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Naota has a problem. His older brother is out of the country. Now Naota seems to be seeing an awful lot of his brother’s girlfriend, Mamimi. And things get even harrier when Haruko whizzes in on her Vespa. She whacks Naota on the forehead with a bass guitar and now all kinds of things are growing from there. We haven’t even mentioned the aliens yet. What the heck is going on here?
OAV Series: 6 episodes
Average Ratings: 85
Number of Review Sites: 8
Number of Review Links: 12
Vol. 1 - "Every aspect of FLCL practically screams quality."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"... this thing has `weird experiment' stamped all over it. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - worthy
Vol. 1 - "All in all this is a great show and every anime fan should check it out ..." (Christopher McDonald) - A
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Jonathan Mays) - A
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Mike Crandol) - A+
Anime News Network
Vol. 1 - "Excellent stuff, and just a fantastic package all around." (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Anime on DVD
Vol. 1 - "At times, it makes me laugh; at times, it makes me a little misty-eyed; at times, it makes me want to scream and howl and light things on fire and break windows with baseball bats."
IGN (David Smith) - 9 (out of 10)
Vol. 1 - "...these two episodes are dense, fast-paced, complex and full of hairpin turns, and the digital animation lends itself to wild stylistic tricks..."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A
"a quick summary would be 'Twisted Metal meets Plymptoons meets a soap opera'."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Eric Gaede) - 2 stars (out of 5)
"I’m still reeling…very likely the most bizarre anime series ever created."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A-