FLCL (OAV)

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Related anime:
    FLCL (manga) (adaptation)

Alternative title:
Fooly Cooly 
Furi Kuri (Japanese) 
Фури-кури (Russian) 
フリクリ (Japanese) 
프리크리 (Korean) 
Genres: comedy , drama , science fiction 
Themes: aliens , coming of age , parody 
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: 8317 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2488 votes (sub:1309, dub:1092, edit.dub:26, ?:18, raw:14, others:29
12 Spanish subtitled
10 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 2185 votes (sub:1182, dub:911, edit.dub:19, ?:17, raw:9, 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 Italian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Catalan dubbed
)
 Very good: 1473 votes (sub:805, dub:587, edit.dub:19, ?:13, raw:6, others:43
18 Spanish subtitled
7 Russian subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian dubbed
2 German dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Dutch subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 918 votes (sub:529, dub:352, edit.dub:8, raw:4, ?:3, others:22
12 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
)
 Decent: 431 votes (sub:257, dub:156, edit.dub:6, raw:2, ?:2, others:8
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
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: 157 votes (sub:94, dub:55, edit.dub:3, ?:1, others:4
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 97 votes (sub:52, dub:41, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Awful: 53 votes (dub:26, sub:26, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 78 votes (sub:44, dub:31, others:3
1 Korean subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 14057 users, rank: #11 (of 5920)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.188 (Very good+), std. dev.: 2.0338, rank: #323 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 8.076 (Very good), rank: #336 (of 5913) (seen all: 8.23 / seen some: 6.02 / won't finish: 3.05)
Bayesian estimate: 8.075 (Very good), rank: #238 (of 4462)
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 $24.99)
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 $15.99)
    FLCL (DVD 1) 2002-09-03 (from $7.97)
    FLCL (DVD 2) 2003-02-25 (from $9.99)
    FLCL (DVD 3) 2003-07-22 (from $4.99)
    FLCL - w/ Artbox (DVD 3) 2003-07-22 (from $179.00)
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 
Nobuyuki Fukumoto as Boy A 
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
Animation Production:
GAINAX 
Production I.G 
Backgrounds: Ogura Workshop 
Color: Production I.G 
Distributor: Starchild Records 
Music Production: Starchild Records 
Original story: GAINAX 
Planning: GAINAX 
Production Cooperation: GANSIS 
Recording Studio: Half HP Studio 
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production 
Sound Production: Half HP Studio 
Titles: Maki Pro 
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 
Subtitle Timing:
Agnes Yoshida 
Joey Liaw 
Maggie Weidner 
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)
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
Dubbing Director:
Gualtiero Cannarsi 
Paolo Cortese 
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 
Project Manager:
Carlo Cavazzoni 
Lorenzo Crotti 
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 
Dubbing: Coop. Eddy Cortese 
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 
Clemens Ostermann as Gaku 
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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