July 23, 2003, 1:18 p.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
July 23, 2003, 1:50 p.m. CST
Fantasia 2003? fucking gay.
July 23, 2003, 2:01 p.m. CST
all i said was the fact that i like the first fantasia better than any other ones!
July 23, 2003, 2:09 p.m. CST
Hope you're having a good time Moriarty. I can't wait to see Bubba Ho-Tep tomorrow! I hope you'll be reviewing Shangri-La as well.
July 23, 2003, 2:49 p.m. CST
You had me at "And that bump on his head where she hit him with the guitar swells and grows until a giant battle robot erupts from it."
July 23, 2003, 3:17 p.m. CST
by Delete Me
it's not a guitar it's a bass ^_^
July 23, 2003, 4:12 p.m. CST
by Pontsing Barset
... Fantasia 2003 is a FESTIVAL. It has absolutely nothing to do with Disney's Fantasia films...
July 23, 2003, 5:05 p.m. CST
by Zubalove Lives
It's great that you experienced Fooly Cooly, but that you failed to mention the music? Just plain wrong. This soundtrack made me a believer in J-Rock. The Pillows do the entire soundtrack and they are like a mix of.... The Pixies and Weezer... or something like that. This series really really really does rock! EYEBROWS!!!
July 23, 2003, 7:02 p.m. CST
by The Gline
I reviewed this one recently and it's just a mess. It's one of those movies that tries to pass off blatant creative theft as "cultural criticism" and falls flat on its ass, taking the audience with it. See http://www.thegline.com/dvd-of-the-week/2003/07-16-2003.htm instead.
July 23, 2003, 10:52 p.m. CST
by Smeg For Brains
The Pillows theme song for FLCL is so great! Ride on shooting star! The series is insane. It is just the type of show that is so fucking incredibly insane it would probably be HUGE if it was on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
July 24, 2003, 4:51 a.m. CST
The boy's name it Naota, "Ta-Kun" is like the japanese way of making "Wiliam" into "Little Will" (Ta- From naoTA) + (kun- a suffix to indentify dimunitive size, or youth.)
July 24, 2003, 8:38 p.m. CST
Smeg for Brains, FLCL starts on Adult Swim August 4th at 12am eastern.
July 24, 2003, 10:35 p.m. CST
FLCL fuckin owns ! Such a great anime comming from the best.
July 25, 2003, 2:14 a.m. CST
Yeah, he played the male lead in Shiri as well, didn't he? I thought he was very good in that film, even though his name was amusingly romanized as "Han Suk-Yu". Also, FLCL is an amazing series that is even available on DVD right now with a great transfer and, best of all, a Director's Commentary (which in this case really illuminates the finer details of the show). By the way- it's not that FLCL is *supposed* to be hard to understand. Rather, the series is made for repeat viewings and is kind of inacessible to the average viewer. It's a fun, light-hearted Gainax series with a lot of anime-related inside jokes (and nothing beats the elation of recognizing a truly obscure Gainax reference such as "It's not a matter of Chestnuts and Squirrels..."). Incidentally, it'll also be the first Gainax series entirely broadcast on American TV when Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows it.