those two have many, many mindfuck-moments, it isn't really an anime who can watch anyone (some could even barf)
the animations are often cartoon-like, the storyline is very weird and the characters are mad... more than mad, just mindfuck!
for people, who are sometimes high, and those ones, who aren't epileptics surely a commendations
What these two have in common is their lack of boundries. Both go places and do things that will leave your jaw on the floor. The writers of both series were really on the ball when it come to maign dialigue which is nothing short of hilarious. Plenty of action and side splitting comedy with just a touch of drama to move the plot along; a pefect combination.
If you liked Dead Leaves, you'll like the same sort of crazy energy and action that's found all over FLCL. On the flip side, if you liked FLCL for it's heart, for it's smart usage of energy and action to tell a story about youth, responsibility, innocence lost, and for it's ability to transcend genre and medium to tell a compelling literary story, then Dead Leaves is not for you. This is really just a one way street. If you like Dead Leaves you'll like FLCL, the reverse, however, is not necessarily true. Dead Leaves is FLCL without the emotion and intelligence.  read more
Production I.G. was part of the FLCL Production Committee. About 3 years after FLCL, Production I.G. made Dead Leaves, which inherits some of FLCL's crazy spirit and energetic visuals. Retro's TV head seems like a Canti reference.
Same creators, both have crazy random action with hard-to-follow stories. The difference is, Dead Leaves is the wrong way of approaching this type of animation while FLCL does a much better job. Everything about Dead Leaves is repulsive and juvenile (sex, fart, poop jokes everywhere) while FLCL retains some class. Dead Leaves feels like it's trying too hard to be random and edgy, while FLCL feels like its craziness is at least motivated by the characters and story. Either way, this is true of both: you'll either love it or hate it.
Both are insanely wacky anime with very sporadic animation. Dead Leaves animation is much weirder and harder to get used to.
Both have no lack of comedy and are pretty funny.
Both can be pretty vulgar. Dead Leaves is the much more raunchy one of the two.
Both have good dubs though that is merely subjective.
Both are very confusing but can still be enjoyed if you don't understand them.
Both have very high rewatch value due to how short they are in length. Dead Leaves is less than an hour long while FLCL can be finished in under 3 hours.
I prefer Dead Leaves though that is just me.
Both anime are extreme examples of nonsensical action that continues throughout each series.
Both have a lot of dirty humor in then with Dead Leaves having more of it.
The animation styles on both border on chaotic (in a good way).
The characters in both are crazy and a bit psychopathic.
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.
FLCL and Lagann are Gainax's own flesh and blood, meaning that they contain incredible action with madness everywhere. Although for Lagann this is mostly true for first episodes, that's enough. Furthermore, both series showcase robots. In FLCL they come out of the hero's head, in Lagann they're head-shaped themselves.
These shows have the same style of animation, comedy and way over the top awesome fightscenes, though TTGL is somewhat less crazy. While FLCL spends time developing its characters and Gurren Lagann has a more palpable and classic story, they give off a very similar feel.
Furi Kuri is mainly a kid seeking out adventure and to escape the chains of what society has causing him to do. Well if you're looking for that adventure to take place then Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is your key to really FIGHT DA POWAH!
TTGL is similar to FLCL is random comedy and random events, but instead takes it to a basically epic level with more robots and extreme explosions!. So I highly recommend this anime to FLCL fans.
These two series have a lot in common. Since they're both made by the same company, GAINAX, then you can expect them to be a lot alike.
Both animes focus on growing up and becoming a man but they don't show it in a boring way. These animes will get you pumped and energized just from the first episode. The energy level in one anime is pretty much equal to the other. Other things these anime have in common are: they both focus on first love, estranged parent-child relationships, being yourself, mecha and how to be cool. If you liked one, you'll like the other.
And if you're quoting characters from one show, you'll be doing the same or the other. read more
Both are from Gainax Studio, both are created by same team and both have a lot of crazy, insane, surrealistic, GAR scenes and battles. Also both begin with a child who is afraid of the situation in which he got (Simon and Naota Nandaba) and a conrade with a lot of EPIC moves (Kamina and Haruhara Haruko).
It's rare to find an anime, or any show for that matter, that illuminates the human spirit or emotion, but oddly enough both these anime do it. *neither of these anime are random, they are deliberate and informed.
Well for starters, Gainax is involved in both series.
TTGL and FLCL incorporates the usage of action, drama, and comedy. The main characters becoming archetype heroes and some of the characters are totally crazy.
The animation visuals are also similar in both series that becomes quite addictive when mixed together with its action scenes. The way the humor is executed in both series is also quite entertaining that is often absurd and over-the-top.
Both series are quite unique and worth giving a shot.
Gainax was part of the FLCL Production Committee. About 6 years after FLCL, Gainax made Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Like FLCL, it has some action, some comedy, some overtly sexual imagery, and it follows a young boy's path to adulthood and self-discovery.
If you liked the art on either of these series, I have good news for you. Both series look a lot like eachother when you compare the art. They both have some mecha elements. if you liked Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, you should try FLCL. Not everybody likes it, but if you do you'll be on for a very good ride.
Besides both being from Gainax, the two main protagonists are rather similar. They have mecha in them, and several parts that do not make any sense at all. They are more fun than great, but fun is good in its own right, right?
Both are super crazy, especially Gurren Lagann near the end. They also both include mech/ robot type thingys. Basically, whoever wrote either of them must have been going through some mental breakdown at the time.
Both are off the wall, eccentric and creative shows. They consist of insane battles and fun adventure. Although, FLCL is a lot more...difficult to follow. 2 highly enjoyable anime that are very entertaining.
TTGL and FLCL work well as brothers. Those two animes by Gainax are shounen-based mechas with a similar art style and the plot of growing up. FLCL is way more demential and shorter and TTGL is more easy-going, and both feature memorable characters and soundtrack. If you like one, you should love the other.
Both works are coming of age stories with fluid and exaggerated animation, delightfully hammy characters, surreal aspects, a blend of action and comedy and tongue-in-cheek sexual humor. Additionally, both become less wacky and more dramatic and scary as they go on, though this is seen fairly early in TTGL, whereas FLCL makes its shift primarily in the final episode. Also, both have a rock soundtrack, both were produced by Gainax, and both are original works, without a source manga.
These shows are very similar in their over the top nature. Kill la Kill is very high energy and constant action, whereas FLCL has it's moments of peace. Both these shows are very interesting and fun to watch.
FLCL and Kill la Kill are the epitomes of craziness with their delivery.
Both series possess an explosive energy that will draw you in with their action, comedy, drama, and dialogues. By explosive standards, both shows go beyond logic and intensify themselves with their artwork and characters.
Both series' main female protagonists also possess a high degree of energy that unleashes itself like a time-ticking bomb. Their artwork is also similar along with their stunning soundtracks.
If you're looking for the craziness similar to Flcl then look no further, the action is crazy and pretty much throws logic out the window.
The soundtrack on both are awesome, but Flcl easily takes the cake with its amazing soundtrack. They also share that Over-the-top nature.
Wild animation, bizarre plotlines, cool characters, and sweet soundtracks.
