Messages from the Creators(coming soon):
From Kazuya Tsurumaki (Director):
I am quite surprised to hear that "FLCL," which
has been criticized as being one of the most incomprehensible
shows of all Japanese anime, is being so favorably received
by American fans! However, difficulty in comprehension
should not be an important factor in "FLCL." On
the contrary, I believe the "rock guitar" vibe
playing throughout the show is a shortcut on the road to
understanding it. I also feel confident that the English
dub version of the show will make it even more comprehensible.
From Hiroki Sato (Producer):
"Do not think. Just feel it!" Do any of you know
whose famous line this was? In FLCL, there are stupid puns,
minute anal-retentive Otaku-esque information, and gags
without a punchline used throughout, and the fans in Japan
take all this with glee and anger. I have no idea how the
slang expression in the English dub version means, but then
again, there are people in Japan who enjoy "South Park"
and "Monty Python," so I supposed this won't be
much of an issue. Well, enjoy Kazuya Tsurumaki and Yoji
Enokido's collaborative work of art where their delusions,
desires and reality are blended in. Just kick back and watch
it like you would normally do when you watch MTV. Have yourself
a can of "Pringles," which would be a bag of "Calbee"
if you were to do this in Japan.