FLCL (2000– )

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A 12-year old boy named Naota one day meets a strange woman, riding a Vespa and wielding a big guitar. As soon as she appears, mysterious things start happening.

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 Masashi / ... (1 episode, 2000)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Eri Ninamori (1 episode, 2000)
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 Naota Nandaba (1 episode, 2000)
Mika Itô ...
 Eri Ninamori (1 episode, 2000)
Izumi Kasagi ...
 Mamimi Samejima (1 episode, 2000)
Itsuki Kawamura ...
 Nurse (1 episode, 2000)
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 Gaku (1 episode, 2000)
Steve Kramer ...
 Shigekuni (1 episode, 2000)
Joe Martin ...
 Kamon Nandaba (1 episode, 2000)
Suzuki Matsuo ...
 Kamon Nandaba (1 episode, 2000)
Jun Mizuki ...
 Naota Nandaba (1 episode, 2000)
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 Mamimi Samejima (1 episode, 2000)
Mayumi Shintani ...
 Haruko Haruhara (1 episode, 2000)
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 Haruko Haruhara (1 episode, 2000)
Shizuki Yamashita
(1 episode, 2000)
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Naota is a normal student living with his abnormal father and grandfather. One day, a seemingly insane girl named Haruko blazes in from out of nowhere on her Vespa, wielding an electric guitar with a buzzsaw! Haruko moves in with Naota under the pretense of being a housekeeper, but Naota knows there's something obviously strange about her. To make matters worse, large shapes are growing out of his head, hatching into large monsters that Haruko makes her mission to kill. Who is Haruko really, and what is she after? You won't find out until the end of this bizarre story. Written by Anonymous

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Mamimi is only once shown in the process of setting fire to anything, even though she smokes almost constantly. This is in Episode Two (FireStarter) In the rest of the series, when she starts a fire, she turns away from the camera in such a way that the flame cannot be seen. See more »

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Haruko uses a left-handed bass guitar. In "Fista" (fire starter) she's using a right-handed one. See more »

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Eri Ninamori: What's really weird... is your ears...
Naota: What? You've seen them...?
Eri Ninamori: I was told not to touch them, perfect for playing a cat...
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During the end credits of each episode, Haruko is seen pumelling her Vespa and trying to get it to work. She eventually gives up. After the credits end on the first five episodes, there is a brief shot of the Kamon's bakery with Haruko's Vespa parked next to it. See more »

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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Psychic Wars (2011) See more »

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Ride on shooting star
Performed by the pillows
Lyrics and Music by Sawao Yamanaka
Arrangement by the pillows
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The greatest anime of all time.
5 December 2002 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

At first glance, FLCL seems like a foolish attempt at putting too much randomness into an anime. Indeed, it's impossible to summarize the show without making it sound completely stupid: "It's about an alien woman who hits a boy with a guitar, and robots start popping out of his head." Yeah, that's gonna make people want to see it (not). But then again, it's also one of the most artistically perfect pieces of work ever.

The best short summary I can come up with it is that it's a coming-of-age story about a wacky woman who takes advantage of a 12 year old boy. But that doesn't explain half of it. It perfectly molds hidden themes into a beautiful story. The style of this anime is incredibly unique. It completely departs from the classic realistic anime style, and seems to emulate more American cartoons by not letting the characters show very exaggerated characteristics at times.

While it indeed is filled with craziness, there is an obvious and very strong structure to the plot. Every scene is intimately connected to every other scene, and it works perfectly. There are inherent themes about love, friendship, jealousy, and the discovery of all those as one grows up. I've read someone write that watching FLCL is like falling in love for the first time again, and it's a great description. After all, as a coming-of-age story, those are the feelings that the main character Naota is going through himself.

The music is simply the best in anime, period. Every major sequence has rock music by The Pillows in the background, and every time, it seems to fit perfectly with the scene. While the music is excellent by itself, it strengthens the emotions that FLCL is trying to deliver in those scenes.

At just 6 episodes, it's short. But because of its shortness, the plot structure is incredibly tight, allowing it to have such great connections within. FLCL is simply an excellent work of art. Don't look at it as the best anime ever created. Look at it as a beautiful piece of art that chose anime as the medium to deliver itself in.


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