History Anime / FLCL

28th Jan '17 9:50:59 PM NonperformingAuthor
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* MindScrew: The whole series, but especially:

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* MindScrew: The whole series, but especially:series. There are some people who had no idea what the hell they were watching the first time they sat through the series. Some notable moments:
21st Jan '17 7:07:44 AM AgentSalt
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''FLCL'' ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay pronounced "Fooly Cooly"]], [[NoPronunciationGuide not "Eff-ell-see-ell"]]) is a 6-episode {{OVA}} that follows the story of Naota, a young Japanese boy who lives with his father and grandfather. Naota has become annoyed at the inappropriate attention from his brother's ex-girlfriend Mamimi, and he thinks his life and his hometown are boring. His entire life changes when Haruko Haruhara, a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic older girl]] runs over Naota with her Vespa. Haruko claims she's an intergalactic police officer, but she wields a Rickenbacker bass guitar with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-like]] pullstring motor on the back as a [[StealthPun blunt instrument]] and physically and sexual harasses Naota, making it clear something is weird about her. After his initial contact with Haruko, Naota's forehead begins spawning giant robots, and the insanity increases exponentially from there.

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''FLCL'' ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay pronounced "Fooly Cooly"]], [[NoPronunciationGuide not "Eff-ell-see-ell"]]) is a 6-episode {{OVA}} that follows the story of Naota, a young Japanese boy who lives with his father and grandfather. Naota has become annoyed at the inappropriate attention from his brother's ex-girlfriend Mamimi, and he thinks his life and his hometown are boring. His entire life changes when Haruko Haruhara, a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic older girl]] runs over Naota with her Vespa. Haruko claims she's an intergalactic police officer, but she wields a Rickenbacker bass guitar with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-like]] pullstring motor on the back as a [[StealthPun blunt instrument]] and physically and sexual sexually harasses Naota, making it clear something is weird about her. After his initial contact with Haruko, Naota's forehead begins spawning giant robots, and the insanity increases exponentially from there.
5th Jan '17 12:15:33 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AdaptationDistillation: One useful fan theory states that the entire plot is just ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' boiled down to six episodes and served hyperactive on a bed of heartwarming comedy. It's a deconstruction ''[[{{Reconstruction}} of a deconstruction]]'', with the MindScrew left intact, and not a single [[FreudWasRight phallic symbol]] removed.

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* AdaptationDistillation: One useful fan theory states that the entire plot is just ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' boiled down to six episodes and served hyperactive on a bed of heartwarming comedy. It's a deconstruction ''[[{{Reconstruction}} of a deconstruction]]'', with the MindScrew left intact, and not a single [[FreudWasRight phallic symbol]] symbol removed.



** This might also explain Naota's [[FreudWasRight attraction to Haruko.]] The moment where he embraces her in his room after she returns during episode six can easily be interpreted as Haruko functioning as a stand in for some one else who is no longer in Naota's life.

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** This might also explain Naota's [[FreudWasRight attraction to Haruko.]] Haruko. The moment where he embraces her in his room after she returns during episode six can easily be interpreted as Haruko functioning as a stand in for some one else who is no longer in Naota's life.
18th Oct '16 6:38:22 PM _____________
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** In one episode, someone runs around in a mouse costume saying "[[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena chu]]."
12th Oct '16 3:14:09 PM DarkaMonster
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[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax announced that the property was for sale; Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation, subsequently purchased the rights. In March 2016 -- six months after the purchase and over fifteen years after the original series ended -- Creator/{{Toonami}} announced that the block's network Creator/{{adult swim}} would collaborate with Production I.G to create two new six-episode seasons of ''FLCL''.

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[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax announced that the property was for sale; Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation, subsequently purchased the rights. In March 2016 -- six months after the purchase and over fifteen years after the original series ended -- Creator/{{Toonami}} announced that the block's network Creator/{{adult swim}} Creator/AdultSwim would collaborate with Production I.G to create two new six-episode seasons of ''FLCL''.
12th Oct '16 3:12:36 PM DarkaMonster
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[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax announced that the property was for sale; Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation, subsequently purchased the rights. In March 2016 -- six months after the purchase and over fifteen years after the original series ended -- Creator/{{Toonami}} announced that the block's network Creator/{{[adult swim]}} would collaborate with Production I.G to create two new six-episode seasons of ''FLCL''.

