Both series are insanely fun, insanely awesome or just insane. Both seem like some screwed up story which turns out to be more than just nonsense.
Same studio and a good amount of parody in both titles.
alot of the same zany and wild comic approach. it you like comedys then you'll love abenobashi
Both animes are full of wacky situations, fast-paced animation, similar characters, and just a ton of fun randomness! Abenobashi has all the things that made FLCL awesome just with double the amount of episodes, way more allusions, a bit more ecchi, and Osaka accents. Can't go wrong with that. :]
wow, the comparison is so close that i thought this was a continuation of FLCL some how.
Abenobashi features some great animation direction from Gainax animators like Hiroyuki Imaishi, who made his first big splash with the mind-blowing visuals in FLCL. Both series also follow a boy's emotional growth, though Abenobashi's development is considerably less bombastic and blunt than FLCL's. And of course, both are full of hilarious otaku-centered humor.
If you like twisted plots, and funny scenes all the time. You'll like this series. It's made by Gainax too, and have many references to many pop cultural manga & anime stuff. It's a weird comedy, but you'll have a good time with Abenobashi.
First of all, both of these are not very mainstream, not the most original thing ever or anything, mut not mainstream either.
FLCL and Abenobashi look pretty similar, they both have kinda same kind of drawing style and stuff. Animation looks pretty much the same, both have pretty awesome animation, smooth but still very rapid at times. And on fast scenes there happens a lot of stuff and you have to be sharp to see everything.
If you liked FLCL, but thought it was a bit too confusing and you really kind of didn't get what it was about, Abenobashi might be the right one for you.
Colorful, pretty absurd atmosphere and explosive characters. :)
The flow of how the story is told and unravels is similar.
Both stories also seems to be surreal, yet still have some ties to what used to be reality.
It seems to be a coming of age type of story, but told in a round about way.
What strikes me most similar would probably be the bold animation style.
Both has over the top animation, where it exaggerates cartoonish aspects.
It also contains a lot of symbolism, which is subtle or used as the stage of the episode.
Both are Gainex coming of age stories with the same wacky atmosphere.
Both have a very similar humor and near identical amount of randomness. Abenobashi is much more story driven, but they both deliver a lot of confused laughs, and have a surprisingly dark tone at times.
Both of these Anime are made by Gainax studio, so they have the same art style and the same color scheme. The main characters of both series are a little boy and a little girl, who both get help from an older woman. Both series deal with metaphors and both have very random comedy as well. Both series deal with mature and similar themes, FLCL deals with the theme of growing up from child to adult while Abenobashi deals with the theme of not being able to grow up.