What ‘FLCL’ Means (To Me) – Movie Time Guru
Hidomi Hibajiri, age 14, is the main character of the second season, FLCL as shown when she made up with her mother and begins a relationship with Ide. which ended with Haruko pinning him to the ground by the time Hidomi finds them. [Archive] The Relationship Between Haruko and Naota Furi Kuri. the relationship between them is after she comes back and Naota ends up. Overall i really don't understand naota's relationship with mamimi. Regardless, I think a lot of the open ends in FLCL are meant to challenge.
Hell, it may not have any meaning. But FLCL does succeed in its true objective. It is fun to watch! But nearly everything worked in their favor and you end up with three hours of nearly break neck speed action, comedy and commentary on modern life. Yet while it's hard to explain exactly why, it works. 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 and yes, maybe even buy a Vespa.
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That's the kind of success that you just can't argue with. Clubcomposed a six-part weekly analysis and review of each FLCL episode in celebration of The Legend of Korra's then upcoming third season, a series that was heavily influenced by FLCL animation style.
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In the article Childs gave an extremely positive review of the series understanding it as a surrealist inspired coming of age story  stating, "For all of its wild and initially bewildering aspects, the major purpose of FLCL is the impressionistic and often naturalistic documentation of Naota's passage into maturity.
G may be planning a remake of the popular series after announcing their purchase of the rights to FLCL from production company Gainax. This led many to speculate on the potential of a remake or possible continuation of the series. The upcoming episodes will be split into two individual seasons: Atomsk then leaves Earth while damaging the Medical Mechanica plant, with Haruko chasing after him.
As revealed in the credits of FLCL Progressive, taking place between it and the first season, Atomsk is later found and absorbed by Haruko for the brief moment that resulted in the creation of Julia Jinyu who attempted to keep him free from Haruko and Medical Mechanica before she was defeated and eaten by the former. While not making a direct appearance, Atomsk appears in one of Hidomi Hibajiri's dreams which alludes a connection between the two. Atomsk eventually returns to Earth to reclaim his guitar as a maddened Hidomi battles Haruko, first possessing Canti and then Julia before flying off.
In the director commentary on the third DVD, the director states that he is unsure as to how it's really pronounced in the English version of FLCL, it is pronounced "atomisk". Having placed an Clothes iron -like factory on Mabase, its bottom outfitted with a laser cannon, Medical Mechanica's goal is said to be ironing out the wrinkles in both a figurative sense and as a literally means of terraforming.
During the first season, the Interstellar Immigration Bureau having peacefully prevented their actions prior, Medical Mechanica is provoked into attacking Earth by sending its robots to the planet through Naota's N. But their attack ends when Naota released Atomsk and the being damaged the factory before leaving. In FLCL Progressive, traces of their presence on Earth are still seen, Medical Mechanica is revealed to have developed the earphones Hidomi wears as Haruko's actions once more cause conflict between it and the Interstellar Immigration Bureau.
She was originally Tasuku's girlfriend since he saved her from an elementary school fire, which she apparently caused due to her pyromaniacal tendencies to burn things she hates like her old school.
It became a ritualistic practice for her in worshipping her personal deity Cantido whom she considered Canti an incarnation of. While Mamimi conceals her destructive nature, her aura of benign morbidness does make her an outcast in the eyes of others, save Naota who had a crush on her. Most characters refer to Mamimi simply as Mamimi, but Naota's friends refer to her as "Naota's wife", and Haruko calls her "Sameji", a shortening of her last name. Amarao refers to her as "that high school girl".
Her relationship with Tasuku was ultimately based on caring for those who are dependent on her, having a habit of naming things "Takkun" like a black kitten, and leaving them the moment that show any independence. Mamimi entered a sort of relationship with Naota as a means of coping with Tasuku having left for America and getting a new girlfriend, calling him "Takkun" before he realized she was using him and emotionally explodes about her using him as a consolation prize during the events of Brittle Bullet while vowing to win her love.FLCL Alternative ED FULL「Star overhead」by the pillows
But a disillusioned Mamimi instead found a Medical Mechanica terminal core which she named "Takkun", used it to enact retribution against those who have wronged her by feeding it her classmates' cellular phones and motorbikes before it goes berserk while enacting its program.
It is revealed that Mamimi, unable to return Naota's feelings despite having a genuine affection for him, leaves Mabase to become a professional photographer.
Commander Amarao[ edit ] Voiced by: Having a history with Haruko, who used him like Naota before abandoning him for not living up to her standards as his portals are small, Amarao wears fake eyebrows made of nori that appear to negate his N. But he is revealed to have no eyebrows with Haruko mocking him by claiming them to cover up his apparent lack of masculinity.
His vehicle of choice is a Fuji Rabbita motor scooter which was initially produced in six months prior to the initial production of the Vespahinting traces Haruko's effect on him in his youth.
Amarao first appears in the fourth episode of the series to covertly warn Naota of Haruko and her intentions, giving viewers the impression that he is virtually an omniscient character with his dispensing of background information and fairly accurate predictions. But subsequent events would reveal him to be an extremely weak and very shortsighted man despite seeming to grasp what is happening better than most, having a hint of jealously over Haruko's preference of Naota over him despite knowing her intentions for him and knowing he needs to stop her from endangering Earth with her antics to the point of ordering an attempted assassination of Canti which led to him being confronted by Haruko in all-out gunfight before Medical Mechanica's giant robot appeared.
Ultimately, unable to convince Naota, Amarao could only watch the climax unfold before seeing Atomsk fully manifest. In the manga, Amarao's role is greatly diminished but had an important role in visiting Shigekuni and revealed what he know of the N. Lieutenant Kitsurubami[ edit ] Voiced by: Chiemi Chiba Japanese ; L.
