Thursday, November 4, 2010


This is an old anime music video. I saw it in the late '90s. It is number five on my current top 5 list of best anime of all time.

Here's the list:

1. Cowboy Bebop
2. Berserk
3. Kino's Journey
4. Yakitate! Japan

I saw FLCL while in college, and it defined my existentialist, angst-ridden phase. It was The Catcher in the Rye of my young adulthood. The definitive bildungsroman. That, and Chungking Express. And Amelie.

I vow never to die happy until I do something at least matching FLCL's scope and depth.

I don't care how long it takes, or what I have to do. I'd sell my soul to do something as impactful as FLCL. I'd spend the rest of eternity in hell itself, just so I could do something this good.

And that's just number five on my list.