Tuesday, March 17, 2009

FLCL Review

If there was ever an anime that was funny, nonsensical and twisted, I would have to say "FLCL" would fit this description perfect! Not sure exactly how I want to really describe it, so I will use the plot summary from ANN:

Plot Summary: Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy (although a little cynical), but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his homeless 17 year old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn't know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota's world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself "Haruko" and her presence changes Naota's life to even further insanity.

When I watched this anime, it wasn't bad, but I felt like my brain was going a little dumb. It's probably worth a second watch to better understand it. There was just something about the non-sense of this anime that kept me watching. Maybe it is because Haruko reminds me of a character in another anime I have watched, but Haruko is just an awesome character. You would have to watch it to know what I mean.

Naota is a very strange character in himself. He would be a normal boy but thanks to Haruko hitting him in the head and running him over his life just isn't the same. This is definitely an anime to watch for yourself and form your own opinion.

I think my favorite part about the anime was the whole nonsensical quality of it's entirety.
For some reason this anime made me think of how somebody on drugs would feel if they had watched this while tripping out on any random drug out there. Alot of this anime left me not knowing whether I wanted to laugh my butt off, or go WTF??? It was that strange.

I don't know for sure if I ever caught what FLCL was really supposed to stand for, but we can leave that up to you to decide, and if you do figure out for sure, feel free to let me know. All in all I think Haruko is probably my most favorite character. And this anime was definitely worth watching despite its crazy qualities. I think that made it all the more worth watching.

Oh yeah... must say one more thing... EYEBROWS?? ... Watch to find out...


Snark said...

Hoho! Haven't seen you post in quite some time Riiana!

And yes, FLCL is shit awesome! I bought the boxset a few months back, and it remains one of my most beloved sets ever. Fantastic animation and a cast that's actually likable!

Shame it was only 6 episodes though...I would have loved to see it as a full blown tv series... =(

Blowfish said...

I sure love my Nonsesical Animes and FLCL is along with Excel Saga my favorite.

I cant really say what FLCL is about but im sure its something about growing up and finding your true self (like every Gainax Anime :P)

M12 said...

I remember watching this back in high school! FLCL confused me a lot. I had no idea what was going on XD.

Anonymous said...

I still don't get the plot lol.

phossil said...

I have downloaded the show, burned into dvd's and putted them in a dvdshelf but could you belive I havent seen it yet??

thanks 4 the review. hehe

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