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  • [Summer 2018] FLCL Alternative Discussion Thread

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    フリクリ オルタナ

    The third season of the crazy anime show involving aliens, motorcycles, and a whole lot of extrateretial and supernatural weirdness. Unlike with Progressive, this happens in an alternative universe where the style adheres to the first season more so than the sequel.

    Airs: Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Studio: Production IG

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    While the two six-episode installments were previously slated for late 2017 to early 2018, the staff announced at the panel that they are both slated for 2018 with a break in the middle. The two seasons will have completely separate stories. The staff previously announced that the 12 episodes will be a sequel to the 2000-2001 original video anime.

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    Age 17 and having a blast.

    So it begins with a bunch of high school friends just wanting to have fun. But of course, this is FLCL and things get crazy pretty quickly. It happens when an alien comes crashing down ruining their megasized bottle rocket that they worked so hard on. And of course, Haruko is back and Kana's forehead holds a weapon, this time in the form of a guitar, with which Haruko's signature guitar smash makes quick work of that alien just like that. They rebuild the rocket, and while it launched, it fell apart. While things are pretty crazy, it's relatively tame compared to the other series. While it didn't exactly get off to the best of starts, it's still better than Progressive that was just a mess of inconsistency.
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    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
      Episode 1

      While things are pretty crazy, it's relatively tame compared to the other series. While it didn't exactly get off to the best of starts, it's still better than Progressive that was just a mess of inconsistency.
      Oh yeah, this is definitely a way better first episode than Progressive in tons of ways:
      • It does a way better job of introducing the main character and her friends (whereas the main character in Progressive felt flat, and outside of the love interest, the friends' introduction is basically a scene with said love interest);
      • The way Haruko is brought into this scenario (with some mysterious build-up around her and the show's Amaroa character being aware of her) is way better handled than Progressive (where she basically reveals herself by taking off her teacher disguise, which would confuse people who have not seen the original series or Alternative).
      • Whereas Progressive is more focused on plot and lore, you can tell that Alternative is focusing on the show's theme about the end of childhood.
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      • #4
        Episode 2

        Looking for love in all the wrong places.

        So after an episode about Kana, this one is about Hijiri as this fashion model has attracted quite a lot of suitors, but in this line of work more often than not they fail. She's used to being rejected, so she dumped Satoshi seeing that those two aren't exactly good fits for each other seeing that Satoshi is a college student while Hijiri is still in high school. But not after some crazy and wacky adventures as a truck some out of Kana's head this time, and Satoshi was saved by Hijiri at the cost of a camcorder. That was really nice to see that this season is focusing on all the other characters and doing a great job in making them stand out unlike with Progressive that just tried to do too much and not having much of a plan to carry it out.
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        Simulcasts: MHA, STG, AOT, FRE, OVL, HBD, HSB, BNF, 7SR, GBL, HSL, AAB, DKD, RSL, HDL, 100, ADH, YUY, HRV, EOC, IIZ, NBS, AKJ, IDM-CGG, 1RM
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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