|Genre||Science fiction, surreal comedy|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Kazuya Tsurumaki|
|Produced by||Hiroki Sato, Nishizawa Masatomo|
|Written by||Yōji Enokido|
|Music by||The Pillows|
|Studio||Gainax, Production I.G|
|Licensed by||Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Synch-Point (former), Funimation Entertainment (current) (Canada, US)
MVM Films (UK)
|Released||April 26, 2000 – March 16, 2001|
|Written by||Yoji Enokido|
|Published by||Kadokawa Shoten|
|Imprint||Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko|
|Original run||June 2000 – March 2001|
|Written by||Hajime Ueda|
|English publisher|| Tokyopop (former)
Dark Horse Comics (current)
|Original run||October 23, 2000 – August 23, 2001|
FLCL (フリクリ Furi Kuri , pronounced in English as Fooly Cooly) is an original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which included Gainax, Production I.G, and Starchild Records.
FLCL follows Naota Nandaba, a twelve-year-old boy living in the fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase, and his interactions with Haruko Haruhara, who arrives in the quiet suburb, drawn by the industrial town houses and the Medical Mechanica building.
The English adaptation of the series was first licensed by Synch-Point which released the DVDs and soundtrack, but these went out of print in 2006. In January 2010, Funimation Entertainment announced that they would be re-releasing the series on DVD and releasing it for the first time on Blu-ray. The series aired in America on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim several times and aired in Canada on G4techTV Canada's Anime Current block. The series is also available via Hulu, iTunes, and on Funimation Entertainment's website.
FLCL revolves around Naota Nandaba, a 12-year-old, working class boy living with his widower father and grandfather. His life in the city of Mabase is interrupted by the arrival of Haruko Haruhara, who runs over Naota with her Fuji Rabbit scooter, gives him CPR, then hits him on the head with a blue vintage Rickenbacker 4001 left-handed electric bass guitar. Naota discovers that the blow to his head created a "N.O." portal, from which giant robots produced by a company known as Medical Mechanica emerge periodically.
Naota later finds Haruko working in his house as a live-in maid. It is later discovered that Haruko is an investigator for the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood. Haruko uses Naota for her search for the Pirate King, Atomsk. She is at odds with Medical Mechanica, a monolithic industrial corporation. Naota is being watched by Commander Amarao, who believes that Medical Mechanica is out to conquer the galaxy. Naota is therefore drawn into a three-way battle between Haruko, Amarao and Medical Mechanica.
- Naota Nandaba (ナンダバ・ナオ太 Nandaba Naota )
- Voiced by: Jun Mizuki (Japanese), Barbara Goodson (English)
- The protagonist of the series, obsessed with appearing mature and nonchalant. He idolizes his older brother Tasuku, who represents for Naota what it means to be an "adult". He is attracted to both Mamimi and Haruko.
- Mamimi Samejima (サメジマ・マミ美 Samejima Mamimi )
- Voiced by: Izumi Kasagi (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)
- A high school truant, and Tasuku's ex-girlfriend. She is lonely, depressed, a heavy smoker and a pyromaniac. She has also an interest in photography. She adopts several pets and names them all "Ta-kun" (タッくん Takkun ) as a replacement for Naota's brother, including Naota himself. Naota has a crush on her, but his attempts at making her take him seriously (go on a date, act as a hero in front of her, kiss her) always backfire. Mamimi eventually comes to accept Naota as an independent person and not a second Tasuku, but she can't return his feelings. At the end of the series she leaves the city to become a photojournalist.
- Haruko Haruhara (ハルハラ・ハル子 Haruhara Haruko )
- Voiced by: Mayumi Shintani (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren (English)
- Mabase's newest resident, an extraterrestrial investigator for the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood. She becomes the Nandaba household maid while working to find Atomsk, the most powerful space pirate in the galaxy. She uses her chain-guntar to create an N.O. portal in Naota's head, through which various objects periodically appear—including Medical Mechanica robots, Naota's and Atomsk's guitar (his 1967 Gibson Flying V and a 1961 Gibson EB-0, respectively), and various others. Amarao states in episode 4 and episode 6 that Haruko's real name is "Raharu Haruha" (ハルハ・ラハル Haruha Raharu ).
