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FLCL's sequel brings out The Pillows goodness on June 2

March 22, 2018 2 min read

Whenever a title finishes its run, there's a good chance that its story is complete. As FLCL's new seasons hit us with a cool trailer, I'm still siding with those who think that the sequels aren't necessary.

Aside from the original show having a satisfying conclusion, the other reason behind my stance is that the first series was the result of Gainax wanting to make something happy after being sad from working on End of Evangelion, which likely played a role in the OVA's hyperactive over-the-top nature. Since the sequel's team is lacking the old one's mentality, the new FLCL might not be on a similar level to its predecessor.

With the sequel being two new seasons, they're being called FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative. Just like the original, they'll be six episodes each. Seeing that they both feature different casts of characters, it looks like it's focusing on Medical Mechanica's effects on society. There also seems to be a new robot that may be the Canti of the series, so we'll see how it turns out.

FLCL Progressive hits the Toonami block on June 2 at 11:30 p.m. (EST and PST), and Adult Swim's Website will simulcast the series in Japanese. Then Alternative will air in September. If you're in Japan, they'll be shown in theaters on September 7 and 29, with Alternative being the first one to be screened. 

Depending on their quality, I might get to relive my high school senior year as I get to see FLCL on TV again. Either way, it won't stop me from jamming out to The Pillows' new opening songs, "Spikey Seeds" and "Star Overhead." If they lack the charm of the original, then we have Studio TRIGGER's Space Patrol Luluco as a wonderful spiritual successor. Fortunately, there are a couple people on the staff who worked with Gainax and TRIGGER, so there's a bit of hope in the sequel not being a disappointment.

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