anime series directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki

FLCL (2000) (フリクリ, Furi Kuri, also Fooly Cooly) is an anime OVA series co-produced by Gainax and Production I.G.. The series was created and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, and written by Yōji Enokido.

Season 1


"Fooly Cooly" (フリクリ) [1.1]

Naota Nandaba: Nothing amazing happens here. (recurring quote) Everything is ordinary. The huge factory that can be seen from our town, the Medical Mechanica Plant, all the adults got excited when it came here, like it was really a big thing. The white steam that billows out every day at the same time, it looked to me like smoke that signified some kind of omen. Smoke that spreads out and covers everything.

Mamimi Samejima: Ta-kun!

Haruko Haruhara: Native girl must stop! Taro-kun just hit his head so you can’t move him yet understand?
Mamimi: But he isn’t Taro-kun.

Haruko: He's dead! This young boy is completely dead, just as Taro would be.
Mamimi: But he's not Taro, like I said.

Haruko: Oh I killed him, I finally find the S.O.B. and I killed him. I didn’t mean to it was an accident, kind of. Ah lets face it I definitely totally killed him, just like that Bang! No more like bong, kablam or kunga ka-splat! yea yea yea . . .

Naota: What did you do to me?
Haruko: CPR. What do you think I did?
Naota: That's not what I meant.
Mamimi: Did she put her tongue inside?

[Naota in a hospital checking his bump]
Haruko [as nurse]: Hmmm . . . Flictonic Clipple Webber Syndrome
Naota: Uh… Furi? Kuri?
Haruko: Adolescent psychological skin hardening syndrome. It’s a common disease where children grow horns from trying too hard.
Naota: That’s a lie, I never heard that before.
Haruko: Yeah I lied; so what is the truth? Underneath the band-aid?
Naota: What are you doing in the hospital?
Haruko: Stay right there. I’m going to make you feel all better.
[crashing sounds]
Haruko: It's my special treatment!
[crashing stops and Naota sneaks out of the hospital]
Haruko: Huh? Where'd he go? Heyyyy....heyyyy.... Taro-kun?

Haruko: You're the one I saw first, Takkun.

[Mamimi is clutching a bag of old bread]
Naota: My brother, I mean - how much do you like him?
Mamimi: It's hard.
Naota: You saw the sign at our bakery, that bread's old.
Mamimi: ...Watermelon.
Naota: Huh?
Mamimi: Or like a panda with a mean face, or like sandals with pressure points drawn on them, or the smell of a blackboard eraser, or a Sunday morning where you wake up and it's raining. Well, I like him more than hard bread.

"FireStarter" (ファイスタ) [1.2]

[taking x-rays of Naota's brain]:
Haruko: Okay, stay still. Look at this. It's empty, there's no brain. Did you lose it somewhere?
Naota: You're the one who did this.
Haruko: Don't blame me if you go around losing things. Some kids are just freaks.
Naota: Look who's talking, miss normal.
Haruko: At least I didn't sprout a robot out of my head, like some people. By the way, there's something new there now.

Haruko: Hey there, Haruhara Haruko here, age 19, splendiferous housekeeper at Takkun's house!
Naota: She's older than that...
Haruko: But my true identity is this... [drumroll] First Class Space Patrol Officer!
Naota: [after a pause] What a lame stage name.

Naota: When you're on a bike, the ocean's a lot closer than you think. The autumn salt wind went right through to the back of my nose. And maybe it's because, like Haruko said, my head was empty.

Naota: Fire Starter. It's a handheld video game. No one knows how Endsville, the City of Devils, was created, but as soon as it appeared, it started to grow, and slowly eat up the world. You are an agent of Cantide, the God of the Black Flame, and you must stop Endsville from destroying the world. Your only weapon is flame—matches, lighters, and firebombs. Take the weapons, outsmart the firefighters, hide from the police, torch the city, and purge its demons. But you must be careful; you cannot burn everything. If the entire city burns down there will be no place to live. Thus, the battle is hopeless. There is no final victory. The only thing you can do is burn...and burn...and burn. Your highest goal is to receive the personal blessing of Cantide, the God of Black Flame.

