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FLCL (2000 - 2001)

FLCL (also called Fooly Cooly) is a six-part OVA series from Studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell: SAC).

The following firearms are used in the anime FLCL:



Nambu Type 14

Lieutenant Kitsurubami carries two Nambu Type 14 pistols as her sidearm.

Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Kitsurubami fires her Nambu at a giant robot, wincing with each shot.
Kitsurubami ceases fire as she realized that an 8mm pistol isn't doing much against the 200 foot tall robot.
A defeated Kitsurubami finally loses her temper.
Kitsurubami unloads her Nambu's at Kanti at point-blank range.

Beretta 92FS

In episode 5, a billboard hit by a stay shot during Haruhana's battle with the giant robot depicts a man holding a Beretta 92FS pistol. This is one of several references to John Woo's films throughout the OVA.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm


Commander Amarao uses a pair of M1911 pistols as his primary weapons.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
Amarao draws his M1911 on Haruhara.
"What's with the eyebrows, bushy boy?!"
"I'm not a child anymore, I'm an adult. I can buy my own insurance and everything!"
Amarao with his M1911 during the last episode, FLCLimax.

Glock 17

One of the Interstellar Immigration Bureau agents during episode 5 is armed with a Glock 17 pistol.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm.
Two IIB agents, one armed with an IMI Uzi, run headlong into Haruhara's ambush.
Three of the IIB agents walk into Haruhara's ambush.

Unidentified Revolver

During episode 5, anytime Naota gets an idea, it's represented by an x-ray image of a revolver being cocked.


Submachine Guns

Beretta M12

One of Amarao's backup gunmen is armed with a Beretta M12 submachine gun.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

One of the IIB agents is armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine gun.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
"...You can't be real."

Heckler & Koch MP5K

One of the IIB agents is armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine gun.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm.


One of the IIB agents is seen with an IMI Uzi with the same configuration as Haruhara's airsoft Uzi.

IMI Uzi with detachable wooden buttstock - 9x19mm
Two IIB agents, one armed with an IMI Uzi, run headlong into Haruhara's ambush.
Three of the IIB agents walk into Haruhara's ambush.


Anti-Tank Rifle

In episode 5, Kitsurubami interrupts the airsoft game by firing at the players with an anti-materiel rifle of an unidentified make.

Kitsurubami aims her rifle at the protagonists.
"Looks like they're playing some kind of game. Looks really stupid..."
Kitsurubami opens fire.
Kitsurubami realizes that she's been spotted.
Kitsurubami reports her mission's failure to Commander Amarao.

Steyr AUG A1

One of the IIB agents is armed with a Steyr AUG A1 assault rifle.

Steyr AUG with black stock - 5.56x45mm.


One of the IIB agents is armed with a M16A1 assault rifle.

M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
"...You can't be real."


Rickenbacker 4001

Haruhara's Rickenbacker 4001 bass guitar is seen being used as something other than a musical instrument on several occasions, including an automatic shotgun (with a rifled barrel) during the gunfight during episode 5.

Haruhara reveals her guitar's shotgun feature.
Haruhara readies herself to ambush two IIB agents.
Haruhara guts an IIB agent with her guitar.

Misc. Weapons

Several of the agents from the Interstellar Immigration Bureau use weapons that are never seen clearly enough to positively identify or are drawn in a generic style.

Amarao backed by a roomful of IIB agents.
Three of the IIB agents walk into Haruhara's ambush.

Airsoft Guns

A large portion of episode 5, Brittle Bullet, centers around an airsoft game between several of the series protagonists. Given FLCL's tendency towards exaggeration, these replicas are shown ejecting brass and having muzzle flashes with each shot.


Naota Nandaba uses a pair of MAC-11 submachine guns during the airsoft game.

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
Naota with his MAC-11s.
"Snipers are so annoying."


Haruko Haruhara's airsoft gun of choice is an Uzi with a wood stock and handguard.

IMI Uzi with detachable wooden buttstock - 9x19mm
Haruhara fire's her Uzi at Kamon. Note the brass and muzzleflash.
"Not in a hundred thousand years will you ever get anything from me but a butt full of lead, compadre!"
Haruhara unloads her Uzi at Naota.

Franchi SPAS-12

During the airsoft game, Kanti uses a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun with the stock removed. In addition to being portrayed as if it were a live-fire weapon, it is seen being fired on full auto (while the real SPAS-12 can only fire either pump-action or semi-auto).

Franchi SPAS-12 combat shotgun with no stock – 12 Gauge
Kanti with his SPAS-12.
"I'm leaving the rest to you, TV boy!"

Luger P08 "Artillery" Model

Kamon Nandaba's preferred airsoft weapon is a pair of Luger P08 "Artillery" Model pistols. He also has shoulder stocks attached to them in several scenes.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is the long barreled "Artillery" model of the Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Kamon draws his P08, posing in a Lupin III reference.
Subtlety is not FLCL's strong suite.
Kamon Nandaba charges Naota, dual-wielding his P08's.

Over-sized Weapons

The giant robot in episode 5 is seen using several gargantuan firearms. As opposed to most mecha in anime that use specialized weaponry, this one uses weapons that are simply regular firearms that are scaled up to match its size.

On a side note, the battle between Haruhara and the robot (especially Harhara's bunny-girl outfit) is a self-referencing parody of the Daicon III and Daicon IV shortfilms that marked the animation debut of Studio Gainax's founders.

Winchester Model 1892

The first weapon that the robot uses is a scaled-up Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine lever-action rifle with a sawed-off stock.

Winchester 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine - .32WCF/.38-40/.44-40/.25-20.
The robot draws its rifle.
The robot takes aim at Haruhara.
"Daaiiiiiicoooonnnnn FFiiiiiiiiivvvveeee!!!"
Haruhara trips while strafing the rifle's barrel.
Haruhara leaps over the rifle's rear sight.
Haruhara hitches a ride on a spent shell casing.
Haruhara and Kanti charge the robot.

Colt Peacemaker

When Haruhara closes the distance between her and the robot, it responds by drawing an over-sized Colt Peacemaker revolver.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. - .45 Long Colt
The robot draws its Colt Peacemaker.
Haruhara taunts the robot despite being inside the revolver's barrel.
Haruhara and Kanti charge the robot.

Mauser C96

When it realizes that it's losing, the robot produces a third weapon, a giant Mauser C96 pistol.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
The robot draws its C96.
A closeup of the C96.

Miscellaneous Weapons

One shot shows Haruhara staring down five different weapons wielded by the giant, the three previously listed weapons as well as two gun barrels that do not appear in any other shot.


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