If you liked the oddity of FLCL, Kill la Kill delivers its fair share of strangeness, though in a much more direct format. Its humor has a lot of basis in cartoonish antics, fan service gags, and puns (so many puns). While definitely not sharing the surrealism of FLCL, it has a lot of the same attitude, and can be an enjoyable romp.
Notably, the two series share some production team members, including Hiroyuki Imaishi.
Fooly Cooly. One of the first animes I saw and one of the reasons I started my...well, obsession of wanting to watch anime all the time. I was always a little sad at how short Fooly Cooly was and how there weren't that many animes like it around. Then 12 years later Kill La Kill jumps into my life and fills the hole that was once in my heart. Imaishi, Hiroyuki strikes again. The art, random ass story, animation style, and comedy are VERY similar in these two anime. If you've seen FLCL or have been watching KLK I highly recommend the other. Really excited for Kill La Kill. Hope it gets a good reception so this style of comedy can thrive in the anime world. read more
The only real difference in these animes are the length. Everyone who watches anime(and even a lot that don't) should watch FLCL. It is a terrific coming of age story that seems so weird, but pulls you in none the less. Kill la Kill is just as weird. As such, it pulls you in just as much. The similarities are to high to measure. Kill la Kill is basically what happens when FLCL knocks up Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Just give it 6 years to gestate, and you have the birth of an amazing show. It never ceases to amaze me, the way older shows influence new artists, and how easy it is to see what animes touched them the most. If you liked FLCL(and who couldn't??) watch Kill la Kill read more
Over the top insanity and nonsense. Similar art styles and fighting styles with bizarre characters that keep getting stronger and more bizarre. Basically the two shows are just some of the weirdest thingd you will ever watch and if you like that, then both of these are good for you.
It's a wonder these two shows don't come from the same studio. Both anime have a strikingly similar overdramatic feeling, accentuated by changing soundtracks and ridiculous animation. And if you thought Kill la Kill's plot was hard to follow, you'll be blown away by FLCL's. The latter also has the advantage of much less fanservice.
I just watched the first episodes of both and around 7 minutes while starting to watch KLK some of the characters really gave me a FLCL vibe. They also have a significant weird factor, but FLCL takes it's dementia to the extreme.
These two shows can also be compared with Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in terms of Gainax nature and soundtracks, with them having their own respective shining features. Those 3 shows = Gainax heaven. (But KLK was made by a different studio to be honest)
Both animes are full of wacky situations, fast-paced animation, similar characters, and just a ton of fun randomness! Abenobashi has all the things that made FLCL awesome just with double the amount of episodes, way more allusions, a bit more ecchi, and Osaka accents. Can't go wrong with that. :]
Abenobashi features some great animation direction from Gainax animators like Hiroyuki Imaishi, who made his first big splash with the mind-blowing visuals in FLCL. Both series also follow a boy's emotional growth, though Abenobashi's development is considerably less bombastic and blunt than FLCL's. And of course, both are full of hilarious otaku-centered humor.
If you like twisted plots, and funny scenes all the time. You'll like this series. It's made by Gainax too, and have many references to many pop cultural manga & anime stuff. It's a weird comedy, but you'll have a good time with Abenobashi.
First of all, both of these are not very mainstream, not the most original thing ever or anything, mut not mainstream either.
FLCL and Abenobashi look pretty similar, they both have kinda same kind of drawing style and stuff. Animation looks pretty much the same, both have pretty awesome animation, smooth but still very rapid at times. And on fast scenes there happens a lot of stuff and you have to be sharp to see everything.
If you liked FLCL, but thought it was a bit too confusing and you really kind of didn't get what it was about, Abenobashi might be the right one for you.
Also if you liked the humour on one, you'd propably like it on the other one. The way the humour is told is very similar too.
Similarities are propably because both of these are made by studio Gainax, studio that has produced NGE and PSG also. FLCL and Abenobashi are very stylish ones too, definitely worth watching, especially if you loved the other one of these. read more
The flow of how the story is told and unravels is similar.
Both stories also seems to be surreal, yet still have some ties to what used to be reality.
It seems to be a coming of age type of story, but told in a round about way.
What strikes me most similar would probably be the bold animation style.
Both has over the top animation, where it exaggerates cartoonish aspects.
It also contains a lot of symbolism, which is subtle or used as the stage of the episode.
Both have a very similar humor and near identical amount of randomness. Abenobashi is much more story driven, but they both deliver a lot of confused laughs, and have a surprisingly dark tone at times.
Both of these Anime are made by Gainax studio, so they have the same art style and the same color scheme. The main characters of both series are a little boy and a little girl, who both get help from an older woman. Both series deal with metaphors and both have very random comedy as well. Both series deal with mature and similar themes, FLCL deals with the theme of growing up from child to adult while Abenobashi deals with the theme of not being able to grow up.
Excel Saga and FLCL are similar in that they are both extremely random and fast-paced anime with a plot structure that is all over the place more often than not. Zany and wacky to the extreme, these are series that poke fun at virtually everything - with a special focus on pop culture and anime in particular. Both are parodies that mock themselves as well as several genres, FLCL mostly concerned with mecha and ES covering a gamut of genres from horror to romantic comedy. In both there is an endless quantity of references to other anime and manga, and the level of hyper insanity that makes FLCL a stunning visual fest is preserved in ES' energetic craziness.
both extremly strange animes with randomness to the max
every character in both shows (except for our main guy in FLCL) is totally messed up
the main heroines in both shows are the same: weird, crazy and unpredictable but you can't help likeing them just a bit.
if your into anime with barely any plot or plots thats too confusing, watch these shows.
Okay so you think FLCL is insane, let me just say that Excel Saga takes the insanity of FLCL and brings it to a degree that was thought to be unreachable. Amazingly both are similar in that both try to experiment with different types of animation and genres.
Both series feature off-the-wall craziness, crude humor, superb animation, and two of the wildest (and weirdest) heroines in anime. Light on story but heavy on the laughs, FLCL and Excel Saga are strikingly original and addicting in their own perversity.
Feeling sad? Having a tough day at school? Having a long day at work?
If so, Excel Saga and FLCL are sure to put you off at a better mood with loads of insanity provided in each crazy episode that you won't want to miss!
Excel Saga is a joy to watch throughout the entire anime and is even crazier than FLCL but with a (little) more structure than it. In every episode, a new thing in entertainment is parodied, making every episode feel fresh and new. I highly suggest the English dub for the sheer craziness that the voice actor for Excel puts into her role.
If I should choose which anime is similar to Panty and Stocking, I would say Furi Kuri (FLCL). The first minutes, hours & episodes that shout: "WTF is going on?" And you love it. At least you have something for comedy, sex, black humor, a little bit drama & action in a fast rotating circle. They also press their stories in short pieces and they are still doing it great. Maybe you don't get the whole story as in P&SwG but sooner or later you'll take all the characters into your heart.
Both shows have very random humor. Both deal with concepts of aliens, hell, and robots. They also both have very crazy, over the top fight scenes, and catchy music. Finally, both shows are Gainax productions.
