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English: FLCL
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
Licensors: Funimation, Synch-Point
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.061 (scored by 270,370 users)
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Ranked: #4922
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Popularity: #131
Members: 487,788
Favorites: 18,970


The anime actions, the crazyness that you dont understand but makes you wanna watch it anyway. 
report Recommended by Berlios
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. 
report Recommended by DaBigD
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.  
report Recommended by Malcavic
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. 
report Recommended by RoadLord
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! 
report Recommended by BlueYoshi
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. 
report Recommended by makimagic
Basically the same coming of age story as evangelion.  
report Recommended by OrangeBLAHBLAH52
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.  
report Recommended by Demonwynd
Actiony, comedic, short, energetic, fast-paced, and exciting, this series has what it takes to make modern times and sci-fi themes be one as an equal. 
report Recommended by PokeNirvash
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. 
report Recommended by fiore777
They both are packed with mindfuck and throw everything crazily at you from the word 'go'  
report Recommended by Overtures
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. 
report Recommended by noirgrimoir
Rock n Roll and crazy comedy, kind of like FLCL. 
report Recommended by Saintevil
Same director, same style and the same over the top action. Both titles feature crazy mech designs and similiar humour. 
report Recommended by Blaem
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. 
report Recommended by Piippo
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. 
report Recommended by kasarn
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 
report Recommended by OrangeCakeJam
Both have a strange, spontaneous, quite random, mind raping and are uniquely animated. 
report Recommended by DarkRoseOtaku
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  read more 
report Recommended by KVM117
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.  
report Recommended by lordblackness88
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. 
report Recommended by Umbrya
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.  
report Recommended by hydro728
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.  
report Recommended by Nocturnal
Both feature unconventional styles, fast pacing, and humor through exaggeration, as well as an abundance of hard rock music. Both also induce the same kind of "drug trip" sensation. 
report Recommended by mr_utopia_man
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 wide open watch 
report Recommended by vanmarckestevy
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. 
report Recommended by survivingphoenix
The music and animation are very similar. Both shows are full of energy. Like a FLCL, the main character is very young sharing her thoughts on the way of adults world. 
report Recommended by miwako-hakusho
Both crazy and random but fun and keep you wanting to watch more. 
report Recommended by hellmet
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, 
report Recommended by marinchin
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.  
report Recommended by Nocturnal
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. 
report Recommended by Volbla
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. 
report Recommended by little_robot
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. 
report Recommended by Denizen
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. 
report Recommended by Brian333
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.  
report Recommended by radiantfire
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.  
report Recommended by syncrogazer
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. 
report Recommended by BoyHime732
Naoko-san reminds me of Haruhara Haruko, they are very similar to each other 
report Recommended by pleasedeleteacc
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  read more 
report Recommended by imjustjk
Both have strange female characters and sort of bizarre setting. 
report Recommended by Baka_xD
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. 
report Recommended by rennb
Intergalactic mayhem, weird characters, weirder plots, and lots of comedy 
report Recommended by japanda
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.  
report Recommended by aelove
They have machines pulled out of each others bodies because of some sort of mutation. They both have people who want to overthrow the government. 
report Recommended by rpn101
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 
report Recommended by da808pc
Insane, hilarious and completely over-the-top. There's a kind of save the world plot in both anime and there's a giant building that appear toward the end in both anime.  
report Recommended by HooHiraiBunny
They both have this crazy yet enjoyable sense of humor that just makes you laugh. 
report Recommended by Imbajoe
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. 
report Recommended by Bocknoi
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. 
report Recommended by eklie
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. 
report Recommended by Denizen
Both have the weird "the heck just happened?" feeling. 
report Recommended by omastar444
same crazy randomness and comedy. it just works! great alternative to those who are starving for more footy cootie.. i recommend watching the black lagoon series before watching this. 
report Recommended by invalidts2
Crazy alien antics and amazing animation. Humorous and enjoyable.  
report Recommended by buunny
A boy has a run in with a promiscuous, manic-pixie dream-girl with pink hair in this manic coming-of-age story with sexual undertones as told in bombastic, over-the-top anime action sequences. 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Both are OVAs that use symbolism to convey a coming-of-age story. 
report Recommended by soy_saucy
No matter how you find weird clashing type of messy routines with pack of undeniably flashy zany type of animation. Less MAGNUM OPUS filled with wacky graffiti satire scenarios 
report Recommended by -HippySnob-
Both utilize wacky character hijinks, absurd meta-humor and slap-stick comedy as told through varied animation styles. Also, you will leave each episode thinking to yourself, "WTF did I just watch?" 
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Both are quirky and filled with comedy and action. The characters in both shows are wacky and developed. But Eto Ranger is longer and more obscure than FlCl. 
report Recommended by 1231415333
Both are weird shows that always get you confused, nothing similar art or storywise, but the comedy and target audience feel like they should be the same. 
report Recommended by jouguto
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. 
report Recommended by Kalacs
Deadpan, snarky protagonists that want to do little more than live out their average, ordinary lives until a strong spirited girl forcefully drags them out of their shells. 
report Recommended by NeoRinTinTin
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!! 
report Recommended by YukiUzumaki
both anime are about people with mechanical robots attached to them . both anime have shy and unconfident main-character that only act when they are on trouble.  
report Recommended by Issmail22Lawfy
Two of the highest caliber experimental visual extravaganza, similar in story telling capability and overall quality. 
report Recommended by DeadAccount3233
This series are pretty crazy both. Both have a few unusual heroines and Haruko Haruhara is very similar to Guu in my opinion. 
