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In a world where reality series are in high demand, an experiment was concocted: take regular folks who have dropped through the cracks in society, brainwash them to believe they are a real family, and see how they function as a family unit. The regular populace was so interested in the idea that this family was put in their own reality series, of course! Living in a closed environment and unaware of the outside world, this dysfunctional bunch do everything they can to remain sane... that is, until they accidentally escape!
The humor and feel of these two animes are very similar. While pulls guitars out of peoples heads the other has people flushing virtually everything down toilets. They both have off the wall plots and insane creativity.
Before starting to watch either FLCL or Eternal Family, mentally prepare yourself for a visual and mental rollercoaster. Not always making sense, these two shows are wrapped up pretty quickly.
After wading through the garish animated exterior, the actual grit of the shows is fascinating. FLCL studies the chaos brought to a boys life when a guitar whielding maniac crashes into his life. Eternal Family shows the struggle of a test tube family, and the "father's" realisation that lack of blood ties does not mean lack of parental feelings.
If you enjoy the psychological experimentation of one, I think you'll enjoy the other.
Rentarou has been running the Futaba Detective Agency with the help of his twin assistants Sara and Soujyu since the previous man in charge, his father, died. To top it off most people in the neighborhood refer to him as Nidaime, a second generation man who lives in his father's shadow. His late father was a great man that was looked up to by everyone good or bad including Rentarou. With problems from his father's legacy presenting themselves, Yakuza that sometimes want him dead, a workplace/home that keeps getting destroyed and Sara and Soujyu's growing feelings for him, will he ever live up to his father?
Both animes offer a bunch of random comedy throughout the series. While FLCL's was put up in 6 episodes, Futakoi Alternative's was spread out over 13. They both had me laughing and they both had very climatic final episodes.
If you like those super crazy comedies, than you'll feel at home with both FLCL and Futakoi Alternative. While the style of humor is similar in both series Futakoi Alternative doesn't go as far as FLCL did and it even has a little bit of drama. Well, FLCL was suppose to have some drama too, but it's really hard to spot behind all the other madness.
When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? No, not the Ghostbusters. Call on Panty & Stocking, the two fallen angels Heaven-sent to clear the surface world of Ghosts – creatures spawned from mortals who met gruesome deaths. At least, that's what they'd like you to think. In reality, they're gun-toting, sword-wielding femmes fatales who lay waste not only to the evil of Daten City, but to all its bachelors and candy treats too. With a healthy dollop of collateral damage and full-frontal nudity, they always manage to save the day. If they can be bothered, that is...
Both are crazy, kinetic, always entertaining shows from Gainax with direction from the amazing mind of Hiroyuki Imaishi.
Both anime are literally exploding with crazy ideas, are very fast paced.
Also both FLCL and P&S has many cultural references shown with absurd humor and irony.
Fumiko, a timid school girl, shyly confesses her feelings for a boy named Takeshi. But rather than return the sentiments, he apologetically explains he needs to focus on baseball instead! Crying and embarrassed, Fumiko runs away down a hill – but she goes so fast, she can’t stop!
Fumiko no Kokuhaku and Furi Kuri both have chaotic humour, fast action and same silly atmosphere
both Furi Kuri and Fumiko no Kokuhaku are weird, fast and funny. i can easily imagine FnK series - silly, meaningless and it would end the same way as it would've started. no need to imagine FLCL, cause it's already been serialized, and it's just as i said above. both can blow your mind up and leave you with a 'what it was?' feeling ~
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.
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.
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.