- Canti (カンチ Kanchi )
- The first robot to emerge from Naota's head. It was manufactured by Medical Mechanica, and had been used by them to capture Atomsk. It is later revealed that Atomsk can manifest through Canti, with Naota being the catalyst.
- Eri Ninamori (ニナモリ・エリ Ninamori Eri )
- Voiced by: Mika Itō (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)
- The daughter of the mayor of Mabase and the president of Naota's sixth grade class. Ninamori is a complex character—like Naota she is obsessed with acting grown-up, but she often loses her composure when angry or excited. Ninamori hides her frustration with her father's sex scandal, and rigs an election for the school play so that she gets the lead role while Naota gets cast opposite her, hinting that she has a crush on him.
- Kamon Nandaba (ナンダバ・カモン Nandaba Kamon )
- Voiced by: Suzuki Matsuo (Japanese), Joe Martin (English)
- A would-be editor and Naota's father. Unlike his son, he is clearly outgoing and does what he pleases. Naota often reprimands his father for not acting like an adult.
- Shigekuni Nandaba (ナンダバ・シゲクニ Nandaba Shigekuni )
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Ito (Japanese), Steve Kramer (English)
- Naota's grandfather, a retired baker and current manager of Tasuku's former baseball team. He does not like Mamimi.
- Amarao (アマラオ)
- Voiced by: Kōichi Ōkura (Japanese), Dave Mallow (English)
- A special agent of the Bureau of Interstellar Immigration. He apparently has some past with Haruko and claims to know who or what she really is. Amarao's childhood also seems to mirror Naota's. Amarao wears fake eyebrows made of nori to keep Haruko from using his head as a portal.
- Kitsurubami (キツルバミ)
- Voiced by: Chiemi Chiba (Japanese), L. Villa (English)
- An agent of Commander Amarao, a healthy young woman with a ganguro-like appearance who worries about her boss's eyebrows. She is generally repulsed by him, especially by his occasional advances toward her. Kitsurubami is shown to be easily aroused by Naota's head manifestations which made evident by her constant nose bleeds. It can be said[who?] throughout the series that she is the only character that can be considered mature by any means.
- Tasuku Nandaba (ナンダバ・タスク Nandaba Tasuku )
- Naota's brother who lives in the United States and plays minor-league baseball. He is an unseen character in the anime except in a flashback as a silhouette and in a photo of Tasuku and his "American girlfriend", which only shows the bottom half of his face.
- Atomsk (アトムスク Atomusuku )
- The most powerful space pirate in the galaxy, also known as the Pirate King (海賊王 Kaizoku-Ō ). An enigmatic character, all that is known for certain about him is that he can manifest entire galaxies through his body with N.O. power, which Haruko desires. He takes on the form of a massive phoenix-like creature. Amarao erroneously believes him to be Haruko's lover, and imagines him in a more humanoid form.
Tsurumaki has said that he tried to "break the rules" of anime when making FLCL, for example, by choosing a contemporary Japanese band to provide the soundtrack, and patterning the style more after "a Japanese TV commercial or promotional video", creating a work that is "short, but dense-packed".
