Furi Kuri Title: Furi Kuri

Category: OVA

Total Episodes: 6 (6 x 25 mins)
Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Mecha, Schoolkids, Science-Fiction
Year Published: 2000
Studio: GAINAX, Production I.G, Starchild


A young boy named Naota is hanging out with Mamimi, the girlfriend of Naota's absentee brother. Their relationship is an uneasy one, since Mamimi seems to enjoy teasing Naota quite a bit. Suddenly, their time together is interrupted by the arrival of a seemingly insane girl on a motorscooter. She runs over Naota and then whacks him in the head with her guitar...


(Source: Animenfo.com)


Crew, Cast & Seiyuu:


Animation: Hiramatsu Tadashi, Imaishi Hiroyuki
Design: Sadamoto Yoshiyuki
Director: Tsurumaki Kazuya
Music: The Pillows
Script: Enokido Yoji


Animation Hiramatsu Tadashi, Imaishi Hiroyuki
Design Sadamoto Yoshiyuki
Director Tsurumaki Kazuya
Music The Pillows
Script Enokido Yoji

Haruhara Haruko - Shintani Mayumi
Kiturubami - Chiba Chiemi
Manabe Gaku - Miyajima Akira
Masamune Masashi - Suzuki Kazuhito
Nandaba Kamon - Matsuo Suzuki
Nandaba Naota - Mizuki Jun
Nandaba Shigekuni - Ito Hiroshi
Ninamori Eri - Itou Mika
Samejima Mamimi - Kasagi Izumi



by: Makkun


Animation - weird character designs - but well, it's GAINAX.


Story and Plot - weird plot, weird story.


Music - Rock, that's all I have to say. She's with a guitar! ^0^


Enjoyment - It's funny....and....weird.


     Furi Kuri (FLCL) is one of the weirdest animes I've ever seen. Of course, knowing that the studio behind this is GAINAX, I won't have to wonder about it too much. ^ ^


     Furi Kuri is hillarious, that's the first word I thought when someone asked me to describe it. There isn't actually a "fixed storyline", just different scenes twisted together crazily about absolutely anything under the sun. Ironic as this may sound, the episodes are...well, "normal" - those everyday happenings on a "normal" kid's life who lives alone with his father (exclude the exaggerated stuff). His brother left him, he doesn't like sour drinks, he likes his brother's girlfriend...The authors focused more on the characters' "thoughts" rather than the progress on the story. This is the kind of anime that you'd watch for no reason at all - if you're looking for some laughs and weirdness, this might just be perfect for you.


     Personally, I admit learned a few things (the rest is total weirdness). The most important is of course, to be true to your feelings. Naota is such a disturbed kid. When Haruko entered his life and made him grow horns and stuff (where robots just pop out), he becomes more expressive, more relaxed. He's no longer that silent boy who hangs out with Mamimi under the bridge. But he wasn't the only one affected. Haruko also messed up everyone around: Naota's father, Mamimi, the rest of his clasmates - the whole town! Actually, if my understanding is correct, Haruko symbolizes "change". When she appeared, everything just turned crazy. The sleeping town just suddenly woke up.


     But I don't like to give Haruko too much credit - she's one "alien" who likes manipulating people around her just to get what she wants: "Atomsk", her boyfriend (or so they say), who's the legendary, most powerful robot. She was chased around by another group who took Atomsk and had him imprisoned. Haruko then traveled her way with her equally weird motroscooter, searching for him, trying to get him back for one reason alone: to obtain his powers.


     I also think that Furi Kuri contains "ecchi theme". I gave it a 5/5 rating because of the great animation, good plot, and excellent soundtrack. There aren't any holes in it. The characters are well designed - each with their own "weird" attitudes (perhaps representing something meaningful). Except for the story itself, the anime is truly a wonderful work. ^ ^


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