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* Mamimi's whole situation. At first Naota (and by extension the viewer) doesn't question why Mamimi is always hanging out by the bridge in her uniform because she's probably just ditching. Her taking his money to buy a drink is played off as just something weird she does. But when Naota wants to find her, he goes to the bridge even after school, or in the dead of night, instead of to her house. Then Naota's dad pulls him aside and asks if Mamimi's family is poor because she was asking for stale bread. And then Mamimi outright says she doesn't have anywhere to go, she just has her cat. Who later leaves, because ''she doesn't feed it''--she asked Naota to bring something for Ta-kun, she never actually buys anything with her own money. In the last episode she's been wandering around for days feeding the Terminal Core, and unlike Naota whose classmates and teachers are worried about him and question where he's been, no one seems to ask about Mamimi or why she isn't answering her phone, etc. Mamimi has no home and everyone she knows has abandoned her.

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* Mamimi's whole situation. At first Naota (and by extension the viewer) doesn't question why Mamimi is always hanging out by the bridge in her uniform because she's probably just ditching. Her taking his money to buy a drink is played off as just something weird she does. But when Naota wants to find her, he goes to the bridge even after school, or in the dead of night, instead of to her house. Then Naota's dad pulls him aside and asks if Mamimi's family is poor because she was asking for stale bread. And then Mamimi outright says she She doesn't have anywhere appear to go, she just has interact with anyone outside of being bullied or Naota, and even her cat. Who later leaves, cat leaves because ''she doesn't feed it''--she asked Naota to bring something for Ta-kun, she cat food, but never actually buys anything with her own money. In the last episode she's been wandering around for days feeding the Terminal Core, and unlike Naota whose classmates and teachers are worried about him and question where he's been, no one seems to ask about Mamimi or why she isn't answering her phone, etc. Mamimi has no home and everyone she knows has abandoned her.



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* Mamimi's whole situation. At first Naota (and by extension the viewer) doesn't question why Mamimi is always hanging out by the bridge in her uniform because she's probably just ditching. Her taking his money to buy a drink is played off as just something weird she does. But when Naota wants to find her, he goes to the bridge even after school, or in the dead of night, instead of to her house. Then Naota's dad pulls him aside and asks if Mamimi's family is poor because she was asking for stale bread. And then Mamimi outright says she doesn't have anywhere to go, she just has her cat. Who later leaves, because ''she doesn't feed it''--she asked Naota to bring something for Ta-kun, she never actually buys anything with her own money. In the last episode she's been wandering around for days feeding the Terminal Core, and unlike Naota whose classmates and teachers are worried about him and question where he's been, no one seems to ask about Mamimi or why she isn't answering her phone, etc. Mamimi has no home and everyone she knows has abandoned her.


* Also, this troper almost teared up in "Brittle Bullet" when Mamimi rejects Naota's advances and kiss.

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* Also, this troper almost teared up in "Brittle Bullet" when Mamimi rejects rejecting Naota's advances and kiss.
kiss in "Brittle Bullet".


* The BittersweetEnding of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' will likely make you need to lie down for a while.
** [[spoiler: Mamimi's "So long Naota" cemented the shock that it was over and I had to lie down on the couch until I saw Haruko's guitar give one last twang]] before the mood whiplash (yet oddly fitting for this moment) of the credit song Ride on a Shooting Star.

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* The BittersweetEnding of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' ''FLCL'' will likely make you need to lie down for a while.
while.
** [[spoiler: Mamimi's "So long Naota" cemented cements the shock that it was over and I had to lie down on of the couch until I saw series now being over.]] On the other hand, [[spoiler: Haruko's guitar give gives one last twang]] before the mood whiplash (yet MoodWhiplash, but oddly fitting for this moment) moment, of the credit song Ride "Ride on a Shooting Star.Star", thus ending the show on a powerful last note.



** The ending itself makes you want to cry when [[spoiler: you see him grow up.]]

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** The ending itself makes you want to cry when [[spoiler: you see him Naota grow up.]]


