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"FLCL" (2000) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2000-

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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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Awards:
1 win See more »
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(3 articles)
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 (From Twitch. 19 January 2010, 2:55 AM, PST)

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

User Reviews:
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 23 of 38)
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)

Steve Blum ... Masashi / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Melissa Fahn ... Eri Ninamori (3 episodes, 2000)

Barbara Goodson ... Naota Nandaba (3 episodes, 2000)

R. Martin Klein ... Gaku / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Steve Kramer ... Shigekuni / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Joe Martin ... Kamon Nandaba (3 episodes, 2000)

Stephanie Sheh ... Additional Voices / ... (3 episodes, 2000)

Kari Wahlgren ... 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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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
Shinji Otsuka .... key animator (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... animation director / key animator (4 episodes, 2000)
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... animation director / key animation supervisor / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tetsuya Nishio .... key animator (3 episodes, 2000)
Koichi Arai .... key animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hideaki Anno .... key animator (2 episodes, 2000)
Yô Yoshinari .... key animator / layout artist (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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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-14
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
GAINAX Studios, a cartoon production studio in Japan, made this as "a break" from normal anime, which fans of the series use as an excuse for the insanity that occurs. In reality, the show, despite having a plot, is really just crazy.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In episode 4 when Haruko pulls the Flying V out of Naota's head, you can see six tuning pegs on the headstock; in episode 6 when Naota strums a string on the same guitar, the sound is that of a bass guitar.See more »
Quotes:
Naota:By the time I realized it, I had already swung the bat. My palms still sting. I wonder if Haruko like this all the time.
[Haruko laughs gleefully]
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Movie Connections:
References "Neon Genesis Evangelion" (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ride on shooting starSee more »

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28 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Attitude with a bass, 9 August 2003
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

My all time favorite anime series. It's difficult to explain and must be seen to enjoy its creativity and cleverness. This is one of best ways to show the strides GAINAX is making as well as other greats like Evangelion, Gunbuster, and others.

Almost everyone in this series undergoes change especially Naota. I finally watched episode 5 and 6 and I never picked up on the role of Naota's brother. How about lefties, sour and sweet, or mild or spicy?? "Brittle Bullet" may be my new favorite...how can you not be amazed by its final scene and the rich color schemes. Haruko is epitome of female anime coolness and she looks so creepy with that smile and no eyes! Mamimi's manic self always brings a laugh and who wouldn't want their own Canti? Great secondary characters who just add more to the richness of the story. And a heavy emphasis on EYEBROWS. The show is linear but tangents are strewn throughout which makes this a great series and repeated viewings. I probably still won't get it, but I think it's meant to kick back, relax, and enjoy the show. Also, FLCL would not be the same without the Pillows soundtrack which fits perfect with the show. The end credit sequence makes you want to get a vespa.

For those who enjoy originality, terrific tunes, and just so bizarre it's tasty anime to munch up.

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