"Furi Kuri" (フリクリ)
|August 5, 2003|
|Naota Nandaba and Mamimi are hanging out underneath a bridge. Mamimi then begins to kiss Naota's neck. He asks why she always does that. She replies that she has to or she will overflow. Naota narrates his life in the city of Mabase as being "ordinary" and "nothing ever happens there." Naota and Mamimi buy a drink from a vending machine and Mamimi points out a hickey on Naota's neck, when they are interrupted by the arrival of Haruko Haruhara, who runs over Naota with her Vespa scooter, gives him CPR, then hits him on the head with a bass guitar. The blow leaves a really large horn-like bump which Naota covers with a bandage. His classmates tell rumors about how getting hit by the Vespa leaves a mark that shows you've been doing perverted things. He's then stalked by Haruko as he goes to the hospital after school. Haruko turns out to be the nurse and Naota runs away. While at home, Naota finds Haruko working in his house as a live-in maid. His father asks him if he was "fooly coolying" with Mamimi. Haruko settles in Naota's room, while talking to someone. Naota and Haruko argue about where she will sleep and Naota says she should stay with his father. He goes downstairs, where his father says that Mamimi came by to get the day old bread from their bakery and asks if Mamimi's family is poor. When Naota goes to find her, she tells him how much she likes his brother, who lives in America due to being a great baseball athlete. Naota tells her he has an American girlfriend. Mamimi suddenly says she's overflowing. A robot and a detached piece of a giant robot from Medical Mechanica come out of the bump on his head and begin fighting, only to have the battle end with Haruko hitting the robot with her guitar.|
|August 6, 2003|
|X-rays taken by the robot reveal that Naota's head is empty. This is because the blow to his head created an N.O. Portal which doesn't show up on the X-rays. Haruko tells him she's a First Class Space Patrol Officer. Mamimi is obsessed with a hand-held video game called Fire Starter, in which the player performs the role of an arsonist in order to please the Lord of Black Flames, Kanti. The robot is kept occupied doing chores at the Nandaba residence, while Haruko, despite being the maid, performs little to no work. Mamimi sees the robot while he is recovering the parts from his head that Haruko had damaged, wearing black wings, a halo and flying off a burned rooftop. She believes him to be a god and calls him Kanti. Haruko tries to break into the Medical Meccanica plant in town, which is in the shape of a giant iron. She fails and questions security why there is no entrance or exit. She is taken home by Naota. A series of fires meanwhile erupts around the city. Naota visits the site of one fire with two of his school friends, where he sees Mamimi down by the river and learns from his friends that she is being bullied at her school. Naota realizes it is Mamimi who is starting the fires. He finds her performing a 'fire ritual' by the water bank. She explains she burnt down her old school house when she was younger because she 'hated the place', and had been saved from the flames by Naota's brother, which was the reason she loved him. She ends the ritual by asking the robot to bless her with a kiss. A robot emerges from Naota's head then, and starts to battle Kanti. Naota merges with Kanti, transforming into a large weapon to destroy the robot. At the end of the episode Naota wonders what he can do for Mamimi, and promises to always be by her side.|
|3||"Marquis de Carabas"
"Maru Raba" (マルラバ)
|August 7, 2003|
|The father of Naota's classmate Eri Ninamori, as well as the mayor of Mabase, is caught up in a scandal involving an alleged separation with her mother. Ninamori is more focused on the class' upcoming play, Puss in Boots. She plays the lead opposite Naota, who was voted to play the cat. Naota is unenthusiastic about his role and skips rehearsal. Upon meeting Mamimi, she discovers that he now has cat ears growing from his head. Ninamori retreats to a train station to get away from the media circus that has developed outside her home, where Naota finds her. Haruko comes racing down the street, and loses her Vespa when she tries to avoid hitting a cat. The Vespa slams into Naota, knocking him into Ninamori, exposing his N.O. manifestation- the cat ears. Curious, she touches them, and passes out due to exposure to N.O. Kamon invites her to spend the night at the Nandaba residence due to the current turmoil at her home. She reveals that she rigged the class votes to have him cast as the cat. The next day, the two get into an argument over the play. After Ninamori angrily reveals Naota's cat ears, he retaliates by revealing her vote rigging. This triggers the emergence of a massive creature from her head, which Haruko and Kanti manage to defeat with the help of curry. The class goes through with the play.|
"Furi Kiri" (フリキリ)
|August 8, 2003|
