Aku no Hana, Japan’s best ever (and only) rotoscoped TV anime, has exposed the original film used as a basis for its much loathed visual style.

The original photographic material used to create the shoddy rotoscoping the series is notorious for was recently aired as a “premium” extra on NicoNico:






Given the quality of their cast and production values, some have been given to ponder what possessed them not to simply make a TV drama in the first place…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    They look better in real life, another reason to wonder why they wasted money on rotoscope.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 03/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That's because they have actual shading which the rotoscoping is devoid of.

    If the rotoscoping had shading I bet it would have looked alot better.

    It feels weird watching with the backgrounds rendered normally but then you have these rotoscoped characters without any shadows/shading.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:44 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So true, besides the fact the anime versions of these characters look like trash (because really, they're not so much anime versions in the usual sense as vague interpretations with a side order of RANK), something the anime's 'defenders' fail to acknowledge is it's not even good rotoscoping.

    Now if it had been, say, A Scanner Darkly level of rotoscoping, that would have been REALLY interesting and also shocking but in a potentially good way. Instead all I hear is people saying "Oh, their INTENTION was to shock people with ugliness"

    Well, okay, great, but you know, I can think of MUSIC VIDEOS that have better rotoscoping than this, and that's just sad.

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    Comment by Onanymouse
    21:55 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Of course they look better. Back up on the other side of Uncanny Valley.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most likely the point was to create shock value... And it's working, the everyday otaku are raging and creating noise about it but the people who look past the ugly rotoscoping are saying it's one of the best anime this year.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:14 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    >people who look past the ugly rotoscoping

    Just read manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The sad thing is the more this is posted the more support and attention is generated for it, thus increasing its lifespan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:13 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I wish I could get past it, but half the battle is liking the characters. And its terribly hard to do so when some barely look human.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:20 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    >half the battle is liking the characters.

    what if i told you that the show is not trying to get you to like the characters

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    Comment by Dia

    No ED song in manga.

    Comment by Anonymous

    To be honest the anime is quite near the actual reality. The MC is just average, his dorky friends look dorky, the popular one is good looking in a conservative way and the unpopular girl is ugly till average.
    I would say it's a bit too much of a mirror for the average otaku to enjoy it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Most likely the point was to create shock value... And it's working, the everyday otaku are raging and creating noise about it but the people who look past the ugly rotoscoping are saying it's one of the best anime this year.

    True words.

    Lets have the shitty moetards morons cry more! "YOur tears sustain me" phrase they love to say time and time again,

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should have used Aya Hirano as the base for the lead!

    I don't care what people think, I still think Aya looks cute.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sure, this ugly filty slut, you love,l go eahd, not one stopping you form liking a filty whore

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 06/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    1)How did Aya get involved in this thread?
    2)Aya bashing is OVER!! She has a career, money and GOOD-LOOKING guys to have sex with. Bashing her because she WILL NEVER look at ANY OF YOU as a viable sex partner is just plain SAD!!! Now, stop secretly jerkin' off to Aya's pictures and go find a job, you lazy NEET's!!!

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    Comment by Disco Laserparrot
    16:07 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... I think it's trying to communicate.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    01:39 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    As long as they release a live-action version after the anime I'll be happy.

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    Comment by Trombe Override
    19:49 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    They should have released a live action instead than the horrendous anime

    Comment by Dark Mage
    02:26 03/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    They would have saved a lot of money.

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    Comment by CaioSaber
    20:52 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You know there is something deeply wrong with an anime when the 3D version looks better than the 2D

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    Comment by theranthrope
    10:17 08/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    2D pig-disgusting?

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    17:59 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Given the quality of their cast and production values, some have been given to ponder what possessed them not to simply make a TV drama in the first place.."

    They should have, the rotoscope is not even decent quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:52 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i'm glad i'm not the only one who thought about this

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 02/05/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Whar not decent quality is the scrwed up mind and perspective of moetards, they should nd must disappear.

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    20:15 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well, That was barely English but...

    As for the crappy rotoscoping: how about the scenes where faces are missing entirely and lips don't look like lips because they just made them into black wavy lines. Mouth movement is off, which is ironic since they traced a picture.

