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I know it's late but i just finished this.

1. WTF did i just watch ?
2. Why do i love it ?
3. Was...was she banging the MC's dad's brains out ?
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>>102238505
why does it matter whether or not she was banging the dad? jealous? ;)
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>>102238505
>1. WTF did i just watch ?
6 episodes of Gianax at it's best.

>2. Why do i love it ?
It was fucking good.

>3. Was...was she banging the MC's dad's brains out ?
She wanted to use his head. and it was only for one episode. High probability.

Good job catching up, slowpoke.
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The greatest anime of all time.

Because it's good.

No, but Naota sure as hell thought she was.
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>>102238616
yeah !!!
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>>102238505
>1. WTF did i just watch ?

One of the biggest, broadest and most intricate stories of a massive intergalactic war and quest for ultimate power, told entirely from the perspective of some kid on earth who is barely a blip compared to the grand scale of events happening in the universe
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>>102238505
> Was...was she banging the MC's dad's brains out ?
This is the one that still throws me off. Idunno.

In the manga she definitely was
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>>102238696
>>102238837
Also...What does FLCL mean ? What is Furi Kuri ?
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>>102238837
>barely a blip
>responsible for releasing Atomsk and breaking Medical Mechanica's grip on Earth

Naota was pretty fucking important.
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>>102239017
It is

what it is
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>>102238901
I don't think so. I'm pretty sure it was the same in the manga, except in the manga Naota killed his real dad because of it, whereas in the anime it was a robot Haruko created.

>>102239017
Whatever you want it to mean, as evidenced by its usage by everyone in the show. However, in episode 2 or 3 Haruko does describe the process of pulling something through an NO portal as "FLCL", so that may be the actual definition.
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>>102238837
>intricate
What? I mean it's got a hell of a lot of symbolism and metaphors, and decent depth of characterization, but the story is sure as hell not intricate. They just don't go into painstaking detail to make sure that the audience is 100% clued in on every single plot point. They say what's happening once, and if you weren't paying attention that's your own damn fault that you won't know what's going on, but they very simply said what it was and story wise it was meant to be taken at face value.
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>>102239204
Oh no the plot in the actual show is straightforward as hell, I agree.

But all the events going on beyond what we see happening in those 6 episodes, you just know there's some real shit going on there
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>>102239306
Yeah sure I'll agree with that.
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>>102239306
Grand yes. Intricate, no. There's no political intrigue or anything. Just a terraforming organization who kidnapped a galactic Pirate, a peace keeping agency, and Haruko.
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>>102238505
>>102238616
>>102238793

Samefagging.
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>>102239470
You could very well be right. I mean all we can ever do is speculate in our own ways what the wider world of FLCL is actually like

And that's both cool as hell and frustating as fuck. So thanks for that Gainax you devious cunts
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>>102239017
Who cares if it's furi or kuri?
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>>102238505
3. it was a robot. rewatch it.
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>...Watermelon. Or like a panda with a mean face, or like sandals with pressure points drawn on them, or the smell of a blackboard eraser, or a Sunday morning where you wake up and it's raining. Well, I like him more than hard bread.

I love this line so much. It really sold me on the dub. It feels so genuine somehow. The whole scene is just fucking great, one of my all time favorite anime moments. http://youtu.be/3DZO1oiiLcE
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>>102239503
no, mine are just the first and the third
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>>102239974
not in the manga (shit was dark)
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Best girl.
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>>102240391
The manga was retarded and had shit artwork.
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>>102240041
mamimi was first waifu
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Honestly the 2000s were my teenage years and I had a lot of time to watch anime. This is still my favorite though, goddamn is it good. I watch it at least once a year and still get the feelings from the first time.
2. Why do i love it ?
Because it's good.
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>>102240405
I hope Naoda realized what a faggot he was and decided to tap that in high school.
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>>102240474
>mfw he probably didn't get laid until 3rd year when she decided to stop fucking around and jump him
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>>102240434
I liked the more woven (as opposed to episodic) plot, and the artstyle grew on me
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>>102240474
Don't forget canon scenario according to one of the adaptations is that they go their separate ways after school and never see each other again
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>>102240625
>according to one of the adaptations

What are you talking about?
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>>102240678
Oh, right, forgot about the novelization.
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>>102240721
Yeah that. And it seemed to be a bit edgy for edgy's sake but what can you do.
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>>102238505
>WTF
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>>102240757
Maybe Enokido was annoyed that FLCL was never going to get a continuation and decided to vent through his writing.
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>>102240405
The real world is sorely lacking in women who pair red-rimmed glasses and long-sleeved soviet shirts.
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>>102240405
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>>102240041

You're absolutely right. A lot of the dub acting just feels so "natural".

