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Synonyms: Fooly Cooly, Furi Kuri
Japanese: フリクリ
English: FLCL
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 25, 1999 to Mar 26, 2001
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Magazine-Z
Authors: Ueda, Hajime (Art)


Score: 7.281 (scored by 1150011,500 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #43502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #623
Members: 22,610
Favorites: 674

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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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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
May 27, 2021
Zonyboi (All reviews)
This is the only show/book I won't be giving a score to, and with a good reason.

This manga is basically unreadable; the plot is an absolute clusterfuck, and sadly not in a good way. I've really tried to follow this manga, but there were just too many things happening at once, and it suffers trying to explain itself. I've managed to complete this manga, but I'm relieved to say I'm not the only one who thought this was a complete non-sense of a book.
Don't get me wrong; I don't consider this a bad manga, but this shit is Evangelion-tier or even worse. Hell, much 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
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


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