Naota is a normal student living with his abnormal father and grandfather. One day, a seemingly insane girl named Haruko blazes in from out of nowhere on her Vespa, wielding an electric guitar with a buzzsaw! Haruko moves in with Naota under the pretense of being a housekeeper, but Naota knows there’s something obviously strange about her. To make matters worse, large shapes are growing out of his head, hatching into large monsters that Haruko makes her mission to kill. Who is Haruko really, and what is she after? You won’t find out until the end of this bizarre story. —IMDb
FLCL showcases enormously diverse techniques and styles in presenting simple themes in a willfully obscure way. The key to using this artistic meta-cognition is for it to reward the attentive and perceptive viewer, but it almost serves to pander rather than enlighten, wrapping people up in signifiers of complexity instead of getting them to wrap their heads around a truly complex work. Still, it was quite enjoyable.