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...
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.
In Kyoto, youkai have adapted to an urbanized lifestyle, and are often indistinguishable from humans. Among them is Yasaburo, a brash young tanuki who wants nothing more than to live an exciting life with his family: a mother obsessed with Takarazuka theater, a frog stuck in the bottom of a well, a kid brother who works at the brandy factory, and an older brother who’s just trying to hold them all together. But two things stand in the way of Yasuburo’s dreams: the tanuki community has shunned the boy’s eccentric family since his esteemed father died, and the ever-present threat of being cooked and consumed by humans! Can the young tanuki manage to have fun without besmirching his father's legacy or meeting an untimely death by hot pot?
Uchouten Kazoku and Kyousougiga have a lot in common. They're both colorful and well-animated, have a heavy focus on family relationships, contain mixtures of reality and myth, and use chaotic events to drive the plot. Kyousougiga feels like a quad-shot espresso to Uchouten Kazoku's more sippable double latte--but both will be quite tasty to fans of more unusual slice-of-lifes. :3