To be honest, all these years and I still haven't watched through FLCL in Japanese. It's probably the only anime (Besides maybe Bebop) where I can say that.
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>>102241911
i watch all anime in jap. And why wouldn't you watch this one ? mamimi is voiced by Nonon from Kill la Kill's actress
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>>102242079
not mamimi, i meant haruko
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>>102242079

There's no need for me to, as the dub is as good if not better than the sub.

And ofc I know the voice actress. You think I'm some kind of casual?
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>>102238505
The first time I watched FLCL the plot didn't make perfect sense to me either, but now that I've seen it atleast 5 or 6 times everything is perfectly clear.
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>>102242157
well i don't think i've ever watched an anime in english dubs besides dragonball because it was long ago and i was a casual back then. But now i couldn't watch any anime dubbed. Still i love the FLCL jap voice acting a lot.
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>>102239505
CAN YOU FEEL THAT HYBRID RAINBOWWW
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>>102239668
How should I know, I'm still in grade school! You think I'm that crazy?
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>>102239017
It's the noise that breasts make when you fondle them! Listen to grandpa he knows his shit!
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>>102242424
Ya do it like this with yer hands, see?
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>>102238505
It was a robot haruko was fucking with him
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>>102238505

1. The best thing ever

2. See one

3. No, Haruko never fucks anyone. She considers humans to be too far below her, most likely, save for Naota at the end of the series. She definitely wasn't fuggin' the MC's dad, she made a robot to massage her and make Naota jealous, since she 'operated' his N.O. channel by using his emotions as a sort of control panel. By making him feel jealous, scared, or affectionate at different times, she could manipulate his N.O.
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Made this for you guys.
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>>102243101
I can hear it.
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Best song, best episode. Lesser tastes need not apply.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H58LvA378fY
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>>102243151

Working as intented

>>102243210

I think the low point of my recent life was realizing that, deep down inside, I'm not Naota, but Commander Amarao. I think more like him and sympathize with his plight. He does his best but still gets fucked over the entire econd half.

Commander Amarao is moe.
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>>102243210

This song gives me goosebumps. The ending of episode 4 was so fucking good, Jesus Christ.

>Your face when the sky changes colors
>Your face when "What's that?" "Your bat."
>Your face when "That kid will never pull it off!"
>Your face when he swings the bat
>Your face when Haruko comes in and knocks it into orbit

Episode 5 had the best middle, and Episode 4 had the best end.
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>>102243331
Reading your post gave me goosebumps. Fuck, time to rewatch it.

>>102243240
Woulda been nice to see his antics with Haruka when he was young.
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>>102243378

You know, I was wondering: Haruko could probably have kill Amarao as easily as the other agents in the shootout scene. Maybe she feels guilty at some level about what she did to him so she didn't actually want to hurt him. Just an idea I had. She was fucking around with him shooting up the street, and never bothered to kill him whenever she got the chance.
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>>102243516
She needed him for the shitty slingshot she gets from him during Ep 5.
Probably.
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I just rewatched Episode 4, and...

I just realized that it's Haruko who purposefully joined a baseball team so that she would be able to hit a baseball at a specific time, at a specific angle, with a shitload of physical strength so that her baseball not only achieves fucking escape velocity, but damages the Immigration Satellite in orbit, disabling it in just the right way so that the rest of the episode can happen. Joining the baseball team was never for money at all.

