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Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 1999 to Mar 26, 2001
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Ueda, Hajime (Art)
Serialization: Magazine-Z


Score: 7.301 (scored by 1063310,633 users)
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Ranked: #41792
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Popularity: #576
Members: 20,198
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Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his 17-year-old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn't know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota's world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself "Haruko" and her presence changes Naota's life to even further insanity.

(Source: ANN)


FLCL is an adaptation of the anime of the same title.

The series was published in English by Dark Horse Comics in a omnibus volume on May 29, 2012.

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More reviewsReviews

Nov 8, 2013
angelsreview (All reviews)
Surprisingly, I actually like the anime better then the manga. The manga tries a bit too hard to be serious and in some areas, it does it well but in others it feels like it’s a little forced. The anime made things a lot more fun and comical even if it was pretty random. The manga on the other hand, the idea of these characters being so serious when the world around them is going crazy just feels like they are becoming rather bland characters.

The manga though does make Naoto out to be more of a boy his own age who just has had read more
Aug 1, 2016
FieryPotatoe (All reviews)
"Nothing cool ever happens here."

This line of dialogue is the single largest lie in media history, regardless of medium. However much you may or may not have heard of FLCL, you probably have at least heard one thing; the story of this series is very....eccentric. It brings strange and interesting characters together to go through some of the most ridiculous events imaginable. One of the main characters fights robots with a ukulele for God's sake! Anyway, this review is specifically about the manga obviously so lets talk about that.

Honestly FLCL has some of the best and art of any manga series I have read more
Mar 28, 2018
Lakin (All reviews)
nothing about this manga makes any sense. if you were looking for a true adaptation of the series you'll be pretty disappointed, and if you're looking for more clarity on the story, you'll also be pretty disappointed, but if you just want more of the series's absurdity, this is perfect.

so essentially: yes, the story is pretty poorly explained, like there'll be times where you have literally no idea what is happening (or if you're like me, that will be the whole time you're reading it) and the characters aren't nearly as fleshed out as they are in the series (plus no badass music), but this read more
Aug 10, 2020
ooo_Gargamel_ooo (All reviews)
One of those rare instances where the anime adaptation is actually MUCH better than the manga. The manga is basically unreadable. It's incredibly hard to follow, and makes no sense. It erratically jumps around... It's just a very hard read, to say the least. I would go back and forth between the same few pages trying to figure out what was going on before eventually giving up. On a positive note, the art is pretty good. It's not ground-breaking by any means, but is rather nice.

Watch the anime first! The manga will make you not want to watch the anime, and you will be missing read more

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