FLCL, Volume 1

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TokyoPop, Sep 16, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 176 pages
44 Reviews
The mysterious Medical Mechanica plant in the city of Mabase looks like a giant steam iron, belching steam or smoke at irregular intervals. It is somehow emblematic of the confusion, ennui, and hyperkinetic chaos that characterizes teenaged life in Mabase. Enter Haruko, a self-professed guitar-wielding alien,who guns her Vespa toward our hero, an unsuspecting Naota. Their first meeting is disastrous, and it turns Naota's life upside-down. After this painful first encounter, Naota is shocked to find that Haruko has moved into his house, invited there by his father as a live-in maid. She is immediately in his face, on his case, and pawing other places in a most unseemly manner...

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Wow! The plot of this manga was all over the place. - Goodreads
However, Hajime Ueda's artwork is fantastic. - Goodreads
The artwork is gritty but somehow adds to the humor. - Goodreads

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

I saw the Anime of FLCL years ago - and thought it was crazy. The Manga version is no different. It follows the Anime closely - but I found the book to do a better job at explaining certain aspects of ... Read full review

Review: FLCL, Volume 1 (FLCL #1)

User Review  - Natalie Patalie - Goodreads

The most confusing manga I've ever read. Watching the anime doesn't help as they're almost entirely different. The artwork is gritty but somehow adds to the humor. Read full review


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