That is some serious fucking keikaku dori shit.
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I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN I THINK I CAN
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>>102244583
WHEN THE KIDS SEEK OUT THE FUTURE
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>>102244869
MAYBE KIDS DON'T NEEED THE MASTAH
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>>102239017
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=proylafJBGk
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what ever happen to this
http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=177563
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>>102246706
It was too good to be real anon.
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>>102246307
>tfw
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>>102246706
Something like that would only be a shit cash-in.
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>>102248237
it could be a cool fighter though.
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>>102240391
Oh yeah, i only watched the anime. I heard the manga was a lot darker, should i read it?
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>>102243240
Wasn't Amarao supposed to symbolise the adults who only act adult but in reality never grew up?
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>>102243834
Okay that went completely over my head. Time to redownload and rewatch.
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>>102238505
You watched an 6 episode long music video for The Pillows.
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>>102243834
Yep. That's why the episode title rings in with a CLANG and see you can something leaving the atmosphere in the sky in the previous cut.

Again, Enokido is the best writer Gainax ever had and they squandered him.
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>>102250290
Damn, I need to rewatch this. The animation is fucking sweet.
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>>102250351
muh dick. Every single time.
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>>102250351
bucketloads
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BRUUES DRIVE MONSTAAA
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So many great girls, but only one true best girl.
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So, we cna all agree that crazy sunshine is the best song right?
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>>102250966
Nah, Little Busters was
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>>102250966
Sorry, no. I'm going to have to go with Hybrid Rainbow.
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See you space pirate
And best song is Last Dinosaur
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>>102251146
This right here. Last Dinosaur is 10/10 best song. Special Mention for Ride on Shooting Star for ED, good way to come down after a crazy episode.
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Every time I watch FLCL, I self-insert as Haruko.
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>>102251506
I self-insert as Mamimi because I'm poor too. And like to molest little boys.
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>>102251506
Strange...
I can only self insert as Naota. I think it would be interesting to be able to self insert as Haruko though because she's cool and she's my waifu.
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>>102251602
Then, am I your waifu?
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>>102251626
Yes.
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>>102251626
>>102251602
>>102251506

Am I you're waifu: The anon love story.
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>>102251709
Don't forget the climax.
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>>102251602

I've only self-inserted as Naota, as I was around his age the first time I watched FLCL and the whole embarrassment/older girls theme really spoke to me.

Last time I watched it, I couldn't even tell who I related to the most. I just related to everyone.
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>>102240434
>shit artwork

Come over here and say that, motherfucker.
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>>102251687
>not posting the animated version
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>>102240434
Fuck you.
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I really fucking loved this show. I feel like it helped me to grow up when I saw it as a 13 year old, so that I didn't become a manchild. It's too bad the Blu-ray was just shitty upscale
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>>102252344
Oh yeah? How many chicks did you get it on with?
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>>102250966
Blues Drive Monster.
But crazy sunshine is one of my faves too.
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>>102250251
>Again, Enokido is the best writer Gainax ever had and they squandered him.

Wait,Yoji Enokido was a writer in this? I had no idea.Why do you think they squandered him?
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>>102243834
Fuck. I really need to rewatch this show.
I swear every time I rewatch it I always pick up on some new theme or tidbit of plot. This show keeps on giving.
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>>102243834
Haruko was a great villain.
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>>102256768
It never gets old.
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>>102256880
I'm not sure what it is about that woman exactly but she has a very punchable face.
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>>102256972
That's a woman?
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>>102238837
That really re-sparked my love for the series when I detected that.

There's a giant space opera going on and Naota is oblivious to all of it.
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>>102256768
Love it.

>>102257008
Never seen this before, is it promo material for episode 3? If you got more official artwork, post it!
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It's kind of a cooly cooly dream thing!
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>>102257426
There's an artbook on bakabt.
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>>102250290
Haha oh man I had to rewatch the Daicon IV video because of that. Sad how it still puts most modern animation to shame.

If any anons haven't seen it yet, treat yourself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkc4eBCy3Sk
(starts around 2:00 and looks slightly better not fullscreen)
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>>102258290
IT'S EITHER REAL OR ITS A DREAM THERE'S NOTHING THAT IS INBETWEEN
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>>102258432
Gotta love ELO
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This show is probably one of the most if not the most overrated shows ever.

Also the voice acting is one of the worst things I have ever heard. Its horrible
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>>102258505
Reported
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>>102258573
I dont care what shitty opinions you have about the show but if you think the voice acting is anything but terrible then you are actually wrong.
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>>102258746
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>>102243834
time to rewatch the series. Fuk youn faggot for doing me this
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>>102259087
Don't worry, I just skipped right to episode 4 and I'm gonna finish from there.
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>>102259179
>skipped right to episode 4
>Not rewatching the whole series in one sitting.
Pleb.
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>>102259208
I wanted to see that first. I'll watch 1-3 after.
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>>102258746
I'm not sure how to even judge the quality of Japanese voice acting.
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>>102238505
1. Random visual gag shit without substance
2. Shit taste
3. I don't know that one
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>>102254866

It's like the anime equivalent of The Big Lebowski.

