Series Name: Furi Kuri (FLCL)
Though only a mere 6 episodes, FLCL has instantly
become one of the most memorable series I've had the pleasure
to watch. FLCL is, without a doubt, one of the weirdest anime
series I have EVER seen. It has a incredibly unique story,
a very distinct style, and some very original characters.
Normally, all those elements combine together for some incredibly
great viewing content. However, I can see FLCL being an anime
that some people won't understand and others thinking it's
way too bizarre and not worth watching. Why do you ask? Well,
FLCL's story is quite abstract and sometimes defies all reason.
And I certainly don't mean this in the typical anime fashion
either. Without giving away any plots elements, FLCL does
some very bizzare things that will make many viewers simply
Yet, to me, this is clearly what will no doubt
appeal to people. It is not another space opera. It isn't
reality based. And it isn't your typical love story. It's
a unique sci fi story. It stars a young boy named Naota and
upon meeting a very energetic and strange girl named Haurko,
who is an extremely cool and funny character and rides a vespa,
Naota's life begins to become complicated and things begin
to make less sense as his reality starts to become all mixed
up. I'm really trying not to spoil this series for any potential
watchers, and it's making this review inredibly hard to write.
All that's left to say is that this is a series you have to
sort of jump in head first and simply watch it. The good part
is that it's short. I certainly don't think I could have put
up with 26 episodes of this at it would have probably worn
out it's welcome. And I guess that's it's appeal. It's short,
gets to the point of the story, hits you with some strange
plot, makes you laugh, and has a cool ending.
Also worth noting is the music. Sure it's mostly
Japanese rock, but what's cool is that it's actually GOOD
Japanese rock. From all the anime series I've seen, any Japanese
rock has been pretty bad. But for a change, the rock music
in FLCL is really great. Very memorable and always very fitting
with what's happening on screen. Now if I can only get my
hands on the sound track...
So what are you waiting for? Get your hands
on this series and give it a whirl. If you don't enjoy it,
at least you didn't waste that much time watching it and heard
some cool tunes.