    I have no issue with the girls not looking like they are all anorexic to make it work, I like the normal proportions, but the faces, when they bother to draw them, are a mess.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 03/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not to mention the fact that most of the time they're also missing their noses too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Open your eyes, a lot of anime these days don't draw noses. For example look at K-ON.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:53 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone just shut up!!

    What was that.....?

    THE WIND!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    gets' em every time

    Comment by Anonymous

    No, you shup up!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Since you appear from you comments to be about twelve years old or so, can you please tell us about how many times a week your father rapes you? And how many animals do you vivisect a week?

    You see, being (as you clearly are) unable to appreciate the beauty of something like the average moe character -- characters specifically designed to fall into the very definition of beautiful -- means that you are quite likely the kind of person who can not understand the purpose of an art museum because to you the paintings are merely squares of canvas with blobs of paint on them.

    In short, you are highly psychologically damaged. You appear destined to becoming a serial killer, or an average corporate CEO. Please seek professional help as soon as possible. If none is available to you where you are, then please just go play in traffic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 06/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ALL of you SHUT UP, before I cut your throats, pull out your intestines and feed them to my cats!!

    The Shintaro Ishihara

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:09 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    you surely told that troller after he completely trolled you

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    Comment by Indra EMC
    17:57 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If Aku No Hana was a "Live Action" movie series rather than rotorscope anime, it will be a much better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:17 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I agree, it would've been better if they just made it live action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i would agree for tv series

    but heck this show full of the lolz

    and for the scrubs out there, there's nothing wrong moe you fagGots!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 02/05/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Says a moetard, you cannot be taken seriously

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 02/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    moetard, moetard.. just shut the fuck up already.

    Just because he hate that fuckin ugly art, doesn't mean he a moetard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:41 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    How does prefering REAL LIFE actors make someone moetard? I could understand if they said they prefered the standard moeblob type anime, but that's not what they said. Rather than swearing and spouting incomprehensible nonsense, please justify your accusations. Maybe then we all won't think you're developmentally delayed (my appologies if you actually are).

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Moetard is clearly a nickname for "homosapien".

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    (the STFU was at the GTFO. of course. Damn you, reply-system)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @18:52 - maybe it was the avatar that made him call him a moetard?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 02/05/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    STFU idiot

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:59 02/05/2013 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    GTFO moetard

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    Comment by Indra EMC
    22:59 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Trolling people by using "anonymous" account ? get a life dude :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:18 02/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    I would watch the live action over the pos abomination that the anime is

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:05 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    hilariously, the day has come for sankaku to find a case of 3D>2D hehehe

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    Comment by Erranty
    23:34 02/05/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That only counts if you'd still consider Rotoscope to be 2D.

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    Comment by entropy13
    01:02 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This particular example is indeed 2D because there is no sense of depth at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    2.5D? Or is that limited to the im@s stuff?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 03/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    More like 3D>Abomination that is Rotoscopimg

    Comment by Taylor

    man people sure don't like different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 02/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Different is ok. Badly executed is not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 04/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @13:19 - Sankaku accepts no less than total assimilation!

    Comment by Anonymous



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    Comment by HouseLife

    The more I hear about this, the more I want to watch it and see if it falls into the 90% of times that people overreacted way too much to something. Only thing in a long time that fit right in with what I heard from people was the Twilight movie in recent years, so I'll be curious to see when I watch this in earnest if it is truly badly executed or not.

    It'll be doubly interesting as an animator, since they'll have to prove themselves even more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:51 03/05/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I guess you like to eat poop for breakfast lunch and dinner because it's "different".

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:58 02/05/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    So people should just hold back their vomit and watch it then.

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    Comment by caiooa

    like they are enjoying the trash ore no imouto anime is. They fucked up with the ln plot AND art =)

    Comment by Anonymous

    People =! Sancom posters.

    Everyone here is just jumping on the bandwagon, probably only looking at the screenshots and yet acting like they've watched the entire season and actually have a valid opinion.

    Meanwhile, plenty of people like the anime. There are quite a few fansub groups translating it, and the first impressions from most of them is that it's one of the best of the season.

    I love how Aku no Hana is already such a popular topic. Get ready for more coverage, because why wouldn't there be. This is the fourth Aku no Hana post and most everyone here is still repeating each other en verbatim while every positive reply is just downvoted.

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