I can just keep watching it over and over, and I still find myself smiling on every replay.
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>>102241911
Same here, I feel like Western voice actors are much better in comedy roles, like Baccano.
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>>102258290
JUST ON THE BORDER OF YOUR WAKING MIND
THERE LIES ANOTHER TIME
WHERE DARKNESS AND LIGHT ARE ONE

One of the best album intros of all time.
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>>102238505
>WTF did i just watch ?
Gainax's way of cheering up their staff after they finished EoE.
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>>102251506
Every time I watch FLCL, I self-insert as grandpa.
Especially when he drowns in his plate of curry. That bit really hit home for me.
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>>102258746
But anon the English voice acting is great.
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>>102241911
The only shows with a superior english dub are Stand Alone Complex and Baccano.

It is known.

>but muh blum did such a good spike!

He did a pretty good spike, but on the whole Bebop's dub isn't as natural.
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>>102264437
What about FMA's dub?
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>>102264437
>Bebop's dub isn't as natural.
Are you joking? The pacing of the dialog in Stand Alone is pretty bad at times with horrific run on sentences and awkward pauses. And Baccano! while I can appreciate they tried with some accents, they really were just awful attempts. Bebop dub sounded far more natural compared to either of those shows.
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>>102264532
Like Bebop: Some good casting of main characters, but overall, you notice that it's dubbed a little too often to cal it on par with the original. Still, it's one of the better ones.

>>102264752
>The pacing of the dialog in Stand Alone is pretty bad at times with horrific run on sentences and awkward pauses
I really don't think so. Most of what you're noticing is lent by the excessively wordy script, but the voice performances are just as good (and I'd say better) by the english cast than the japanese. The excess effort was probably put into place from the start, knowing it was a rare show with a far greater focus on dialogue than action. Casting decisions in SAC were genius, and I personally feel hold many of the definitive roles for the actors involved, which is especially true of Richard Epcar's performance as Batou.
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>>102265169
Don't get me wrong, I liked some of the English VAs for SAC as well. Doesn't change the fact that it just didn't sound natural.
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>>102265169
I gotta disagree, at no point did I ever notice the dubbing, I'd call it fantastic.
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>>102265258
>Doesn't change the fact that it just didn't sound natural.
I thought it did. I believe your issues are really coming in from the extremely detailed script, and those marks of long timing are present in the Japanese version just as much.
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>>102250966
I really like One Life.
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>>102265169
>you notice that it's dubbed
I think a big part of this is which one you saw first, dub or sub. Whichever voice you hear first is what you attach to the characters in your mind, so anything else feels off even if the VA is spectacular.
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>>102265357
>I believe your issues are really coming in from the extremely detailed script, and those marks of long timing are present in the Japanese version just as much.
That doesn't really invalidate what I said though. It just means you can blame the script writers more so than the VAs for making the dialog so clumsy in the show. I didn't say anything about the Japanese version either, but really since I don't speak Japanese I probably wouldn't be able to judge it as well as I would English.
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>>102263311
AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR.
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>>102265513
I suppose we differ there, being that I didn't find the dialogue clumsy, really. I thought it was imperfect, but humanly so, and overall really well implemented.
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>>102263311
AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE, THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR.
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>>102240041
I was just watching the first episode last night because I was sorting my collection. I have to say that I feel like the dub is superior to the sub. The acting is great and I like some of the English VAs more.
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Is this show any good or is it just crazy? I remember a couple of episodes on Adult Swim back years ago and I had no idea what the fuck was going on.
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>>102266831
If you want to understand the plot of FLCL, watch the series from beginning to end, and you won't want to anymore.
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>>102266831
You probably wouldn't understand the plot even after watching the whole thing.
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>>102266831
>Is this show any good or is it just crazy?
It is good and it is crazy. The plot is simple but told so haphazardly that you need to rewatch it a few times before grasping all the details.



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