|Haruko proves to be a star baseball player with phenomenal hitting and pitching skills, nearly singlehandedly defeating the Mabase Martians, who are coached by Naota's grandfather Shigekuni. Naota, however, refuses to swing when he is at bat (it is implied that he does not want to be compared to his brother, who is a professional baseball player) and gets hit by one of Haruko's pitches. At home, Kamon and Haruko indulge in odd behavior that inflames Naota's jealousy. He meets Commander Amarao for the first time, who warns him about Haruko. Commander Amarao works for the department of Interstellar Immigration alongside his subordinate Lieutenant Kitsurubami. He discovers that a satellite damaged by one of Haruko's hit baseballs is rapidly falling towards Earth. It homes in on a sudden burst of light from the N.O. channel in Naota's head that is triggered by his anger towards his father, and targets Mabase. Naota confronts Kamon and hits him in the head with a baseball bat, only to discover that he has hit a robot impersonating his father. He finds the corpse of his real father and revives him with hot water. After receiving a message that Commander Amarao had asked Naota to pass on to her, Haruko takes Naota to the top of the Medical Meccanica plant, where she extracts a Gibson Flying V guitar from Naota's head, which she calls his "bat". She then leaves as the falling satellite heads straight for Naota. It unfolds into the shape of a baseball glove and launches a bomb that looks exactly like a baseball. Naota swings his "bat" and manages to halt the bomb, which begins to detonate. Haruko returns to rescue him by swinging her guitar and knocking it back into space.|
|August 9, 2003|
|Haruko begins to switch her attentions from Kamon to Naota, arousing the former's jealousy. They resolve to "duel" for Haruko, which amounts to little more than an intense airsoft firefight with Kanti, who is allied with Kamon. During the fight, Lieutenant Kitsurubami tries unsuccessfully to blow Kanti away. Mamimi, observing Naota's intimate relationship with Haruko, questions how much he really likes her, leading him to confront her about their relationship. Finally, his forehead erupts with one of the largest objects yet, a leviathan robot, while a gunfight rages between Commander Amarao, his gunmen, and Haruko. Trapped on top of the robot, Naota resolves to save Mamimi and bravely fuses with Kanti. However, despite his and Haruko's best efforts, they are unable to stop the giant robot, which rampages towards the Medical Meccanica plant. Kanti then manifests the power of Atomsk by producing his EB-0 1961 Gibson bass guitar, to the amazement of Commander Amarao and Haruko. Kanti defeats the giant robot, which is actually a gargantuan hand, rocketing over the Medical Meccanica plant and straight into the ground, where it becomes a petrified monument, presiding over the plant. Kanti then separates from Naota, yet retains the power of Atomsk, and then runs away with Haruko.|
"Furi Kura[a]" (フリクラ)
|August 13, 2003|
|Haruko and Kanti have disappeared and become wanted criminals, while smoke continues to pour out of the Medical Meccanica plant, shrouding Mabase in mist. Mamimi finds a small dog-like robot by the river. It runs away with her cell phone, which she lets it eat, and it grows as a result. Haruko returns to the Nandaba residence at dinner (in a style similar to episode 1's dinner scene), causing Naota to later ask her in tears why she left. Commander Amarao and Lieutenant Kitsurubami attempt to find the "terminal core" of a robot they haul out of the river, which is revealed to be the device Mamimi has been feeding. It absorbs part of Kanti before Haruko feeds Naota to it, then drills into the giant hand. From this, Haruko hopes to extract Atomsk, the celestial being whose power she desires. Before the giant hand can fully grasp the Medical Meccanica plant, Kanti stops it as Naota emerges from his head, glowing with the infinite energy of Atomsk. Stunned, Haruko flies into a rage, bent on acquiring the power of Atomsk by destroying Naota. Before he can finish Haruko off, Naota stops short and declaring his love for her, kisses her, allowing Atomsk to fully emerge from his N.O. channel. Atomsk consumes the terminal core and blasts into space. Afterwards, Haruko offers to bring Naota into space on her Space Vespa and then reneges. Naota finds her guitar lying amongst the rubble, which Mamimi takes a picture of, inspiring her to pursue a photography career. In the epilogue, life returns to normal in Mabase; save for a small teaser that keeps the ending semi-open- Haruko's guitar string is plucked on its own, leaving the possibility of her return.|
- a^ : The Japanese title is actually an alteration made by Haruko on the phrase "furi kuri, furi kura" (フニフニ. フニクラ). The episode's title is not meant to have any actual significance.
Six DVD compilations, each containing one episode, have been released in Japan by Gainax. In addition, a DVD collection box, containing all six DVD compilations, was released in Japan on August 13, 2005. Three DVD compilations were released by Synch-Point in North America. A DVD collection box, containing all the DVD compilations of the English episodes, was released on January 23, 2007, but have since gone out of print. In January 2010, Funimation Entertainment announced that they had acquired the license for the series and would be releasing it on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in February 2011. Shorty after, it has been released in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment on a 3-disc DVD set and on Blu-ray Disc. It is also licensed in the United Kingdom by MVM Films. The series also aired in North America on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block from August 4 to August 13, 2003, and aired in Canada on G4techTV Canada's Anime Current block from February 9, 2008 to March 15, 2008.
