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Available in the UK?
Highest Certificate: 15 (vol 1)
Availability & Price:
The US boxset is not that easy to come by, but the Australian one is quite readily available. Expect to pay about £45 from websites such as PlayUSA and DVD Pacific (US release) or Madman (Australian release). The US and Australian releases of the individual volumes however are now very rare and can generally only be picked up second hand.
The Japanese release can be picked up from various Japanese retailers including YesAsia, CD Japan and Amazon Japan. However, the Japanese release is over six volumes and each costs around £25, plus the first volume doesn't carry English subtitles so we'd recommend sticking to the UK, US or Australian release.
It is worth noting as always that goods with a value higher than £18 imported from outside the EU are liable for a Customs and VAT charge when reaching the UK, which usually comprises the VAT of 17.5% on the entire parcel value plus a handling charge of around £8. These charges are levied randomly which means you sometimes avoid them and sometimes not, but if you wish to take the risk good places to look include.
IMPORTANT! The popularity of FLCL and the low episode count per
DVD has made it a prime target for piracy. To avoid being ripped
off with a low quality pirated copy we highly recommend looking at Digital Anime's
Piracy FAQ, and always
remember to take special care when buying from Auction websites.