FLCL (2000) IMDb


Tsurumaki Kazuya (director).


OVA series. Surrealism for fans of animation.


Lots of stuff happening around a mecha epic in a city with a giant iron.


Japanese word games, references to the classics, hyperkinetic action, lots of meta, functional symbolism. Fine soundtrack. Get the American DVDs with Tsurumaki’s commentary: you’ll never guess who voice-acts for Miyu Miyu.

References here: Re: Cutie Honey (2004), Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad (2004), “The Dragon Dentist” (2014), “Cassette Girl” (2015), SSSS.Gridman (2018).

animation fiction Gainax Japanese production mecha moving picture series