I was sent a combo pack of FLCL: Progressive & Alternative
My daughter is growing up too fast. Her interests change rather often, and keeping up with her is becoming a bit of a challenge. However, one thing she loves consistently is Anime! That is something I can understand.
Adult Swim’s popular anime series FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative, both release for the first time as a Blu-ray combo pack from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 4th.
Grab your popcorn and join your teen for some family binge time. Based on the original anime series written by Yōji Enokido and from director Kazuya Tsurumaki, the collection propels Haruko and her yellow Vespa back into action with 12 episodes.
What is it about?
FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi and her classmate, Ide, as the war between Medical Mechanica and Fraternity continues. Now in the form of their teacher, Haruko Haruhara returns alongside otherworldly being, Jinyu, a gorgeous Chrysler Bel Aire and her yellow Vespa to unleash their hidden potential.
FLCL: Alternative, the third and final season centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana and her friends, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. Their lives are flipped upside down when Mecha falls from the sky and arrives with the guitar-wielding Haruko Haruhara. Once again determined to take out Medical Mechanica, Haruko works to awaken Kana’s N.O. channel before the relentless iron takes over the world.
What could be better than an inside look?
To make it even sweeter, this Combo Pack also includes a 15-minute never-before-seen documentary that dives into the making of both seasons featuring interviews with voice talent and crew.
Additional special features include a “Meet the Creators” piece focused on the new era of show creators, a segment about “The Pillows” relationship with the series, a glimpse at the English voice actors behind FLCL together, and a look into the production of FLCL: Alternative.
The ultimate judge in my family is my daughter, and that is why I am letting her share her opinion on the series:
I thought this was an awesome anime to watch! I liked how the action sequels always left me at a cliffhanger at the end of each episode.
Haruko was so relatable to internal trait-wise! I also really liked the character types, and who specifically they were assigned to.
You could see that Ide hides his real-life under the disguise of a typical high school student. Aiko was the type that would fake a personality for somebody’s satisfaction, Haruko the goofy yet hardworking type, etc.
But you know what really got my attention? The fighting scenes! That’s the stuff I love in Anime – the supernatural stuff, the fight scenes, and the overall style of the Anime.