FLCL: FLCL (2003)



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Critic Ratings: 8

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Air date: Aug 5, 2003
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Each of FLCL's six episodes are so packed with details, rapid-fire jokes and animation shifts that the show practically demands repeat viewings to disentangle the story from the noise.

Sep 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a show that could absolutely not exist as anything other than manga or anime. That's a big reason why this sexually-charged series works.

Sep 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's got an incredible Japanese alt-rock soundtrack from the band The Pillows. Its editing is frenetic. Its characters interact in extremes of manic, moody, or forlorn. Its plot kinda doesn't matter.

May 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Tsurumaki dodged a lot of common anime cliches in creating FLCL, and the result is something uniquely weird and capricious that has to be seen, and even then may not be believed.

Feb 21, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

FLCL certainly is more than a little bonkers, but get used to the rapid pace and unusual plot and it soon becomes clear that this is a piece of work which was way ahead of its time.

Feb 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Bat-s--t INSANE, and yet somehow still grounded... It's ambiguous and out of this world, and if you don't get it, the story doesn't care.

Nov 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Logic dictates that FLCL should be an undisciplined and unaffecting mess, given all the insanity that its creators are attempting to weld into a functioning whole. Yet while it's hard to explain exactly why, it works.

Nov 26, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Multiple viewings may be the only way to see through FLCL's intentionally confounding storytelling strategies. On rewatch, though, FLCL is a coherent and rather poignant coming-of-age story told in ellipses.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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