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Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
FLCL and Lagann are Gainax's own flesh and blood, meaning that they contain incredible action with madness everywhere. Although for Lagann this is mostly true for first episodes, that's enough. Furthermore, both series showcase robots. In FLCL they come out of the hero's head, in Lagann they're head-shaped themselves.
Well, both series start innocent and then turn out to be extremely badass. More similiarity is about the atmosphere surrounding the shows than about the plot itself. The main protagonists are shy, young boys without confidence in themselves. Throughout the show they grow up and learn about life. I think that action and characters are the best part about these anime. Oh, I almost forgot to tell about the music, it was fuc*ing awesome!
Misused guitars, ass kicking spiral weapons and completely crazy plots. You loved the action? Then go and watch this one too!
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Furi Kuri (FLCL) are by the same production company, so it stands to reason that they would deal with similar themes: growing up, what it means to be a hero, and letting go of the one you love. Granted, those aren't the ONLY themes, but if you like strong stories with themes like that, you'll like both of these shows. You follow a young male protagonist on his journey to find himself and his special purpose in an otherwise dreary existence. Check out FLCL and TTGL!
Made by the same people these two series show it by their animation style. Both having interesting and over the top characters. Who's not to love anime with epic robots, wheither they be busting out your head or out the ground?
also a fast storyline and much unstoppable action
and same humor still tengen toppa gurren lagan isnt that fast as FLCL
both are from the same Director Imaishi Hiroyuki
The visuals are crazy. The characters are totally insane. Sometimes the plot makes no sense. But this is why you love FLCL and TTGL so much :)
Be prepared to be assaulted through the eyeballs as the craziness unfolds in front of you, in an amazingly addictive way. Although both shows are probably for a more mature audience, I think fans of one mad show will instantly love the other.
Gainax, Gainax, Gainax. Big action scenes, fast pace, crazy characters, and aliens. The main character is a young man who suddenly finds himself with an awesome power. The animation is similar, and the humor is almost identical.
Both are over the top and chaotic, not to mention share similar genres (parody, mecha, comedy, bizarre). However, more importantly they are both brilliantly strong coming of age stories and much deeper than their jovial appearance. The protagonists (Naota and Simon) exert personalities that many can relate to, and the secondary characters (Haruko and Kamina) exemplify personality traits many strive for. Both animes will impart the importance of faith and confidence in oneself, that our relationships are fluid and influenced by the growth of others, and that change, though often bittersweet, is a necessary step forward.
it a good suggestion, as both are random and pertain mecha and comedy, they also have their serious side and a solid plot.
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If you liked crazy things going crazy, you would like mecha robots getting crazy mixed, also the characters are as good in both series.
Both share the same director. Both share themes of challenging the satus quo. Both are great fun. TTGL is much more action oriented, while FLCL is more of a comedy. FLCL is better paced and shorter than TTGL, but TTGL will give you more time to meet and appreciate the characters along the way.
Such a crazy and amazing show that will have your eyes widen more and more as you go along in the series. It's amazing how awesome both of these animes are. The characters are all cool and the action and plot gets crazier with every episode.
Haré and his mother live peacefully in the jungle, until one day the boy is overtaken by a omnipotent shadow. Later, he awakens to find Guu, a strange girl with even stranger abilities - notably, the ability to switch from a cute, lovable Guu, to a menacing delinquent who eats everything. Now Haré must live with Guu, and lead a normal life, despite her oddities.
Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu is probably one of the more off the wall anime series I've watched, and the fact that the story follows a little boy who seems to get trouble, even when not asking for it, makes it very similar to FLCL.
If you did like FLCL then you should fansy Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu. they both have this verid humor. and fits perfectly to see at late nights, when you are the most tierd.
Brain dead and want mor of it? This is the silliest series I've ever seen. It's truly in class with FLCL, you will laugh yourself to death trust me. it pretty much got the same story as FLCL a werid girl comes into a normal guys life but this guy stays normal ;) Check it out and you won't be dissapointed.
FLCL has the same sort of premise as Hale+Guu; uptight kid's life is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious girl. FLCL is like Hale+Guu if the characters in Guu hit puberty and had awkward sexual undertones thrown into the mix. Each animation style is unique (and very interesting), but the shows are similar, and those who appreciate the humor and that "what the heck" feeling will definately appreciate the both series.
Another bizzare anime, FLCL wasn't my thing, it was just too much for my brain to handle. This one barely makes the cut. It's crazy, but good crazy :D
Fast, strange, really funny, and weird things happen; FLCL and Guu are two of a kind. If you want to laugh and like "wtf!?" humor, or if you just like really weird girls then FLCL and Guu are both for you!