Despite Amarao's flirting advances, respecting her superior despite being weirded out by his false eyebrows, Kitsurubami prefers to keep their relationship strictly professional. She also seems to become smitten with Canti, despite her initial attempt of destroying him with an anti-tank rifle while incorrectly calling him a "cyborg".
Kitsurubami is also shown to suffer chronic nose bleeds whenever witnessing Naota's N. Kitsurubami is named after a light brown traditional Japanese colorwhich happens to be the color of her skin. Thus, her name could be interpreted as "Lieutenant Brown", although the color Kitsurubami is not the common "brown". She appears to be the only "normal" or mature adult in FLCL; however, her apparent dislike of close contact with others adds an element of childishness to her character.
Her students have given her the nickname "Miya-Jun". She seems to be constantly troubled by the shallower problems which Naota seems to create, such as the destruction of her car which happens twice over the course of the series or the terrible interruption of a lesson. Even on 'normal' days, however, she is pathetically inept: She can be viewed as symbolic of the ineffectiveness of educational institutions imparting any truly important or useful knowledge: Naota constantly characterizes the adults around him as "unable to grow-up".
In his mind, Miya-Jun's inability to act like a normal adult similar to his father, grandfather, Ninamori's father, Amarao, and many others confirms his theory. Adults like her are contradictions in Naota's life; he wants to become an adult, but the adults around him don't act like adults at all.
Compared to the other adults in FLCL, Kamon is the most extremely immature yet shows a surprising amount of seriousness and thoughtfulness. He also makes the most references to pop culture: Kamon has taken a liking to Haruko when she moved in as their family's housekeeper, but she only wants to use him as a potential N. Naota, believing his father and Haruko are sleeping together, eventually learns the truth when he indirectly deactivated the robot and found the real Kamon whom he revived by being hydrated in their bathtub.
Despite this ordeal, Kamon continued to obsessed over Haruko to the point of challenging Naota to a paintball gunfight which he lost. In the manga, the Kamon's robot double is absent and Naota ends up murdering Kamon over the misunderstanding. He owns the family bakery and coaches the local baseball team, the Mabase Martians.
He has a grudge against Mamimi for unspecified reasons, but it is suggested that he didn't approve of Tasuku dating her. Shigekuni values baseball more than anything in the world — he is disappointed in his own son and younger grandson because they are lousy baseball players.
He does not defend Naota as the other players mock him, because he holds too much pride for Tasuku. He enjoys taking advantage of Canti as much as Kamon does. He has an affinity for pornography. In the first episode, he mistakes "furi kuri" with "kuri kuri," a sound effect often used to describe any twisting motion, often breasts or nipples.
Mamimi believes that, since Tasuku saved her from the fire at their old elementary school, he likes her and it is continually suggested that Naota serves as a sort of stand-in for his older brother most explicitly by Mamimi's use of the same nickname for both.
The actual depth of their initial relationship is unknown.
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In "FLCLimax", she seems to have lost hope in him, allowing the destruction of her mobile phone just seconds after looking at his number on a screen. In the first episode, Naota receives a postcard from Tasuku, revealing that he now has an American girlfriend. Although he never actually appears on screen, he is very significant to the storyline.
As the former star of the baseball team, Naota idolizes him, but is afraid of not living up to his brother's legacy, and because of this never swings the bat when at the plate. There are examples of scenes in which Naota yells out "Tasuk--"; the Japanese audience, at first assuming that he will exclaim, "Tasukete" Help me! Naota says in the first episode that, for a moment, Haruko resembled Tasuku. In the series, she is referred to by her last name.
She is the daughter of the mayor of Mabase and is class president. She projects herself as a proper and slightly stuck-up cynic with good grades while concealing personal information to an almost obsessive degree; like needing corrective lensesinstead wearing contacts while at school. Even with her class president status, however, Ninamori is not above breaking the rules to get what she wants. When news of her father's affair with his secretary is made public with the possibility of her parents getting a divorce, Ninamori rigged the classroom ballots to get the lead role in a Puss in Boots play while having Naota cast as the titular character to his dismay.
She is ultimately revealed to have a slight crush on Naota, further hinted by her dislike towards Mamimi and later Haruko. In this instance, an cephalopod-like Medical Mechanica robot which first appeared on Naota's head as cat ears transferred itself over to Ninamori at the time it begins to gradually manifest while using her body as a both a weapon and shield in its attempt to capture Canti before it finally emerged after ingesting curry and is destroyed.
In the manga, the robot's role is lessened as more of a minor support character in helping Ninamori save Naota from an angered Haruko. In episode three, "Marquis de Carabas", he plays the part of a mouse in the school play. Gaku also uses the word "chu" constantly, especially when referring to Haruko. This is a pun in Japanese, because "chu" is the Japanese onomatopoeia for both kissing and the sound a mouse makes.
In the English version, "chu" is replaced with "smooch" to make more sense to English speaking audiences. He's somewhat hyper compared to the bored composure of his friends and is usually seen with Masashi.
He is an encyclopedia of bizarre rumors and legends, many of which are sexual in nature. He consistently refers to Mamimi as Naota's "wife", and Haruko as the "kiss-kiss" girl, likely due to her lewd behavior around Naota. He is friends with Naota and is often seen hanging out with him, Gaku, and Ninamori. Masashi also has a job as a delivery boy, and drives a truck around, even though he is only in grade school.
His father's truck is later eaten by the terminal core when Mamimi loses control of it.