Naota: At the time, I didn't notice the sirens that were coming towards us. I don't know where the lies end and the truth begins. I asked myself what I could do for Mamimi. I decided to stay by her side forever.

"Marquis de Carabas" (マルラバ) [1.3]

Haruko: It's Manhattan style, see? Little Prince Curry goes to New York. Mild, for kids.
Naota: Uaaahhh, it's spicy, I don't care if it goes to New York!

Naota: Besides I'm waiting for someone...Ah there she is!
Eri: Who's that?
Naota: My house keeper.
'[Haruko comes in causing a major car crash behind her, cat pops in randomly, she loses control, falls off, vespa goes flying and hitting Naota in the face again, Then him and Eri almost kissing, buuuut it doesn't go so smoothly, Eri sits up and sees Naota's cat ears, she tries to touch them...]
Eri: Huh?
Haruko: A girl like you shoudn't be touching it with YOUR BARE HANDS!
Eri: What are they? (she touches them)
Haruko: Yeahhhh I guess it's an ear.
Eri: What kind?
Haruko: Cat, looks like. Kitty kitty, meow.

Haruko: Please don't tell people our bakery's motorbike ran you over.

[Ninamori watches Canti eat curry]
Eri Ninamori: Why is that thing eating? What is it anyway?
Kamon Nandaba: That's just our TV.
[Canti gets up]
Eri Ninamori: Why is it walking?
Kamon Nandaba: Well, uh, it must be a TV-Walkman.
Eri Ninamori: Sony brand?

Eri Ninamori: But, we wouldn't tell anyone at school about this, right?
Naota: [drinking a soft drink] Of course not, people could say all kinds of things. Just don't hang out with me for the next couple of days, all right?
Eri Ninamori: But tonight is okay, right?

Eri Ninamori: What's really weird... is your ears...
Naota: What? You've seen them...?
Eri Ninamori: I was told not to touch them. So, what are they?
Naota: What do they look like?
Eri Ninamori: Like cat ears; perfect for playing a cat.

Eri Ninamori: You're Puss in Boots, the one who tricks the prince. He hides who he really is and pretends to be someone else forever. So in time he becomes that person, so his lie becomes the truth, see? He transcends the mask. Well, don't you get it? That's how he finds happiness. That's pretty good, right?

Haruko: Ukulele no good! Chu!
Masashi: Chu?

Eri Ninamori: [Referring to her glasses] They're fake.

"Full Swing" (フリキリ) [1.4]

Haruko: Nothing can happen till you swing the bat.

Kamon:Don't be late for dinner. We're having your favorite, Genetically Altered Fermented Soybeans.

Naota: Those... eyebrows.
Amarao: What about the eyebrows?
Naota: Nothing.

Commander Amarao: When it comes down to it, there are very few people who will swing the bat.

Haruko: It has to be you Ta-kun, that's how life is, Sometimes you're the cat, sometimes the mouse.

Mamimi: [gasps] Oooooooooooh! FOLLOW THE TRAVELING THUNDER! AND THE GREAT RUMBLE! WELCOME! LORD OF FEAR! HAAAAAIL! [laughs] You see it was worth invoking his presence even after the prediction failed.

[a giant satellite bomb is headed towards the city]
Mamimi: If that thing hits, do you think we'll have school tomorrow?

[Haruko is trying to pull an object out of Naota's head]
Haruko: Hey, I didn't know boys felt like this inside.
Naota: Ah. Don't touch me there from behind.
Haruko: What are you waiting for? Hurry up and pop it.
Naota: If I rush, it won't pop. Go slow.

Amarao:He swung the bat...

Mamimi: [Sad/Disappointed] Ta-kun. He really swung the bat.

Naota: By the time I realized it, I had already swung the bat. My palms still sting. I wonder if Haruko feels like this all the time.
[Haruko laughs gleefully]

From the preview for the next episode.
Haruko: It takes an idiot to do cool things. That's why it's cool.