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[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax announced that the property was for sale; Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation, subsequently purchased the rights. In March 2016 -- six months after the purchase and over fifteen years after the original series ended -- Creator/{{Toonami}} announced that the block's network Creator/{{[adult swim]}} Creator/{{adult swim}} would collaborate with Production I.G to create two new six-episode seasons of ''FLCL''.
12th Oct '16 3:12:18 PM DarkaMonster
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[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax announced that the property was for sale; Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation, subsequently purchased the rights. In March 2016 -- six months after the purchase and over fifteen years after the original series ended -- Creator/{{Toonami}} announced it would collaborate with Production I.G to create two new six-episode seasons of ''FLCL''.

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[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax announced that the property was for sale; Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation, subsequently purchased the rights. In March 2016 -- six months after the purchase and over fifteen years after the original series ended -- Creator/{{Toonami}} announced it that the block's network Creator/{{[adult swim]}} would collaborate with Production I.G to create two new six-episode seasons of ''FLCL''.
9th Oct '16 2:26:43 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** The {{Bigger Bad}}s, presumably Haruko's superiors, in the Space Police Brotherhood.

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** The {{Bigger Bad}}s, presumably Haruko's superiors, superiors (presumably) in the Space Police Brotherhood.
25th Sep '16 6:37:38 AM Willbyr
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''FLCL'' ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay pronounced "Fooly Cooly"]], [[NoPronunciationGuide not "Eff-ell-see-ell"]]) is a 6-episode {{OVA}} that follows the story of Naota, a young Japanese boy who lives with his father and grandfather. Naota has become annoyed at the inappropriate attention from his brother's ex-girlfriend Mamimi, and he thinks his life and his hometown are boring. His entire life changes when Haruko Haruhara, a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic older girl]] who rides a Vespa, runs over Naota with said Vespa. She claims she is an intergalactic police officer; that she wields a Rickenbacker bass guitar with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-like]] pullstring motor on the back as a [[StealthPun blunt instrument]] makes it clear something is weird about her -- as does her continued physical and sexual harassment of Naota. After his initial contact with Haruko, Naota's forehead begins spawning giant robots, and the insanity increases exponentially from there.

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''FLCL'' ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay pronounced "Fooly Cooly"]], [[NoPronunciationGuide not "Eff-ell-see-ell"]]) is a 6-episode {{OVA}} that follows the story of Naota, a young Japanese boy who lives with his father and grandfather. Naota has become annoyed at the inappropriate attention from his brother's ex-girlfriend Mamimi, and he thinks his life and his hometown are boring. His entire life changes when Haruko Haruhara, a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic older girl]] who rides a Vespa, runs over Naota with said Vespa. She her Vespa. Haruko claims she is she's an intergalactic police officer; that officer, but she wields a Rickenbacker bass guitar with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-like]] pullstring motor on the back as a [[StealthPun blunt instrument]] makes and physically and sexual harasses Naota, making it clear something is weird about her -- as does her continued physical and sexual harassment of Naota.her. After his initial contact with Haruko, Naota's forehead begins spawning giant robots, and the insanity increases exponentially from there.



25th Sep '16 2:13:25 AM StevieWillShowYou
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''FLCL'' ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay pronounced "Fooly Cooly"]], [[NoPronunciationGuide not "Eff-ell-see-ell"]]) is a 6-episode {{OVA}}, following the story of Naota, a young Japanese boy who lives with his father and grandfather. He's become the object of inappropriate attention from his brother's ex-girlfriend, and thinks his life and town are boring. This changes when he is run over by Haruko Haruhara, a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic older girl]] who rides a Vespa, claims she is an intergalactic police officer, wields a Rickenbacker bass guitar with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-like]] pullstring motor on the back as a [[StealthPun blunt instrument]], and has no qualms about harassing Naota both physically and sexually. After his initial contact with Haruko, Naota's forehead begins spawning giant robots -- and the wackiness grows exponentially from there.

''FLCL'' is nominally a galaxy-spanning SpaceOpera, but its real appeal lies in one of two places: as the story of a young boy coming of age filled with allegorical and symbolism-soaked writing, off-the-wall humor, and imagery that ranges from clever to truly brilliant...or as a bunch of insane almost-nonsense strung together to form a big ball of crazy that fascinates viewers while it brings loads of laughs and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall plays]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall havoc]] with the fourth wall.

