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Writer:
Marc Handler (english version)
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Seasons:
1
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Cast

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Steve Blum ... Masashi / ... (1 episode, 2000)
Melissa Fahn ... Eri Ninamori (1 episode, 2000)

Barbara Goodson ... 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)

R. Martin Klein ... 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)

Stephanie Sheh ... Mamimi Samejima (1 episode, 2000)
Mayumi Shintani ... Haruko Haruhara (1 episode, 2000)

Kari Wahlgren ... Haruko Haruhara (1 episode, 2000)
Shizuki Yamashita (1 episode, 2000)
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Series Directed by
Kazuya Tsurumaki (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masahiko Ôtsuka (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shôji Saeki (2 episodes, 2000)
Ken Andô (1 episode, 2000)

Takeshi Ando (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Yoji Enokido (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kazuya Tsurumaki (6 episodes, 2000-2001)

Marc Handler (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Sato Hiroki .... producer: Gainax (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive producer: Production I.G (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Nishizawa Masatomo .... producer: Production IG (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kyoko Muramatsu .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Toshimichi Ohtsuki .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Stephanie Sheh .... producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Maki Terashima-Furuta .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hideki Uchino .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroyuki Yamaga .... executive producer: Gainax (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shizuki Yamashita .... producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Shinkichi Mitsumune (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Masayuki (1 episode, 2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Makiko Asano (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Hiromasa Ogura (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Production Management
Daisuke Tsukushi .... production manager (1 episode, 2000)
 
Series Art Department
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kazuya Tsurumaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Sound Department
Nobuhira Hirano .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Nobutaka Hirooka .... sound recordist / recording (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Toru Nakano .... sound producer (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Toru Noguchi .... sound effects editor: Anime Sound Production / sound effects: Anime Sound Production (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Miki Watanabe .... sound production supervisor (4 episodes, 2000)
Takeshi Takadera .... sound production supervisor (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ryôko Nashimoto .... sound recordist / recording (2 episodes, 2000)

Matarou Misawa .... percussion recordist (unknown episodes)
Yasuharu Nakanishi .... sound recordist: piano (unknown episodes)
Takuo Yamamoto .... sound recordist: sax (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Shigenobu Kaihou .... special effects (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Tsukasa Kakizakai .... 2d works (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yasuhiro Kamimura .... 2d works (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kaoru Matsumoto .... 3d cg (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shôhei Sotoyama .... 2d works (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yoshimasa Yamazaki .... 3d cg (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Animation Department
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... animation director / key animation supervisor / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... animation director / key animator (3 episodes, 2000)

Shinsuke Hamaura .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Mieko Hayakawa .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Mika Hinata .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Akitsugu Hisagi .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Toshio Ishizaki .... animator (unknown episodes)
Hiroki Ito .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Daizen Komatsuda .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Keiichi Kondo .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Yuto Matsubayashi .... in-between animator: GAINAX (unknown episodes)
Yukiko Mita .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Hiroshi Morita .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Hiromasa Naito .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Yuki Nakajima .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Mitsunobu Nakamura .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Shouko Nakamura .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Daisuke Nakayama .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Maiko Nogami .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Shôji Saeki .... in-between animator: GAINAX (unknown episodes)
Reiko Sakai .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Yuka Shibata .... in-between animator: GAINAX (unknown episodes)
Tomoko Sugata .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Theresia Whinkler .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Toshiyuki Yahagi .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
Hiroko Yamada .... in-between animator: Production I.G (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Jun Suzuki .... music director (6 episodes, 2000-2001)

Tomohiko Aoki .... musician: bass (unknown episodes)
Takashi Asahi .... musician: flute (unknown episodes)
Hiroshi Imaizumi .... musician: guitar (unknown episodes)
Maki Kamiya .... song recordist (unknown episodes)
Tatsuya Kashima .... music arranger (unknown episodes)
Yoshiaki Manabe .... musician: guitar (unknown episodes)
Atsuo Ohkubo .... musician: drums (unknown episodes)
Shinichiro Sato .... musician: drums (unknown episodes)
Sawao Yamanaka .... musician: guitar (unknown episodes)
Zin Yoshida .... music arranger (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Haruki Yoshiyama .... action figure designer: solid (6 episodes, 2000-2001)

Marc Handler .... adr director / adr script (unknown episodes)
Maggie Weidner .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fooly Cooly" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
151 min | 30 min (6 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (Blu-ray) | Canada:18A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (volume 1) | Canada:G (Quebec) (volume 2, 3) | Germany:12 (volume 1, 2) | Germany:16 (volume 3) | New Zealand:M (DVD volume 1) | New Zealand:PG (DVD volumes 2, 3) | Spain:15 | UK:12 | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14 (cut version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Vespa seen in the closing credit sequence belongs to director Kazuya Tsurumaki. Apparently, he can't get it to work.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the dinner conversation in episode 3, it was mentioned that Haruko ran over Ninamori with her Vespa. This was not accurate, Haruko fell off her bike, the bike continued on and hit Naota, who was then sent careening into Ninamori.See more »
Quotes:
Haruko:It takes an idiot to do cool things. That's why it's cool.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Neon Genesis Evangelion" (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ride on shooting starSee more »

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58 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
The greatest anime of all time., 5 December 2002
Author: lvlln from Massachusetts, USA

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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