>>89888347>FLCL is too over the top with the behavior of half of the cast
Yes, but it's the other half of the cast, or half of the personality of the cast, that brings it crashing down to earth. See: Ninamori, Mamimi and Naota when he's being despondent.
That is the prerequisite for OP's image.
Half is off-the-wall magical robot poppycock.
Half reminds us how shit, fucked up, desperate and/or resoundingly average the characters and their life actually are.
Juxtaposition is a wonderful thing when done right.