Sentai Filmworks has announced that the company has acquired the license for the Flowers of Evil anime. The company says it plans to release the series digitally, with a video release scheduled for later in 2013.
The story revolves around Takao Kasuga, a bookish boy who loves the poems of Charles Baudelaire (the original author of the poetry collection Les Fleurs du mal or Flowers of Evil). One day after school, he discovers and steals the gym clothes of Nanako Saeki, the girl he has a crush on. However, he learns that Sawa Nakamura, a girl he loathes, happens to catch him in the act. Nakamura blackmails Kasuga into a “contract,” or else she will reveal his secret.
Flowers of Evil premiered on Japanese television on April 5, 2013, and Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series as it airs in Japan.