FLCL (Fooly Cooly) - Vol. 3
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In the first of these two, Brittle Bullet, we see more action with General Amarao, who first appeared last episode. For those of you not too great with names, that's the guy with red hair and huge dark green eyebrows which occasionally fall off. His confrontation with Haruko is just one of the things to look forward to in this episode. The others include Kitsurabami (his assistant) getting a crush on Canti, Naota going off the deep end a little, a huge fake gun fight, a a giant gunslinging robot that comes out of Naota's head and starts shooting a 100-ft. long shotgun at Haruko, who's wearing a ridiculous bunnygirl suit and toting a slingshot.
The second episode is FLCLimax, and it is indeed the climax. In this one, everything that has been growing throughout the series will come out to create a truly insane sequence. At its core (very, very deep) FLCL is a love story about Haruko and Naota, and we finally see the resolution of that in this episode. I'm not going to tell you how it ends, but I'll leave on word: Atomsk. Oh, and did I mention another Manga sequence?
Ultimately, while this series is constantly bizarre and often innappropriate, I still find it one of the most hilarious and wonderful series I have ever seen. Perhaps this is because it transcends everything else I have ever seen, becoming something that does not really fit into any category. Whatever it is, it is a great show, one not to be missed.
If you've never seen FLCL before, just relax, have an open mind and let this bizarrely wonderful world take you in. Let the stream-of-consciousness story wash over you like a KoolAid waterfall. You'll want to see it again just to make sure you saw what you saw the first time.
Imagine taking Peanuts, old Warner Bros. cartoons, Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and Dr. Who as concepts. Then combine all of them in a parallel dimension of modern Japan. Set this to a highly sexualized, but not explicit, comming-of-age story. With aliens. And robots. I hate doing reviews that boil down to, "It's like X combined with Y." Rather, think of this as a setup, to get your mind in the mood. FLCL itself is a true original, however.
Technical notes: Though most will, of course, prefer subtitles, the English dub is very well executed. Graphically, this is very dense. Unlike many animes that try to squeeze as much screen time out of a cell as possible, FLCL is a collage of movement, lighting, and changing "camera angles." The soundtrack by the Pillows is impressive. None of that corporate jpop, made-for-twelve-yr-olds filth. This band is seriously good.
This is a great, highly original anime, and one of my favorites. Great for adults and adolescents. Particularly good for those who appreciate sci-fi along the lines of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchet.
On a final note, I have to disagree with "Karl." It would seem from his suggestions that he's probably more of a hentai fan. And there's nothing wrong with that. :) But, I doubt that it was plot that he found lacking in this series...
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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
so... you just let me pay you twenty bucks for a bootleg? If I wanted a bootleg i would have just searched a torrent.Published on January 21, 2010 by Jessica Burton
Please tell me you never expected a NORMAL ending to the weirdest anime in history, "FLCL." What does Fooly Cooly mean anyway? Read morePublished on May 29, 2009 by E. A Solinas
I like Naruto, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Samurai 7, The Princess of Tennis, Wolf Rain and etc. I don't like Inuyasha. Read morePublished on March 27, 2007 by Property of CSU
Out of all 6 episodes, I have to say the 5th episode is my favorite and it's on this DVD,along with episode 6 (my 2nd favorite episode) here are some reasons these 2 are my 2... Read morePublished on July 10, 2006
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 November 7, 2005 by Antonio D. Paolucci
Words cannot describe the final two episodes of FLCL. The unbelievible sensation of your jaw 16 inches from your face will make you watch them over and over agian. Read morePublished on September 30, 2005 by hj
After the first episode, one may dismiss Fooly Cooly as an anime devoid of plot and filled to the brim with unnecessary wackiness. Read morePublished on April 4, 2005 by Pseudonym
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