Ranked #462


Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.051 (scored by 142220 users)
Ranked: #4622
Popularity: #71
Members: 223,912
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Haruhara, Haruko
Haruhara, Haruko
Shintani, Mayumi
Shintani, Mayumi
Samejima, Mamimi
Samejima, Mamimi
Kasagi, Izumi
Kasagi, Izumi
Nandaba, Naota
Nandaba, Naota
Mizuki, Jun
Mizuki, Jun


Satou, Hiroki
Satou, Hiroki
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Planning, Key Animation
Saeki, Shouji
Saeki, Shouji
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes

Episodes  6 / 6
Aired  Apr 26, 2000 to Mar 16, 2001
Status  Finished Airing

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May 16, 3:43 PM
~ Nothing happens here, only the ordinary ~

You've heard of abstract anime, right?
You've heard of shows that completely surpass convention, right?
FLCL or "Fooly Cooly" or "Furi Kuri" is a vast expanse of hyperactivity, fast-paced, nonsensical story-telling, abstract presentation, slapstick comedy, innuendo, slice of life, science fiction and more...
(you can take a breath now)
It is the definition of "abstract" in that i don't even consider it to be an anime; and here's why...

FLCL is an "all or nothing", love it or hate it show; because there are 2 fundamental viewpoints and analytical approaches that can be used to evaluate it. To remain relatively impartial, i am read more
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Nov 2, 2014 4:11 PM
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, but 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 22, 2010 9:25 AM
Ah, Fooly Cooly. I was very excited to start watching this series, as I noticed it was from Gainax of Evangelion fame. There were some elements of this show that I thought were very well done, but for me the overall story and characterizations made me feel extremely disappointed after finishing the last episode.

First I'll start off with what I really enjoyed about this series. The art design I truly thought was superb, I enjoyed it. What is also very unique and creative is how throughout the series different styles of animation emerge, such as bullet-time, manga panels, a South Park-esque style, and many more. read more
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Mar 19, 2011 10:39 AM
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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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)

Ending Theme

"Ride On Shooting Star" by The Pillows

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