FLCL

TV Show • 2000 • Animation  

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Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy although a little cynical. When his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his 17 year old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and make advances on Naota, and he doesn't know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota's world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself "Haruko" and her presence changes Naota's life to even further insanity.
This tv show contains 15 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
1 supporters
Yes
1
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catttt333
a robot dog is destroyed (after turning into a humanoid and then a giant hand)
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Unanswered Triggers
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catttt333
naota is often in compromising and sexual situations with older characters, or touched in implied sexual places without his consent (on the second one, mostly episode 3 with his cat ears)
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Is someone tortured?
31 supporters
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catttt333
see 'does someone attempt suicide'. mamimi's attempts never succeed and she ends up recovering and choosing to live at the end
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Yes
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0
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catttt333
lots in episode 4. there are also robot 'guts'
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Is there domestic violence?
25 supporters
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Is rape mentioned?
23 supporters
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catttt333
sexual abuse is mentioned and implied
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catttt333
mamimi is suicidal and often puts herself in dangerous situations and hopes for death
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
18 supporters
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Are there homophobic slurs?
18 supporters
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Yes
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catttt333
see 'does someone attempt suicide'
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
8 supporters
Yes
3
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0
1
tial
Haruko stalks Naota everywhere in the first episode and even infiltrates his home by applying to be a housemaid at his house.
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Yes
4
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tial
Main plot follows a 12 year old boy being in an unhealthy relationship with a woman significantly older than him, who is manipulating him, doesn’t care about him and only using him to achieve her end goals.
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Is a child abused?
35 supporters
Yes
4
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0
2
mamimienjoyer
yes, child abuse is a major part of the story and 2 of the major (child) characters are abused
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Addiction
Yes
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3
Is there addiction?
3 supporters
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Yes
1
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3
Does someone abuse alcohol?
3 supporters
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Yes
1
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3
Animal
Does a horse die?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
1 supporters
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3
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catttt333
a robot dog is destroyed (after turning into a humanoid and then a giant hand) as well as some other robots that vaguely resemble animals
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Are animals abused?
1 supporters
Yes
0
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3
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catttt333
one of the major characters, mamimi, treats 3 other characters as 'replacements' for her ex boyfriend, and extremely emotionally depends on them. one of these characters is a cat (another a robot dog). shes not shown to do anything inappropriate at all to them, but she does push that association on her end.
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3
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catttt333
some of the robots vaguely resemble animals and are destroyed, as well as a robot dog (after turning into a humanoid and then a giant hand)
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Does a cat die?
1 supporters
Yes
0
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3
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catttt333
a cat is briefly mentioned to have almost died in a fire at the start of episode 2 but is saved. this cat becomes a prominent character in the series later on
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Does a dragon die?
8 supporters
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3
Are there spiders?
15 supporters
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1
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2
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catttt333
a vaguely spider-like robot in episode 3
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Are there snakes?
6 supporters
Yes
0
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3
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catttt333
in episode 5 haruko is briefly drawn as a cartoonish snake and makes hissing noises
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Are there bugs?
9 supporters
Yes
1
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2
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catttt333
see 'are there spiders'
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
33 supporters
Yes
4
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catttt333
naota has sexual relationships with haruko and mamimi, who are both much older than him. mamimi is implied to have been sexually abused since she was a kid too, and is shown to have developed a lot of of issues around this.
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3
mamimienjoyer
sexual abuse is a primary theme in the anime, sexual abuse against children for that matter
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Is there cannibalism?
13 supporters
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3
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2
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mamimienjoyer
kind of? a main character has pyromania and in a flash back, sets her school on fire. though nothing is explicitly said or shown, its implied students were injured or even killed during the fire.
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Is there amputation?
4 supporters
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2
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catttt333
yes the robots again, and naota is regularly hit in the head and his head looks 'squashed' in these shots, but his head isnt actually harmed outside a bruise and its very cartoonish. additionally, in a scene in episode 4, kanon's head is pushed open and could resemble head squashing
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Are any teeth damaged?
13 supporters
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0
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3
Yes
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catttt333
the kanon robot can be seen spasming and jerking around in episode 4, which may resemble seizures and trigger trauma around it
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
19 supporters
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3
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0
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
12 supporters
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3
Is there eye mutilation?
28 supporters
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3
Children
Does a kid die?
