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FLCL (Fooly Cooly) - Vol. 3
FLCL - Vol 3
Fooly Cooly
Actors: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Steve Blum, Chiemi Chiba
Directors: Kazuya Tsurumaki, Masahiko Ôtsuka, Shôji Saeki, Takeshi Ando
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2003     1hr 0min

Produced by GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and animated by Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell), FLCL takes animation to yet another level. Get ready for this shocking, funny, and right out freaky show about adolescence,...  more »


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Actors: Jun Mizuki, Mayumi Shintani, Izumi Kasagi, Steve Blum, Chiemi Chiba
Directors: Kazuya Tsurumaki, Masahiko Ôtsuka, Shôji Saeki, Takeshi Ando
Creators: Kazuya Tsurumaki, Hideki Uchino, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Yoji Enokido
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Drama, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Broccoli Int'l
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 07/22/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Contemplative anime
D. Godfrey | Poultney, VT USA | 05/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I would be hard pressed to find a more confusing anime than FLCL, and that's saying a lot for this genre. Then again it isn't all that surprising coming from studio GAINAX, those who brought us all the way to The End of Evangelion. FLCL is certainly one of their more "down to earth" films at it's heart and is surprisingly simple to analyze once you either ignore or accept the mayhem. The second to last and last episodes are on this DVD which bring this series to an acceptable and nevertheless ambiguous conclusion. In the fifth episode they show their true colors applying more Matrix inspired "bullet time" fight scenes and successfully parodying everything real or animated including South Park. But that is simply for the enjoyment of those who know the references. And in true GAINAX fashion the writer, director and animator lose their last inkling of sanity in bringing this production to a finale. To get a sense of this (and this is not a spoiler) simply look at the cover of this DVD, taken from a frame in the last few scenes. Overall I do wish the series was longer, but I think that would lose some charm if that were the case. Frankly I think it is some of the best animation Production IG has done along with some of the most imaginative storytelling(?) I have seen. To cap it off, a warning to those light of heart, and a shameless promotion: I highly and humbly recommend this series, the last episodes will without a doubt blow your mind."
Most Beautiful Anime Ever Put on Video
Max M. Burn | Western MA | 11/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The stylistic achievement is simply stunning. Very few, if any, TV anime ever reach this level of eye-candy gorgeousness. Gainax's FLCL combines the palette subtleties of the best of Studio Ghibli with its own distinct character designs, action gestures and emotional expressions. Hilarious manga-style sequences AND this volume's 'Brittle Bullets' features a riff on South Park's faux-construction paper style.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."
hj | hj | 10/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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. Which is necessary because after your first time, you will find yourself lost, saying: What the #$%@ did i just watch? The show may seem a bunch of random crazyness, but that is only the first layer. Below this is a very plot-driven twist of jelousy, pain, acceptence, denial, love, and growing up. I am not a fan of anime, but this is much more than anime. It is not crazy people fighting creatures for no reason. This is genius....
-Brian Artusio"
Great Anime
Ian C. Fricker | 09/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I saw this was at an anime club viewing. At first I wasn't sure what to make of it. There is a lot on the screen at one time. However, I wasn't at all annoyed by the liberal use of slapstick humor and character distortion. This anime manages to be both ridiculous and adult in its sensibility. Let me clarify that:
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..."