If i had to decide on just one anime that was similar to FLCL i would definitely say Panty & Stocking. It's not that these two are overly similar in story or possibly even genre, cause there not, but the kind of comedy and how the characters acted in FLCL i found very similar in panty and stocking. And I enjoyed that both were rather short series, short and sweet as they say.
People complain about FLCL because it's too random. Those people have not seen PSG.
- Shit monster
- The ghosts of all the sperm cells that have been wiped up by tissues
- A "Saving Private Ryan" homage... but with semen
- Demon with breats that shoot cream
- Food-based demonic indecency
- A quest to destroy all copies of a sex tape involving a protagonist and Johnny Bravo
- Zombies being fought off with sex toys
- Tons of swearing deliberately in Engrish
Y'know, all the usual stuff.
Panty and Stocking with is the first anime series I ever watched all the way through. It's an amazing self-aware comedy that satirizes anime and animation in general, with tons of inappropriate sexual humour. The comedy is complimented by a brilliant art style more reminiscent of western animation than your standard Japanese fair, featuring on-screen onomatopoeia and bright, simplistic designs. The series is short and fast paced like FLCL, but PSG seems the more hectic of the two simply because, like many American cartoons that inspired it, each episode is split into two shorter stories, which works really well, as one story is usually about the titular pair fighting a monster while the other is often a side-story about the ever-zany antics of our favourite naughty angels. This makes a viewing session easy to get into because there's not too much plot to remember and the action generally kicks right off from the opening scenes.
Also, the soundtrack is swood, dude. I give both series an 8/8 m8 read more
Both involve a coming of age for the characters. And coming to self realizations of one's self. A crazy jumble of adolescent feelings, sci fi robots and just downright everyday strangeness and, while confusing at first, the both storys are wonderful.
Neon Genesis is not meant to be viewed as a mecha-centered action anime, but as a interwoven psychological case study of humans and their interactions with society. The main character Shinji has to overcome psychological barriers to mature.
Likewise, FLCL makes very subtle symbolic references, this time dealing with vices of human emotion, relationships, and the concept of "order", all in SIX episodes. The main character Naota also has to overcome psychological obstacles to mature.
If wimpy boys involved in bizarre tales of robots turning up in their life with aliens or giant creatures to fight off with mind-bending themes are your cup of tea, you're gonna love FLCL. Both of them make about the same level of sense too!
Both are action dementia sci-fi mecha when a boy gets to ride in a robot that sometimes acts on his own will. In both, some girls gets attached to the main character without him even realizing. Both have the same "What the fuck just happened?" feeling. Both were made by Gainax.
Both are from the same author, have mecha piloted by troubled kids, psychological issues and a little of harem.
If you like unusual mecha fights, deep character development and original style, this show is for you.
Both are made by Studio Gainax and are higly symbolix and complex shows, which revolve around the same themes with a highly similar cast of characters, which develop throughout the runtime of the anime.
Bakemonogatari instantly reminded me of FLCL from the first episode. The quirky story and seemingly nonsensical dialogue are an almost perfect fit, but what really does it is, for me, is the somewhat full blast sexual overtones that FLCL was rather comical about. I'm not saying it's a bad anime but it is really interesting and slight bit confusing if you don't really pay attention. If I had to say which is better, Bakemonogatari wins hands down. The artistic stylizing and story depth make it a better anime by far.
There aren't many anime that can be considered in the same league as FLCL in terms of artistic achievement. Monogatari certainly comes close.
But its not just that. While there are a million other things going on in both shows at their core they are about maturing through discovering love and heart break.
While they aren't incredibly similar they are both of such rare quality and do share enough thematic elements that a fan of one should be sure to check out the other.
The main characters are brought into this craziness very unique girls. As for the feel of the animation, the scenes will possess very quick flashes of randomness. The backgrounds are amazing and the dialog has the very same hollow but precise feel.
FLCL is one of the wackiest show from the first half of the 2000's. Well, Bakemonogatari is one of the crazyest show's from the second half of the 2000, and both will often keep you wandering what the hell is happening in front of you. Bakemonogatari, different from FLCL, has some creepy and serious moments. Watch'em both if you still haven't :D
Both FLCL and Bakemonogatari capture slices of real life with nonsensical-on-the-surface metaphors. From seeing the end of the second episode, I thought to come here. FLCL and Bakemonogatari fit together perfectly. From what I've seen, they're both anime you appreciate for their quirky or bizarre perspective on serious issues in the human condition. Both experiment heavily. Neither should be given skeptical or realistic treatment. In short, FLCL and Bakemonogatari have very similar feels in their art styles and in how they discuss their subjects.
These are both very deep yet still mindbogglingly entertaining anime. It is always difficult to guess what will happen next but that is the nature and pride of these two contenders. I'd also have to say they have a bit of a similar taste in humor. But hands down these are both wonderful anime that should be given your immediate attention.
Both Bakemonogatari and FLCL have a story with a ton of allegory. To understand the meaning of the story you should not look at what is presented to you on the surface level, but what meaning is inferred. I would say FLCL is more about pre-teen and pubescence and Bakemonogatari is more about teenage life. Both are good if you enjoy this style of storytelling.
Both stand out with their style and presentation. Both are about "mysteries". While "FLCL" is more comatose and random, "Bakemonogatari" is more easier to follow and has more content (more character development, more story content).
Now if we were to emphasize more on Haruko's randomness and tweak into to an almost "earth-threatening" level then we would have The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
As well as that, while FLCL includes a slight romance, TMOHS includes a light-weight harem, but not enough to really get in the way of the story because adventure isn't about love it's about MEETING ALIENS!!!
Both deal with the banalities or regular life vs. something more fantastic. Both come to similar thematic conclusions even though they go about it through very different means. They both deal with younger protagonists dealing with growing up, and feature a solid cast of well rounded characters that add both to the realism of emotion and suspension of disbelief for the wackier set pieces.
Both have a lot of non-sense, aliens (yuki in suzumiya haruhi, haruko in FLCL) and a crazy girl (haruhi in suzumiya haruhi, haruko in FLCLi) who gets some boy (kyon in suzumiya haruhi, naota in FLCL) in big troubles.
Both protagonists believe that their uneventful, boring lives are perfect until a crazy loud-mouth girl pops into their lives and give their heads a good bashing and drag them unwillingly into bizarre situations.
Both anime are set in somewhat boring, slice of life worlds, but eventually become epic stories with a lot more than high school love on the line (And yes, there's plenty of love to go around in both).
Also, both anime are incredibly high-quality and have very nostalgic themes.
Both main characters think that life can't give them anything special until a crazy girl (Haruhi in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Haruko in FLCL) comes to their lives. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu is more about the "adventures" of the SOS Brigade has, while FLCL is a coming of age story.
Both have plenty of frantic exaggerated action. The kinds of things we wouldn't see from regular people and yet there are emotions that are deeply familiar. A sense of belonging, wanting some place to call home, universal kinds of longing in all the craziness.
FLCL and Kyousou Giga not only shares similar artwork and backgrounds but also with its explicit presentation in terms of comedy, action, and fun. The main female characters from both series are similar with their explosive energy and personality.