Both FLCL and Guu have plots that are centered around what appears to be a fair amount of randomness. I found that both successfully balance good entertainment value and at least a little plot with a strong dose of "wait, what just happened?"
FLCL and Hare+Guu have very similar characters. In both series, there's a young boy who is kind of awkward, then suddenly a strange girl invades his life. FLCL is a much shorter series than Hare+Guu but is just as good and may be even better in some people's opinions. FLCL is also a little more adult humored than Hare+Guu but both are very silly.
Both Furi Kuri and Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu are silly series that start from the same point. A normal, yet a little uptight boy's life is completely changed by the arrival of a mysterious girl. This girl's antics drive that boy off the wall and hilarity ensues.
Both of these series have the same "comedy recipe": Take one boy who likes to think of himself as grown-up and mature. Toss in a pink-haired, inhuman girl into his life. Stir. Serve on top of a bizarre, surreal world and with a side of insane characters.
They're not completely similar--FLCL's humor is much, much more sexual than Haré+Guu as a rule (although Clive still has his moments), and for the most part you can make sense of Haré+Guu's plot much more than FLCL, but when it comes right down to it these sereis definitely have a very similar feel, so you'll probably enjoy one if you liked the other!
Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?
Both Mind Game and FLCL are decidedly bawdy, fragmented and bizarre anime. There is lewd humor that's just absolutely side-splitting, extremely violent action scenes, and moments of oddly heartfelt drama. Also, both shows defy any sort of conventional label whatsoever. The two shows are not romance, or adventure, or slice of life, or comedy, or dementia, or action. They are all of these, and at the same time they are more.
Both FLCL and Mind Game have a similar appeal by being unconventional and somewhat absurd. Similarly they are characterized by being rich in imagery and expressing deep and complex themes.
Mind game will feel slightly like some of the more abstract seens of FLCL. It is based on a very strange concept that may take a few times watched to get used to and fully understand. (Sound familiar.) I suggest this movie due to the flow, animation, abstract story, and craziness. =D
Both are extreamly weird, have a quite unusual/unique animation style, and have lots of randomness at every turn. If you liked one you should like the other. I found Mind Game had a better story than FLCL.
If you liked the randomness, symbolicness and the weird humor then you would definitly like Mind Game. Mind Game has all these elements plus a bit more. They both require a couple rewatches to completely understand or as close as you can come to it.
Both Mind Game and FLCL are confusing in an amazing way. The realistic start is only there to emphasize the twisted turn it soon takes. But the most important similarities, aside from the surrealistic plot and the deformed perspectives, is the dazzling life drive that they convey. If you already like one, you can only love the other.
Both FLCL and Mind Game deceptively open as a slightly odd, but mostly normal story in a normal world. The plot quickly changes, however, revealing each's bizarre, quirky, and at times side-splittingly hilarious story. Each is able to switch between manic and mundane in an instant, are occasionally confusing, but ultimately, both are completely captivating to watch.
An obvious rec, but one that's needed. These shows both have a very tantric mode of animation and story telling, leaving the viewer often wondering what just happened.
These two were made for each other. Both are filled with distorted faces, a bizarre, sometimes hard to follow story and characters that you can't help wonder if they are really from our world. Yet after watching each story, those who "get" it would say that they tell an amazing story about life and our interactions here on earth. If you are interested in something random or abstract both of these are highly recommended.
If you like FLCL, and want more of the same surreal and unique atmosphere, then Mind Game is your next anime stop. If you've already seen Mind Game but not FLCL then Fooly Cooly will give you just a bit more of the same.
Both anime have a twisted, mind-bending plot with lots of unbelievable and unfathomable twists (For example, FLCL features a boy with robots that are born from his head and Mind Game has people swallowed by a whale who make a temporary home away from home inside the whale.) Both anime will give lots of HUH????? moments.
Animation for both is bright and colorful and includes mixed styles from shaded sophistication to simplistic line drawings. FLCL has an awesome musical soundtrack from the pillows band and Mind Game has a fitting and eclectic sound to match the craziness on view.
If you like your anime with a bit of zany bizarreness, then check out both of these!
Ryuuko Matoi is a fiery, feisty girl on a vengeful mission: she’ll find her father’s murderer at all costs, with only a giant red scissor blade as a clue to the villain’s whereabouts. Using the item as a weapon, she fights her way into the terrifying Honnouji Academy to track down a lead, unaware that the institute is brutally governed by a student council that’s anything but ordinary. Wielding special “Goku uniforms”, the group, led by president Satsuki, uses superpowers to keep the student body in check - but things are about to change now that Ryuuko’s in town!
