History Trivia / FLCL

15th Jun '18 7:05:21 PM GovernorExplosion
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* FanNickname: After Seasons 2 and 3 were officially called "Progressive" and "Alternative", fans decided to nickname the original "''FLCL'' Classic" to keep the musical naming scheme (and to make it clearer when they were talking about the original specifically).
31st May '18 8:34:33 AM PF
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* CreatorCameo: The giant hand in Episode 5 is actually a [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscope]] of Kazuya Tsurumaki's hand.
26th May '18 10:17:02 PM BoyNinja
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** Music/ThePillows were ''very'' close in denying working to make music for the series because it felt weird to them to do music for anime outside their comfort zone as a typical music band.
16th May '18 12:24:15 PM PF
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** Creator/AdultSwim [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/40676079770/so-since-toonami-and-adult-swim-were-responsible-for tried to have a second season made during the 2000s]], similarly to what they did with ''Anime/TheBigO''. They didn't succeed in doing so until the following decade, when they were able to commission ''two'' additional seasons.

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** Creator/AdultSwim [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/40676079770/so-since-toonami-and-adult-swim-were-responsible-for tried to have a second season made during in the 2000s]], similarly to what they did with ''Anime/TheBigO''. They didn't succeed in doing so until the following decade, when they were able to commission ''two'' additional seasons.
16th May '18 12:22:54 PM PF
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* RoleReprisal: Creator/KariWahlgren returns to her StarMakingRole of Haruhara Haruko in ''FLCL Progressive'' and ''Alternative''.
* SequelGap: The sequel to ''FLCL'' is being made 17/18 years after it originally aired in Japan, and 14/15 years after its U.S. airing.

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* RoleReprisal: Creator/KariWahlgren returns to her StarMakingRole of Haruhara Haruko in ''FLCL Progressive'' and ''Alternative''.
* SequelGap: [[Anime/FLCLProgressiveAndAlternative The sequel sequel]] to ''FLCL'' is being was made 17/18 18 years after it originally first aired in Japan, and 14/15 15 years after its U.S. airing.
16th May '18 12:16:30 PM PF
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** To a lesser extent, Mamimi for Creator/StephanieSheh. Before this role, her only voice acting credits were bit parts.

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** To a lesser extent, Mamimi for Creator/StephanieSheh. Before Prior to this role, her only voice acting credits were bit parts.
16th May '18 12:15:55 PM PF
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Creator/AdultSwim has stated numerous times that of all the anime the network has ever aired, it considers ''FLCL'' as its favorite.
** PromotedFanboy: And, fifteen years later, they're now co-producing a sequel to it.
* AnimeFirst: The series was later adapted into a two-volume manga, which was less comedic and even more of a MindScrew than the original series. An omnibus edition of the manga was released in 2012, featuring an additional story and lots of artwork and character designs.
* ColbertBump: Music/ThePillows. Oh, so much…
* CreatorCameo: The giant hand in Ep. 5 is actually a [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscope]] of Kazuya Tsurumaki's hand.
* DoingItForTheArt: Tsurumaki stated that the reason FLCL exists was because he and his staff had become burnt out from making ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'', so they wanted to do something to help them blow off steam.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Not the case anymore, but the show fell into this in North America for a few years due to a combination of its continuing popularity and the licensor (Synch-Point) folding not long after releasing a [[UpdatedRerelease complete boxset with additional extras]]. In the months before Funimation rescued the license, copies of the original [=DVDs=] (to say nothing of the boxset) were going on Website/{{eBay}} for ridiculously high prices.
* NetworkToTheRescue: Synch-Point went out of business, and for years there were no [=DVDs=] after the initial print run of the box set. Luckily, Creator/{{Funimation}} decided to re-release the series on a single DVD and give it its first ever (American) UsefulNotes/BluRay release. Similarly, after Creator/{{Tokyopop}} shut down its American division, Creator/DarkHorseComics released an omnibus edition of the manga.
* PortmanteauSeriesNickname: A rare case in which the "nickname" is essentially the primary official name.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Creator/AdultSwim has stated numerous times that of all the anime the network has ever aired, it considers ''FLCL'' as its is their favorite.
** PromotedFanboy: And, fifteen years later, they're now co-producing a sequel to it.
* AnimeFirst: The series was later adapted into a two-volume two volume manga, which was less comedic and even more of a MindScrew than the original series. An omnibus edition of the manga was released in 2012, featuring an additional story and lots of artwork and character designs.
* ColbertBump: Music/ThePillows. Oh, so much…
Music/ThePillows received this thanks to the series.
* CreatorCameo: The giant hand in Ep. Episode 5 is actually a [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscope]] of Kazuya Tsurumaki's hand.
* DoingItForTheArt: Kazuya Tsurumaki stated that the reason FLCL why the series exists was because he and his staff had become burnt out from making ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'', so they wanted to do something to help them blow off steam.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Not the case anymore, but the show series fell into this in North America for a few years due to a combination of its continuing popularity and the licensor (Synch-Point) licensor, Synch-Point, folding not long after releasing a [[UpdatedRerelease complete boxset box set with additional extras]]. In the months before Funimation Creator/{{Funimation}} rescued the license, copies of the original [=DVDs=] (to [=DVDs=], to say nothing of the boxset) box set, were going on Website/{{eBay}} for ridiculously high prices.
* NetworkToTheRescue: Synch-Point went out of business, and for years there were no [=DVDs=] after the initial print run of the box set. Luckily, Creator/{{Funimation}} Funimation decided to re-release the series on a single DVD and give it its first ever (American) UsefulNotes/BluRay release. Similarly, after Creator/{{Tokyopop}} shut down its American division, Creator/DarkHorseComics released an omnibus edition of the manga.
* PortmanteauSeriesNickname: A rare case in which the "nickname" nickname is essentially the primary official name.



