FLCL

Alt title: Furi Kuri

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Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

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!

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

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.

Naga Naga says...

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.

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

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.

TeeDeeDubYa TeeDeeDubYa says...

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.

germany1900 germany1900 says...

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. 

arakn8 arakn8 says...

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.

Swerto Swerto says...

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. 

FloralFawn FloralFawn says...

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.

Lizardbitch Lizardbitch says...

Both crazy plots and crazy characters and art styles and themes that have you enjoying it more and more as you go along. 

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?

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Drahken Drahken says...

Both series involve an odd love/hate relationship between a strange girl from another world and the male lead. The female lead in both series brutalizes the male lead on a regular basis, usually by bashing him in the head. Both series also make extensive use of bizarre and outrageous humor. Dokuro-chan involves quite a bit of gore compared to FLCL, but otherwise both series are very similar.

Menchi Menchi says...

FLCL and Dokuro are both violent, funny and way under the line of normal. Insanity and lots of blood, spiced with some ecchi and lovedrama - that makes a good combination in both series. If you watch the other and your brains still function, fix the problem and watch the other one too.

ZenithAstrali ZenithAstrali says...

We all need a little bit of madness and confusion in our life, and fortunately both these short series provide a fair and healthy amount of it to spice our daily lives. If you think the same, then either one of them will suit your needs.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Crazy female leads give hell to teenager boys, FLCL and Bokusatsu Tenshi take this basic formula and deliver two of the most outlandish comedies in the history of any medium. Odd and energy filled, these series storm their way through a series of rapid scenes, using bright colours and an outstanding animation in FLCL's case. In both there is a whacky coming of age story as these frenetic anime pile references to several of the most frequent archetypes in entertainment in general and anime in particular.

KinGs KinGs says...

Both have mindfu**s girls, and a little bit tsundere/yandere that gonna make you love both animes, and the actions are totally insane, with blood or more non-sense.If you liked one, of couse you'll love the other.

PantsMan PantsMan says...

It is worth noting that these two series have a very large difference in "weight"; while FLCL is actually a "coming of age"-type of story, only with robots and guitar-based combat, Dokuro-chan is just pretty much plain "for teh randomness". However, if you survived either of these two series, you'll be already more used to the generic wierdness of these shows and will probably get to enjoy the series better because of this.

crimsonrose900 crimsonrose900 says...

when i re-watched dokuro-chan i had a sudden realization that dokuro and Haruko Haruhara are so simmilar. both anime are very entertaining and short. so if your looking for a quicky (excuse the pun) both Flcl and Dokuro-chan will not disapoint :)

Gunbuster 2

Gunbuster 2

Nono, a clumsy young girl living in the backwater countryside of Mars, dreams of becoming a space pilot. But when Nono witnesses Lal'C, a real space pilot called a Topless, and her brutal fight with one of the invading space monsters, she discovers that it may not be so easy as she's rocketed into orbit alongside Lal'C in the ensuing struggle. With guts and effort her only recourse, Nono reaches for the stars to become a "Nonoriri" and a Topless alongside her Onee-sama, as well as to fight back against hordes of space monsters!

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Michichan Michichan says...

Gunbuster 2 is more or less what Furi Kuri would be if Gainax had added a plot to it. It has lots of action, strange robots and aliens, and somewhat emo main character. I'm certain that any fan of Furi Kuri will enjoy Diebuster.

valondar valondar says...

These brief, demented OVA titles from Gainax director Tsurumaki have pleny of crazy violence and indulgent weirdness - FLCL is by far the stranger and more outre of the two titles, but the visual style remains fairly similar.

Dagon123 Dagon123 says...

This is one of those circumstances where one anime can be perfectly recomended to 2 different ones. The director, Producer, scriptwriter AND chracter designer for FLCL worked on Diebuster, so you can say that "Diebuster has FLCL written all over". From tone to pacing, to the characters and action, you will love FLCL if you've seen Diebuster and vice versa. But lets not leave out Gurren Lagann, even before its time, Diebuster's action will get Gurren Lagann fans nostalgic, not to mention the almost Kamina-esque feel of episode 4, If you loved Gurren Lagann, Diebuster will be among your favorites easily.

lvlln lvlln says...