report Recommended by Akagi-kun
Similarity : + 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 Different : + 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,  read more 
report Recommended by Shunaria
both series have what kinda feels like a plot but they are just filled with extreme randomness 
report Recommended by DarknessSerpent
FLCL deals with a group of crazy characters and one of them is homeless as well, I think. 
report Recommended by Ready_Player_1
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  read more 
report Recommended by MariSan28
They both have really good (but different) music throughout the show 
report Recommended by Jacob-Killmaki
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 :-))) 
report Recommended by fainarufurasshu
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. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
Nichijou and FLCL are both slice-of-life comedies that rely on randomness for much of the humor. FLCL has robots that fight, Nichijou has robots that go to school. They'er both also pretty good.  
report Recommended by Fujaku
Fans of nonsense comedy would like or love both FLCL and Inferno Cop, since they feature weird plot twists and clever dialogue, while those two look way different on each other. 
report Recommended by SatoChudoku
just similar atmosphere i guess, its never really to serious. 
report Recommended by Seficus
Bell reminded me of Haruko a lot. Both have a zany world and some non-sensical action. Both are short fun times, sadly Blood Lad is incomplete though. 
report Recommended by WitchJacqueline
Fast-paced, wildly kinetic, and fluidly animated. These OVAs share a similar art/animation style. But beyond that, they're not terribly similar. 
report Recommended by virtualbub
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. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both metaphorize something but it's not necessary to understand it to enjoy it. 
report Recommended by LoidNerdy101
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.  
report Recommended by WiloKing
4-day Weekend and FLCL have both sci-fi elements, a good soundtrack, and strange wacky stuff happening in both anime. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
(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.  
report Recommended by abystoma2
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,  read more 
report Recommended by vigorousjammer
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. 
report Recommended by cruxis107
Both have the same level of fun chaos. Random scenarios and unique animation make these a match as well as Rock genre inspiration. Killer seven is Flcl meets Scott Pilgrim. 
report Recommended by MagentaCooly
Both are giant robot animes! FLCL makes references to Gundam and other random animes. (FLCL is funnier though!) 
report Recommended by ViewtifulJak
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. 
report Recommended by S2VX
Both are semi- random. Both art was a bit different, but in a good way. The plots were good in both of these animes, and I think if you enjoyed one, you'd enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Moonstream360
Both shows, show that it is possible to make an original anime that is awesome with just 6 episodes! Both SERIOUSLY WORTH WATCHING!!!!  
report Recommended by sukizo
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. 
report Recommended by S2VX
If your into the art style of FLCL then you may like another Gainax series; Shikabane Hime. You'll notice immediately the similarities in style. 
report Recommended by dvice
if you like randomness, action, comedy, drama, sci-fi......well, if you liked Photon, then you will be blown away by FLCL 
report Recommended by kibak
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.  
report Recommended by Otaking09
Same writer. Same Gainax. Same madness. :) Only MoO is longer and more slow-paced. 
report Recommended by Forion
both ahave the focus on music and comedy. they have a "feel good" theme as well. and both are well worth a watch:) 
report Recommended by alstore
Both are about an unnormal girl that gets involved in a normal boy's life and changes it forever. Both are very short OVAs, so you have lots of time to watch them both. 
report Recommended by Charbutsu
Fast-paced zaniness and humor. Both are short OVA series that embody this and are pretty much on crack.  
report Recommended by Numi
You thought 2x2 was weird, meet FLCL, which takes it a step further. Over the top humor and energetic characters. 
report Recommended by bouwlamp
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. 
report Recommended by inoneoutheother
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.  read more 
report Recommended by Prede
Funny, random and occasionally violent.  
report Recommended by firerez
They both have strage style, when sometimes you don't even understand what's going on. 
report Recommended by Zeoz
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. 
report Recommended by lithiumflower
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. 
report Recommended by lithiumflower
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.  
report Recommended by sillyker0nian
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. 
report Recommended by lovelyphantom
Diebuster has soo many scenes from flcl that it looks like they were ripped right out of the anime, they both follow very similar art direction and general style. 
report Recommended by Rogueleader17
Both random and make you go "WTF?" 
report Recommended by grandtheftsam
Both are insane, short, hilarious and great fun! 
report Recommended by Klonoa7H
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.  
report Recommended by Arjman89
These anime are similar because they are totally whacked out. If you enjoy off the wall randomness with sexual innuendo then you must watch either one of these anime. 
report Recommended by lovelydeath
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. 
report Recommended by Misiakk
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. 
report Recommended by KnightRyder
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  read more 
report Recommended by tommy73
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. 
report Recommended by BoyHime732
same crazy feeling and things happening that don't really make scene all the time. same feeling~ 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
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. 
report Recommended by DreamerofDreams1
Both have strange plot, good comedy and dramatic parts, thin love story and too little episodes. Angel Beats! is closer to mainstream though.  
report Recommended by bo4onok
both of them attract with the atmosphere and performance of the complete madness, put in an order which makes it impossible to turn eyes off it. 
report Recommended by iwanbakari
Something as experimental and crazy. 
report Recommended by Arrvilja
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...) 
report Recommended by Arrvilja
-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 
report Recommended by DeadSnow24th
Very random and funny. Has alot of cool action scenes and very stange art at times. 
report Recommended by mina-mina10
Both series explore Family dynamics and coming of age stories in the guise of battling aliens and also both juggle comedy and thought provoking drama with these subjects. 
report Recommended by BlaizeV