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  • TV-14
  • 2003
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.1  (19,864)

FLCL, also known as Fooly Cooly, is a six-episode anime series that aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block from 2000-2001. The show, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and animated by Gainax, follows the story of a 12-year-old boy named Naota Nandaba, who lives in the fictional town of Mabase.

Naota's life is turned upside down when Haruko Haruhara, a spontaneous and impulsive alien girl, arrives on her Vespa scooter and hits him over the head with her bass guitar. This creates a strange portal on Naota's head that often leads to unexpected and surreal events.

Throughout the series, Naota must navigate the complexities of growing up, all while dealing with various strange phenomena that continue to affect him and his family. He is joined on this journey by his classmate and love interest, Mamimi Samejima, who initially seems to be the only one who understands him.

In addition to the show's central characters, FLCL features a unique and eclectic cast of supporting characters, including Naota's father, grandfather, and the enigmatic Medical Mechanica company, which appears to be responsible for many of the strange occurrences in the town.

Despite its short run, FLCL is widely regarded as a groundbreaking series that pushed the boundaries of traditional anime storytelling. The show defies categorization, blending elements of coming-of-age drama, science fiction, and surreal humor to create a wholly original viewing experience.

With its iconic soundtrack, memorable characters, and striking animation style, FLCL remains a beloved cult classic among anime fans, inspiring numerous spin-offs and adaptations over the years. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, there's no denying that Fooly Cooly is an unforgettable and endlessly entertaining journey into the unknown.

FLCL is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (35 episodes). The series first aired on August 5, 2003.

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Where to Watch FLCL
FLCL is available for streaming on the Cartoon Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch FLCL on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Adult Swim.
  • Premiere Date
    August 5, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (19,864)