Watching FLCL is the closest me, someone in her late 20s, will come to reliving puberty. There’s a lot going on! I don’t really understand everything that’s happening to my body or in my life! But it’s exciting and I’m seeing people in a way I didn’t before! I’ve got a horn on my head that’s a boner metaphor and now there’s a robot coming out of it but also now this robot is sort of like my maid and is playing baseball!
Yeah, I didn’t quite get everything that’s going on in FLCL. I sorta fell asleep the first time I watched most of the episodes. Not that that’s FLCL’s fault. It’s 6 half hour episodes each as zany and jam packed as the last. I did get more out of it the second time I watched the episodes through, but I’m sure I could get even more out of repeat viewings.
If that sounds like a cop out, it’s because it is. While I may not be a complete neophyte, I’m far from an anime auteur. So there’s probably a bunch I didn’t for a vareity of reasons. But even though I didn’t get fully it, possibly because i didn’t fully get it, I definetly recommend seeing it. I’ve said I like my anime weird and FLCL certainly fits the bill.