* SequelGap: The sequel to FLCL is being made 17/18 years after it originally aired in Japan, and 14/15 years after its U.S. airing.

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* SequelGap: The sequel to FLCL ''FLCL'' is being made 17/18 years after it originally aired in Japan, and 14/15 years after its U.S. airing.



** Mamimi for Creator/StephanieSheh (which would be solidified with her roles as [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata]], [[Anime/EurekaSeven Eureka]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]], and to some 2010s audiences, [[Manga/SailorMoon Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon]]), to a lesser extent – before this, her only VA credits were bit parts.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/AdultSwim [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/40676079770/so-since-toonami-and-adult-swim-were-responsible-for tried to have a second season made during the 00s]], similarly to what they did with ''Anime/TheBigO''. They didn't succeed in doing so until the following decade, when they were able to commission ''two'' additional seasons.
** The original idea for the story revolved around Haruko (a space officer) and Atomsk (her prisoner) falling in love. They scrapped the idea but kept a few discreet references to Haruko's past.

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** To a lesser extent, Mamimi for Creator/StephanieSheh (which would be solidified with her roles as [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata]], [[Anime/EurekaSeven Eureka]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]], and to some 2010s audiences, [[Manga/SailorMoon Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon]]), to a lesser extent – before this, Creator/StephanieSheh. Before this role, her only VA voice acting credits were bit parts.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/AdultSwim [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/40676079770/so-since-toonami-and-adult-swim-were-responsible-for tried to have a second season made during the 00s]], similarly to what they did with ''Anime/TheBigO''. They didn't succeed in doing so until the following decade, when they were able to commission ''two'' additional seasons.
WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The original idea for the story revolved around Haruko (a space officer) and Atomsk (her prisoner) falling in love. They scrapped the While this idea but kept was scrapped, a few discreet references to Haruko's past.past were kept.
** Creator/AdultSwim [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/40676079770/so-since-toonami-and-adult-swim-were-responsible-for tried to have a second season made during the 2000s]], similarly to what they did with ''Anime/TheBigO''. They didn't succeed in doing so until the following decade, when they were able to commission ''two'' additional seasons.



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* There was one animation director at Gainax who, for whatever reason, absolutely ''loved'' Eri Ninamori. He insisted he be allowed to helm every scene where Ninamori appears. This is why the times she's on screen look and feel similar to each other, even if the entire rest of an episode is made in a completely different style.
** He wrote some notes (that were translated for the US DVD) for Episode 3's back cover. It's… kinda disturbing.
** This helps to explain why "Full Swing" – the only episode where Ninamori is absent – feels so "off" compared to everything else, even considering its MindScrew context.
* Haruko is [[TheSouthpaw left-handed]] because the director isn't. Kazuya Tsurumaki believes left-handed people are more interesting and fun.

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* There was one animation director at Gainax [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]] who, for whatever reason, absolutely ''loved'' Eri Ninamori. He insisted he be allowed to helm every scene where Ninamori appears. This is why the times she's on screen onscreen look and feel similar to each other, even if the entire rest of an episode is made in a completely different style.
** He wrote some notes (that were translated for the US DVD) for Episode 3's back cover. It's… kinda disturbing.
** This helps to explain why "Full Swing" – the only episode where Ninamori is absent – feels so "off" compared to everything else, even considering its MindScrew context.
* Haruko is [[TheSouthpaw left-handed]] because the director isn't. Kazuya Tsurumaki believes left-handed people are more interesting and fun.



** Given some wonderful {{Lampshading}} in the series itself, when Naota's talking about the school play:
--->'''Naota:''' All I play is a cat.
* The anime short [[http://animatorexpo.com/icanfridaybyday/ I Can Friday By Day!]], created by the anime's director and the manga's author, seems to take place in the same universe.

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** Given some wonderful {{Lampshading}} in the series itself, when Naota's talking about the school play:
--->'''Naota:''' All I play is a cat.
* The anime short [[http://animatorexpo.''[[http://animatorexpo.com/icanfridaybyday/ I Can Friday By Day!]], Day!]]'', created by the anime's director and the manga's author, seems to take place in the same universe.universe.
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31st Mar '18 8:16:27 PM RacattackForce
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/AdultSwim [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/40676079770/so-since-toonami-and-adult-swim-were-responsible-for tried to have a second season made]], kinda like what they did with ''Anime/TheBigO''. However, they just recently got their wish.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/AdultSwim [[http://toonami.tumblr.com/post/40676079770/so-since-toonami-and-adult-swim-were-responsible-for tried to have a second season made]], kinda like made during the 00s]], similarly to what they did with ''Anime/TheBigO''. However, They didn't succeed in doing so until the following decade, when they just recently got their wish.were able to commission ''two'' additional seasons.
20th Mar '18 2:42:07 PM superkeijikun
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* RoleReprisal: Creator/KariWahlgren returns to her StarMakingRole of Haruhara Haruko in ''FLCL Progressive'' and ''Alternative''.
6th Mar '18 4:02:49 PM Pinokio
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