16 supporters
Yes
2
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2
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catttt333
see 'is someone burned alive'
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Yes
4
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3
DeenGray
The theme of the show is growing up and how Naota has stuff growing out of his head. Mamimi and Haruko both make unwanted sexual advances towards him
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Family
Does a parent die?
4 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
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catttt333
in episode 4 naota's dad, kanon, is revealed to have been replaced with a robot. in the end he finds the real kanon, a corpse, rotting in a closet and 'reanimates' him (he never really dies, but is depicted as basically a corpse). additionally, naota's mother is absent all throughout, and its said they 'lost their mother' in the light novels. naota is told she isnt dead, but this could be a lie
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Does someone cheat?
9 supporters
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3
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tial
A character finds out that their boyfriend is cheating on them with another girl while overseas In America, which causes them to spiral into a depressive, nihilistic and cynical state.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
17 supporters
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3
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0
Yes
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catttt333
about 2 or 3 times, nothing is shown and it isn't depicted sexually at all. though there is a segment after a character has bathed (not shown) and is in a bath towel, which is depicted sexually.
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
33 supporters
Yes
4
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1
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FrogLegstheThird
In episode 5, two characters vomit large amounts of water after getting knocked into a river on two different occasions. In the first instance, its very sudden-- the scene before is just two characters talking in a field and it hard cuts to the vomiting.
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Is there audio gore?
15 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are needles/syringes used?
8 supporters
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Yes
3
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0
Yes
5
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0
1
tial
In the first episode, Naoto goes to the hospital to get the bump on his head checked, only to be attacked by Haruko while on an exam table, having disguised herself as a nurse
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Mental Health
1
tial
Very surrealist and often near-incomprehensible.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
1
tial
Haruko is far from mentally sound and is a very violent, manipulative and completely unpredictable person. Another character displays antisocial behaviour and is a serial pyromaniac and arsonist, but isn’t physically violent
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mamimienjoyer
one of the main characters is very explicitly suicidal, though she never says 'ill kill myself' explicitly, as far as i remember
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Yes
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0
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catttt333
the 'overflowing' before robots come out naota's head can be interpreted as anxiety attacks or meltdowns, they're generally implied to be just 'strong emotions' in general though
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
10 supporters
Yes
4
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0
2
mamimienjoyer
ā lot, its a significant part of the animation style
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2
mamimienjoyer
a lot, id reccommend just giving this show a miss if youre photosensitive in any way
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Paranoia
Yes
3
No
0
1
tial
Frequently changing art styles and multiple fourth wall breaking jokes. A character asks Naoto what “FLCL” means and when he says he doesn’t know he says “You’re the main character, you’re supposed to know these things”
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
14 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
3
darkness4
It is worth noting that in episode 5, Naota's father Kamon is shown wearing a nazi uniform complete with a swastika band on his shoulder, reason why being unknown
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Does the black guy die first?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Yes
4
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0
2
DeenGray
Haruko is a 19-year old alien who sexually assaults Naota, who is 12
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Sex
Are there incestuous relationships?
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26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there sexual content?
18 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Yes
4
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0
1
catttt333
in episode 4, kanon's 'corpse' is naked. he is still naked as naota 'reanimates' him by pouring water on him in the bath. see 'is there a shower scene'
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
4 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
1
catttt333
regularly and very extreme, though often very cartoonishly. i have ptsd around car crashes and it didnt trigger it at all. also, see 'is someone hit by a car'
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Yes
4
No
0
2
fartspiegel
hit by a moterbike, but it is in a comedic way, and nobody in the accident was hurt.
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Violence
Yes
3
No
0
0
catttt333
in episode 4 a huge bomb is targeted at naota's town. its in the shape of a baseball being pitched and he has to bat it away, which he and haruko end up successfully doing, and the bomb doesnt blow up the town
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Is there blood/gore?
16 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
0
catttt333
lots of violence (usually cartoonish but sometimes not) and some bits of extreme gore, some characters get heavy nosebleeds in some scenes as well. see 'is there excessive gore'
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Yes
3
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0
0
catttt333
episode 5 starts with and heavily features multiple gun fights, albeit mostly cartoonish. the robot this episode is also based around guns, showing a gun loading and revolving before it comes out, and using & shooting ginormous guns when it comes out. episode 6 also has guns and shooting.
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