"Brittle Bullet" (ブラブレ) [1.5]

Haruko: [after Naota accidentally kisses her, due to his new horn jutting his head up] Yeah, Tak-kun! That's more like it.
Naota: No, the horn. It's the horn.
Haruko: My first kiss!
Naota: Liar. You've done it plenty of times, and you know it.

Haruko: [protecting Kitsurubami from shooting at Canti] CYBORG, MY BUTT!

Mamimi: You like Haru-san.
Naota: How can I like someone who's insane?

Amarao: Look at that! Medical Mechanica's transporting these monstrosities here to destroy this planet! Ohhh, it's all over. Don't you see what's happening here?
Haruko: [picking her nose, nonchalantly] You're such a drama queen, figure it out.
Amarao: You're the one who caused all this.
Haruko: I don't CARE, you got it?
Amarao: Your guitar's not up to it. That's it.
Haruko: YOU are a million years under-evolved, primitive monkey!
Amarao: That's discriminatory language used against underdeveloped planets!

Amarao: Where are my eyebrows? I've gotta find my eyebrows!

[Mamimi is scared and calling for Naota's brother, over and over]
Naota: Don't call my brother! I'm the one who's here! Hey, look at me! I'm the one whose gonna save you! Canti!
[Canti comes down out of the sky]
Naota: Now listen, my name is Naota. Don't EVER call me Ta-kun again!

FLCLimax" (フリクラ) [1.6]

Naota:Ever since that day smoke has continued to pour out of the medical mechanica factory. The town is completely covered in white mist, you can't see the sky or the stars. It's almost like, outside of this town nothing else exists anymore, a town where you can't go beyond the edge. The gigantic hand says "Stay where you are. You have no choice." It's like the right hand of a judge or a prison warden about to give the signal for an execution.

Naota: When you're in a town like this all covered with smoke, you forget that there's a world outside. Nothing amazing happens here. And you get used to that, used to a world where everything is ordinary. Every day we spend here is like a whole lifetime of dying slowly. But now Haruko is here. That's how I know there really is a world outside.

[Amarao and Kitsurubami are examining a hand-shaped structure on a bank of televisions]
Kitsurubami: It's... a hand, isn't it?
Amarao: It's a hand.

Mamimi: Finally, I think I can forgive all of them after this

Amarao: Cats should stick with other cats, it's only natural.

Amarao:Where are your eyebrows? Why did you take them off? I told you not to trust her. She's only thinking about herself. She doesn't care what happens to you; she doesn't care what happens to anyone. But you have family and friends who live here, and that high school girl, you want to save her, don't you? Of course you do; that's normal; you're thinking like an adult. Come over here. Don't let her manipulate you. [Naota goes to Haruko] What are you doing? How much pain before you realize? Are you out of your mind? You brat!

Amarao: [to Haruko] This is insane! You're doing exactly what Medical Mechanica wants! They're flattening planets all over the galaxy... smoothing out the wrinkles so you can't think! Even the Pirate King has been captured! They're using him to lure you in! It's over! IT'S ALL OVER!
Haruko: I said I don't CARE about any of that. I just want Atomsk, that's all. I don't care what happens to this planet. They'll have to learn to 'think smooth', I guess!

Amarao: [Naota has just emerged from Canti's head, glowing bright red] The kid? Did he do it? HE GOT THE POWERS OF THE PIRATE KING! ATOMSK!
Haruko: [suddenly enraged, gritting her teeth] Ta-kun, you can't DO THAT! That power's MINE!

Amarao: She's just as bad as Medical Mechanica! You're not going to get what you want from her! FIGHT BACK, TAKE HER OUT!

Naota: [Naota 'lets go' of his powers as the Pirate King just in time not to hurt Haruko, to Haruko] I love you.

Haruko: I lost him again because of you, Ta-kun, we couldn't pull it off. You wanna come along? [pauses] Know what? Forget it. 'Cause you're still a kid, Ta-kun. Save it for next time.

Naota: Nothing amazing happens here. Everything is ordinary. We crossed the bridge as usual, and before we knew it the seasons had changed. Mamimi left town. She said she wanted to be a photographer. I don’t know what happened to her after that.
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