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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
Licensors: NYAV Post
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: 6.531 (scored by 2442624,426 users)
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Ranked: #62792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1928
Members: 87,435
Favorites: 112

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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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Terashima-Furuta, Maki
Uemura, Yutaka
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Oct 14, 2018
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
FLCL Alternative is an interesting show. Accidentally brought early for April Fool’s day, FLCL’s lax cousin was forced to bear the burden Progressive was supposed to have, that being the weight of being the sequel to a legendary piece of animated passion. It was stuck with that again after Progressive turned out the way it did and paid the piper for it in terms of reception. For bearing such a Herculean task, this show was oddly calm, even nostalgic in some ways. It’s a miracle it worked at all given its approach.

One obvious point in this show’s favor is that it actually tries to tackle read more
Oct 17, 2018
Shrabster (All reviews)
*Potential Spoilers

You know the one thing I wanted in an FLCL sequel? A Kardashian reference because that will surely age well.

FLCL Progressive and Alternative tell the familiar story of being a teen and the all the troubles that come along with it… except without any of the subtly or charm of the original.

Sequels are usually a bad idea to begin with, but sometimes they are tragedies with both Progressive and Alternative unsurprisingly falling head first into the latter. It is not so much because they are outright terrible, but how heartless they and mediocre they are as they go through the motions. I know it read more
Oct 14, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
"One of the hardest things in life is to be average."
- The MC who blushes a lot

Conveniently - or was it ironically - the easiest thing in the anime industry is to be average, but that is not what FLCL Alternative is. After the disaster that Progressive was, no one could have expected this, but Alternative manages to leave the common mediocrity level and surprise with its quality positively. As an FLCL sequel, this series is still a shameful and embarrassing piece, but when viewed as a franchise reboot / spinoff starred by Haruhara Haruko's downgraded clone, we can't complain too much. In fact, we read more
Oct 14, 2018
hiltonhead (All reviews)
This latest incarnation in the FLCL franchise is a significant improvement over its immediate predecessor, Progressive, in virtually all aspects, with vastly superior writing, art, animation, editing and even sound mixing. It also manages to deliver on its "Alternative" namesake, taking a significant departure from the stylistic choices hitherto established by the franchise. Make no mistake, this is not "Furi Kuri", and fans expecting to see more of the wildly experimental animation and frenetic pacing of the legendary Gainax OVA are bound to be disappointed. Instead, Uemura Yutaka and his team at Production IG have created a solid, slow-burn, slice-of-life melodrama featuring read more

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