FLCL Progressive

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Synonyms: FLCL 2, Fooly Cooly Progressive, Furi Kuri Progressive
Japanese: フリクリ プログレ
English: FLCL Progressive
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 28, 2018
Producers: TOHO
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, ParodyParody
Duration: 2 hr. 16 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.341 (scored by 4101841,018 users)
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Ranked: #76992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1698
Members: 133,528
Favorites: 238

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Hidomi Hibajiri is a dissilusioned young girl who never takes off her headphones. Her whole life consists of going to school, helping out at her mother's cafe, and listening to music. And with nothing else to break the crippling monotony, she keeps her headphones on at all times. That is, until she is run over by a mysterious guitar-wielding woman.

That same night, a robot barges into Hidomi’s room along with a boy from her class, Ko Ide, and the kids are chased around town together. They're saved by the guitar-wielding woman from before, but now Hidomi's got a horn growing from her forehead? Who knows where these robots are coming from, what kind of vespa woman this weird guitar woman is warning her about, or what this thing on her forehead is, but it doesn't look like Hidomi is going to be able to ignore all this with headphones!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


FLCL Progressive aired in the United States as a six-episode television series as part of the Toonami line-up on the Adult Swim programming block of Cartoon Network.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kurosawa, Tomoyo


Ohkura, Kouji

Nogata, Marco

Nakazawa, Masatomo


Shimizu, Ayaka


Sugiyama, Riho


Terashima-Furuta, Maki
Kawahara, Junichirou
Producer, Production Coordination, Production Assistant


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Ending Theme

"Spiky Seeds" by the pillows

Episode Videos


Jul 8, 2018
Have you ever had that moment when you are in utter awe with how animation flows past your eyes with an interesting story? That's what I got in this wacky adventure. There has been a lot of complaints, but I will only address one of them right away. Its animation is creative and imaginative and it has the pacing like Gainax shows in the past. Where it falls, however, is that this animation is not consistent. What I mean by consistency is that at the start of every episode there is a dream sequence done by a new animator. SO I DO NOT SEE ANIMATION ...
Jul 9, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Ah yes, the sequel that no one thought was necessary but we felt blessed to get... I wish I had something more to say about it but the process of eventually watching I can only describe as being akin to fanfic. They loved the original. They wanted to build on it. They didn't get how it worked.

I'm going to try to lay out some positives first before jumping in with the more frustrating aspects.

* The Pillows are back and provide the soundtrack. The main theme for Progressive, "Thank you, my twilight", with all it's silly Engrish, is great and I ...
Jul 8, 2018
Nothing amazing ever happens in this sequel. Every second we spend watching it is like a whole lifetime of dying slowly.

Hyperbole aside, I'll just be upfront: I didn't want this to happen. For years I was happy and confident that FLCL was seemingly sequel-proof. It's a perfect little character piece that crystallizes its particular time and place, celebrates all the excess and id-groping of the anime medium, and does it with heart and literacy. Nothing about it needed any elaboration. You can just ignore bad sequels, yeah, but they somehow make the original less "special." I wanted FLCL to stay special. Leave it alone.

Naturally, they ...

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