FLCL: FLCL Reviews

September 11, 2019
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.
September 11, 2019
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.
May 2, 2019
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.
February 21, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 21, 2019
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.
November 26, 2018
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.
November 26, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 6, 2018
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.