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...
"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.
Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from drowning in the wake of a dire accident involving Kou's pants. Eternally indebted to the supposed extraterrestrial, Kou moves into her little community under the bridge along the Arakawa river. Ripped from his life of luxury and success, the young Tokyo U graduate now must adjust to his well-appointed hovel, strange new neighbors, and peculiar lover, Nino.
I find it curious not seeing FLCL in Arakawa Under the Bridge recommendations and vice-versa, as both shows share a very similar type of humor. Randomness and sillyness is what predominates in both series, as well as the good amount of unusual characters. There's also a bit of romance going on. I definitely recommend watching both if you're in the mood for something light, fun and easy on the eyes.
Arakawa Under The Bridge and Furi Kuri are quite random shows that often surprise the viewer. However Furi Kuri has a much deeper meaning than Arakawa.
Terribly different storylines, the similarities in FLCL and Arakawa Under the Bridge is the off-the-wall, eccentric crazy humor.
When otherworldy Kazumi met normal Yuko at a rockin' punk show, great things were destined to happen. And great things, of course, implies riding a cybernetic creature from the TV named Face to another world full of scantily clad heavyweight men, encountering murderous and sex starved jello-like demons, and even gaining the ability to morph body parts into weapons! Just a normal day in the life of two friends... right?
EofW and FLCL are both spastic mindf*ck anime, and allow for a wide range of viewer interpretation of what's going on in the anime. Both anime see the protagonists try to save the world, and both include a living robot companion that fights alongside them. The way in which both anime end are also arguably similar, including the theme that they both portray. Luckily, both EofW and FLCL are short anime, and thus checking either one out won't be such a waste of time.
Both FLCL and End of the World are shows that take place in a strange, colourful world and are driven by a completely random plot. You'll get vague hints about what is going on in both shows, but not enough to make you actually understand it. Fans of randomness rejoice! These two are a perfect fit for each other.
A robot companion, aliens, and some really abstract mindf*ckery. Both anime also include a normal human getting involved in some interstellar battles.
Ten years ago, Senpeita Kobayashi fell in love with the girl of his dreams; she left his life, but promised that in ten years she’d see him again and become his bride. Fast forward to the present, and Senpeita is a typical student attending Akebono Academy. That is, until the wide-eyed tiny robot Kemeko crash lands in his bedroom and proclaims herself to be Senpeita’s new bride! As if things aren’t strange enough, Senpeita soon discovers that inside Kemeko is a beautiful girl – a girl who has an uncanny resemblance to his lost love! All Senpeita wants is to be a normal boy, but now he must keep himself out of the way of flying fists, raging jealousies, and battles between Kemeko and Mishina – a global corporation that has a vested and dangerous interest in Senpeita!
Both FLCL and Kemeko are over-the-top sci-fi about a weird superpowered girl and an unlucky highschool student with hidden powers. They are equally psychodelic, with crazy and hilarious stuff happening every minute, and both feature nicely animated action scenes.
Kemeko DX is what happens when FLCL is walking around in the dark, trips, falls, and forgets that it is not a harem.
They are both about hot alien girls beating up unfortunate kids because they want to stop some big electronics corperation (or some form of energy phonix)
Absurd humor / robots / ecchi / fast-paced.... if you like those element from FLCL you might want to check out Kemeko Deluxe!
Koto, A and Un traverse a colorful, bizarre and alternate Kyoto, causing plenty of collateral damage along the way. They’re looking for a special rabbit that can possibly help them get home, but plenty of challenges stand in their way including a robot, the meddling Council of Three, and endless exploration yet to be done!
Are you looking for crazy, off the wall anime that has such a fast pace that you simply stare in awed fascination, wishing you knew what the plot was? Look no further than these two anime! With mentions of alien/fantasy forces at work, crazy fight scenes, and an intriguing cast, you'll wonder aloud "What am I watching, and why do I find it so awesome?"
Both are crazy anime with surreal plot and mad charachters. They are both very short but well made. Action is extremely laud, funny and so damn fun. Both anime have excellent following music and soundtrack. If you liked the madness of one it would be crime not to watch other one.
Both FLCL and Kyousogiga are filled with purdy and trippy animation that perfectly encapsules all the antics that the characters are up to. Neither bothers to make all that much sense and might not always care to explain what's happening to the viewer. If you want exposition you should watch something else. Anyway, if you liked either of these you should really check out the other one.