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I heard some of the original producers of the series and the Pillows are coming back for this.

I'll remain cautiously optimistic.
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What is flcl?
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Who the hell even asked for this?

The original series was perfect as it was.
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Nogara-san wrote:

Who the hell even asked for this?

The original series was perfect as it was.


my first thought exactly. i am apprehensive about this. if it's treated in the same irreverent experimental manner as the original, it could be amazing. or it could be fuller house... i'll be sweating this until its release!
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I'm always suspicious when an American company is involved in producing anime.
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ZENI7H wrote:

What is flcl?


An earlier anime that was a cult hit on TV



FLCL (Japanese: フリクリ Hepburn: Furi Kuri?, pronounced in English as Fooly Cooly) is an original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records. FLCL follows Naota Nandaba, a twelve-year-old boy living in the fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase, and his interactions with Haruko Haruhara, who arrives in the quiet suburb, drawn by the industrial town houses and the Medical Mechanica building.
The English adaptation of the series was first licensed by Synch-Point which released the DVDs and soundtrack, but these went out of print in 2006. In January 2010, Funimation Entertainment announced that they would be re-releasing the series on DVD and releasing it for the first time on Blu-ray.
The series aired in America on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in 2003 several times. It aired on the channel's Toonami block from October 26, 2013 to January 25, 2014. The series is also available via Hulu, iTunes, and on Funimation's website.
Two new seasons totaling 12 episodes were announced on March 24, 2016 as a coproduction between Adult Swim and Production I.G..



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLCL

MORE PILLOWS MUSIC PLEASE


The Pillows (ザ・ピロウズ?, stylized as the pillows) are a Japanese alternative rock band formed in 1989. As of 2014, the group has released 19 original studio albums, several EPs and compilations, and over 30 singles. Outside Japan, they are best known as the group responsible for the soundtrack to the FLCL OVA series.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pillows

pillows20th

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgapSeetlZHzdpTzMvg1p8w

Haruko Haruhara / One of My All Time Favorites







https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FLCL_characters
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I'll with hold judgement for now, but I will note that Toonami did a decent job with the 2nd Cour of Big O. Despite the ripoff of the theme from Gary Anderson's UFO.
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I'm not sure if the world is ready for 2 more seasons...
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Terrible anime; really sad they are making more and people are praising it.
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Pixywing wrote:

Terrible anime; really sad they are making more and people are praising it.


Care to elaborate on this displeasure you feel?
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looks like they have given a correct person some social lubricant and the person decided, fuck it, lets make more and hits the table with a wad of cash and goes like yeah, do it, heres the means

or maybe thats just my mental image of how things might go down
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3ngag3 wrote:


Pixywing wrote:

Terrible anime; really sad they are making more and people are praising it.


Care to elaborate on this displeasure you feel?



The amount of pretension required to praise this anime is overwhelming. It seems that the writers were convinced that rapidly alternating between art styles, animating grandiose nonsense, and neglecting a coherent story are viable substitutions for writing something that's actually entertaining.

The problem with this show is that if everything is ridiculous, then nothing is ridiculous. I love surrealism, grandiosity and not always understanding everything until the end, but FLCL tries so hard to take everything to an extreme that it struggles to be coherent or meaningful. Perhaps this is why fans are convinced that this show is complex - the idea that they so thoroughly wasted 2 hours of their life on something with absolutely no purpose is disconcerting, so they fabricate some "deeper meaning" for the show when in reality, there isn't one. Or, at the very least, there isn't one that can be attained without grasping at straws. And that's not a meaning worth discussing.



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Posted 3/24/16 , edited 3/25/16

Pixywing wrote:


3ngag3 wrote:


Pixywing wrote:

Terrible anime; really sad they are making more and people are praising it.


Care to elaborate on this displeasure you feel?



The amount of pretension required to praise this anime is overwhelming. It seems that the writers were convinced that rapidly alternating between art styles, animating grandiose nonsense, and neglecting a coherent story are viable substitutions for writing something that's actually entertaining.

The problem with this show is that if everything is ridiculous, then nothing is ridiculous. I love surrealism, grandiosity and not always understanding everything until the end, but FLCL tries so hard to take everything to an extreme that it struggles to be coherent or meaningful. Perhaps this is why fans are convinced that this show is complex - the idea that they so thoroughly wasted 2 hours of their life on something with absolutely no purpose is disconcerting, so they fabricate some "deeper meaning" for the show when in reality, there isn't one. Or, at the very least, there isn't one that can be attained without grasping at straws. And that's not a meaning worth discussing.





Ohoho, this will be fun...

First off, your comments about the art style, the nonsense, and coherent story are missing the point. This was what the series was supposed to be, as it wasn't made solely for YOU, the viewer, it was largely made for the creators too. Gainax had just finished up Evangelion, and almost the entire team was wiped out, depressed, and fed up with the industry. So, what did they decide to do instead of just call it quits? They decided to make a short series about whatever the heck they wanted, putting in whatever the heck they wanted. The art style was supposed to be all over, even tributing South Park, it was supposed to be nonsensical, like the vaginal boxing glove, and there wasn't ever supposed to be a coherent story. Simple as that. You were basically expecting from FLCL what they were trying to avoid the entire time, which is ultimately a formula.

I don't know why you think the fans think they wasted two hours on something with "no purpose", as the show was never meant to have a real purpose aside from the purpose for the creators to be able to unwind. Now, a lot of fans HAVE, however, analyzed the series a lot, and over time, between looking through the craziness and from some Word of God, it's actually seen to basically be a series about the craziness of adolescence. During adolescence, nothing makes sense, everything is weird, and people often feel they are fighting the universe, when all they want is a normal life. That is exactly what happens with Naoto's life. He wants the peaceful everyday life of his, but suddenly, out of nowhere, nothing makes sense, everything is weird, and he's basically the key to fighting a universal power trying to turn Earth into a hive mind. During all this, he is looking for his own identity, while trying to keep a normal life. He wants to be more than average, while keeping a perfectly normal everyday life.

FLCL is adolescence in every sense of the word, be it in its production or its meaning. That may sound like a bad thing at first, but once we're through that time period in our lives, what time do we always want to go back to? When we're young. Maybe you think FLCL is supposed to be this grand short series that has the same deep meanings of Eva, but it's not. It's just meant to be pure ridiculousness that mirrors a child going through adolescence, and it even makes fun of people that over-analyze everything to the nth degree by making Naoto's father some crazy guy who writes a magazine all about the deep intricacies of Evangelion. It's not meant to be a great story, because while there is a story there, that was not the primary goal of the series.

I for one am looking forward to another crazy adventure that makes no sense the first time through, and later on, when I have more free time, I'm gonna post my concerns and wants of the new two 6-episode seasons!
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Posted 3/25/16 , edited 3/25/16

maxgale wrote:





......I would not be mad if they came out and said, "It's just a prank, bro!"



The story was done. There's nothing more they can add.


But they want TWO more seasons?!


I kind of agree here. The original manga itself was really short and kind of avant garde.
Lots of things done in both the manga and the OAV series which made them unique.

OTOH, some of us just can't get enough of it. I just tend to respect the original and let
it stay the way it is.
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flcl: teen years?
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