More so however is the comedy from both series. The dialogues are catchy and provides feedback of fun that also balances itself with emotional scenes. There are also elements mixed in that is quite eye gluing with the way it presents itself.
Very similar art and direction styles, with a lot of crazy action and bright colors, and both containing stories that deal with growing up. FLCL is more focused on one aspect of growing up and is a bit faster-paced, while Kyousou Giga is more focused on family. Somewhat similar music in certain parts. Can't see any reason why a fan of one series wouldn't be a fan of the other.
So, first of all Im going to say that when I was introduced to the 2012 ONA of Kyousougiga, I said to myself "this will be the new FLCL". Not in terms of popularity, but in just how it plays out. You are so over run with awesome and mystifying things that you find out later have a point and a deep emotional appeal. I was just so happy the first time i saw it (and ATT it was only at Ep 1 of 2012 ONA) that the Mirror Capital became a place I could fantasize about.
Total fantasy is what diverges this concept from FLCL. Kyousougiga might actually just be going out even farther.
Gynax uses a lot of experimental angles and shots that I dig as far as the artwork goes. Someone also said that there were "too many rainbows" but really there are a lot of colors that match and/or are complementary in terms of color theory and diadic harmony. This art style is what I like to call "scenery porn" because it makes mental masturbation happen from watching Kyousougiga. You dont have to know whats going on to like it because of this. However, its not vain. Its not all scenery porn and shiny things. There is a plot with substantial connection to my imagination. read more
Both series feature:
-Unconventional, quirky direction
-An initially confusing and potentially disorienting plot that becomes clearer as time passes
-Frenetic, explosive action
-Wonderful OSTs which fit their respective series perfectly
-Rich exploration of many themes and ideas (FLCL's main focus is puberty/coming-of-age, whereas Kyousou Giga's is family)
Asian Kung-Fu Generation (who do the YST OP - Maigo Inu to Ame no Beat) and The Pillows (who do all of the music in FLCL) are similar bands. Both have been asked to open for Oasis, but The Pillows turned it down for the lulz.
Maybe it's because of the above point, but I feel that both series have a kind of joy about them. They're both (too) short, and try to pack everything they've got into that space. Speed-talking ensues, and it's a task to keep up with the references and trains of thought. Both also maintain interesting and confusing stories whilst having a good deal of comedy. read more
These shows are so fast paced and crazy that you get completely absorbed in the story and humor. Additionally, they both have a unique art style, and a bizarre feel to them. Both anime are filled with black comedy, and have slice of life elements as well.
One word, fast.
Both shows go at blick neck speed so already it is demanding.
But past that, are two works are a marvel to behold in not only animation, quality and aesthetic, but in terms of story and characters, they are shown more in an artistic view. Any more would be spoilers but the themes tackled are not only varied and diverse but handled in a way that gives power to the viewer in terms of interperating, themes, emotion meaning, character motivation and overall the psychological dive into individuals.
FLCL and Tatami Galaxy are two short and extremly fast-paced anime, which are about struglles of growing up into adulthood, even if both handle it differently. Comedy, drama and creative use of story telling and art style are frequent in both shows.
Both of these shows are unique, fun, fast paced stories with distinct, ever-changing artsyles, great comedic moments, sexual themes, and fantastic music. There’s incredible depth beneath the surface with these anime and nearly every shot is packed with so much information that you’d probably have to watch multiple times to even approach catching everything there is to catch.
FLCL And Kekkai Sensen have unexpectedly a lot in common. A young male protagonist who finds himself in bizarre circumstances with no control over the situation, quirky characters, strange things happening one after another, intense battles and slick animation, rowdy humor and insane amounts of collateral damage that everyone seems to forget about by the next episode. FLCL is a more tightly, condensed show that focuses primarily on the protagonist's growth, while Kekkai Sensen is more plot focused and less psychological. If you like the story telling and battle elements in one you'll find the other very familiar.
The first episode of Kekkai Sensen really gave me an FLCL vibe when I first watched it. As I continued to watch it the show gave me even more and more of an FLCL vibe to the point where I had to come write this recommendation.
Both shows are about seemingly normal boys with crazy ridiculous things going on around them. They both ended up in their life changing positions out of chance and they both have a strange alteration that neither of them asked for. Hell they even look the same with both wearing pull over sweatshirts, baggy clothes, and messy brown hair.
Along with the main characters being similar, the art styles, music, dialogue, and general production of each show are alike. Kekkai Sensen might be slightly easier to follow but both are very random and insane. read more
The main character is a fairly ordinary boy thrown into super crazy shit going on all around him. Rule of Cool plays a huge factor, with cool things popping up without much explanation. The directing is super dynamic and crazy, the soundtrack is awesome and fits the settings well (uses rock and roll), and it's just a super fun time.
Bizarre short series, action-packed, furiously paced, random events, musical instruments, general foul-mouthedness, sexual undercurrent, horny women (lol), hilarity, both very watchable (SO MUCH SO, YOU WILL WATCH THEM IN LESS THAN A DAY)
Though their plots are very different, there are some similarities between FLCL and DMC that will probably make you want to try them both:
- craziness and intensity;
- adult humour, vulgarity and violence;
- rock music and musical instruments;
- lead character seem to be just a regular guy unless he reveals his another astonishing identity;
- both last about 2 hours in total , and both are defenitely worth spending time on them.
If you love random, nonsensical comedy, then FLCL and DMC are for you. They are similar because of their humorous, yet adult-like, theme. Both main characters have split personalities, however in DMC it's a bit more extreme. The animation, though different, is similar to me. I'm no expert on art and animation but the way they throw in funny and random background images or side stories is why I would watch them over and over again. If you like what they would call "adult humor", then DMC and FLCL are definitely worth checking out.
Honestly I had a hard time thinking of an anime that was similar to FLCL, since it stands out from the pack so much. I didnt quite get the same feeling from watching FLCL as I do from watching Dead Leaves or TTGL as suggested by the top suggestions. I finally settled on Top wo Narae 2 being the closest to FLCL. It seems to have the same sort of crazy comedy and over the top action as FLCL. Even though they aren't quite the same, this was the closest I could
Another 6 episode OVA by the same studio and director, which shows through very clearly in the animation style. The plot is more comprehensible but it follows FLCL's practice of showing first, and explaining later, so many things only make sense in hindsight.
It's highly recommended to watch Gunbuster (Top wo Nerae!) first, as Diebuster builds off the plot of its predecessor.
Same director and writer so they have a similar style. They have similar themes about growing up, phenomenally exciting robot action, and fantastically expressive characters; the two main heroines of Diebuster also resemble Naoto and Haruko in that one is rather cynical while the other is hyperactive (and has pink hair) and they also have a bit of a romance. Both have a similar pacing as well, with the first three episodes focused mostly on the characters and the last three episodes being more plot-centric.
(Diebuster is a sequel to Gunbuster but they're both quite short)
Both works are directed by the at the time Gainax animator Kazuya Tsurumaki. Each show is characterized by kinetic action, narrative density, strong characters, and fluid animation. Both works are insane in a way that only a Tsurumaki work can be, though it should be noted diebuster has a much easier to follow narrative.
