The BEST Episodes of FLCL

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: Adult Swim

Naota's life is confined to going to school and living with his father and grandfather. The usually tranquil life in Mabase is rudely interrupted by the arrival of Haruhara Haruko, who bursts on the scene by running Naota over with her Vespa scooter and hitting him on the head with a Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar. Later, Naota is shocked to find Haruko working in his house as a live-in maid. Haruko's search for the alien being Atomsk puts her at odds with Medical Mechanica. At the same time, Naota is being watched by Commander Amarao. The Commander believes Haruko is in love with Atomsk and Medical Mechanica is out to conquer the galaxy. The fortuitous circumstances get Naota involved in a three-way battle between Haruko, Amarao and Medical Mechanica.

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Marquis de Carabas

#1 - Marquis de Carabas

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 23, 2000

Naota's classmate, Eri Ninamori, is the perfect girl; she's emotionally calm, a rational thinker, and is very rich to boot. However, all is not well as she has problems of her own. Her father, the mayor of Mabase, is involved in both a sex scandal and a lawsuit with the Medical Mechanica Corporation. In addition, she has to convince Naota to take the title role he was chosen for in their class production of "Puss in Boots". She soon learns about Naota's "secret", his horns, which, this time, resemble cat ears. But, what levels will she stoop to get her way?

star 8.26
213 votes
Writers: Yoji Enokido

#2 - FLCLimax

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 16, 2001

Ever since Naota's Medical Mechanica came out of his head and was destroyed, it has been looming over the factory, in the form of a giant hand, causing mist to enshroud the entire city. To make matters worse, Haruko and Canti are on the run from Amarao, who attempts to find the Terminal Core before they do. Naota once again runs into Amarao who offers some strange advice. Things soon go insane as Haruko is preparing for the final battle, in which Naota is expected to unknowingly play the lead role. Though in a city as normal as Mabase, it's really nothing new to Naota; or is it?

star 8.16
173 votes
Writers: Yoji Enokido
Fooly Cooly

#3 - Fooly Cooly

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 26, 2000

Naota Nanadaba is just an ordinary boy, with an ordinary life, with ordinary people around him, living in an ordinary town... or at least he wishes that were all true! Between his eccentric father and unconventional grandfather and putting up with the advances of his older brother's teenage ex-girlfriend Mamimi, Naota isn't leading a boring life at all! To make matters worse, a pink-haired, and apparently totally insane, girl named Haruko Haruhara shows up and turns Naota's life completely upside down!! What does Haruko want from Naota? And, why is he suddenly growing a large horn on his head?!

star 8.11
273 votes
Writers: Yoji Enokido
Brittle Bullet

#4 - Brittle Bullet

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 21, 2000

It's Naota and Haruko Vs. Kamon and Canti in a battle with airsoft guns. As this deadly fight wages on, Kamon challenges Naota to a duel! The winner is left undetermined, as some of Naota's friends interrupt the duel and talk to him about how he saved the city from the satellite the other day. This causes the power to get to his head and he begins to act manly. This disgusts Mamimi and the others. To make matters worse, another Medical Mechanica comes out to threaten the city. Will Naota handle the situation as calmly as did the last time? Or, will his over-inflated ego get in the way?

star 8.11
196 votes
Writers: Yoji Enokido
Furi Kiri (Full Swing)

#5 - Furi Kiri (Full Swing)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2000

After Haruko helps an amateur baseball team beat Mabase's down-on-their-luck team, the Martians, in a game, Shigekuni retaliates by drafting Canti onto the Martians. Meanwhile, Haruko and Kamon are "fooling around", and Naota isn't sure whether to be disgraced.

star 7.98
176 votes
Writers: Yoji Enokido
Fire Starter

#6 - Fire Starter

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 21, 2000

Naota tries to get his life back to normal, but that's easier said than done when Haruko and a TV-headed robot are living with him! Even worse, he's growing another horn!! Meanwhile, a string of fires have been occurring across town. Not coincidentally, Mamimi has become obsessed with the game "Fire Starter", as well as Naota's robot manservant, whom she calls Canti. What connection is there to the recent fires and the one that burned down the old elementary school years ago? And, why does Mamimi call her new pet, a little black kitten, "Ta-Kun", the same name she calls Naota?

star 7.82
257 votes
Writers: Yoji Enokido
Our Running

#7 - Our Running

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 2018

Trying to get Ide back, Hidomi attacks Raharu physically first then verbally. She tells Raharu that she is acting immature because she knows that she is using Hidomi because Raharu is in love with Atomsk.

star 7.69
45 votes
Flying Memory

#8 - Flying Memory

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 2018

Kana Koumoto, a cheerful 17-year-old, can often be a klutz and nosey; one day, while hanging out with her best friends, Pets, Mossan and Hijiri, they start making a rocket using empty soda bottles.

star 7.68
47 votes
Shake It Off

#9 - Shake It Off

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2018

One hot summer day, the 4 girls and Haruko are playing in the pool. They notice that Pets is missing. Kana later hears from her classmate Aida that Pet's family is very rich and they are moving to Mars.

star 7.58
33 votes
Grown-Up Wannabe

#10 - Grown-Up Wannabe

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 15, 2018

One morning, Kana and her besties witness Hijiri kissing a college student Toshio inside his car. Acting more mature than any of her classmates, Hijiri suggests Kana and her besties to do a photo shoot with Toshio.

star 7.55
33 votes
Full Flat

#11 - Full Flat

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2018

Depressed, Kana flips over the collection of photos she took with her besties. The next day, the 3 girls gather by the beach as they watch the rocket Pets is supposed to be on.

star 7.53
30 votes
RE: Start

#12 - RE: Start

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 2, 2018

14-year-old protagonist Hidomi and her classmate Ide come up against some chaos-loving alien beings (with very, very good music, too).

star 7.50
64 votes
Stone Skipping

#13 - Stone Skipping

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 16, 2018

Crazy things happen during Hidomi's NO activation, and she is now left with a cheerful and happy personality, which is the total opposite of her real self. The only way to bring her back to normal is to destroy the cables of the giant iron.

star 7.46
54 votes

#14 - LooPQR

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 23, 2018

Marco is the only one that seems to think that happy Hidomi is attractive. While he's aware that Ide is in love with her, he works part time to buy her a charm. Meanwhile, Jinyu and Raharu scheme to go up to the plant in her Bel Aire.

star 7.42
48 votes
Freebie Honey

#15 - Freebie Honey

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 9, 2018

Hidomi wakes up from yet another dream of her becoming a Zombie. At school, Raharu gives her a handout to bring over to Ide, who didn't show up to class.

star 7.38
52 votes
Fool on the Planet

#16 - Fool on the Planet

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 30, 2018

Having made damage to the plant, the iron now stands up straight. Raharu tells the class that she's happily married and now pregnant. The only way to become happy is to go to the amusement park (run by Tonkichi).

star 7.38
42 votes

#17 - Pit-a-Pat

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 2018

The 4 girls come watch the basketball game that their Sasaki is a member of. Kana has been secretly in love with Sasaki, whom Haruko ends up making out with. This triggers Kana's NO to activate, but she notices that and runs away.

star 7.28
32 votes
Freestyle Collection

#18 - Freestyle Collection

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 2018

Mossan is the most mature of all 4. With a passion of becoming a designer, she has been working outside of school. Upon discovering her working towards a fashion contest, Kana feels the urge to help her, which rubs her the wrong way.

star 6.81
31 votes