Naota-Gibson Flying V+Gibson EB-0
ZOMGWUT, guitars as weapons?! ROCK ON.
Well, after the responses on my last Anime Weapons post, I almost thought of switching these rankings around. Almost. Too bad you can’t erase things from the internet 😛 It seems to me that as we get higher and higher up the list, it’s less about about the waopns and more about the awesome factor. And I think that’s a good thing; anime’s primarily about entertainment, right? So I think this list should be as well. Either that or I’m just trying to convince myself/you that I’m right in doing this…Anyway, on to #3!
Far be it from me to attempt to decipher FLCL’s complex layers and messages (Bildungsroman. Look it up.) but what I can decipher is that the animation from Gainax (who have decided to use it in almost every show they’ve done since then, be it a good decision, or not so good) went great with the crazy, off-the-wall nature of the show. The action scenes were bizarrely amazing, and in the finale of the show (ingeniously titled FLCLimax!) we finally got to see some truly GAR Naota. And, with the power of Atomsk, he kicked ass (albeit for a short period of time).
Reasons why the Gibson Flying V+Gibson EB-0 rock:
- They’re shiny and glowing, which always looks great to me :p. And they’re also blazing red hot with ULTIMATE POWER.
- They’re guitars. You don’t see that every day. Though, indeed, guitars have been used as weApons before, not since FLCL have I seen them used in such crazy, inventive and downrigh ridiculous ways. (This in no way excludes Haruko’s mad skillz).
- They combine into one guitar filled with the Pirate King of the Universe’s stength. Gattai wepons are always cool.
- It makes Naota look BADASS.
Prepare to get crushed by rock and roll, bitches.