FLCL (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Fooly Cooly
Furi Kuri (Japanese)
Фури-кури (Russian)
フリクリ (Japanese)
프리크리 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: ©Gainax/KGI
Plot Summary: Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy (although a little cynical), but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his 17 year old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn't know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota's world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself "Haruko" and her presence changes Naota's life to even further insanity.
User Ratings: 8404 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2508 votes (sub:1317, dub:1103, edit.dub:26, ?:19, raw:14, others:29
12 Spanish subtitled
10 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 2194 votes (sub:1187, dub:914, edit.dub:19, ?:17, raw:10, Eng:1, others:46
11 Spanish subtitled
7 Italian dubbed
7 Russian subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
4 French subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
2 German dubbed
2 Dutch subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French dubbed
)
 Very good: 1495 votes (sub:815, dub:598, edit.dub:19, ?:13, raw:6, others:44
19 Spanish subtitled
7 Russian subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
2 German dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Dutch subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 933 votes (sub:534, dub:362, edit.dub:8, raw:4, ?:3, others:22
12 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Decent: 445 votes (sub:266, dub:160, edit.dub:6, raw:2, ?:2, others:9
4 Spanish subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 So-so: 297 votes (sub:194, dub:87, edit.dub:5, raw:2, ?:2, others:7
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 140 votes (sub:77, dub:51, edit.dub:4, raw:3, ?:1, others:4
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Weak: 159 votes (sub:95, dub:56, edit.dub:3, ?:1, others:4
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 101 votes (sub:54, dub:42, ?:3, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Awful: 54 votes (sub:27, dub:26, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 78 votes (sub:44, dub:31, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
Seen in part or in whole by 14209 users, rank: #11 (of 6067)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.182 (Very good+), std. dev.: 2.0355, rank: #319 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 8.070 (Very good), rank: #341 (of 6061) (seen all: 8.22 / seen some: 6.04 / won't finish: 3.04)
Bayesian estimate: 8.069 (Very good), rank: #247 (of 4612)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage:
2000-04-26
2003-08-04 to 2003-08-12 (US Broadcast)
Release dates: We have 15
Opening Theme:
#1: "One Life" by The Pillows (ep 1)
#2: "Instant Music" by The Pillows (eps 2-3)
#3: "Happy Bivouac" by The Pillows (ep 4)
#4: "Runners High" by The Pillows (ep 5)
#5: "Carnival" by The Pillows (ep 6)
Ending Theme:
"Ride on Shooting Star" by The Pillows
Insert song:
"Another Morning" by The Pillows (ep 6)
"Blues Drive Monster" by The Pillows (ep 5)
"Crazy Sunshine" by The Pillows (ep 4)
"Funny Bunny" by The Pillows (ep 6)
"Hybrid Rainbow" by The Pillows (ep 2)
"I Think I Can" by The Pillows (ep 6)
"Last Dinosaur" by The Pillows (ep 6)
"Little Busters" by The Pillows (eps 2,3,5,6)
Links: We have 8
Trivia: We have 16
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
Reviews:
FLCL DVD 3 (Jul 31, 2003)
FLCL DVD 2 (Mar 29, 2003)
FLCL DVD 1 (Oct 2, 2002)
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Blu-Ray
    FLCL - Complete Collection [Classic] (Blu-Ray) 2011-02-22 (from $25.53)
Blu-Ray (Region B)
    FLCL - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) 2011-04-20
DVD (Region 1)
    FLCL - Ultimate DVD Collection (DVD) 2006-12-26
    FLCL - Complete Collection [Classic] (DVD) 2011-02-22 (from $21.30)
    FLCL (DVD 1) 2002-09-03
    FLCL (DVD 2) 2003-02-25
    FLCL (DVD 3) 2003-07-22
    FLCL - w/ Artbox (DVD 3) 2003-07-22
Soundtrack
    FLCL - Addict (OST 1) 2004-01-20
    FLCL - King of Pirates (OST 2) 2004-09-07 (from $8.00)
    FLCL - Soundtrack 3 (OST 3) 2005-06-07

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Kazuya Tsurumaki (Series Director)
Masahiko Otsuka (eps 1, 4, 6)
Shouji Saeki (eps 3, 5)
Takeshi Ando (ep 2)
Script: Yoji Enokido
Storyboard:
Hiroyuki Imaishi (eps 1, 5-6)
Kazuya Tsurumaki
Masayuki (ep 2)
Nobutoshi Ogura (ep 4)
Shouji Saeki (ep 3)
Tadashi Hiramatsu (2 episodes
eps 3 uncredited, 6
)

