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FLCL

FLCL

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fooly Cooly, Furi Kuri
Japanese: フリクリ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 2000 to Mar 16, 2001
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.061 (scored by 130976 users)
Ranked: #4482
Popularity: #64
Members: 203,558
Favorites: 7,914
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Synopsis

Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy (although a little cynical), but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his homeless 17-year-old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn't know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota's world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her bass guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself "Haruko" and her presence changes Naota's life to even further insanity.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: FLCL, FLCL

Characters & Voice Actors

Haruhara, Haruko
Haruhara, Haruko
Main
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
Shintani, Mayumi
Japanese
Shintani, Mayumi
...
Nandaba, Naota
Nandaba, Naota
Main
Goodson, Barbara
English
Goodson, Barbara
Perino, Davide
Italian
Perino, Davide
...
Samejima, Mamimi
Samejima, Mamimi
Main
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
Kasagi, Izumi
Japanese
Kasagi, Izumi
...
Kitsurubami
Kitsurubami
Supporting
Latini, Ilaria
Italian
Latini, Ilaria
Chiba, Chiemi
Japanese
Chiba, Chiemi
...

Staff

Satou, Hiroki
Producer
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Planning
Saeki, Shouji
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Andou, Ken
Episode Director, Director of Photography



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Nov 2, 2014
JediMindTricks
FLCL, Furi Kuri, or Fooly Cooly is an anime that is about as difficult to review as it is to fooly understand (ha!). People either love this series or they hate it. There really is no middle of the road opinion. That being said, most people can agree on one thing: this anime has energy. It's fast paced. It's crazy. Whether or not these are all good qualities is up to the viewer.

Growing up is hard, and almost everyone is ready to make that leap at some point. In Naota's case, it is especially hard. He is surrounded by people older than but less mature read more
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Mar 19, 2011
trzr23
Innovation is a term that is thrown around a lot these days and is used almost interchangeably with the word creativity. But, innovation and creativity are actually two very different things. Creativity is just novelty, while innovation is novelty that has value attached to it. While we do see glimpses of authentic creativity occasionally, true innovation is almost impossible to come across.

In the beginning of the millennium, Gainax tried to do what they do best – innovate. To recreate the magic of the legendary Neon Genesis Evangelion, they utilized the same key members of the staff, appointing Kazuya Tsurumaki as the director and Yoji read more
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Nov 17, 2014
dirks335
Going in you have to be open-minded as this anime is not like other anime. The story is about a kid named Naota. He is going about his life with the girlfriend of his his brother who is in another country. Whilst they are hanging out they encounter a young girl by the name of Haruko. She is definitely the most interesting of the cast as she causes all of the problems for the main character. She is a mysterious person who fights robots with a guitar. With only 6 episodes there isn't much character development. The story doesn't get read more
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Apr 19, 2008
AzureEclipse
FLCL is as close to a piece of literature as you're ever going to get with an anime series. Fast paced as it may be, the story beautifully presents a theme of growing into maturity, and accompanies it with stunning visuals I've yet to see surpassed. Many comments have been made on how plot is very difficult to follow due to both its speed, and also because of all the symbols, motifs, and dialogue that doesn't reveal its meaning until the very end. Never in any anime have I seen foil characters like Amarao and Ninamori played as such a beautiful literary read more
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Recommendations

The anime actions, the crazyness that you dont understand but makes you wanna watch it anyway.
A young male protagonist with a cute girl beside him, unidentifyable (did i just make up a new word?) action/fight scenes, fast-moving frames and story. Besides, Simon is clearly a copy of Naota. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
The anime have very similar fast paced zaney action and over the top comedy. The art style and use of colours can also be thought to be similar. Definitely both are worth a watch.
Both series are insanely fun, insanely awesome or just insane. Both seem like some screwed up story which turns out to be more than just nonsense.
If you could handle Excel Saga's insanity, then i'm sure you can handle Furi Kuri's. It's shorter, faster, and it has a yellow vespa!
Both shows have a whole lot of wtf going on. They both have a high random factor and deal with aliens, angels, spoofs of other shows and a whole lot more.

Opening Theme

#1: "One Life" by The Pillows (ep 1)
#2: "Instant Music" by The Pillows (eps 2-3)
#3: "Happy Bivouac" by The Pillows (ep 4)
#4: "Runners High" by The Pillows (ep 5)
#5: "Carnival" by The Pillows (ep 6)
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Ending Theme

"Ride On Shooting Star" by The Pillows

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