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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kind of a Crossover Post



I saw a post over on J's Anime and Manga Corner earlier tonight, and it made me think of an anime with a fantastic soundtrack. FLCL, my favorite anime series of all time, is the bizarre story of a boy named Naota who has a brush with many bizarre figures and... you know what, I'm gonna have to hit Wikipedia for this description.

"FLCL revolves around Naota. His life in the city of Mabase is interrupted by the arrival of Haruko Haruhara (who is an alien) who bursts on the scene by running Naota over with her Vespa scooter, then giving him CPR and hitting him on the head with a blue vintage Rickenbacker 4001 left-handed electric bass guitar.Later, Naota is shocked to find Haruko working in his house as a live-in maid.

Since then, Giant Robots from Medical Mechanica have been coming out of Naota's head and cause more problems for Naota. Haruko is using Naota for her search for the Pirate King, Atomsk, because Naota's head is the only one that can create a passageway for the robots. It also puts her at odds with Medical Mechanica, the monolithic industrial corporation. At the same time, Naota is being watched by Commander Amarao, who believes that Medical Mechanica is out to conquer the galaxy. The combination of circumstances gets Naota involved in a three-way battle between Haruko, Amarao and Medical Mechanica. The underlying theme is Naota's coming of age as he becomes more mature and learns to express his feelings."

Yeah. Now, the soundtrack for FLCL was provided by a most excellent band, The Pillows. The Pillows are a Japanese rock band, and I have been in love with their work ever since I first heard their song Ride On A Shooting Star in the credits for FLCL.

17 comments:

  1. Never seen the anime but might do now! :) music is pretty awesome

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  2. Haha ^.^
    I've heard of FLCL but never got around to watching it, but I will be planning to do a review on it once I finish the animes I'm already currently watching.
    And the song's awesome! Love the chord progression on the guitar.

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  3. The Pillows and this series fit together very well. Great soundtrack!

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  4. It's quite a long time since I last saw an anime, but I'll give it a try anyway

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  5. hmm that's should be interesting :P thx :P

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  6. Sounds cool, never seen the anime though

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  7. Love FLCL and the Pillows. FLCL is early in my top 5 animes of all time.

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  8. The pillows are awesome! I bought two of their cds.

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  9. Manga cartoons are like those crazy dreams you have when you've eaten too much cheese.

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  10. Thats awesome! Great song btw :)

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  11. i love that music
    addictive!

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  13. FLCL is awesome indeed. The Pillows also. :)
    I Love a lot of other works from Gainax. Especially Gurren Lagann. That's like the best thing since... since the invention of wheel or something. :P

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