Wacky, fast-paced, and cartoony scifi-comedies with strong themes about adolescence, love, and belonging. FLCL has far more depth as a character study while Luluco is more of a pure comedy, but on a general level they are extremely similar. They share some key staff as well.
+ Crazy, comedic, cartoonish shows with a rather absurd, bewildering and fast-paced story.
+ Both feature a very normal protagonist who lives in a town where nothing ever happens.
+ Then an attractive, mysterious being shows up and turns their world upside down.
+ The main aliens share the same voice actor and sound similar with their hilarious nasal pitch.
Fantastical allegories for male adolescence. These hilarious action series ponder the eternal question: What does it take to be cool and mature? As the protagonist encounters various authority figures, the story explores various possible answers through increasingly crazy battles.
The main difference is that FLCL leaves the interpretation up to the audience. Mob Psycho 100 is very straightforward in its delivery.
If you are looking for extremely expressive animation and bizarre story these are the shows for you. Animation in these shows is extremely good and it's followed by exciting music, although Mob relays on instrumental while FLCL uses music by band called The Pillows.
Although both stories are mostly weird Mob Psycho 100 is easier to understand and follow.
While very different tonally; the two series feature a similar theme of growing up, supernatural occurances, and have unique senses of style with moments of incredibly expressive animation! Your mileage may vary, though both series are definitely worth watching!
Unbelievable, and Unbelievably charismatic characters. Fast paced story and just as fun to watch... though be careful there's a bit of angst in Durarara... more dilemma of a serious nature less FLCL Naota emo-ness. XP
If you like the beats of fooly cooly then you need to watch Durarara! In both series music helps drive this awesome explosion of energy! Also to me I love the interesting and diverse characters of both shows. Both stories are set in seemingly realistic worlds but yet their is an element of magic that brings these stories to an almost fairytale-ish charm.
Atypical animes with a unique atmosphere, their own visual identity and very different characters.
The main character mentions the boredom of everyday life and wants to lead a more exciting life.
Many references (to manga / anime) in both series.
Both series presents a sense of random comedy, absurdity, and humor that is entertaining on an unique level. Beyond some of the issues, there are many insane/absurd sequences.
The main character are also not the every day type but does make the show entertaining with their actions and personalities.
Both series' artwork also has its own sense of style with the drama, , parody, and ridiculous over the top comedy that is entertaining in its own way.
Both have spontaneos story and random moments. Both have "simple" animation and similar feeling. Main character has bunch of girls atracted to him but doesn´t seem to notice much. Both are parody comedies.
Both are totally random,bit confusing and hide a deeper meaning,ah a much deeper meaning, in both (flcl (male mc)and sayonara(female mc) are ignorant people who dont want to decipher the inner datkness in people but decipher only the portion that makes them happy..
Definitely hits it in terms of 'zany non sequitur,' with Punch Line seeming to reach (over-reach?) just a little bit more when it comes to plotting and consistency--but familiarity might skew my perception when I try to look for the same try-hard attitude in FLCL. Regardless, "accept the mystery" if you're into a wild ride with some likable characters. FLCL is a magnum opus of ADHD anime, and Punch Line definitely takes a lot of cues from it. Also! numerous side-shots in PL of people pointing guns at other kneeling people: might not have started with FLCL but one scene in particular leaves a lasting impression. read more
This two anime shows are both comedy. Both of them has energy, they are fast paced, they are crazy. Of course, someone can say that FLCL is mecha, but we all know that it's not that kind of anime, it's action and comedy first of all. And Punchline is also comedy anime with a lot of action within. If u liked Fooly Cooly you should watch Punchline and sure if you liked Punchline you should watch FLCL
Moreso in the beginning of Punchline in relation to FLCL, but both have seemingly random events that occur eventually form a narrative. FLCL's narrative is much more broad and more focused on concluding thematically, however, while Punchline focuses more on explaining the events that occur in-universe.
Both are comedies about a boy meeting girls of different types. Naota in FLCL and Yuuta in Punch Line, both main character have super power resulting from sex impulse. FLCL is more absurd and difficult to understand, but it tells a simple story about adolescence. Punch Line is more dramatic.
Both titles are coming of age stories featuring adolescent male protagonists who gradually change through time. Also feature eccentric female characters and lead female characters who refer to themselves as aliens. In contrast, FLCL is more whacky in nature and the story is faster paced.
-Eccentric female claiming to be an alien.
-Certain scenes of awesomeness/nuttiness.
Fooly Cooly is a little more rapid, but both have their fair share of craziness, along with a colorful cast.
Both bizarre, comedic portraits of adolescence centered around a boy whose (presumably normal) older family members have recently gone overseas only to be replaced with a cast of eccentrics including a female lead who claims to be an alien.
Tempo is the most notable distinction between the two: Denpa Onna is reflective and character-focused whereas FLCL is explosive and exciting.
Tsuritama almost immediately reminded me of FLCL: impressive art, soundtrack, balance of seriousness and humor, insanity underlined with the motifs of puberty and coming of age among other things. While the main characters are not identical, they are both bored, awkward boys who become mixed up with an alien. Tsuritama lacks the thought provoking symbols and complex development that FLCL has, but overall they are both an enjoyable ride on the crazy train of adolescence.
Tsuritama could very easily be described as FLCL with fishing: bored, sullen boy living an everyday life gets mixed up with someone who claims to be an alien and then weird stuff starts happening. Also, mind control and humorous government agents.
They are both completely random, not requiring any concentration, with big explosions and over the top fights accompanied by an upbeat sound track. Space Dandy is a bit easier to understand but if you enjoyed one, you'll probably enjoy the other.
Animators and wrtiers being told to do whatever they want; both end up pretty entertaining, parodying a few things along the way. Once or twice may make you think about something else than what's happening on the screen. Certain scenes look abolutely stunning.
Crazy female leads give hell to teenager boys, FLCL and Bokusatsu Tenshi take this basic formula and deliver two of the most outlandish comedies in the history of any medium. Odd and energy filled, these series storm their way through a series of rapid scenes, using bright colours and an outstanding animation in FLCL's case. In both there is a whacky coming of age story as these frenetic anime pile references to several of the most frequent archetypes in entertainment in general and anime in particular.
Both are crazy funny and are daaamn good.
Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan is more bloody and lovely
and FLCl is more stylish.
Both mock anime and humanity and both will make you want to rewatch them over and over again
Both are crazy comedies with fast pacing and total randomness. Both have female character that pops out into main characters life and makes it difficult. While FLCL is more dementia, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan is more ecchi.
Any excuse to recommend FLCL, honestly though if you were impressed with the high pacing of the animation in Soul Eater and you thought the humor worked you owe it to check out FLCL. The stories are about completely different things but what Soul Eater did fairly well FLCL perfects in terms of animation, music and humor.
You'll have to watch them a couple of times to find the numerous layers hidden in each series.
Vissually, both series don't bother with conformity, theu each create their own style as they go along.
Both series never really end,
you can create your own if you'd like.