Another 6 episode OVA by the same director and studio, Diebuster takes a lot of the same aesthetic as FLCL and puts it into a far flung future scifi mech setting. A lot of the same scifi concepts are used, including NO and using cats to communicate. The overall structure and plot progression of the 6 episodes also tracks that of FLCL pretty closely.

GrondXIII GrondXIII says...

Besides sharing a production company and several staff, they both feature robots that appear out of or around folks with special abilities to control them. As well as strange objects on their foreheads. Mecha, Robots, Monsters and strange characters all around.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

I think it can be seriously argued that Diebuster has more in common with FLCL than it does with Gunbuster, which is why I'm making this recommendation.

Both anime have mecha and science fiction elements, themes of youthhood vs. adulthood, similar designs and palette, and the tone is both silly and heartfelt, but I think it worked better in FLCL. Diebuster introduces more epic themes in contrast with FLCL's slice of life tempo, but that's probably the biggest difference.

If you really dug one of these and want more, I think checking out the other work is a pretty wise move.

Cencoroll

Cencoroll

Rumors have it that a monster has appeared over the city, and Yuki would love to catch a glimpse! However, she soon discovers something even more fascinating: a boy named Tetsu not only knows of the monsters, he has a monster pet of his own named Cenco! Yuki is delighted to meet such a creature and tags along with Tetsu to find out more, but soon the two find themselves in the middle of a dangerous conflict with another monster that threatens them and bystanders alike!

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AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

The abstract, sureal, absurdist designs and situations in both of these anime make them seem like siblings. If you liked one, definitely check out the other!

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

This is sort of a gut feeling recommendation, but I got a really similar feeling from FLCL and Cencoroll. They're both absurdist sci-fi anime with very little wasted time. I love both.

awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

These two are like peas in a pod. Both are short and sweet, absurd yet insanely interesting. Both in less than then length of a regular movie tell and interesting story, maybe have a little romance and just have some great sci fi material. Highly reccomended.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Sanity is overrated. If you loved how nonsensical and yet appealing one of these short sci-fi stories were, it's definitely worth checking out the other.

Xplayer Xplayer says...

While there are many anime that intentionally leave things unexplained, the relationship between FLCL and Cencoroll is a little deeper. Both have a very distinct sense of apathy towards the ridiculousness of the world they create. While FLCL changes between apathy and hilarity, Cencoroll pretty much stays with apathy the whole time. Both are also very well animated and have quirky soundtracks.

Ailly Ailly says...

Both these anime will leave you wondering what the hell it is you've just watched. They don't make a lot of sense, but just demand you  sit back and enjoy the absurd nonsense on the screen. Both also involve otherworldy creatures and have a similar animation style. Fans of weird titles shouldn't miss out on these two!

Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!

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caitlin caitlin says...

Both Azumanga and FLCL are shows based a lot on randomness, and can be rather strange. They also deal with a/some highschool student(s). Although Azumanga is funnier, and more entertaining, you may just like one if you liked the other.

athina athina says...

FLCL is a much shorter series compared to Azumanga Daioh, but it's pretty random, strange and funny like Azumanga.

tharuka tharuka says...

FLCL and Azumanga Daioh are both wacky, random, and have no real plot. Though they are different in story, the randomness and weirdness in FLCL manages to top Azumanga. If you like one, you'd like the other.

ConnorD ConnorD says...

Azumanga Daioh and FLCL have some unrecognizably great similarites. FLCL and Azumanga Daioh have great plots filled with ALOT of random humor both of these shows are SOOO random it makes the really funny to watch, so i think if you liked FLCL or Azumanga Daioh, then you will really enjoy the other one

oryx oryx says...

Both on top of my fav. anime list. They share the fun and eccentric characters, some very cool quotes, and most importantly, both are a joy to watch! altho Azumanga Daioh is more random, and has more comedy, FLCL is more wtf?! fast paced, and has more of a story to it.