Other media 
A two-volume manga was created by artist Hajime Ueda. The manga interprets the series with all of the key elements intact, but loses some details and changes the dialogue. It is a much darker and more graphic take on the story, highlighting the sex and violence.
The manga is stylistically unique due to its use of ink to roughly outline objects and shade areas. Volume 1 is more like the first two episodes while Volume 2 is more like episodes 3 through 6. One major change to a character is Ninamori, as her robot becomes an ally and is not destroyed. Its design is also different, being a large octopus-like robot attached to her head that enables her to fly. The ending is also quite different from the anime.
The manga was published by Kodansha and serialized in monthly Magazine Z. The two volumes were released on October 23, 2000 and August 23, 2001 respectively. The manga were re-released in Bunkoban format with the two volumes labeled "Jō" (上 First ) and "Ge" (下 Final ) in two individual box sets titled "Kodansha Box". Jō volume was on May 7, 2007 and the Ge volume was released on June 4, 2007. An edited tankobon version of the manga that was released in box sets, were released on January 10, 2012 and February 9, 2012 respectively.
The English-language editions of the manga was released by Tokyopop on September 16, 2003 and on November 4, 2003 respectively. On March 2011, Dark Horse Comics announced to re-release the manga in omnibus edition. The Omnibus edition was released on May 16, 2012 and includes remastered story pages, a remastered script, and bonus color pages.
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A three-volume novel series was written by screenwriter Yoji Enokido and published by Kadokawa Shoten. The novels were released in Japan on June 2000, October 2000, and March 2001 respectively. The English-language versions were published by Tokyopop and were released in North America on March 11, 2008; September 9, 2008; and March 10, 2009 respectively.
Six pieces of theme music are used for the episodes; five opening themes and one closing theme. All the theme songs are by The Pillows, a Japanese rock band. The battle themes are "Advice", "Little Busters" and "I Think I Can"; the opening themes are: "One Life", used in episode one, "Instant Music" in episodes two and three, "Happy Bivouac" in episode four, "Runners High", in episode five, and "Carnival" in episode six. The closing theme is "Ride on Shooting Star", used for all of the episodes. Geneon Entertainment has released three original soundtracks encompassing the songs, with the soundtracks titled Addict (released on January 20, 2004), King of Pirates (released on September 7, 2004), and FLCL No. 3 (released on June 7, 2005). The remaining music was written by Shinkichi Mitsumune. Three soundtrack CDs were released in Japan and later distributed to America.
FLCL No.1: Addict 
|FLCL No.1: Addict|
|Soundtrack album by the pillows and Shinkichi Mitsumune|
|Released|| October 4, 2000
January 20, 2004
|Label|| King Records
FLCL No.1: Addict ( フリクリNo.1 アディクト ) is the first soundtrack from the anime series FLCL. The album contains tracks that were featured in the first three episodes of FLCL.  Most of the music is by Japanese rock group The Pillows. The rest is by Shinkichi Mitsumune, a composer.
|1.||"Last Dinosaur"||The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki||3:45|
|2.||"Ride on Shooting Star"||The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki||2:21|
|3.||"Sad Sad Kiddie (Off Vocal Version)"||The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||2:04|
|4.||"Carnival (Off Vocal Version)"||The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki||1:37|
|5.||"Runners High ~FLCL Ver.~"||The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||1:38|
|6.||"Instant Music"||The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||3:16|
|7.||"Stalker (Off Vocal Version)"||The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||2:35|
|8.||"Rever’s Edge (B-6)"||2:49|
|9.||"Stalker Goes to Babylon"||4:03|
|10.||"One Life"||The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||4:08|
|12.||"Kabalevsky from "Clown" ~Gallop" (Composed by Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky)||1:38|
|13.||"Hybrid Rainbow"||The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||3:58|
|16.||"Beautiful Morning With You (Off Vocal Version)"||The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki||1:35|
|17.||"Sleepy Head (Off Vocal Version)"||The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki||1:04|
|18.||"Bran-New Lovesong (Off Vocal Version)"||Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||1:58|
|19.||"Come Down (Off Vocal Version)"||The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki||2:06|
|20.||"Advice ~FLCL Arrange Ver.~"||The Pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki||2:13|
|21.||"Little Busters"||The Pillows & Tatsuya Kashima||3:43|
FLCL No.2: King of Pirates 
|FLCL No.2: King of Pirates|
|Soundtrack album by the pillows, Shinkichi Mitsumune, and the cast of FLCL|
|Released|| July 25, 2001
September 7, 2004
|Label|| King Records
FLCL No.2: King of Pirates (フリクリNo.2 海賊王) is the second soundtrack from the anime series FLCL. The album contains tracks featured in the last three episodes of FLCL. Most of the music is by Japanese rock group The Pillows, the rest by Shinkichi Mitsumune. This volume features several audio dramas, with the cast of FLCL playing the various parts. Due to the dramas included, this album acts as a sequel of sorts to the anime.