Both series leave you with your jaws and mind
Both titles have an extraordinarily similar experimental atmosphere. Adding to the experimental nature is a unique animation style, which is common between the two, but they still possess differences from each other. Both are almost completely nonsensical and wacky, with each scene of strangeness only leading to another. The characters are also similar. However, it is not in the sense that the characters resemble each other, but, rather, in the sense that the creators had similar visions when creating them.
If you’re looking for something a little different, and you enjoyed either of these titles, it’s likely that you’ll enjoy the other, as well.
To be honest, even if you were a fan of FLCL you wouldn't like this.
The similarities including over the top nonsense to the extent in which it's hard to tell what exactly is going on; more so for Kyousogiga than FLCL though.
The amount of similarities both of these anime share is almost unbelievable. Both FLCL (Tsurumaki, Kazuya) and Flip Flappers (Oshiyama, Kiyotaka) are personal passion projects that had most, if not all, creative decisions as far as the story and direction goes done by their respective directors. Both anime are original works build from the ground up, and in both cases the director of the shows had incredible creative freedom to implement anything that they found interesting into their series.
Aside from staff background similarities, these two anime have a lot of things in common to their story. Both FLCL and Flip Flappers are simple narratives told in a very complex way. Both explore themes in similarly bizarre ways (FLCL tackles social themes like puberty, self-growth, adulthood, and coming of age experience; while Flip Flappers focuses mostly on sexuality and friendship, though both of these themes by nature will have things to say on puberty and self-growth as well), to the extent that some people may just dismiss such bizzare natures as an incoherent series of events with no real meaning (they do have a meaning). Also, both are intentionally vague to spark speculation and discussion among their fans. Speaking of their fans, both anime have a very loyal cult following that satisfy specific niches and such followings like to dissect every element carefully left to interpretation. They both have the symbolisms and depth for such dissection to be possible, which is an incredible merit.
If you are reading this then you most likely have seen at least one of these shows (higher chances are that the one you have seen is FLCL as it is the most popular one). If you really liked it and can't find anything similar to it, give the other one a shot and I promise you will not be disappointed. Everything from the symbolisms, the countless references to pop culture and history, and the bizarre action packed animation can be found in its counterpart. I can safely say both are one hell of a ride. read more
Flip Flappers is a beautiful series, and while similar in a lot of ways to FLCL in terms of being a coming of age story, it portrays this coming of age from a somewhat different perspective. One which may resonate much harder with specific people. If you're a fan of beautifully animated action scenes and dense episodes filled to bursting with visual metaphor and complex meaning, told effortlessly while still retaining surface level excitement throughout then Flip Flappers is for you.
They are both about kids who like to whack others in the head, both start in a very mysterious way and for a while you have no idea what is going on, the art is also somewhat similar.. they both somewhat psychological too,
Although both are by different studios, they both have very similar art styles. As for plot, they are both incredibly unorthodox and insane, yet very gripping to say the least. If you'd like an anime that absolutely blows your mind in the weirdest ways imaginable, then you'll definitely love this one. ;3
Both are hilariously stupid and try to portray “Deep themes” but fail miserably because you can’t take them seriously after mixing in “seriousness” with comedy.
If you want to watch something with a very deep plot and themes, then these two anime aren’t for you. But if you can laugh your ass off at some bad anime, then I highly recommend them.
Puni Puni Poemy and FLCL are anime that essentially mock anime. Most gags are aimed at anime fans in particular, including plenty of references to other series. Both are extremely random and hyper; the pace often overtakes the plot and insanity prevails. Aimed at older audiences, these anime drip with sexual content that is overt and highly parodied in PPP, and turned into innuendo in FLCL. While FLCL is visually more spectacular and has a great soundtrack to boot, PPP covers the same ground in terms of randomness and anime culture subversions.
Rolling Girls is like a less substantive FLCL. Particularly when it comes to the main characters' role in the story, FLCL has a lot more going for it. Where they are similar are the over the top, super enjoyable fight scenes. Though FLCL is more crazy and Rolling Girls is more artsy, they both want those fight scenes to be a lot of fun to watch. And they are.
Both shows are set in an alternative version of Japan and have girls riding motorized bikes. Both shows have over-the-top animation and crazy situations. The color palettes are similar and reflective of its nature. Both shows are set in places where there is conflict.
In both form and content this is the closest thing I've ever seen to FLCL since watching it 10 years ago.
This anime is of course lighter and more girly (and longer), but it captures the bursting energy of youth with catchy rock songs, gorgeous art and animation, and an original alternate-reality setting.
One difference is Rolling Girls focuses more on travel, but as a trade-off it also has way more characters than FLCL.
Both have main characters that complain about being in a small town where nothing happens. Theyre both about guys in school that have their world turned upside down by meeting a new girl. both have unique art styles.
Main male characters have their problems increase when a strange, perverted girl enters their lives , both have a lot of experimental animation and have a difference in tone. there's a chance that if you like one you might be interested in the other.
Both are coming-of-age anime at heart. While FLCL is obviously the most "wtf Japan" crazy out of the two, Aku no Hana has its fair share of crazy with a darker overtone. An eccentric, perverted girl protagonist lends most of the insanity in both anime. The art and animation for both are quite exceptional from an abstract aspect. Both anime especially hold a similarity in how well they are able to convey metaphorical context throughout the plot and art.
It's got the obvious elements, such as "boy meets alien girl", but it also has other similarities such as the wacky robot designs, the boy has a strange power in his head, and it's fast and crazy pacing, as well as having some hilarious moments. There are some obvious parallels between the two.
FLCL was definately not as complex, long, or developed as Eureka 7, but both FLCL and Eureka 7 have coming of age stories lead by the development of very similar young male leads.
If you liked the first dozen episodes of Eureka 7, FLCL is a quick anime that's easy to digest and enjoy.
both star annoying bratty characters from boring towns that turn into not-as-annoying-or-bratty characters throughout the course of the series. some other similarities are that both feature alien babes and sentient robots. eureka 7 also has a diverse list of characters that include people of color, children, elderly, different genders, and did i mention aliens?
Cenco is similar to Canti in that they both transform and absorb the protagonists. One could argue that they also acquire strength from the protagonists. Moreover, the animation style is similar in both, featuring jerky yet detailed movements.
You'll probably wonder "what the hell is this?" while watching these two.
Both have bizarre monsters/creatures, some action, and no real plot.
They also share almost the same level of weirdness, randomness, and non-sense, and similar animation, style, and mood.
Through the entirety of FLCL and Cencoroll you will consistently be asking yourself two questions "What am I watching?" and "What the hell is going on?". That aside however these two shows do not share much in common, it's mainly the whole trying to figure out what point each show is trying to get across. Unfortunately I, myself am still scratching my head at what these shows were about but that's not to say they aren't enjoyable. For that is the beauty of both shows and what would make me recommend a viewer of either one to the other. FLCL is a 6 episode series, each episode being the length of the one episode that is Cencoroll. FLCL will not be getting any extensions or ovas etc. though there has been word of a Cencoroll 2 in the making. Cencoroll and FLCL are truly something different in a sea of mediocrity and are both definitely worth watching at one point or another. read more
Both anime are coming of age tales in which an older mysterious women is the impetus for a journey of discovery as well as the limits of maturity. Penguin Highway is more whimsical and while not necessarily a family film is packaged like one.
