FLCL (2000– )

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama
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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jun Mizuki ...
 Naota Nandaba (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mayumi Shintani ...
 Haruko Haruhara (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Izumi Kasagi ...
 Mamimi Samejima (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Suzuki Matsuo ...
 Kamon Nandaba (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroshi Ito ...
 Shigekuni Nandaba (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mika Itô ...
 Eri Ninamori (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kazuhito Suzuki ...
 Masashi Masamune (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Sho Miyajima ...
 Gaku Manabe (3 episodes, 2000)
Kôji Ohkura ...
 Amarao (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Chiemi Chiba ...
 Kiturubami (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
...
 Masashi / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Eri Ninamori (3 episodes, 2000)
...
 Naota Nandaba (3 episodes, 2000)
...
 Gaku / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Steve Kramer ...
 Shigekuni / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Joe Martin ...
 Kamon Nandaba (3 episodes, 2000)
...
 Additional Voices / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
...
 Haruko Haruhara (3 episodes, 2000)
Akira Miyashima ...
 Gaku Manabe (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yukari Fukui ...
 Junko Miyaji (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Maggie Weidner ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 2000)
Shizuki Yamashita ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 2000)
Agnes Yoshida ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 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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Fooly Cooly  »

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Atomsk is named after a novel by Cordwainer Smith. 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 »

Quotes

Naota: [Naota 'lets go' of his powers as the Pirate King just in time not to hurt Haruko, to Haruko:] I love you.
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Miyu Miyu - ? See more »

Connections

References The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) 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 most insane anime ever?
21 January 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

when you start to watch this anime, it won't be long before you go... "what the heck!?". of course, this is exactly what it wants you to do. there is no use trying to understand it, and there is no point you getting upset about it. if you don't like it, don't watch it. this is an anime which stretches your imagination, as well as the boundaries of animation. this is one of the most beautifully animated shows i have seen and without a doubt the most charming. the wonderful mix of characters and weird story, along with a cruel and wicked sense of humour and craziness makes for one outrageous anime which will not disappoint. a must view, just make sure to not give up on it, after a few viewings, you'll start to notice new things and realise what a true masterpiece this really is. you want something really different? fed up with all the usual rubbish? you can't get further from reality than FLCL.


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