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Alt titles: Furi Kuri

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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...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
FLCL 2000 TBD
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Kazuya TSURUMAKI Director
Hajime UEDA Original Manga Creator
Hiroki SATO Producer

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FLCL sothis 8/10 Sep 25, 2004
Furi Kuri sothis 8/10 Sep 25, 2004

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FLCL Th3Laugh1ngMan 9.4/10 Mar 30, 2014
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FLCL sirjisu 10/10 Jan 10, 2014
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Lucky Star

Lucky Star

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.

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kittycatjess

Both series have an extremely crazy side and some of the episodes on both these anime make absolutely no sense at all they are both very fast paced, and are the type where if you get a little lost half way though an episode chances are you wont pick it back up again

LordZlo

Both anime are completely ramnomnes, crazy, and makes absolutly no sence for common people :)

Both are something for people, who would like to play Gnome in world of Warcraft :D

Mahoromatic

Mahoromatic

She cooks, she cleans, and is a lethal fighting machine. Mahoromatic, former Vesper battle android, has chosen to give up her weapons, extending her remaining life from 37 to 398 days. As Misato Suguru's maid, she fights battles of another sort, fending off an amorous teacher on one hand, ecchi magazines on the other. Can Mahoro save Suguru's innocence?

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nextolast
well... haruko isnt a robot or cyborg or anything, but she does complicate naota's life... a lot, not as cutesey as mahoro though
HumbertH

Both protagonists Naota(FLCL) and Suguru(Mahoromatic) are of around the same age and find themselves living with an attractive female character (it appears both are older) who are not actually human. Mahoro is an android and Haruko is an alien. Both boys have some link to the female lead's past that is crucial to the progression of the story, and there is also a romantic attatchment between them. FLCL and Mahoromatic also throw in some great robot fight scenes for good measure and top it off with some hilarious pop/anime-culture references.

On a random note, Vespa is mentioned in both series. In Mahoromatic Vespa is the organisation that Mahoro works for, it is also interesting to note (and I'm kinda proud I figuired this out lol) that the insignia of Vespa is in the shape of a hornet/wasp and Vespa is the genus that comprises around 20 species of wasp-like insects. Also the annoying teacher chases Suguru and Mahoro riding a Vespa scooter when they try to go on a date(like an annoying wasp). In FLCL Haruko is also cluelessly described by Naota as the 'wasp woman', and she also rides a Vespa.

All in all, both great Gainax creations and would recommend both to any fan who knows what to take seriously in life, and what to rip the piss out of.

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Noiseman Sound Insect

Noiseman Sound Insect
  • OVA (1 ep x 15 min)
  • 1997

In the town of Cahmphon, an experiment of Dr. Franken's goes terribly wrong, creating a monster called Noiseman. Under heavy oppression, a group of young people rebel against this creation, to save the town, and the sound from being literally vacuumed away.

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chii

Both are extreamly weird, have a quite unusual/unique animation style, and have lots of randomness at every turn. If you liked one you should like the other. Leave your brain turned off.

sothis

How could you like FLCL but not like Noiseman (or vice versa)? Both are extremely abstract, involve a crazy mind trip, and have an unusual animation style. If you appreciated the bizarreness of one, you may appreciate the other (though I enjoyed Noiseman a lot more than the anime staple FLCL).

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

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...

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dootsy

Both are crazy, kinetic, always entertaining shows from Gainax with direction from the amazing mind of Hiroyuki Imaishi.

gantzu

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.

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Tsuritama

Tsuritama

Yuki is an introverted teenager whose intense fear of public speaking makes it difficult for him to make friends, so hoping for a fresh start, he moves with his grandmother to the small island of Enoshima. Shortly after his arrival he encounters Haru, a strange youth claiming to be an alien - and what's more, the otherworldly visitor requests his help to catch a strange being that inhabits the local waters! Along with fellow classmate and local angling celebrity Natsuki, the boys must now form a bond in the hopes of saving the town from the force that is threatening it. With a mysterious organization also lurking about and posing potential danger, Yuki must put his best face forward and protect the island... with the help of a fishing rod?!

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Funari

Both are set in a quiet, remote town and have a guy who's not exactly the life of a party as their main protagonist, alongside aliens that look human but act in a remarkably bizarre manner. The story then proceeds into a direction that doesn't necessarily make sense but is still ridiculously epic in its execution and involves saving the world, although it takes more time in Tsuritama. And they both have an extremely obese cat somewhere.

Marvelman

Both FLCL and Tsuritama share an "odd" protagonist. Odd in that he doesn't fit in, is lonely, and in the middle of finding himself. All things that occur in the series.

Also, both shows share wacky Sci-Fi themes that seem to have the main characters themselves questioning reality, while, in the case of Tsuritama, themes of friendship are maintained. Both shows also have action-filled Sci-Fi sequences at times.

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