| FLCL (2003)
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Publisher: Tokyopop Manga (Mixx) (Tokyopop)
Publication Date: September 2003 - November 2003
Country: United States
Naota's life isn't simple: he lives with his eccentric father and grandfather in a two-story house above a family-owned bakery in a town marked by a gigantic factory at its heart. The factory looks suspiciously like a hand iron, replete with a steam release at the top -- not the most typical landmark. Life is already strange enough, but to top it off, his older brother's ex-girlfriend starts making extremely suggestive passes at him ... and an impish, playful alien smacks him in the head with a bass guitar and then infuses herself into his family.
FLCL (Furi Kuri) was published in tankoubon (graphic novel) form in 2000 by Kodansha in Japan. There was also a hit FLCL anime series from Gainax and Hideaki Anno (who also teamed up on Neon Genesis Evangelion) and several fascinatingly enigmatic FLCL text novels by scenarist Yoji Enokido.
Number of issues cataloged: 2