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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Fooly Cooly, Furi Kuri
Japanese: フリクリ
English: FLCL
Spanish: FLCL Furi Kuri
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 26, 2000 to Mar 16, 2001
Licensors: Funimation, Synch-Point
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, ParodyParody, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 368078368,078 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #195
Members: 693,066
Favorites: 24,962

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Naota Nandaba is an ordinary sixth grader living in a city where nothing amazing ever seems to happen. After his brother Tasuku leaves town to play baseball in America, Naota takes it upon himself to look after everything Tasuku left behind—from his top bunk bed to his ex-girlfriend Mamimi Samejima, who hasn't stopped clinging to Naota since Tasuku left.

Little does Naota know, however, that his mundane existence is on the verge of being changed forever: enter Haruko Haruhara, a Vespa-riding, bass guitar-wielding, pink-haired psychopath whose first encounter with Naota leaves him with tire tracks on his back and a giant horn on his head. Though all he wants is some peace and quiet, when Haruko takes up residence at his parents' home, Naota finds himself dragged into the heart of the greatest battle for supremacy that Earth—and quite possibly the entire universe—has ever seen.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The original property rights of the anime were sold by Gainax to Production I.G in 2015.

The anime placed third place for the Best Animation Film at the Fantasia Festival in 2003. In 2007 the anime got a nomination for Best Cast, and won the Best Comedy Series and the Best Short Series at the American Anime Awards show.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ohkura, Kouji




Chiba, Chiemi

Nandaba, Kamon

Matsuo, Suzuki

Miyu Miyu

Anno, Hideaki


Satou, Hiroki
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Creator, Planning
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Episode Director
Saeki, Shouji
Episode Director, Storyboard, In-Between Animation, Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "One Life" by The Pillows (eps 1)
2: "Instant Music" by The Pillows (eps 2-3)
3: "Happy Bivouac" by The Pillows (eps 4)
4: "Runners High" by The Pillows (eps 5)
5: "Carnival" by The Pillows (eps 6)

Ending Theme

"Ride On Shooting Star" by The Pillows

Apr 19, 2008
AzureEclipse (All reviews)
FLCL is as close to a piece of literature as you're ever going to get with an anime series. Fast paced as it may be, the story beautifully presents a theme of growing into maturity, and accompanies it with stunning visuals I've yet to see surpassed. Many comments have been made on how plot is very difficult to follow due to both its speed, and also because of all the symbols, motifs, and dialogue that doesn't reveal its meaning until the very end. Never in any anime have I seen foil characters like Amarao and Ninamori played as such a beautiful literary read more
Jul 23, 2010
sasloom (All reviews)
Oh, the highly acclaimed Fooly Cooly. It's been labeled as a "masterpiece", something "special" "unique" "pleasantly different" yada yada yada. For an anime to have gotten this much praise then it should have been extremely enjoyable and in particular funny as it is supposedly meant to be a comedy(primarily).

Sadly, FLCL did not offer any but was a one way trip to hell the moment a certain character made a flashy appearance in the first episode.

STORY: There is absolutely no story behind this anime. It is just six episodes of disjointed scripts that attempt to fuse together as much genres as possible then injected with read more
Nov 23, 2014
MadScientist001 (All reviews)
The pretentiousness required to praise this anime is overwhelming. It seems that the writers were convinced that rapidly alternating between art styles, animating grandiose nonsense, and neglecting a coherent story are viable substitutions for writing something that's actually entertaining. They were wrong. I was bored senseless both times I watched this, even though I read many analyses of the series after my first watch.

Story - There isn't one. When I try to describe it to people they think that I'm just making things up. The story is so nonexistent that it's pretty impossible to spoil.

Character - The MC from Evangelion is paired up with read more
May 16, 2015
Micsupreeme (All reviews)
~ Nothing happens here, only the ordinary ~

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

FLCL is an "all or nothing", love it or hate it show; because there are 2 fundamental viewpoints and analytical approaches that can be used to evaluate it. To remain relatively impartial, i am read more


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