|1.||"Crazy Sunshine"||the pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki|
|6.||"Memory of Summer"|
|7.||"Blues Drive Monster"|
|17.||"I think I can"|
|18.||"ONE LIFE" (hidden track)|
1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 15-17: Original songs by the pillows
Words and music by Sawao Yamanaka.
8, 17 arranged by the pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki, Tatsuya Kashima.
1, 6 arranged by the pillows & Zin Yoshida, Jun Suzuki.
4, 5, 15 arranged by the pillows & Zin Yoshida, Tatsuya Kashima.
6, 12, 13 music and arranged by Shinkichi Mitsumune.
FLCL No.3 
|Soundtrack album by the pillows|
|Released|| June 28, 2005
January 9, 2006
|Label|| Geneon Entertainment
FLCL No.3 (フリクリNo.3) is the third soundtrack from the anime series FLCL. The album is a compilation of the first two soundtracks, Addict and King of Pirates, featuring only music by the Japanese rock group The Pillows. Unlike the previous two soundtracks, the songs are the original vocal versions from the band's LPs.
- Sad Sad Kiddie
- Sleepy Head
- I Think I Can†
- Blues Drive Monster†
- Come Down
- Crazy Sunshine†
- Funny Bunny†
- Beautiful Morning With You
- RUNNERS HIGH
- HYBRID RAINBOW
- LITTLE BUSTERS
- LAST DINOSAUR
- Ride On Shooting Star
† denotes tracks featured on King of Pirates, all others are featured on Addict
FLCL has received mainly positive reviews. Anime.com gave the series an enthusiastic review stating it is "the most intentionally obtuse series since Excel Saga". In 2003, it also went on to win third place for Best Animation Film at the Fantasia Festival. Christopher McDonald of Anime News Network called it "downright hilarious" and "visually superb" with great music, citing the packaging of 2 episodes per DVD as the only weakness of Synch-Point's original release. Robert Nelson of T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews gave the anime 4 out of 5 stars stating, "FLCL may not have a straightforward or deep plot. It may not have complex characterizations. Hell, it may not have any meaning. But FLCL does succeed in its true objective. It is fun to watch!" Chris Beveridge of Mania gave it an A- stating, " FLCL is something that allowed those involved to try a wide variety of styles and techniques and does come off as quite experimental. But nearly everything worked in their favor and you end up with three hours of nearly break neck speed action, comedy and commentary on modernlife." Brian Ruh praised the series stating, "It was very frenetic and kept pushing the envelope on what was possible in Japanese animation." On August 12, 2003, Time Warner press release noted the success of Cartoon Network, and mentions FLCL:
- Animé [sic] series FLCL (Monday-Thursday, 12 a.m.) premiered with impressive numbers. [...] The Monday, Aug. 4 telecast of FLCL ranked No. 42 among all shows on ad-supported cable among adults 18–34.
On February 24, 2007, FLCL was nominated for "Best Cast", and won "Best Comedy Series" and "Best Short Series" at the first American Anime Awards show. Anime Insider ranked FLCL 4th in their list of the best English-licensed anime of all time on November 2007. Avatar: The Last Airbender director Giancarlo Volpe says the staff "were all ordered to buy FLCL and watch every single episode of it."
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- DuHamel, Brandon (February 24, 2011). "FLCL: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review". Blu-rayDefinition.com.
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- Johnston, Chris (November 2006). "FLCL Ultimate DVD Collection". Newtype USA 5 (11): p. 151. ISSN 1541-4817.
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- FLCL at Funimation
- FLCL (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- FLCL at the Internet Movie Database
- FLCL at TV.com
- FLCL World's FLCL Music page