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)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Eri Ninamori (3 episodes, 2000)
...
 Naota Nandaba (3 episodes, 2000)
...
 Gaku / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Steve Kramer ...
 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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Trivia

Amarao's eyebrows are actually sheets of "nori", dried seaweed that is used in sushi. The nori was digitally scanned into a computer. 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: She's just as bad as Medical Mechanica! You're not going to get what you want from her! FIGHT BACK, TAKE HER OUT!
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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 »

Connections

References Oruchuban Ebichu (1999) 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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Attitude with a bass
9 August 2003 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

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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