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River's Edge

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FLCL

FLCL
  • Vol: 2; Ch: 15
  • 2000

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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AirCommodore

If Haruko never showed up, FLCL would turn out exactly like River's Edge.

Both are coming-of-age stories set in a claustrophobic, industrialized town complete with looming factories and overgrown lots hemming a polluted river. Both have sketchy, messy-looking artwork, and a narrator whose jaded monologues about how boring life is contradict all the crazy/tragic turbulence of the plot.

not simple

not simple
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 14
  • 2004

Ian is a young man from Australia who has never had an easy life; his mother is an alcoholic who can’t stand the sight of him and his father doesn’t give him the time of day. The only person to care about him is his older sister Kylie, but the pair has been separated with only the promise that when Ian fulfils his goal, they will be reunited. One day he meets a writer named Jim who takes an interest in Ian’s troubled life and decides to write a novel about him. With a life that’s far from simple, will his story have a happy ending?

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AirCommodore

I don't think there's a single joyful page in not simple or River's Edge. Both casts are up against near-constant tragedy, are drawn in a simple, sketchy style, and have similar moods.