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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: 7.351 (scored by 98689,868 users)
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Ranked: #37882
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Popularity: #511
Members: 18,399
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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
minimodgamer (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
Apr 11, 2020
Blazeisachicken (All reviews)
I just read the FLCL manga and I thought it was great. Instead of a new story, it's simply a retelling of the first anime. But, I feel like it uses the fact that it is a manga to its full potential. The layout of the panels changes a lot which offers for a ton of weirdness and the artwork is sloppy enough to work and changes enough to be flcl. I guess it could be seen as a problem that the fights are usually only a few panels long, which if a bit weird. That's probably one of the few reasons I prefer the read more

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