FLCL (Fooly Cooly) - Vol. 2
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Watch as Naota finds his way from elementary school to adulthood with the help of Haruko and fights his way through his own feelings to discover that he should just be himself. On the path he has to fight his way through a myriad of amazing Medical Mechanicca robots.
This disk also has my favorite "fight scene" of all time, as Naota finally swings away! The imagery and concept are amazing, and the animation is breathtaking. Couldn't pick better music either - The Pillows' music fits perfectly.
Even though each disk is only 2 episodes, there is also an hour of commentary from Tsurumaki (director) that is nearly as riveting as the show itself. Also, a LOT of the nuances in the show are directed at Japanese culture and the anime biz. Even if you don't understand it all until afterwards, it is still an amazing show.
Buy all 3 of them right now, because you will be begging for more the moment it ends.
Ninamori has her own problems, a philandering father, a home that is falling apart, and a desperate need to hide her feelings behind a veneer of adult maturity. Like Naota, life has become too complicated and efforts to reign it in wind up creating new monsters that spring unbidden from one's brain. Haruko is that shaman who brings these things to the surface. Whether they be creatures from outer or inner space, we don't know, but like a mad psychiatrist, Haruko presides over their birth and their final demise.
In the second episode on this DVD a baseball game becomes Haruko's metaphor, as she and Naota play on opposite sides in the game. Despite having his brother's bat, Naota seems unable to play, while Haruko, who hits equally well with both bat and base guitar, is apparently the next best thing to Mickey Mantle. Naota's frustration includes not just his failure at sports, but a dark jealousy over Haruko's relationship with his father. He hides behind his powerlessness, unwilling to take any risks, while Haruko keeps telling him that nothing will happen until he swings the bat.
This is possible the zaniest series in modern anime.Read more ›
will find. It is one of the rare times that
the script expects the viewer to be able to
follow a story without conventional plot points
or clichés. The graphic style is refreshing
and unusual. Like "The Prisoner" or "The Singing
Detective" this series is best understood after
viewing the entire series. While there are
some subtle culture references that we in the U.S.
may miss, the story is universal and very human,
despite Anime and Sci-fi trappings.
Each episode of FLCL has a very strong motif. In episode 3, it is predominantly about 'Puss In Boots' while episode 4 is a great nod to baseball. There is something fantastic to watch in every scene of FLCL. This is not an anime to ignore.
I don't even have the words to describe what you're thinking of buying.
Its a three DVD series, six episodes. Each episode has an english audio track, a japanese, and finally the director's japanese explanation track. It can often be worth rewatching with the director's track going, he explains a lot of japanese nuances.
That is where 90% of the confusion comes from actually. Most of the show makes sense only to a person from japan, because thier culture is so different. the other 10% is from scenes and dialog that actually are intended to cause confusion.
The story is that of a grade school boy growing up....realizing that the most grown up thing he can do is just be a kid (instead of trying to act like an adult).
Its animation is TOP NOTCH, and will often drop your jaw. the audio and soundtrack are awesome. The english dub is actually quite good...but I often find myself also viewing the japanese subbed version.
Do yourself a favor and buy this while you can. the company that distributed this set only printed a limited number of copies due to its lack of marketability. I had trouble finding all three. Buy them while you can.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've seen it, sometimes at least once a week,for the last 3 years,and continue to be amazed by all the corny ideas that flow from all six episodes of this wacky anime.Published 19 months ago by David P. Rouleau
If you are new to Anime, GET THIS FIRST! Get the entire 6 episodes on the 3 discs! GET IT!!! Don't say, 'Well maybe..." GET IT!
it is sooooo good! Read more
I've watched this series many times.
1. I'm not a big anime fan. I'm not anti-anime, but this series is the only one I own.
2. I've watched it many times over. Read more
One of my favorite animes, next to shin chan. Noata's family is so far out there, it over the top fuuny.Published on March 16, 2013 by Margaret Gonzales
I said I would stop with the first Disc, because of the cost. But it turns out that there are only six episodes, so it, in the end, does not cost an arm and a leg. Just an arm. Read morePublished on September 14, 2008 by Michael Valdivielso
Alas, poor Naota. Not only does he consider his life totally uneventful and boring, but strange things continue to emerge from his head. Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by E. A Solinas
I have to admit that I was a little dumbfounded after watching Volume 1 of FLCL and was debating on whether or not I should view Volume 2. Read morePublished on November 20, 2005 by Sesho
This series must get an award for simple originality. None of the characters follow the same anime stereotypes we've come to know as anime fans. Read morePublished on October 10, 2005 by Antonio D. Paolucci
It doesn't get much better than this, great animation, all the elements needed to draw in a wide variety of people. My absolute favorite anime. Just don't come looking for a plot.Published on September 23, 2005 by Brian Spurrier
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