* The BittersweetEnding of ''{{FLCL}}'' will likely make you need to lie down for a while.

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* The BittersweetEnding of ''{{FLCL}}'' ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' will likely make you need to lie down for a while.



* Let's go back to the first episode when Mamimi finds out Tasuku has an American Girlfriend. {{Break The Cutie}} indeed.
* Also, this troper almost teared up in "Brittle Bullet" when Mamimi rejects Naota's advances and kiss.

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* Let's go back to the first episode when Mamimi finds out Tasuku has an American Girlfriend. {{Break The Cutie}} BreakTheCutie indeed.
* Also, this troper almost teared up in "Brittle Bullet" when Mamimi rejects Naota's advances and kiss.kiss.

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* There's no way this troper is the only one who needs to lie down for a while at the end of ''{{FLCL}}''.
** Ditto here,[[spoiler: Mamimi's "So long Naota" cemented the shock that it was over and I had to lie down on the couch until I saw Haruko's guitar give one last twang]] before the mood whiplash (yet oddly fitting for this moment) of the credit song Ride on a Shooting Star.

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* There's no way this troper is the only one who needs The BittersweetEnding of ''{{FLCL}}'' will likely make you need to lie down for a while at the end of ''{{FLCL}}''.while.
** Ditto here,[[spoiler: [[spoiler: Mamimi's "So long Naota" cemented the shock that it was over and I had to lie down on the couch until I saw Haruko's guitar give one last twang]] before the mood whiplash (yet oddly fitting for this moment) of the credit song Ride on a Shooting Star.


* Let's go back to the first episode when Mamimi finds out Tasuku has an American Girlfriend. {{BreakTheCutie}} indeed.

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* Let's go back to the first episode when Mamimi finds out Tasuku has an American Girlfriend. {{BreakTheCutie}} {{Break The Cutie}} indeed.



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* Let's go back to the first episode when Mamimi finds out Tasuku has an American Girlfriend. {{BreakTheCutie}} indeed.
* Also, this troper almost teared up in "Brittle Bullet" when Mamimi rejects Naota's advances and kiss.


** Ditto here,[[spoiler: Mamimi's "So long Naota" cemented the shock that it was over and Ihad to lie down on the couch until I saw Haruko's guitar give one last twang]] before the mood whiplash (yet oddly fitting for this moment) of the credit song Ride on a Shooting Star.

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** Ditto here,[[spoiler: Mamimi's "So long Naota" cemented the shock that it was over and Ihad I had to lie down on the couch until I saw Haruko's guitar give one last twang]] before the mood whiplash (yet oddly fitting for this moment) of the credit song Ride on a Shooting Star.


** Naota (to Haruko, crying on her shoulder):''"Where did you go!? You left without saying anything!"''

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** Naota (to Haruko, crying on into her shoulder):''"Where chest):''"Where did you go!? You left without saying anything!"''


** Naota (to Haruko, crying on her shoulder):''"Where did you go!?"''

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** Naota (to Haruko, crying on her shoulder):''"Where did you go!?"''go!? You left without saying anything!"''


** Naota (to Haruko, crying):''"Where did you go!?"''

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** Naota (to Haruko, crying):''"Where crying on her shoulder):''"Where did you go!?"''
**Not at all helped by the ambiguous expression on Haruko's face at the time. It's impossible to tell if she actually cares about Naota or if she's just using him.

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* From episode 6, after Haruko's return, in Naota's room:
** Naota (to Haruko, crying):''"Where did you go!?"''

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** The ending itself makes you want to cry when [[spoiler: you see him grow up.]]

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** Ditto here,[[spoiler: Mamimi's "So long Naota" cemented the shock that it was over and Ihad to lie down on the couch until I saw Haruko's guitar give one last twang]] before the mood whiplash (yet oddly fitting for this moment) of the credit song Ride on a Shooting Star.

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