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FLCL 

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

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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Trivia

When Miya-Jun's car is trashed by Canti (episode 3), a miniature Kenny from South Park (1997) can be seen among the flying wreckage. See more »

Goofs

In the under-the-bridge sequence in FLCLimax, two goofs are made regarding Mamimi's cigarette. When the small robot (terminal core) tries to take her cellular phone, she drops her cigarette. When she crouches on the balls of her feet, however, it can be seen that the cigarette is gone and not on the ground. After that, a cigarette appears in her mouth, lit and glowing... but in the next shot it isn't glowing any more. See more »

Quotes

Amarao: Where are my eyebrows? I've gotta find my eyebrows!
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Crazy Credits

Miyu Miyu - ? Miyu Miyu's voice actor, Gainax co-founder Hideaki Anno, is credited as "?" in the cast list. See more »

Alternate Versions

When screened on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in the US, the ending credits are displayed in untranslated Japanese. The North American DVD however, released by Synch-Point, only has the ending credits translated in English. See more »

Connections

Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride on shooting star
Performed by the pillows
Lyrics and Music by Sawao Yamanaka
Arrangement by the pillows
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Once is not enough
14 October 2004 | by Bressanellic-1See all my reviews

When I was watching FLCL for the first time, I had no idea what was going on. I'd never seen anything like it. So, the movie started switching gears from sweet and tragic to insane and funny, it really took me by surprise. Basically, I was holding on 'till the end because I wanted to know what it was all about. But even without that, it rocked. You may not be entirely sure at some moments why or how, but it rocks. The story starts off in a town that reminds one of one's own home town. The kid's are depressed, bored, and pretty much just drag themselves out of bed in the mourning. The adults are hyper, child-like and very annoying to the children of the town. But then she shows up. Like some kind of pop-metal not quite evil not quite good bubble gum haired goddess shows up and turns reality into chicken soup. This woman and the main character are somehow tied together through a story that involves sex, baseball, aliens, robots, secret government organizations and an underlying message about growing up and finding who you are.

The first time you watch it, you will not get it. I didn't, and most other people don't. When it's over, you only think about the crazy parts that made no sense, and you don't remember the deeper and sometimes creepy moments that kind of puts everything together. And even if you were able to get it the first time (*cough* not gonna happen.) this movie moves you more every time you watch it. It's the kind of thing you want to see again. It's extroadinarilly good. If you have an open mind, a little time, and feel like your out of place with the world (I'm betting you do. Everybody else does) then you will love this movie. Whether or not you understand it


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Official Sites:

gainax.co. [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

26 April 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Fooly Cooly See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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