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FLCL Progressive, FLCL Alternative Stream Anime Music Video for The Pillows' Songs

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Compilation films premiere in Japan on September 7, 28

The official website for the FLCL Alternative and FLCL Progressive anime began streaming an anime music video for the compilation films on Monday. The video features The Pillows' theme songs for the films, "Star overhead" and "Spiky Seeds." The video includes footage from the films and from The Pillows' United States concert tour held in July.

The songs will be available digitally on September 5.

In Japan, the anime will debut in theatrical screenings, with FLCL Alternative opening first on September 7, and FLCL Progressive opening on September 28. An advance limited-edition Blu-ray Disc for each film will be available in theaters the same day that the films premiere. The releases will bundle acrylic stands shaped like Haruko's guitar and Raharu's bass.

Adult Swim describes FLCL Alternative as a a series by "young creators who will redefine the meaning of "sequel."

The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!

Adult Swim describes FLCL Progressive as follows:

FLCL Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, "Jinyu" and "Haruha Raharu," who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as "ATOMSK," a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.

FLCL Alternative and FLCL Progressive are sequels of the FLCL original video anime. The English dub of FLCL Alternative, the second new series, is slated for September 8 at 11:30 p.m. on Toonami. The first episode already premiered on Adult Swim on April 1. FLCL Progressive's English-dubbed version premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on June 3. Adult Swim's website began streaming all six English-dubbed episodes in July.

Adult Swim originally planned to stream the English-subtitled version of both shows online simultaneously with the English-dubbed version airing on Toonami, but it delayed their availability to November at TOHO's request.

Sources: TOHO animation's YouTube channel, FLCL Alternative and FLCL Progressive anime's website, Famitsu.com

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