These are both face paced action comedies with unique visuals and heavy fanservice. In both the action is so over the top that it's funny. Both anime share a quirky sense of humor that can often be perverted in tone to go along with the ample fanservice.
The plots are quite different but the unique visuals, tone and humor mean that if you liked one then you should definitely check out the other.
Both FLCL and Kill la Kill are fuled with same kind of mad. Funky visuals full of energy? Check. Crazy plot progression? Check. Funky charachter design? Check. Crazy fast pacing? Check. That together with similar comedy (and fanservice) and style make a perfect recommendation for one another.
Both series are absolutely balls to the walls insane. The animation is wild and the pacing is pretty rushed but both shows are highly enjoyable. If you found the maddness of one of these to be entertaining then you'll definitely get a kick out of the other.
FLCL both have a crazy unique (not in reality) art style that I havn't seen in many anime. FLCL is a lot more mindf*ck than Kill La Kill while Kill La Kill is rediculously Ecchi. Seriously, how does Kill La Kill not have the Ecchi tag? Both Anime's have a strong Female main character and are around same age. Crazy, fun and fairly unpredictable is something these animes have in common.
Kill La Kill and FLCL both share a unique art style. While although Kill La Kill has a plot that is easier to follow, both seem to embrace the "absurd for absurd's sake" attitude.
It's easy to see how Hiroyuki Imaishi's style has developed over the years. He was the character designer and animation director for FLCL and worked on several other Gainax productions before forming Trigger Studios in 2011 and directing Kill La Kill. His style is so unique and if you love one of these, that should carry over quite a bit into the other.
Both share the same director. Both are great fun and share themes of challenging the satus quo. Kill la Kill features a mostly female cast while FLCL features a teenage boy coming of age. Both are amazingly well paced with great music that will get you feeling good. Both have satisfying endings.
Both have simlar themes which include a budding youth breaching adulthood, all the while fighting epic battles. Plenty of ecchi to be had, with the addition of wacky perrvy parents.
Both crazy plots and crazy characters and art styles and themes that have you enjoying it more and more as you go along.
Kill la Kill is the spirtual sucessor to FLCL, both have insane weapons, funny yet respectable sexual cliches, over the top action, and great plot twists. If I had to say- FLCL was experimental, and Kill la Kill was more fleshed out. FLCL will always have a special place in my heart(I even have Canti's symbol tattooed on my arm, as well as my sister has 'Never Knows Best' tattoed on her hand), but Kill la Kill is a breath of fresh air and a bit more mature. I'm looking forward to FLCL season 2, but if it didn't happen, I'd be fine saying Kill la Kill was in essence the sucessor. Some may say it was a successor to Gurren Lagann, but I must heartily disagree. Gurren Lagann was a successor to the mech genre and also a spirtual successor to FLCL. Kill la Kill and FLCL are more relatable(and have more replayability than Gurren Laggan, although Gurren Laggan is a good anime, FLCL and Kill la Kill are great)
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Also made by GAINAX, albeit with less crack-smoking involved.
This recommendation is to illustrate the scope of this animator's talent. Both Di Gi Charat and Neon Genesis Evangelion were animated by the same people. I think it is worth checking out simply for an aesthetic appreciation of a broad talent base.
The comparison between the 2 does not lie in the comedy, be warned ! It's just that Evangelion and FLCL both play with your mind if your not carefully :D More bizzare weird shit ahead
A different sort of take on a coming of age story, mixed with some of Gainax's trademark style and ideas. You should definitely enjoy this one.
Evangelion has giant robots, more emotionally-crippled children, more anime babes, and more bad parenting -- just like in FLCL.
First of all, both series are Mecha, and contain a main character with an internal conflict. The main character attitude in some way is alike, and their mentality progresses in a very similar way. Definitly if you liked FLCL, you'll like Evangelion.
Although both are by Gainex, FLCL and NGE involve many intense self thinking moments and deep visual mindf**ky stuff.
FLCL is much like the last few episodes of NGE in the fact that... well, neither of them really make much sense. What they say is logical and all (well... mostly), but how certian events occured isn't explained at all.
Both of these are Gainax at its most peculiar. Both feature fairly whiny protagonists that are usually pushed around by the women in their life. While FLCL is a bit more comedic than NGE, it still holds the "What was the director smoking?" plot.