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Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
Both series are really random and humoristic, and feature some truely unique charaters, while featuring no actual plot whatsoever. Also they feature the same kind of overly optimistic and strange girl.
If you like well animated and purely mad anime where you don't know what to expect in the next scene, FLCL and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei are definitely for you. Not only both of them contain unpredictable randomness, but also they are animated very well (and stylish).
Both anime series are very funny and diversified. Totally crazy main characters make these two shows damn hilarious! I bet you like both series if you liked one already! Start watching!
In both SZS and FLCL, nothing is sacred. And I mean nothing. Tacking some of the more complex issues in life, these shows have a slightly lighter take on the situation. The visuals and storyline are what set these shows head and shoulders above most others in the insanity race. Total craziness quite often ensues, and you have to be quick to keep up with the onscreen action. I'm sure fans of one will not dislike the other.
Both series have a random type of comedy and they both reference other anime quite alot. Sayonara zetsubou sensei's comedy is a bit darker and a bit more random. It also does not have a plot, unlike FLCL.
Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…
Both of these series deal with the confusion, angst, and awkwardness of growing up and the complications that arise when exploring (or ignoring) sexual desires. There are myriad moments when the viewer is left going WTF just happened?!?! In both of these animes there are female characters that exhibit tsudere and have a propensity for violence towards the male protagonists (one uses school supplies the other a guitar). Along with these commonalities they both have sci-fi/fantasy elements; one has robots that pop out of a kids head, the other deals with taoist-style superstitions/curses. All in all you'll get your fill of bloody noses, violence, innocence, perversion, laughs, and most importantly ENTERTAINMENT.
Bakemonogatari is a great anime and FLCL is kind of the same greatness with its story. I think you'll enjoy it too.
Both Bakemonogatari and FLCL have a story with a ton of allegory. To understand the meaning of the story you should not look at what is presented to you on the surface level, but what meaning is inferred. I would say FLCL is more about pre-teen and pubescence and Bakemonogatari is more about teenage life. Both are good if you enjoy this style of storytelling.
even bakemonogatari not being as weird as FLCL, both share that wtf is going to happen next in this out the mold story!
both are really good!
FLCL and Bakemonogatari is both not about "what" but "how".
Bake looks more "normal", except .... there is a lot of "except": crazy picture, crazy sound, absurd dialogues.
Both like XXI century "Alice in Wonderland"
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
FLCL is hilariously funny, but very weird, and often confusing. While Serial Experiments Lain doesn't really retain the humor of FLCL, it does mess with your brain and tend to leave you wondering "what's going on here?" Just like weird things keep happening to Naota, weird things continue to happen to Lain.
A major series theme for Serial Experiments Lain is human connection, which is also a thematic element in FLCL. The two present similar situations in very different tones.
If you like being confused and messed up the first time you see something, watch FLCL and Serial Experiment's Lain.
Look a little deeper with these anime. Aside from rediculousness of them, they become something very deep.
FLCL is considerably more lighthearted than Lain, but both are well-known mind-trip series. I definitely appreciated Lain more than FLCL, but fans of one would still probably enjoy the mind-trip of the other.
Each of these series focuses on the evolution of the main character while nearly unexplainable things are happening around them. Although FLCL definitely makes less sense, that brings thes series together.
One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected and generous offer from the manager of a nearby store, the trio begin working at the shop in exchange for renting the room upstairs. Alongside Dejiko’s self-confessed rival Rabi-en-Rose, as well as a mysterious bear that has mastered the ability to appear happy, sad, depressed and angry all at once, the insanity is only just beginning! From shooting window shoppers with Dejiko’s Laser Eye Beam and the appearance of a bizarre farting impostor, to a sudden attack on the city by Godzilla, life at Gamers is certainly livening up.
Di Gi Charat is just completely strange and weird, which makes it incredibly funny. I can watch it over and over again, just like FLCL. These two anime have genuinely great humor.
If you are fan of Di Gi Charat's frentic absurdity, Furi Kuri's brand of insanity might be up your alley. Both series use the element of controlled chaos to give birth to an experience that is both highly enjoyable and confusing. Both series will leave you wondering just what it was that you just watched.
Both anime contain a certain quirky, strange sort of random humour, as well as good animation. Di Gi Charat, however, gives it to you in smaller doses at a time, so it is, in my opinion, a bit more bearable. But if you enjoyed the strange humour of one, you are likely to enjoy the other.
If you enjoyed either FLCL or Di Gi Charat then you may want to check out the other. Both series often leave with a sense of WTF? when watching them. If you liked the random comedy of one, you are likely to enjoy the other.
At a typical elementary school in Japan, yearly chores are being distributed. Yuri and 3 other students are chosen to be the beneficiaries of the alien hats for the year. Alien hats?! Yuri's sentiments, exactly. Despite her misgivings, she and her classmates must round up stray aliens that have escaped from a crashed spaceship -- with the help of the alien hats, of course.
If you like unusual plot lines, I would have to recommend Alien 9. At first, it looks like a cutesy action series, but rest assured it is quite bizarre.
Alien Nine and FLCL are both short, and for the most part very funny and random. Alien Nine doesn't have robots popping out of heads, but it does have aliens sucking onto them!
Ok, so there's an obvious weirdness in both these animes, in fact they revel in it. Beyond this oddness factor, FLCL and Alien 9 both deal with themes of growing up, acceptance into society, responsibility, oh, and creatures from outer space.
Both of these anime involve a young protagonist who was just minding their own business when they got stuck with an alien. The themes in both anime are a bizarre twist of growing up and learning to deal with the world. Both anime involve some fabulous headgear, and both step into the realm past bizarre into mindf*ck. If you want anime where nothing is what it seems and reality took a vacation, watch both of these.