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    Unique ID Code: 0000112619
    Added by: David Beckett
    Added on: 1/2/2009 21:05
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    FLCL: Volumes 1-3

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    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 180
    Retail Price: £29.99
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    Content Type: TV Series

    Twelve-year-old Naota's tranquil if somewhat boring existence essentially revolves around going to school and spending time at home with his lecherous father and grandfather. And things have been worse since his older brother, Tasuku, left to play pro baseball in America causing in his girlfriend, Mamimi, to focus her inappropriate and unwanted attentions on the younger Naota.

    But events take an unpredictably dramatic turn with the arrival of Haruhara Haruko, an out-of-this-world girl who literally blasts into Naota's by running him down on her scooter and clobbering him with her guitar. The resulting head injury is not so much a lump as a phallic horn from which robots begin to erupt at the most inopportune moments! As if that wasn't enough, Naota later discovers that his father has employed Haruko as a live-in maid with one of Naota's head-spawned robots as her assistant.

    It's not long before Naota discovers the reason for Haruko's earthly visit and, naturally, it's just as bizarre as recent events have led him to expect.

    Unlike any other anime you may have seen before, FLCL is virtually impossible to categorize, combining, as it does, elements of comedy, drama, science fiction, romance, philosophy, poetry and numerous knowing reference to contemporary pop culture. At its core, though, FLCL is a mesmerising, radically visualised coming-of-age saga for the 21st century.

    Special Features:
    • Director's Commentary (with English Subtitles)
    • The Pillows - Film Clip
    • Character Sketches
    • Japanese Promo
    • Japanese Closing
    • Poster Art Gallery
    • Art Gallery
    • Textless Closing
    • Cast Profiles
    • Australian Trailer
    • Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo English
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Kazuya Tsurumaki

    Written By:

    Jun Mizuki
    Mayumi Shintani
    Izumi Kasagi
    Steve Blum
    Chiemi Chiba
    Melissa Fahn
    Yukari Fukui
    Barbara Goodson
    Hiroshi Ito
    Mika Itô
    R. Martin Klein
    Steve Kramer
    Dave Mallow
    Joe Martin
    Suzuki Matsuo
    Chris McDougall
    Akira Miyashima
    Tara Murphy
    Kôichi Ôkura
    Ryan Ragland
    Luis Reyes
    Stephanie Sheh
    Jessica Straus
    Kazuhito Suzuki
    Mark Takeuchi
    Rick Tetzlaff
    L. Villa
    Kari Wahlgren
    Maggie Weidner
    Yuriko Yamaguchi
    Shizuki Yamashita
    Agnes Yoshida

    Soundtrack By:
    Shinkichi Mitsumune
    The Pillows

    Music From:
    The Pillows

    Sato Hiroki
    Nishizawa Masatomo
    Stephanie Sheh
    Shizuki Yamashita

    Executive Producer:
    Toshimichi Otsuki
    Maki Terashima-Furuta
    Hideki Uchino

    MVM Entertainment

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