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Aku no Hana is a Japanese manga and anime series. The manga began on September 9, 2009 in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine and is currently being published by Vertical in North America. The anime began on April 5, 2013, airing on Animax, Tokyo MX, TVS, Chiba TV, tvk, GTV, SUN-TV, and KBS in Japan as part of the Spring 2013 anime season. The anime was licensed by Sentai Filmworks on April 19, 2013.
Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book, but Saeki's gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it.
Now everyone knows "some pervert" stole Saeki's uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura's meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him?