Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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 charicter 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.
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!
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.
FLCL is a much shorter series compared to Azumanga Daioh, but it's pretty random, strange and funny like Azumanga.
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.
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
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.
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"
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.