Mothballs: Narita Or Us, Til Death Do The Protests Bust

This Week: The Death Lullaby.

So one of the Cool Things about seeing old posts when flipping through my dashboard interface shenanigans is that it is a good reminder of several things I’ve had in my eternally massive to-do list. In this case, it was that while I had previously watched Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show, I had not yet gotten around to a rather particular and similarly self animated work Hiroshi Harada had produced prior to that.

(And in this case, we have some synergy regarding my watches, since I pretty much do feel kind of like death at the moment, haha)

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Anime Admirers 2013: The Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana)

If I could select but one of any anime program from the previous year to be seen by someone, even in some kind of forced eyelid A Clockwork Orange style approach, it would be The Flowers of Evil.

At times seemingly more methodical than flowing molasses in the dead of winter, it is a vessel of dread as a most highly distilled emotion. It is an excruciating journey of youthful unease and personal torment. And I adored looking forward to it each and every week it was airing.

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