FLCL (DVD 1 of 3)
Volume: DVD 1 / 3
Running time: 60
Release date: 2002-09-03
Suggested retail price: $29.98
Age rating: NR
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, expectations and alien intrigue.
Naota wants to be normal. But with a talented brother leaving Japan for the US to play baseball, everyone now looks at him a bit differently. His brother's girlfriend is acting strange and now there's an even stranger girl hitting on him.
With a bass guitar.
Oh, did I mention the robots that keep springing from his head?
Episode 1 – Fooly Cooly
12-year-old Naota already has enough to deal with at home. Both his father and grandfather are more than a little eccentric and less than a little mature. Not to mention the girlfriend his brother left behind, who is now making advancements on him.
Now, a self-proclaimed alien, Haruhara Haruko comes bursting on the scene. Naota is the key to her mission and the weirdness has only just begun.
Episode 2 – Fire Starter
Masked by semi-innocent teasing and flirting, 17-year-old Mamimi is a girl with a past; harboring secrets that Naota doesn’t fully understand. There is definitely something about her that seems more complex than she lets on. For some reason, she’s obsessed with Fire Starter, a video game about fire and a god named Cantide. And nothing is the same after she sees a black winged deity.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
DVD Features: Character design sketches, Translation notes, Reversible cover, Commentary track by the director, and a bonus booklet insert with extra information, over 20 pages of exclusive liner note information, background and special manga sequence translation.
(added on 2001-10-09, modified on 2002-08-03)
- Reviewed by Christopher Macdonald (October 2, 2002)
- Encyclopedia information about FLCL (OAV)