Yoh Yoshinari
Music:
Atsuo Ohkubo (Drums)
Hiroshi Imaizumi (Guitar)
Jun Suzuki (Arrangement)
Maki Kamiya (Vocals)
Matarou Misawa (Percussion)
Sawao Yamanaka (Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar)
Shinichiro Sato (Drums)
Shinkichi Mitsumune
Takashi Asahi (Flute)
Takuo Yamamoto (Sax)
Tatsuya Kashima (Arrangement)
The Pillows
Tomohiko Aoki (Bass)
Yasuharu Nakanishi (Piano)
Yoshiaki Manabe (Guitar)
Zin Yoshida (Arrangement)
Original Concept: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura
Animation Director:
Hiroyuki Imaishi (eps 2, 5)
Tadashi Hiramatsu (eps 1, 3)
Takeshi Ando
Executive producer:
Hiroyuki Yamaga (Gainax)
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (IG)
Toshimichi Ootsuki
3D Animation Supervisor: Shinji Takagi
3D Modeling: Haruki Yoshiyama
Adjustments: Hirano Ehpei
Assistant Animation Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi (eps 1, 3)
Assistant Music Engineer: Shinji Yoshikoshi
Assistant producer:
Kyoko Muramatsu
Kyoko Sato
Chief Animation: Nobutoshi Ogura
Color design: Harumi Takahoshi
Color Supervisor:
Katsuyo Inoue
Rie Asano
Coloring Production Manager: Mitsuhito Tsuji
Editing: Makiko Asano
Ending Animation Supervisor: Masayuki
Fellow Mechanical Design Director: Hideaki Anno
Guest Mecha Design: Yoshitsune Izuna
In-Between Check: Yasuhito Murata
Insert Song Performance: The Pillows (eps 2-6)
Location Assistant:
Daisuke Hirose
Noriyuki Kubo
Model: Yukiko Motoya
Music Director:
Masanobu Sato
Nani Suzuki
Music Mastering Engineer: Akira Anso
Music Mixing & Recording:
Hiroyuki Tsuji
Kouichi Suzuki
Planning: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Production Desk: Moritake Onuki
Production manager:
Daisuke Tsukushi
Yuki Sugihara
Project Navigator: Kimata Fuyu
Setting: Hiroyuki Imaishi (eps 2, 5)
Sound Effects: Toru Nakano
Sound Effects Cooperation: Miki Watanabe
Sound Producer: Toru Nakano
Sound Production Manager: Takeshi Takadera
Soundtrack Design: Masashi Ichifuru (TGB Design)
Soundtrack Promotion:
Hirotaka Takase
Takashi Tokohara
Special Effects Supervisor: Shigenobu Kaihou
Texture Mapping:
Celsis
Gainax's Cat
Theme Song Performance: The Pillows
Visual Concept: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Jun Mizuki as Naota Nandaba
Mayumi Shintani as Haruko Haruhara

Izumi Kasagi as Mamimi Samejima

Akira Miyajima as Gaku
Chiemi Chiba as Kiturubami
Ena Tsuneizumi as Girl B
Hideaki Anno as Miyu Miyu
Hideyuki Umezu as Player B
Hiroshi Ito as Shigekuni Nandaba
Itsuki Kawamura as Nurse
Jun Mizuki as Takkun (black cat)
Kan Tanaka as Train Station Announcer
Kazuhiro Takamura as Face Appearance
Kazuhito Suzuki as Masashi
Kenta Miyake as Umpire
Kouichi Nagano as Player C
Kouji Ohkura as Amarao
Kumiko Higa as Female Operator A(ep 4)
Kumiko Yokote as Female Operator B
Masayuki Hiyama as Security Guard A
Mika Itou as Eri Ninamori
Ryutaro Satou as Stray Cat
Shigeru Shibuya as Player A
Suzuki Matsuo as Kamon Nandaba
Takeshi Watabe as Security Guard B
Yuji Iwama as Boy B
Yukari Fukui as Junko Miyaji
Yuko Sanpei as Girl A
Yuriko Yamaguchi as Mr. Ninamori's Secretary
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Marc Handler
Translation: Shizuki Yamashita
ADR Script: Marc Handler
Executive producer:
Gen Fukunaga (Anime Classics)
Hideki Uchino
Maki Terashima
Producer:
Carly Hunter (Anime Classics)
Justin Cook (Anime Classics)
Shizuki Yamashita
Stephanie Sheh

ADR Recording: Rick Tetzlaff
Commentary Track Translation:
Agnes Yoshida
Maggie Weidner
DVD Menu Design: Chris McDougall
DVD Subtitling: David Fleming
Extras Director: Michael Sinterniklaas (Ultimate Edition)
Lead Video Engineer: Sarah Mueller (Anime Classics)
Post-Production Assistant:
Aya Spann (Anime Classics)
Jason Weems (Anime Classics)
Production Assistant:
Agnes Yoshida
Maggie Weidner
Recording Mix: Rick Tetzlaff
Senior Video Editor:
Daniel Mancilla (Anime Classics)
Jeremy Jimenez (Anime Classics)
Sound Engineer: Rick Tetzlaff
Subtitle Script: Stephanie Sheh
Video Editing:
Ashley Rosse (Anime Classics)
Christopher Bryan (Anime Classics)
Jessie Mancilla (Anime Classics)
Josh Tyler (Anime Classics)
Robert Bell (Anime Classics)
Video Engineer:
Brittany Smith (Anime Classics)
Casey Barteau (Anime Classics)
Michael Rivas (Anime Classics)
Video Post-Production Director: Brandon Tyler (Anime Classics)
Barbara Goodson as Nandaba Naota
Kari Wahlgren as Haruhara Haruko

