Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Debuting on Japanese TV in 2000 under the titled FuriKuri (pronounced "Fooley Cooley"), this far-out anime series chronicled the adventures of Naota, a "normal" sixth-grade boy who lived on Earth with his far-from-normal family. As if it wasn't embarrassing enough for his older brother's girlfriend, Mamimi, to flirt with him, Naota also had to deal with looney alien teenaged Haruko, who had descended upon his home armed with a Rickenbacker bass guitar that doubled as a buzzsaw. It seemed that Haruko's mission was to kill all robotic monsters -- especially those that had begun to spring out of Naota's head at an alarming rate. Rounding out the regular cast was Canti, an irascible android. On August 4, 2003, FLCL was brought to American cable television as part of the Cartoon Network's nightly "Adult Swim" programming block.
baseball, bass-guitar, brother, girlfriend, robot, scooter