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Flcl: Collection [DVD]

Kazuya Tsurumaki    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Kazuya Tsurumaki
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Mvm
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Feb 2009
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,200 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All six episodes from the Japanese anime series created and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki. 12-year-old Naota's brother has just left Japan for the US to play baseball. Before long, two girls are vying for his attention - his brother's girlfriend and Haruhara Haruko, who claims to be an alien.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your head is empty 11 Jan 2009
Anime can be pretty weird -- just look at series like "Paranoia Agent" and "Boogiepop Phantom." Really weird, sometimes impossible to totally understand.

But for sheer strangeness and kookiness, the winner has got to be "Fooly Cooly (FLCL)." Even as it pokes fun at typical anime, it tells the surrealist story of a very odd coming-of-age, complete with strange plots, oddball characters, and robots sprouting out of a young boy's head.

Naota is a young boy living what he sees as an oppressively dull existance, in a quiet city dominated by the Medical Mechanica building. The closest thing to excitement is fending off the advances of his brother's troubled girlfriend Mamimi.

Then sudenly a girl on a Vespa runs him over, resuscitates him with a smooch, and then bashes him over the head with a bass guitar. That evening, Naota finds that instead of a bump, he has a horn growing out of his head, and no idea what it is or how to get rid of it.

Despite his efforts to avoid her, Naoto's kooky father has hired the crazy Vespa girl, Haruko, as a housekeeper. To make matters worse, his "horn" turns out to be a robot and a giant mechanical hand -- springing out of a channel in his head. And you thought YOU had problems.

The five episodes that follow don't get any more normal, as Naota must deal with the Mayor's daughter getting his strange power, cat ears, more robots, baseball, bombs, the Pirate King Atomsk, seaweed eyebrows, and the interplanetary Medical Mechanica which may or may not be intent on galactic domination. It all clashes in the final episode.

For newbies, "FLCL" is probably the WORST anime to start with.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fooly Cooly!!! 2 July 2009
From studio Gainax, creators of the classic Neon Gensesis Evangelion as well as other great shows, comes the wierdest, coolest, punk rock head trip of an anime ever. This is FLCL (or Fooly Cooly). 12 year old Naota lives a boring life in which nothing extraordinary happens. However when he's run over, and hit over the head with a bass guitar by a crazy woman on a Vespa motorcycle, things couldn't possibly get less wierd. For starters, a robot soon sprouts out on his head and what ensues is a surreal, epic yet laid back story that has to be seen to be believed.

A bizarre mixture of comedy, action, coming of age drama, teen angst and science fiction - FLCL is definetly a strange series. That is not to say that it isn't totally brilliant. The sheer wackiness of the characters and the hyperactive plot sets this show apart from other 'normal' animes making this one rollercoaster ride. This 6 episode show is collected over three discs in this set. Throughout the course of this series, it is hard not to be wowed by the fantastic artwork and animation. Furthermore, this is one series that is going to hve you in stitches with it's insane, quickfire gags along with some great tongue in cheek parodies of other shows (which include Evangelion and the hugely popular sitcom South Park).

To me, FLCL is a great concoction. Yet, everything in this series is unorthodox. There is a rebelious undertone to the show to accomodate the teen angst and coming of age aspect of it and this will really hit home with many people. The way the series is executed makes for a huge contradiction. Everything about this show is over the top and hyperactive, yet it still has the ability to make you feel and think as well as move you with it's fanatsic rock based soundtrack. Genre defining and totally bonkers. What would I classify this show as? I guess I'd have to say "it's Fooly Cooly!"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The one and only FLCL 16 Jan 2012
The reviewers above have pretty much hit the nail on the head so I can't really expand too much on what has been said and I don't want to spoil anything.

Basically all I will say is just don't come into FLCL expecting anything coherent like any other anime series. It is six episodes of random craziness with a tenuous continuity. The charm of Fooly Cooly is in it's fleetingness, you watch it and draw your own conclusions, it's not meant to be totally 'understood' I don't really think, it just happens and you deal with it from there. Even the two manga books don't expand in any great detail really worth mentioning.

It is just one of those experiences in life where you can tick the box and say, yes I've watched FLCL.

Honestly I think FLCL is a prime example of the Marmite experience, your either going to watch it and kind of 'get it' and love it or hate it and feel conned and wonder why you bothered so really it's on you no matter what we reviewers ultimately say as I think it's clear most of us here loved it.

The only outright downside I can really put is the price, 24.99 for the six episodes of FLCL as I type this review, really in this day age is bordering criminal no matter how much I loved the show, it's not really worth that price, especially when you can get great deals and buy full 26 episode Animes for the same or less on Amazon currently. I will say though Anime fans should see it at least once in there life if at all possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly fun and incredibly stupid 18 Dec 2013
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The quality of the anime has not changed in the 11 years since it was released, it is till extremely good.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unusual manga
I'm a fan of Manga but this one is very unusual for me, the story line has no sense of purpose, too much chaos going on most of the time, the animation often switch to the joke... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nokyu
5.0 out of 5 stars More coherent than I expected, but still a crazy cartoon.
People told me FLCL was confusing and weird. I wouldn't say that so much. You want that, watch Serial Experiments Lain (which is really worth it, it's an absolute masterpiece). Read more
Published 7 months ago by CardiacsFanLMP1
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure madness..but in a good way
Wow is all i can say after watching this. The animation is fantastic and the story and series as a whole doesn't take itself too seriously but in a good way as it does poke some... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ian Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre, funny and unfortunately a short anime series.
The first time I watched this show, I had no clue what was going on. I saw no plot, no reason to watch and yet I was still hooked. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Puzzle box
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellnt crazy anime
This is a crazy and funny anime series that tries precisly that with an excellent result; that's why I gave them 5 stars. Read more
Published 18 months ago by RFont
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite literally AWESOME!
Complete and utter genius.

It's about pubescence, sex, childhood, adulthood and how awkward and confusing it all is, especially when you do it all at once. Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2010 by K. C. Johnson-Goffe
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