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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: 7.251 (scored by 1260612,606 users)
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Ranked: #53172
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Popularity: #702
Members: 26,133
Favorites: 732


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Chapters: /15


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.


Nandaba, Kamon


Aug 3, 2021
The FLCL manga and anime is the quintessential "you just don't get it" duo.

This is a super odd manga read. It's FLCL targeted at only those who really enjoyed the anime (so people like me).

It's story is a complete clusterfuck to an even greater extent than the anime. There's constant time skips back and fourth between different scenes making it really hard to comprehend if your only casually reading it. Stuff that had some explanation in the anime now goes unexplained and seems to occur at random. However, many things that were left ambiguous in the manga are now out right stated so it sorta ...
Jun 14, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Art: some people say it's bad. But it's a very abstract and surreal style that perfectly complements the abstract and surreal story. This style would have been much more well received if it had been colored too. I read the omnibus that had some color parts which were just overall more pleasing to my eye.

Plot: let's start off by saying that I won't rate it by a number because it deserves somewhere between a 6 and an 8 which depends on your admiration for the FLCL franchise. Unfortunately for me I saw (and loved) the original anime first (from which this manga is based) so ...
Aug 10, 2020
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 ...

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