Jennifer Sekiguchi as Samejima Mamimi

Bob Marx as Gaku
Dave Mallow as Amarao
David Lucas as
Masashi
Miyu Miyu
Heather Lee Joelson as Ninamori Eri
Ikuni as Black Cat
Jessica Stenuis as
Miyaji Junko
Secretary
Joe Martin as Nandaba Kamon
L. Villa as Kitsurubami
MTF as Takkun the Cat
Steve Kramer as Shigekuni

English companies
ADR Production: Synch-Point
Broadcaster:
Adult Swim
Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
G4TechTV Canada (Anime Current)
Distributor:
FUNimation Entertainment
MVM (UK)
DVD Authoring: Stream Santa Monica
Internet Streaming: YouTube
Production: Production I.G
Video Editing: R!OT
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Thierry Kazazian
Executive producer: Carlo Levy

Coordination: Bruno Parent
DVD Menu: Regis Michaux
Packaging: Michaël Ronsyn
Press Officer: Cedric Vantroyen
Production Assistant:
Manu Roy
Stephanie Leempoets
Nathalie Homs as Haruko Haruhara
Susan Sindberg as Naota Nandaba

Bruno Magne as Kamon Nandaba
Christelle Reboul as Eri Ninamori
Constantin Pappas as Misashi
Thierry Kazazian as
Amarao
Shigekuni Nandaba

French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal Jimmy (from 20 December 2001)
Gong (from August 2009)
Nolife
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
DVD Distribution: Dybex (France)
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
(none)
Núria Trifol as Haruko Haruhara(Porn dialogues bitch)
Xavier Cassan as Naota Nandaba(Spain dub)

Isabel Muntané as Eri Ninamori(Spain dub)
Joaquim Sota as
Amarao(Spain dub)
Gaku Manabe(Spain dub)
Shigekuni Nandaba(Spain dub)
Jordi Vila as
Kamon Nandaba(Spain dub)
Masashi Masamune(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Buzz Channel (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Cristal Media (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Coordination: Mandy Mometti
Dialogues: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Dubbing Consultant: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Editorial Director: Anna Marani
Encoding And Authoring: Luca Franciosi
Graphic Design: Paolo Torchetti
Graphic Project:
Lorenzo Crotti (eps 1-6)
Luca Franciosi (eps 1-6)
Licensing: Mandy Mometti
Managing Director: Massimiliano Rella
Marketing Assistant: Alice Quaglino
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini (italian edition)
Partners Coordination: Gianluca Aicardi (Ad Libitum)
Post Production:
Lorenzo Cannata (eps 1-4)
Luca Franciosi (eps 5-6)
Product Manager: Simona Stanzani
Quality Control: Luca Franciosi
Davide Perino as Naota Nandaba
Laura Latini as Haruko Haruhara
Letizia Scifoni as Mamimi Samejima

Veronica Puccio as Eri Ninamori
Vittorio Guerrieri as Kamon Nandaba

Alessio De Filippis as Gaku Manabe
Federica De Bortoli as Junko "Miya-jun" Miyaji
Giovanni Petrucci as MyuMyu
Ilaria Latini as Kitsurubami
Luana Morgilli as Takkun
Massimiliano Alto as guardia semplice della Medical Meccanica
Massimo De Ambrosis as Direttore Amarao
Simone Crisari as Masashi Masamune
Vittorio Congia as Shingekuni Nandaba
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynit
DVD Authoring: DVD Hotminds S.r.l.
German cast
German staff
(none)
Ben Müchow as Naota Nandaba
Ben Münchow as Naota Nandaba 
Shandra Schadt as Haruko Haruhara

Beate Pfeiffer as Mamimi Samejima
Claudia Schmidt as Ta-kun
Daniel Krause as Masashi
Eva Maria Höcherl as Kitsurabami
Gerhard Acktun as Kamon Nandaba (Naota's Vater)
Michael Habeck as Shigekuni Nandaba
Oliver Mink as Amarao
Sonja Reichelt as Eri Ninamori
Torsten Münchow as Miyu Miyu
Uwe Thomsen as Baseballspieler
German companies
Distributor:
Nipponart
SP Vision
Dubbing: Synchron 80
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Dybex
Dutch cast
(none)
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