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Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(8/8/02 12:00:43 pm)
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Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)
This masterpiece of animated wackiness was never mentioned here; it's my duty to do so.

If you have seen it, what do you think of it? I'm interested because I personally love it, and I'm a little worried about that.
(Not that I think there is something rong with it, but I've heard very few opinions of it...from regular human beings at least.)

"What does an average ringworm make of FLCL?"


Edited by: Kitano at: 8/8/02 12:02:30 pm
naritai
Sadako slave
(8/8/02 12:52:29 pm)
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Re: Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)
It's not "rong" to love a good thing ^.~

FLCL is one of my all-time favorite series. It's got everything a good series should have- comedy, drama, wackiness, suspense, lovable characters (Kanchi is the bestest mech ever! *-*), and a killer soundtrack (all hail the pillows).

I only wish they had decided to make a movie too. There's so much I want to know about Rahal and her "relationship" with Atomosk (like is it true that she really loves him, or is she just being a power hungry b*tch?)

That and I believe it is single-handedly responsible for the current influx of Vespas here in Dallas.. u.u

"...if I could be reborn, even though it would violate the will of God himself, I would want to be at your side." ~Sadako

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(8/8/02 1:02:17 pm)
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Re: Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)
Yeah, I wasn't quite sure if Atomusuku was a "someone" or a "something", because "it" shifted from Kanchi to Naota, and then "it" took off on it's own...(Atomusuku in my opinion os the personification of the power everyone seeks, when it left Naota, he changed to a little boy again, with a boy's behaviour. Atomusuku = adolescence/ adulthood/ sexual awakening. "Strong stuff", "Stud", "Sour drinks", "Spicy food", etc. That's why Haruko is always hitting on Naota and arousing him; she wants to get "it" out of him, or to use his head to teleport "Atomusuku")

Everything in FLCL has a sexual connotation, have you noticed...? They play a lot with double-sense, or triple-sense of everything!


Edited by: Kitano at: 8/8/02 1:04:01 pm
uchujin
citizen of the Loopworld
(8/8/02 6:45:05 pm)
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Re: Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)
Wow, good work kitano! :) I gave up trying to work out what was going on and just enjoy the sheer brilliance of the series... favourite scenes anyone?.. mine would have to be the bit set to 'crazy sunshine', batting the satellite back into orbit.. If i ever see a sequence in anime more amazing than that, I'll combust or something.. aaaah, haruko.. the anime obsessed dad.. mamimi.. her cat.. the eyebrows.. what a series! Anyone know if a second volume of the manga came out? I have #1...

.. and I'm sure i mentioned flcl in some anime thread here a while ago.. maybe.. very briefly..

Kitano
manipulator of the Virus
(8/9/02 1:24:30 am)
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Re: Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)
The fat cat (Miyumiyu), is Haruko's means of communicating with Atomusuku, notice the cat...

Al Kusanagi
citizen of the Loopworld
(8/9/02 8:01:41 am)
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Re: Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)
Despite being a huge Gainax fan, I really didn't like FLCL. I think watching Excel Saga before it spoiled me. I do, however, dig the soundtrack, provided by the last true old school rockers "The Pillows."

jasejase
manipulator of the Virus
(8/10/02 12:08:15 am)
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Re: Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)

I love FLCL. I have my fansubs, but eagerly await the very delayed DVDs. I'm just glad I bought the OST and artbook. Wish I'd bought the action figures though. I also love GAINAX's new show, Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai.

naritai
Sadako slave
(8/10/02 2:10:40 am)
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Re: Gainax and FLCL aka FuriKuri (Tsurumaki Kazuya)
I never really looked at is as Atomosk= "adulthood"... but now you mention it, it's not a bad theory at all.

My abosolute, hands-down favorite scene in FLCL is when Mamimi follows the "Black Angel" Kanchi to the abandoned schoolhouse... (with the beautiful "Hybrid Rainbow").. it's one of the most beautiful, most expressive animated scenes I've ever seen.

"...if I could be reborn, even though it would violate the will of God himself, I would want to be at your side." ~Sadako