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  • Joined Sep 15, 2012
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Sep 15, 2012

Ok. David Lynch. Great director, often deals in surrealism. Dude is accomplished, and helped popularize that whole surrealist style.

FLCL. An abortion of an anime aiming to be surreal and out-there but ends up falling into the territory of obtuse and "lol SO RANDUM XD".

Seriously, no part of this makes sense. I'd talk about the plot, but there is none! Non-linear story structures are cool, I often enjoy them, but there needs to be some kind of story. Something has to happen. And no, random monster fights aren't an actual plot point. Sorry.

Then we have the characters. Generic audience insertion autistic school-boy and "I'M QUIRKY!" alien girl. And a robot. Wowww robust cast, no? And not only do they start out bland as all hell, but they outright refuse to evolve. Character development? Fuck that noise.

Oh oh, then the voice acting! Teach a sloth English and you'll have the male VA, and teach a fifth grade girl naughty words and you'll have the female VA. So good! ...

Even if it was just random fighting, that might be good to watch, you know, for the visuals. But no, this show is caught between the horrible anime animation of the 1980s and the slightly better terrible animation of today. It's just no man, no.

This is basically an animation of the imagination games my friends and I would play in first grade.

"Now I'm a robot! PEWPEWPEW I got you!" I would scream, "shooting" my friend with a mock gun formed in my band. "Nooo I put up a shield" he would shout back, his arms held akimbo, simulating a force field.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
1/10 overall

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lcaseidefensis Nov 22, 2012

What do you mean by the bad animations of the 80s? Cowboy Bebop everheardof?! And no, it's not just random sh*t, actually it even has some parody of deep-moral-background and that's why a lotta people love. You don't have to, but please accept that it IS enjoyable for people who: A) never geard of anime

B) bored with the usual cliches, which even some great titles (eg.:Code Geass) have

C) just simply crazy :)

oh, and it also has great music, I don't see why didn't you mentioned its good sides :(

Gakorak Sep 23, 2012

There's no plot?  VA's are bad?  Characters are generic?  Did we watch the same show at all?  Perhaps your view is a biased for some reason or another.

PinkyI Sep 19, 2012

It doesn't. Its a very good anime. And this guy is a troll.

Jare Sep 18, 2012

I love how this is worded. I haven't seen the anime, but I've read the first few chapters of the manga (which, people say is 5x more confusing) and I guess your review speaks of the truth.