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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 »
Awards:
1 win See more »
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FUNimation announces Flcl (Fooly Cooly) on Blu-ray Disc for 2010
 (From Affenheimtheater. 6 January 2010, 3:37 PM, PST)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 37)

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)
Tôru 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 Kaihô .... 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)
Koichi Arai .... key animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hideaki Anno .... key animator (2 episodes, 2000)
Shin'ya Ôhira .... key animator (2 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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Language:
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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:
Haruko refers to Naota as "Taro-kun" several times during Episode 1. Taro is perhaps the most generic name in Japan for a boy, and it used as a placeholder for unidentified Japanese males (like John Doe).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the first appearance of Haruko her guitar case is around her back. Once she grabs her guitar, the case has completely disappeared. At the end of the scene her case appears on her back again with the guitar apparently inside.See more »
Quotes:
Haruko Haruhara:Native girl must stop!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Firestarter (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ride on shooting starSee more »

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37 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
robots, rock and roll, and the essence of growing up, 8 February 2004
Author: gray_pixel from Richmond

this is what dreams are made of.

FLCL is a 6-episode japanese anime production that impresses and entertains beyond explanation. those who find their way through it's layering of bizarre beauty will realize what it truly is: the greatest thing ever.

FLCL, also known as Fooly Cooly or Furi-Kuri in Japan, centers around Naota, a Japanese kid whose beloved older brother has recently moved to America to play baseball. As if that wasn't hard enough for him, he now finds his brother's shattered (and much older) girlfriend Mamimi latching onto him for support. In the midst of it all, Naota (or as Mamimi calls him, ta-kun) finds his already troubled life turned on its side as a strange girl named Haruko rides into town on a Vespa scooter and smacks him on the head with her trusty, electric-blue, motorized Rickenbacker bass guitar. From here, things spiral into a wonderful insanity.

If the plot seems odd so far, you will probably find yourself in a few seizures by the end. In the first episode, a TV-headed robot sprouts out of an anxiety-fueled horn that grown on Naota's head. After an amazing battle, this robot comes to live with Naota and does his laundry. Things like this happen every day in the world of FLCL.

Unfortunately, this may be a bit too much for some. But those who enjoy it will be thoroughly rewarded by the cleverly weird plot advancements and hilarious visual gags. And if you sift through it all, you'll find something even more amazing: a wonderful story of growing up that, despite it's giant robots, is moving and easy to relate to. Kids who want to be adults, adults who can't grow up. These heavy topics line this gorgeous show and add a stirring quality to it.

Besides the content of the show itself, the production of FLCL is absolutely mindblowing. Sickly slick animation coupled with an amazing musical backdrop provided by Japanese punk-rockers The Pillows proves to be a winning combination. The English dub is very impressive as well, especially for Haruko.

It is unfortunate that FLCL's 6 episodes are spread out onto three expensive DVDs, because it limits people's access to it. Thank god for Cartoon Network, which periodically plays FLCL on it's adult swim block. And while i'm not exactly advocating piracy, i would suggest going to whatever lengths you need to see FLCL.

FLCL has affected me more than any other movie or show i've ever seen, animated or otherwise. Those who lack the open mind to filter through the madness will find the show to be quirky if nothing else. But on every level, FLCL is a truly mind-blowing achievement.

Oh, and you may be wondering about the title. Fooly-Cooly? Yeah. No one else knows either.

FLCL

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