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!"