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FLCL Vol. 3

FLCL Vol. 3

Written by Kevin Leathers on 29 Jul 2008

Distributor MVM • Certificate 12 • Price £15.99

Seriously! If you're still thinking about whether your should pick up the last volume in this fantastic mini-series after buying the last two volumes then you deserve a serious slap round the chops. But if you still need convincing (and let the anime Gods help you if you are), then we’re here to serve.

Everything is going to hell in a handbasket, naturally. The Space Pirate Atmosk makes a full on appearance, the gang play Paintball with a host of parodies thrown in for good measure and with a huge hand hanging over Medical Mechanica at the opening of the final episode, everything is about to go full on, no-holds-barred mental. And it's glorious!

With this being the final pair of episodes, expect the insanity level to sky-rocket. There are explosions, huge gun fights, nods to other types of animation and the impossible pulled off repeatedly - If there's one thing to say about this volume the it is this: it’s one hell of an end to a series.

It’s true that you won’t follow everything that is happening on-screen and the series will require repeat viewings to understand everything. But for a series this good, repeat viewings are no bad thing.

Everything that made the last two volumes memorable are present and correct, and in some cases beefed up to insane levels. Music, animation, characters... Indeed everything that makes this show legendary is all here and boy what a finish it is. Some will cry out for more, but keeping FLCL down to six episodes has made sure that the quality is kept throughout. Music once again is the highlight of this episode, with The Pillows providing the tunes that we’ve all come to know and love from FLCL.

If you're still sitting on the fence with FLCL, rent the first volume. If you are not completely mesmerised by FLCL then it’s safe to say the rest of the series will do nothing for you either.

For anyone else, FLCL finishes as it starts, with a bang. While the DVD's do command a higher price than we’d normally pay for two episodes, FLCL is proof that you get what you pay for.


Director’s Commentary
Art Gallery
Cast Profiles
Textless Closing
Australian Trailer
MVM Trailers
Delivers in everyway imaginable, a fantastic end to a fantastic series


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