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NieA Under 7

NieA Under 7

In the future, aliens coexist freely with mankind on Earth. One such alien is NieA, a lazy yet spirited girl who wastes away her days while living with the studious Mayuko. And life isn't easy... Mayuko is always short on food money, the spa where she works is about to go bankrupt and Mayuko's alien-crazy friend Chiaki is obsessed with NieA. A light, mostly comedic slice-of-life show.

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Shadizzy
These two animes are made up of two completely different plots, however both share an underlying theme. Both have settings here on earth where people live normal lives, but somthing out of the ordinary surrounds them yet they continue to live as if nothing has changed. For FLCL giant factories of an unknown origin are scattered around, in niea, inhabitants from another planet are now part of the world as a lower social class. These two are both great comming to age style animes, where human emotions are essential to relationships and in the end could be the determining factor to decide if the world will end or not!! (booga booga booga)
DenderCage
The speed of action, comedy and drama in FLCL can't be matched by any series, though for its length, thats not surprizing. With more time to develop characters in NieA, the action and insanity take a back seat. The style of comedy is the same, constructed around the peculiarities of culture differences, and the plot for each is of the style of a small family making due in a world full of change. NieA may be mild by comparison to FLCL, but if you like crazy humor, social examination of a culture, and eccentric aliens who have a tendancy to blow things up, you'll enjoy both of these gems.
AirCommodore

Granted, FLCL is rather more... energetic than NieA_7. But I got a really similar feeling from each of them, due to the ridiculous characters/situations being taken for granted and the ominous and omnipresent giant iron/spaceship that nobody knows anything about but manages to be in the background for what seems like every scene.

Akira

Akira
  • Movie (1 ep x 125 min)
  • 1988

Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.

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allmyvisions

FLCL has an often obscure but compelling plot that progresses in a similair fashion to Akira. Both culminate in an explosive scene which is also a bit confusing. If you haven't watched a lot of anime or read a lot of manga, you might have to watch these a couple times before you understand. At the end, though, you will be blown away by how amazing FLCL and Akira are.

eaper

Simply put, a lot of weird stuff happens in each of these shows. If you like that or the fact that a normal boy is the center of all of this, then these titles are worth checking out.

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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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Jabaniz

Each series contains gunplay, comradery, and nonstop action. Regardless of what kind of music is your style, both Cowboy Bebop and FLCL have an excellent soundtrack.

melisa541

Crazy, inspiring, modern and with AMAZING music. This are two of the best anime ever made, if you love one you are alse love the other

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Makoto Niwa has just moved from his rural hometown to live with his aunt and experience high school life in the big city first hand. Unfortunately, his dreams of an adolescence filled of dates and school activities are soon shattered by having to share his new home with Erio, his deluded cousin who thinks she's an alien and spends most of her time wrapped in a futon for protection! Now, in addition to enduring his aunt’s energetic attention and flirting awkwardly with the girls in his class, Makoto finds himself drawn into helping Erio rejoin regular society and stopping her 'alien' antics.

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Zaig

Both are about aliens in a place where mysterious happenings occur, giving out the same “weird” vibes when watching. The male leads look similar and hang out with less than normal people. Also, they’re pretty funny comedy anime.

jypsyjulia

Both FLCL and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko revolve around randomness and aliens.  The stories base their excitement level off of humor and both boast a decently random storyline with an emphasis for space creatures.  If you enjoyed one, you're likely to enjoy the other as well.

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Dragon Half

Dragon Half

Meet Mink, the hyper fire-haired teenage daughter of the world's greatest dragon slayer... and dragon! With the blood of both human and dragon flowing through her veins, Mink’s life is anything but ordinary -- especially since she’s in love with Dick, a musical dragon slayer! With enemies at every turn (including the half human/half slime princess Vena), Mink must try her hardest to win the affection of a man who wants nothing more than to see her dead. Can she win the guy without losing her life?

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himurakenshin
FLCL has a wee bit more meat to it than dragon half and is a bit more demented, but it contains a LOT of the same sort of strange and random humor. Strongly recommend both.
Foop

There are many things that Dragon Half and Furi Kuri have in common, such as the craziness of the stories. If you are the kind of person who likes things that don't make sense, so much to the extent that it becomes funny, then both of these shows would be right for you.