FLCL Alternative

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Synonyms: FLCL 3, Fooly Cooly Alternative, Furi Kuri Alternative
Japanese: フリクリ オルタナ
English: FLCL Alternative
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 7, 2018
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Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, ParodyParody
Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.501 (scored by 2772727,727 users)
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Ranked: #66372
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Popularity: #2046
Members: 94,947
Favorites: 126

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Life seems to drift by for Kana Koumoto and her friends in their small Japanese town. Every day is just like the last, and it feels like every new day will be the same. Kana goes to school, hangs out with her friends, and likes to paint her nails and listen to music, but it feels like nothing special is ever going to happen.

As a change of pace, Kana and her friends decide to design a bottle rocket and launch it into space, even though it might not get there at all. However, just when the rocket is completed, a robot suddenly crashes into and destroys it, shortly followed by a pink-haired woman claiming to be a "Galactic Investigator." Kana's life quickly becomes more exciting than she ever imagined, dealing with new feelings, changing friends, and even boy troubles. It turns out life can go by in the blink of an eye, fast enough to even miss it, so what's with these weird robots that seem to show up at the worst times?!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


FLCL Alternative 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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Uemura, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Motohiro, Katsuyuki


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"Star overhead" by the pillows


Aug 4, 2023
Wow, i wasn't expecting too much from this sequel (don't get me wrong) but damn, its the finest sequel of the series, yeah, for me the original always will be the best, but this one, is good as flcl style. The animation is fine, the songs are fine, and remember a lot of the original, and got the same vibe as the first, if you ask if is worth to watch, YES, if you like the 2000 flcl, you will prob like this one, i really felt a connection between the characters and me, something that progressive didn't make it, and i hope grunge and ...
Sep 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I normally don't write reviews for anime like this, but I felt like this one deserved at least a few words.
After finishing Progressive, I was expecting the worst, but Alternative ended up being a pretty smooth ride. It's nothing particularly special, but sometimes an ordinary adolescent life viewed through an extraordinary lens can resonate when watched at the right time.

Probably the series' flaw, but an inescapable one, is how superficial the ties to the original FLCL are. The original story more closely tied the ridiculous robot scenes, Miss Haruko Haruhara, and the main characters together in a symbolic fashion that earned it its cult following. ...
Aug 3, 2021
I have to preface that I did not watch the entirety of this anime, only getting about 3/4 of the way through before giving up.

All you need to know is one thing. When this anime was pitched to the creator of og FLCL he said not to make it because he already felt as if FLCL had a conclusive ending and there was nothing else to be explored in that universe. And yet they continued.

The characters are boring, the art is generic, the story is overly sentimental, the soundtrack is virtually non-existent.

This anime is FLCL in name only; even Haruko, who should be this anime's ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: FLCL Alternative Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
TrishaCat - Mar 31, 2018
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May 16, 7:14 PM
The Show is Ruined Because of Haruko
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Jun 12, 2022 2:26 PM
Poll: FLCL Alternative Episode 6 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Vysarine - Oct 13, 2018
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Poll: FLCL Alternative Episode 5 Discussion
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Poll: FLCL Alternative Episode 4 Discussion
Vysarine - Sep 29, 2018
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Mar 23, 2020 4:52 PM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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