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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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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
...  Eri Ninamori 3 episodes, 2000
...  Naota Nandaba 3 episodes, 2000
...  Gaku / ... 3 episodes, 2000
...  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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26 April 2000 (Japan)  »

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The Vespa seen in the closing credit sequence belongs to director Kazuya Tsurumaki. Apparently, he can't get it to work. See more »

Goofs

Haruko uses a left-handed bass guitar. In "Fista" (fire starter) she's using a right-handed one. See more »

Quotes

Haruko Haruhara: Ukulele no good! Pu!
Masashi: "Pu"?
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Crazy Credits

The final image in the end credits of the sixth and final episode is Haruko riding through space on her Vespa. See more »

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References Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995) 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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Puts You Back 90 Bucks- $89.99 Of It
28 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

I stayed up late one night when my friend told me to "Change the channel to Cartoon Network, FLCL is on". I asked him what it was and he told me it was an anime show. I told him to die, but then he said that "You'll like it"...FINE.

Episode Four: Full Swing. An epic. from the opening to the closing of this slightly sexually over-toned episode to the end, I was GLUED to the television. For 30 minutes, moans and screams and...jeez. It was what I imagine an acid trip would be. I love it.

3 days later I had my money ready to buy all three dvds, which was gonna set me back ninety dollars. Psh. 2 episodes a DVD. So why is it worth only 89.99 of that ninety? The booklet and subtitles. The subtitles are the LITERAL translations from Japanese, while the actual dubbing is superb and fits well in overall. It would have been nice though to have the captions from what I was really hearing. The booklets are kinda hit and miss because they made a mistake in the first one and "made up" for it in the second one spending over 3 pages with some boring talking about stuff that people in general just don't care about.

I digress. Buy it. Love it. Pick up the Cd's too. The music is superb and is a great influence for rock and roll bands.


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