A manga version was later released, created by Hajime Ueda. As it goes on, the story differs heavily from the anime, being [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and less over-the-top]] (though still containing comedic parts) yet keeping the fast-paced and confusing nature.

[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax made it public that the property was for sale. It was subsequently purchased by Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation. On March 24, 2016, over 15 years after the original series ended, it was announced that IG and Creator/{{Toonami}} would collaborate on making 12 new episodes split into two six-episode seasons.

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''FLCL'' ([[ItsPronouncedTroPay pronounced "Fooly Cooly"]], [[NoPronunciationGuide not "Eff-ell-see-ell"]]) is a 6-episode {{OVA}}, following {{OVA}} that follows the story of Naota, a young Japanese boy who lives with his father and grandfather. He's Naota has become annoyed at the object of inappropriate attention from his brother's ex-girlfriend, ex-girlfriend Mamimi, and he thinks his life and town his hometown are boring. This His entire life changes when he is run over by Haruko Haruhara, a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl manic older girl]] who rides a Vespa, runs over Naota with said Vespa. She claims she is an intergalactic police officer, officer; that she wields a Rickenbacker bass guitar with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw-like]] pullstring motor on the back as a [[StealthPun blunt instrument]], and has no qualms instrument]] makes it clear something is weird about harassing Naota both physically her -- as does her continued physical and sexually. sexual harassment of Naota. After his initial contact with Haruko, Naota's forehead begins spawning giant robots -- robots, and the wackiness grows insanity increases exponentially from there.

''FLCL'' is nominally a galaxy-spanning SpaceOpera, but its real appeal lies in one of two places: as the As a coming-of-age story of a young boy coming of age filled with allegorical and symbolism-soaked writing, off-the-wall humor, and imagery that ranges from clever to truly brilliant...or as a bunch of insane almost-nonsense strung together to form a big ball of crazy that fascinates viewers while as it brings offers loads of laughs and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall plays]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall havoc]] fast and loose]] with the fourth wall.

A manga version of the story was later released, created released. Created by Hajime Ueda. As it goes on, Ueda, the manga's story differs heavily from the anime, being anime as it goes on, sticking with a [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and less over-the-top]] tone (though it still containing has some comedic parts) yet while keeping the fast-paced frenetic and confusing nature.

nature of the OVA.

[[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/08/31-1/production-ig-mentions-possibility-of-flcl-remake In September 2015]], Creator/StudioGainax made it public announced that the property was for sale. It was subsequently purchased by sale; Creator/ProductionIG, a longtime Gainax partner and the other entity credited for ''FLCL'''s animation. On animation, subsequently purchased the rights. In March 24, 2016, 2016 -- six months after the purchase and over 15 fifteen years after the original series ended, it was announced that IG and ended -- Creator/{{Toonami}} announced it would collaborate on making 12 with Production I.G to create two new episodes split into two six-episode seasons.
seasons of ''FLCL''.






** It could also be that Mamimi is attached to the name Takkun because it is a shortening of Tasuku, her ex-boyfriend. She calls Naota the same nickname because it fits for both ( TA-suku and Nao-TA), and because she's still fixated on Tasuku.
* AccidentalPervert: In episode 4, Mamimi startles Naota by jumping up in a flash and he ends up reaching for her... only to end up holding her panties.
* ActionInsuranceGag: In episode 3, "Marquis de Carabas", the robot Canti falls off the roof of the school building and smashes into the car belonging to Naota's teacher, wrecking it. One of the other students leaning out a window says that the teacher was still paying off the car's loan.

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** It could also be that Mamimi is attached to the name Takkun because it is a shortening of Tasuku, her ex-boyfriend. She calls Naota the same nickname because it fits for both ( TA-suku (TA-suku and Nao-TA), and because she's still fixated on Tasuku.
* AccidentalPervert: In episode Episode 4, Mamimi startles Naota by jumping up in a flash and he ends up reaching for her... only to end up holding her panties.
* ActionInsuranceGag: In episode Episode 3, "Marquis de Carabas", the robot Canti falls off the roof of the school building and smashes into the car belonging to Naota's teacher, wrecking it. One of the other students leaning out a window says that the teacher was still paying off the car's loan.



* AllThereInTheManual: [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/tvshow/flcl,311/ AV Club's review of the series]] gives a lot of detail people are likely to miss.

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* AllThereInTheManual: [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/tvshow/flcl,311/ AV Club's review of the series]] gives serves up a lot of detail details people are likely to miss.
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