Tells the story of a young boy who wants to be and acts like an adult in a quiet and lazy town. He has a crush on an older woman with a kind of crazy and magical ability, and tags along with her and helps her until the very end. Both anime feel surreal and oddly hazy, like some kind of beautiful fever dream.
People usually use Eva as an example of symbolism, but when it comes down to it, Eva's imagery is usually consistent with the rules of the world it takes place in. Utena and FLCL take symbolism to another level. These are both shows where the environment does not play by the rules of the plot. You don't know what you're going to see next with these shows. Utena and FLCL's style is true mind screw.
While on surface these shows may not be that similar, after looking deeper into it you can notice that both of the have alien creatures which have crazy super powers. This results in absolutely crazy and bizarre action scenes. These shows are also short which means they won't ask for too much time but it also means that they are incomplete. Also these shows use innuendo in their humor.
The similarity is apparent—you do not need to go past the first episode. The moment you begin watching Madoka, you receive a chill revealed through an apparent chaos in the anime. Concepts that you are previously unaware of now present themselves with the most convoluted of thought.
On one hand, you have the chaos of plot, in which foreshadowing and motifs pile themselves one after another, forcing you to think hard on what is really happening, what are the intentions of each character, and maybe wonder who, really, is the antagonist; On the other hand, you have a world that may seem normal at first—at the insistence of the protagonist—though everything is torn apart when the main character meets a girl or unknown origin.
In which order do these characteristics describe the respective shows? It's up to you to decide; for me, the characteristic describes both of the shows perfectly~ read more
Although Madoka is about a Mahou Shoujo, and FLCL is about a boy who met an alien, they are similar in that, although they believe that they live a normal life, they are dragged into a whirlpool of adventure and sadness in which their lives are changed. None of the protagonists had a choice, and the plot progression for both are incredibly fast. Both are very confusing as to what really happens to the protagonist, and how the plot moved from one place to the next.
As you watch these two anime, you are surprised by how imaginative the authors must be in order to create something that is so out of this world. Besides the chaotic nature of the two, the plot is also surprisingly full instead of the meaningless jumble that people usually see in chaotic anime. In addition, both are completely hand drawn, which reminds us of the talented people that the producers must have hired. Both are amazing anime, and if you like Madoka, you would most definitely enjoy FLCL.
Both mix the mundane and often tragic real life with colorful, crazy casts and bizarre circumstances. Both showcase teens coming of age, but neither wallow in angst. They share similar animation styles (bright colors, very expressive character designs, visual gags, jumpy sequences, fanservice) and boast great soundtracks. Both have staff members from Revolutionary Girl Utena, if not the same ones.
Both series can be confusing at times, but they're also very creative and rewarding.
Penguindrum is a little more refined than FLCL, and FLCL is more experimental than Penguindrum. It's also much shorter with just six sweet episodes compared to Penguindrum's 24.
When I began watching the first episode of Sasami-san I immediately thought of FLCL. The themes are super bizarre. Both of them have over the top characters and an overwhelming sense of "what the f*ck?!" when you are watching them. Symbolism, unique camera angles, heavy dialogue and imagery are key components of both. Sasami reminds me a lot of a mix between Naota and Mamimi, but instead of being homeless she's a hikikomori.
A pair of youthful cyberpunk(?) anime's were seeminingly average boys are joined by a mystery girl and a pacy adventure featuring charaters pulling weapons and such out of 'voids' on people's bodies begins.
both Furi Kuri and Futakoi Alternative are action packed and totally random the same time. this show will be sure to make you laugh at times. to get a better kick out of this show you might wanna watch futakoi. (futakoi has bearly anything to do with alternative. its just watching the characters in futakoi doing things you would never expect them to in alternative
1.) Beatifully unique art styles
2.) Randomness and odd humor
3.) Young and impressionable male protagonists
4.) Both have heroines from outer space who have a particular mission on earth
5.) Fun and insane battles between odd alien creatures
Both have rock music, and they tell about epic scale scifi stuff that happen mostly in the background, focusing mainly on the main characters and their lives. They both also have humor, though very different styles.
Both of them tell a story about a guy (with different ages) who live in a boring city in which actually nothing happen. But when they run into an alien woman, their life completely change.
Crazy Rock music is a fine aspect of both shows and the guitar is the main weapon against enemy aliens!
These are both so unique that it's hard to make a good recommendation based on similarities. While these shows are in many ways very different from each other, they are the only ones I've seen that are comparably amazing. That's not very descriptive, but if you loved one I think you'll enjoy the other.
Birdy and FLCL both share a few characteristic, such as the similar bright art and animation style, and the fast-paced crazy action. They both also involve a fairly cynical male protagonist meeting a hot-blooded alien woman.
Although they may be somewhat different, both are great series that will tell us a hysterical story and with a great ending in both, they really have a somewhat similar style and counting that both are short animes with the same duration of chapters and that were made by the Same study only makes you increase the odds that you like one if you liked the other.
They both are very very funny
Now one is towards more adultish audiens
and one was made for more of kid friendly base
One aired on TOonami
and one aired on 4kids
But that does not mean that there both bad or both good But I liked them so I hope you Do also!!
+ In both anime Male MC (Akizuki Takao & Nandaba Naota) fall in love with a woman older than him age (Yukino Yukari & Haruhara Haruko)
+ The main story almost same in some point : Female MC need help from Male MC to solve her problems
+ Without giving you spoiler :THE ENDING ALSO SAME especially about status of their relationship
+ FLCL animation style is......... how i can say.......... mind-fu**king-blow-your-mind or in simple word unusual making some people would be difficult to adapt, while Kotonoha no Niwa animation style is beautiful & very detailed
+ Kotonoha no Niwa story is about normal daily live, while FLCL story is about invasion alien(?) with sci-fi element
This series contains similar WTF factors as FLCL.
It follows a boy living with an alien maid and giant cat who is his sensie, no explanation given, no explanation given. But then bizarre giant "alien things" appear along with 7 sentai soldiers to fight them. Souya is then bribed into fighting them by his housemates with the prospect of eating meat. Which he does in spite of not knowing which of these three sides is the right one. This is similar to how Noata is manipulated by Haruka in FLCL. Neither of them knows or even cares that much about what is right or wrong instead they are manipulated by the crazy adults in their lives.  read more
These two anime start sillying from beginning to end. Even though being silly, they both bind you with their fluency. A crazy sexy curvy hot female alien comes to a harmless boy's world and events occur. But onegai teacher is more romantic and less funny according to FLCL. I hope one day you think about watching onegai teacher :-)))
Overall SSSS.Gridman makes much more sense than FLCL but it shows tendencies of the same craziness and oversteps some borders that standart anime don't touch.
Both have an inteligent plot, that is fun to analyse, talk about and read stuff into it.
Both have high quality animation, that tends to be a little bit arty.
The characters are teens, and there problems are handelt in an metaphoric way.
Both have mecha and well done fights.
