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Flcl Alternative Episode 6 Review: Full Flat

Kana’s saga comes to a bizarre, melancholy end. But it all looks really cool!

This Flcl Alternative review contains spoilers.

Flcl Alternative: Episode 6

The conundrum hanging over both Flcl sequel series was what, indeed, could define a Flcl sequel? How do you extend a series characterized by a fleeting and unpredictable uniqueness? What makes Flcl Flcl? Is it about robots coming out of kids’ heads? Is it about Haruko trying to get with a giant bird (it’s not)? Is it more just about a feeling, or a style, or is it, like, a thematic thing… or something?

Progressive and Alternative attempted to solve this conundrum by doing a bit of everything. Haruko was all over each season (a choice I still question for both series) and robots still came out of kids’ heads. However, both also told new stories that veered massively away from the events of FLCLassic.
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Adult Swim Announces Samurai Jack Revival, Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special, and More

Some really cool news has come out of the Cartoon Network camp today. Variety announced that Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has some pretty awesome plans to ensure that their current, future, and past fan bases will all be entertained. One of the steps they are taking is to bring us new episodes of Samurai Jack. Earlier this year, Adult Swim announced the series revival would be coming, but this solidifies their plans, and there are a ton of other new announcements that Cn has revealed:

The Time Warner-owned cable programmer that tilts toward millennial viewers and younger generations with animated fare shown in primetime and overnights, said it would release more original programming via streaming video for daytime viewing as part of an effort to spur its audience to increase consumption of its oddball but cult-favorite content.The outlet "simply knows its audience," said Christina Miller, president and general manager,
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Flcl: Adult Swim Revives Anime Series for New Seasons

Adult Swim is reviving the Flcl TV series. The anime action comedy-drama is set to premiere in late 2017/early 2018. The new, two-season series is set years after the original Flcl.

Series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki will return to serve as supervisor. Katsuyuki Motohiro is directing. Yoshiyuki is set as character designer. Also boarding the project is writer Hideto Iwai.

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Maybe Todanobu Asano spies on you too in 'Ranbou to Taiki'

Sometimes we feel just downright silly when we miss news about a favorite actor or filmmaker. This time we've missed out on news about one of our favorite Japanese actors, Todanobu Asano. Luckily for us guys like Kevin and Chris are somewhat more on the ball and have reminded us that he's in a new film Ranbou to Taiki. 

The film is based on a 2005 play by Yukiko Motoya. In 2008, she adapted it to a novel with illustrations by longtime Gainax animator and protegé of Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki.

The film revolves around a man named Hidenori (Tadanobu Asano) and woman named Nanase (Minami) who share an intense and bizarre relationship. Although the two are not actually related in any way, Nanase calls Hidenori "Onii-chan" (older brother) and the two sleep on a bunk bed. Their living arrangement began in the wake of an accident, and Nanase has spent 10 years
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Trailer for Masanori Tominaga's "Ranbou to Taiki"

The trailer for Masanori Tominaga‘s Ranbou to Taiki has been released slightly ahead of schedule exclusively via the Japanese film site Cinema Cafe. The film is based on a 2005 play by Yukiko Motoya. In 2008, she adapted it to a novel with illustrations by longtime Gainax animator and protegé of Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki.

The film revolves around a man named Hidenori (Tadanobu Asano) and woman named Nanase (Minami) who share an intense and bizarre relationship. Although the two are not actually related in any way, Nanase calls Hidenori “Onii-chan” (older brother) and the two sleep on a bunk bed. Their living arrangement began in the wake of an accident, and Nanase has spent 10 years waiting for Hidenori to take the revenge on her she feels she deserves.

Their relationship changes when Takao (Takayuki Yamada) and his pregnant wife Azusa (Eiko Koike) move into the neighborhood. While peeping through a
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FUNimation announces Flcl (Fooly Cooly) on Blu-ray Disc for 2010

Us anime-market leader FUNimation is currently having a “roll-out riot” and is announcing more and more titles for the upcoming months. Yesterday they announced the Us release of Kamui Gaiden and RoboGeisha on their official blog, but without mentioning a specific date or medium.

Today, after some rumbling of disappointed fans who expected more fine animation from Japan, they surprised them by announcing the acquirement of the Ova series Flcl (Fooly Cooly) for a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release in late 2010. The series was produced by Production I.G, Gainax and Starchild in 2000 and was directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki (Gunbuster, Rebuild of Evangelion 1.0 & 2.0).

Because of the way the six episodes of Flcl were produced, this will most likely be another upscale, so looking at FUNimation’s recent releases I’ll wait for proper reviews before ordering this…even thou I don’t own the series on DVD yet.
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Sitges 2009 Complete Lineup

The Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia announces its complete program. There are still a few surprises to be confirmed, like the closing gala, but they have already put together the final list of films that will be screened at Sitges 09. Below you’ll find the titles of each film and their sections as well as links for the films that we have already reviewed here on Sound On Sight. Opening Film [Rec]2. Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró. 2009. Official FANTÀSTIC In Competition Section Accident. Soi Cheang. 2009. Accidents Happen. Andrew Lancaster. 2009. The Children. Tom Shankland. 2008. [1] Cold Souls. Sophie Bartes. 2009. The Countess. Julie Delpy. 2009. Les Derniers Jours Du Monde. Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu. 2009. Dogtooth (Kynodontas). Yorgos Lanthimos. 2009. Dorian Gray. Oliver Parker. 2009. Enter The Void. Gaspar Noé. 2009. Grace. Paul Solet. 2009. [2] Heartless. Philip Ridley. 2009. Hierro. Gabe Ibáñez. 2009. La Horde. Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher. 2009. Ingrid. Eduard Cortés. 2009. Kinatay. Brillante Mendoza. 2009. Metropia. Tarik Saleh. 2009. Moon.
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Sitges 09: And the full lineup includes...

The full lineup has been announced, and among the load of genre fare that's been running the fest circuit are the world premiers of:

Vincenzo Natali's latest, Splice, which we're all excited about.

Simon Fellows twisted adaptation Malice in Wonderland (trailer)

Along some of our personal favorites:

Black Dynamite (friggin awesome)

Swiss scifi flick Cargo (trailer)

Pater Sparrow's incredible Stanislaw Lem adaptation 1 (review)

The Mo Brothers Indonesian slasher Macabre (review)

Atm (get it?) horror-comedy The Human Centipede (review)

Full list after the break.

Opening Film

[Rec]2. Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró. 2009.

Official FANTÀSTIC In Competition Section

Accident. Soi Cheang. 2009.

Accidents Happen. Andrew Lancaster. 2009.

The Children. Tom Shankland. 2008.

Cold Souls. Sophie Bartes. 2009.

The Countess. Julie Delpy. 2009.

Les Derniers Jours Du Monde. Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu. 2009.

Dogtooth (Kynodontas). Yorgos Lanthimos. 2009.

Dorian Gray. Oliver Parker. 2009.

Enter The Void. Gaspar Noé. 2009.

Grace. Paul Solet. 2009.

Heartless. Philip Ridley. 2009.

Hierro. Gabe Ibáñez. 2009.

La Horde. Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher.
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