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  1. Jackisboy
    May 12, 2022 @ 7:37 am

    Great show. And good video. The pillows are so incredible, the music elevated the FLCL so much higher. I’m scared for season 2 & 3 though

  2. Thomas Fernandez
    May 12, 2022 @ 7:39 am

    I want to listen to your video but I haven’t fully watched FLCL yet.

  3. Georgejr007
    May 12, 2022 @ 7:49 am

    Could you do something on your lie in April

  4. Nick Cameron
    May 12, 2022 @ 7:51 am

    only issue with The Pillows is that their music is more expensive for those of us in the states than most music

  5. jcjuy
    May 12, 2022 @ 7:54 am

    Man now I kinda want to rewatch FLCL also because the sequel is coming

  6. GoatJesus
    May 12, 2022 @ 7:55 am

    SWEET. I got a plug! ^w^)b Great video mate! 😀

  7. Rizaadon
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:02 am

    200th like PogU

  8. Group Therapy
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:02 am

    I’m totally with you here. Just that guitar twang that opens the show is so iconic. It easily invokes a nostalgia for this show even if you only watched it a week ago.

  9. BlindFire77
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:06 am

    You hit the nail on the head again, and I couldn’t really put my thoughts on the soundtrack any clearer than you just did. This soundtrack is such an integral part of the story and themes, it’s no surprise so many are left hooked on it. As you said, the show’s practically a music video for the soundtrack, and owing to its post-modern roots, the soundtrack helps re-contextualize the coming of age story through that adolescent, late 90s/early 2000s lens. It’s the kind of story a kid imagines for his life while listening to his favorite album: frantic, wacky, and full of every fantasy his current life lacks. It’s the kind of story that’s only improved by its various elements (like the music, the rock-fueled visuals, and constant homages) because they too, are all adolescent. They’re derived from a new culture that, at the time, was home to a generation of equally immature and rowdy kids and teens. As someone who grew up playing Alternative/Garage Rock in local bands with friends, all of these facets combine to make something nostalgic on a level that’s difficult to put to words, even if my first viewing of FLCL was a couple years ago– long after the time it would’ve more-or-less directly applied to my life.

    Keep up the good work as always, and take care, man.

  10. pwnmonkeyisreal
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:06 am

    Yea the Pillows is a great band. They use simple but interesting riffs by taking advantage of chromatic-ism.

  11. Dvqz
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:08 am

    love this show!

  12. Metahulk
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:10 am

    the roughness (or how crudeness) of the songs is what made then great. They gave the vibe of like your favorite band from your university.

  13. Hex
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:12 am

    I just wanted to mention how much i love your reviews. From the way you speak, to how you lay out your points it all sounds very honest. It doesnt sound like a showman trying hard to entertain but rather it feels like a good friend talking about something they enjoy over a nice lunch, and i really cant word how much ive needed reviewers like this. You deserve more attention!

  14. whade62000
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:16 am

    What occurs to me is, can’t we have an anime of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer (read it, you’ll send me a thank-you postcard) just like this show? It’s a manga that literally references the Pillows in its title which is similarly about coming-of-age issues,and a very well written one.

  15. OfGreyHairWaifu
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:16 am

    There’s a leaked ep of the second or third part somewhere on the internet, but it did’n impress me as something akin to original FLCL.

  16. Kirb
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:16 am

    YES SOMEONE TALKED ABOUT IT, THE PILLOWS ARE GOD TIER. excuse my caps.

  17. Lowart
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:19 am

    Just wanted to point out that I mentioned some tracks in here that aren’t listed in the soundtrack, but that are used in the show and performed by The Pillows. Thanks for watching! ^_^

  18. jpfan1992
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:20 am

    I feel 0ne could argue that FLCL is about a young boys sexual awakening given the shots, body language, and outfits are often very suggestive…

  19. Amber Galaxy
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:22 am

    Yesss! I’ve seen so many videos about FLCL, but this is now my favourite one. I watched FLCL as a teenager, and I think if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t like it as much as I do. It’s like a big, wild blob of what it’s like to go through puberty like some strange high art piece, and that’s really down to the music, and I’ve never seen that as articulated as well as I have in this video. The Pillows really are amazing, and I’ve never quite seen an anime (or many works of animation in general) work so tightly in sync with it’s soundtrack as I have with FLCL.

  20. DeathgGod
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:23 am

    Sounds like goat Jesus….recommends him.

    This had an effect on my viewing experience

  21. Kay Tee
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:26 am

    You just explained for me a phenomenon I couldn’t explain well to my husband where all the instruments and voice sound muddled when they are compressed for radio. I can never enjoy Everlong by the Foo Fighters because of that even though I got a pretty good sound system in my car.

  22. Christian Cardenas
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:34 am

    2:45 you ass.

  23. FKARenn
    May 12, 2022 @ 8:35 am

    The cutest channel on Anitube