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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: 8.071 (scored by 118997 users)
Ranked: #4262
Popularity: #56
Members: 182,212
Favorites: 7,229
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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
Saeki, Shouji
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Planning
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director



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Aug 25, 2014
literaturenerd
Overview: Get ready to dive off the cliff of sanity and into the realm of FLCL!

Story: 6/10

The story firmly belongs to the absurdism movement of literature and is sort of the anime equivalent of Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy. In fact, both plots are rather similar with an alien coming to Earth and showing an unsuspecting human a fun time before Earth is to be destroyed in ridiculous fashion by extraterrestrial forces. In FLCL a giant steam iron vs. a giant bulldozer in Hitchhiker's. However, Hitchhiker's begins with the Earth being destroyed, while in FLCL...well I won't spoil it. Both stories show a random 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.
Very similar humor, as well as similar animation. It's not like we're ever gonna get to see how FLCL ends, but Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann I think carries the same sort of tone very well, and even takes things a step or two further in the drama department.

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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