s “The Flowers of Evil” now finds himself entwined in Nakamura’s growing fantasies as she leads him down the garden path to damnation. As their blossoming relationship becomes ever darker, even the seemingly innocent Nanako is pulled into the nightmare. Just what are Nakamura’s ultimate plans, and will the increasingly trapped Takao really be willing to carry them out? What you sow, you must ultimately reap, and there’s certain to be a harrowing harvest ahead in FLOWERS OF EVIL!