Both are crazy dementia comedies whit unusual animation and moments where you don´t even know what is going on. Both main characters gets involved into some random events they don´t even know much about. Both have similar trippy feeling and mind-blowing ending.
FLCL and Higurashi are very similar because you will not have any idea about what is going on whatsoever. The only diffrerence is that FLCL could be called very bizarre and Higurashi is rather slightly extremely grotesque.
(As Sweat Punch is collection of stories indipendent on themselves, this recommendation concerns only Garakuta no Machi part)
In both, a young boy encounters robot that decides to hang around him. Both anime have robot that gets bigger by eating metal scrap and other metal stuff. FLCL is more dementia.
Both shows have a similar level of craziness to them, and focus on an unconventional, yet realistically told, love story.
They also both have their fair share of action-packed moments, as well as weird sci-fi moments. The pacing and directing feels very similar, with lots of unique camera angles and esoteric, psychedelic imagery being used to break up the monotony.
Both shows also have a story that starts out slow, and somewhat normal... but builds into an over-the-top climax.
FLCL's art is perhaps more refined while Kemonozume is intentionally rough & sketchy, and FLCL is brighter and more vibrant, using lots of pastel colors while Kemonozume is darker, using colors that skew more heavily towards neon. However, despite all of this, both show's art styles evoke the same vivacious, energetic feeling.
Overall, that's the most similar thing about the two shows. Despite the differences in the overall look, and the slight differences in the story, they both give off a very similar vibe. read more
It is hard to put into words why these two shows are similar other than their dedication to being over-the-top. What I can say is this: watching NSFA gave me a feeling I hadn't had from watching anime since the first time I saw FLCL, almost a feeling of being a rebel, punk, fight the power! Both kind of stick their tongues out at what came before, both were/are avant-garde.
Very surprised this has not been recommended yet. Gintama and FLCL are along the top of my favorite lists for their craziness and randomness.
Sure, we've got different things going on, the arc-based-200(+?) episode, pure comedy Gintama and the more serious, short OVA FLCL, but plot elements aside, watchers will definitely get engrossed in the whackiness nature of both animes.
Highly, highly recommend both not just for their fun, random nature, but their great execution, art, characters, sound, and storyline.
FLCL's a somewhat old supernatural, school, comedy, randomness-infused series that's lost some of its well-deserved popularity in the face of newer series: DMC, Cromartie, Gintama, and Beelzebub. Still, I consider it the top of the line for an intense, fun, laugh tear jerking adventure.
Beelzebub and FLCL will give you the same treatment, a hilarious thrill ride that's just too good to miss out on.
Both are parodies that use their own unique methods for their humor.
Both have cleverly disguised plots, appearing to be erratic and brainless at first.
Fooly Cooly, has more intricate animation and art, as well as a much shorter story.
Bobobo art is an acquired taste, and the plot doesn't kick off until ep 7-10.
plot-wise it's way off base.. but as far as the level of insanity and eye-popping animation goes it's right on.. plus Paprika [the lead character] sort of reminds me of Haru.. both warrant multiple viewings since there's so much going on.. they are by far two of my favorites.. definitely worth looking into.
Both have a high use of music, and tell a story in a different way then all other animes! While Interstella5555 has NO talking,and no real sound effects, it still manages to tell a complete and intersting story (a real feat), and gives you a real feel for the characters. The entire movie is one song, followed by another, from the world famouse techno band, Daft Punk. FLCL is unexplainable in it's story telling technique, but it never fails to amaze! It does have talking, and non-music sound effects though (unlike Interstella5555 ) .FLCL has a large amount songs from the J-Rock band, The Pillows. Both are also a more artsy type of anime. Both animes have amazing soundtracks that get a lot of time to shine!
Both are great, odd animes, and neither should be missed! read more
Both are incredibly strange, aesthetically offbeat, and paced fast enough to give you whiplash. Multiple viewings are conducive to making heads or tails of either, but it's just as easy to take the overwhelming buzz of confusion upon completion as part of their odd charm and maybe even a virtue in its own right.
Unlike its parent series, .hack//GIFT has a shallow, disjointed, random, quirky style driven more by silliness and entertainment value than plot, which can be seen in some sections of Furi Kuri. The latter has a more complex overarching plot, but when that's removed they're quite similar.
They bothave a certain supernatural feel to them, as well as being random at times. Also, they have aliens. There are many similarities between the two..let's just say that. I am sure if you like FLCL, you'll like Keroro.
Both main character's get an unexspecting twist when they meet a strange and mysterious person on the streets. Fallowing after a series of events that have them wrapped up in an odd mess of things. Both series also contain a good amount of humor as well as a bit of romance between two characters.
Pretty much any Gainax work have some common threads, but Honneamise and FLCL have a similar sense of sadness about them. This is due to both main characters having a dream/ideal can't really be met with their current lifestyles. Mundane life is expressed in both through a sense of directionless inertia on the part of the main characters. Both of the main characters also meet a woman (Riquinni for Shiro and Haruko for Naota) who change their lives. While completely different in style (surrealist/superflat vs. hyper-realism) they remain comparable in my opinion.
Both got weird fcuped story. Weird characters and weird place where anime take place. Main characters in both anime got unusual powers. I think both anime got weird but interestin feel to it, so if you like one of them you should definitely try another one out.
Both take absolutely nothing seriously, including themselves. Both spoof other anime s. Both have alien girls who "torment" their male protagonists. FLCL really has no plot (or needs one), whereas Nyaruko-san seems to know where it's going. Both are absolutely hilarious. a laugh a minute. FLCL is a classic and one of the best anime s' ever done. Nyaruko-san might become a classic as well. I love em both.
Both shows are presented in a strange, nonsensical manner, with a vague "plot" (that may not make much sense on the surface) and lots of crazy action. Both worlds are quite interesting, though not looked upon as much as the scenarios given to the audience.
They both have really good budget towards action scenes in various situations, whilst being creative and experimental with the animation and being supported in unique atmospheres in the world the show is presented in (though both have different atmospheres, e.g colour palettes, music). If you enjoy the wackiness style of one of them, the other should be quite enjoyable too.
Also both are pretty short, but FLCL is twice as long as Kyousougiga 1 and 2 together. read more
Both of these shows quickly familiarize you with their casts, and then show you moments from their lives. Rather than focus on the overall plot, they create an atmosphere using their soundtracks to go with what visuals will be interesting. They're also full of conversations that seem ridiculous but reflect greater truths about humanity.
Nothing is really the same about them. However, both use simple but effective animation styles such as manga cut-outs and cartoon-like action that doesn't ruin the quality of the anime but enhances it.
They are both crazy and spontaneous. However, Aachi & Ssipak is for adults only, so I do not advice watching it if you still go to kindergarten. If you're eager to get acquainted with modern experimental animation and can't wait till you grow up, FLCL was made just for you (then your brains will later survive through A&S.. perhaps...)
-Both series have some coming-of-age elements and explore the facets of puberty/adolesence
-Music plays a role in both series (FLCL: Metaphor, references, and soundtrack from a real band. BECK: References, story revolves around creating a band)
-Both have well-produced English dubs with favourable opinion within the anime community
-Both have likable and realistic characters