Production l.G acquires rights to FLCL

RavySnake
RavySnake

The anime studio Production I.G announced on Friday that it acquired the rights to the 2000-2001 original video anime FLCL from Gainax, with whom I.G co-produced the anime. It added that it will take advantage of those rights for a "new anime remake" and other ventures.

Funimation describes the story: Naota is a detached sixth-grader afflicted by the pangs of puberty. He's fooling around with his brother's ex-girlfriend when a crazed girl on a motor scooter runs him over, brains him with a bass guitar, and moves into his house. She says she's an alien, and hurls Naota into the middle of a mega-corporation's secret agenda. And now giant battling robots shoot from his skull when he has naughty thoughts.

The anime is the first directorial effort from Kazuya Tsurumaki, who served as assistant director on the Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime and would go on to direct the new Evangelion films. Production I.G notes that the dubbed versions of the anime have been popular overseas, particularly in North America where it ran on television. Kadokawa Shoten's Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko novelized the story, and Kodansha's Monthly Magazine Z adapted the story into manga as the anime was being released. It won the third place in Canada's Fantasia Film Festival in 2003.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-08-31/production-i.g-acquires-flcl-rights-for-ventures-such-as-anime-remake/.92335

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Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

it'll be shit

whereismyname
whereismyname

Why? It's one of their IPs that doesn't really need a sequel, remake or anything like it. P&S on other hand could benefit from a similar deal.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Nude_Bikergirl
considering the off the wall storyline of the original material, how will we be able to tell?

girlDog
girlDog

This was already announced at production IG's panel at AX.

iluvmen
iluvmen

whats the fucking point of a remake

Supergrass
Supergrass

@iluvmen
More moe like ARISE.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

I bet this shit isn't even going to have The Pillows on the soundtrack

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@RavySnake

Dear God, Production I.G. really has fallen. They used to be my favorite studio, too.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

I don't know how I feel about this.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Deadlyinx

I know. R.I.P., P.I.G.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Ha ha what the fuck.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

So do you think they will do that sequel Adult Swim ask Gainax to do?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

this will be fucking terrible

Im expecting pinker than loli/ AO tier terrible.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Some things are better left as they were. I can't imagine anything good coming out of this except maybe some sexy robot fights.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

God why.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Better IG than new gaynax or triggershit, btw

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Nude_Bikergirl
The original FLCL was shit too, so it'll be no different.

Evilember
Evilember

@TurtleCat
this

RavySnake
RavySnake

fate stay/night got better in the remake.. FLCL might as well

hairygrape
hairygrape

@RavySnake
Do you have any idea how fucking retarded that sounds?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

They might as well try to remake a Jackson Pollock painting.

What a waste of time and money. The original FLCL OVAs are one of the few weebshit things worth anybody's time, and now they want to turn it into a cash cow. Fuck Japan.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

The animation will be mediocre

5mileys
5mileys

It added that it will take advantage of those rights for a "new anime remake"

Just fuck my shit up already.

askme
askme

Was FLCL even popular in Japan? I can't even begin to imagine why anybody at IG thought this was a good idea.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@New_Cliche

ur shit faggot :D

honestly though FLCL is better than 90% of anime series.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Rebuild of FLCL

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

FLCL 2
directed byTetsurou Araki
script: Urobuchi Gen
music: Hiroyuki Sawano

hairygrape
hairygrape

@RavySnake
I thought this was a hypothetical what if situation created by a retarded OP.

But it's real.

How horrifying.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@AwesomeTucker

>Ending:Kalafina

askme
askme

the pillows or riot

Booteefool
Booteefool

I really hope they just used the wrong word and they meant rerelease or remaster or some shit. What made FLCL so good was the way everything fell into place the way it should have; the story, the dialogue, the pacing, the music, the visuals, the animation, everything just came together really well. It wasn't a deep multi-layered story but it was told in an extremely effective way where every scene mattered. There was no filler, it didn't feel rushed, it was JUST FINE. By the end you didn't feel like you wanted the story to continue; it made its simple point, Naota learned something from the experience, that's all that mattered.
@whereismyname
There will be a Panty & Stocking S2 eventually, Hiroyuki Yamaga said so. But if it won't be a Gainax & Trigger collaboration it will likely be irredeemable too.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Booteefool
There will be a Panty & Stocking S2 eventually

MPmaster
MPmaster

@whereismyname
Yamaga said so recently. He said it's in the "production stages".

Look it up, dude.

massdebater
massdebater

@MPmaster
I'm not even looking it up, and I'll forget this thread forever. I'll not get my hopes up until I see a seasonal chart featuring P&S2.
Goodbye.

Methshot
Methshot

@RavySnake
There is no point to this except making money.

Firespawn
Firespawn

STOP YOU FUCKS DONT MESS WITH A CLASSIC!!!!!!!

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@girlDog
What was the reaction? Polite confusion?
I just can't get excited over this. There's nothing I can think of that needs improvement.

5mileys
5mileys

@AwesomeTucker
I would actually watch that, I'm serious. I'm a fan of Tetsuro Araki's anime like Death Note and Attack on Titan. Why do you think FLCL would be ruined, yeah not being Gainax would lose some of it's appeal, but they are the third best thing in anime.
Ghibli > Khara/Gainax/Trigger > Production I.G. > Madhouse > Toei >>>>>>>>>> All other studios

WebTool
WebTool

@5mileys
It's hard to figure out how something could be made that is better than the original, therefore the result will be worse, and drag down the good memory of the original.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@5mileys
This post.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@5mileys
I'm a fan of Tetsuro Araki's anime like Death Note and Attack on Titan.
I know it's bait but it's too tasty to resist

TechHater
TechHater

@RavySnake
I clicked the link hoping for a troll, I was utterly disgusted to find out the link is real.
Please no remake, FLCL has aged gracefully and really doesn't need it.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@whereismyname
Only if she goes into garage rock

Evilember
Evilember

@TurtleCat
New Gainax did a really good work this spring though.
Not very gainaxy in some aspect, very gainaxy in others.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@RavySnake
comparing shit with chocolate

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

butthurt morons don't want Production I.G to remake the objectively shitty series that's called FLCL because they think they can predict anything and because they like to fit in

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Emberburn
I'm not a fan of these shows myself, but I think Tetsuro Araki is good at his job. I must admit that even though I cringed at both shows, especaill SnK the guy is really good at creating suspense and tension. You feel a distaste because of the scripts and characterisation but they are directed in such a way that you kind of get addicted to the show.

I hated myself for watching these shows, but would could never wait for the next episode.

JunkTop
JunkTop

w-well it's not like gainax want to do a remake or sequel or spinoff of FLCL after all this 15 years...

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@RavySnake
DEEN in any way comparable to pre-2010 Gainax

iluvmen
iluvmen

@5mileys
namefagging 14 year old shares his opinion on the big boy net

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Stark_Naked
Low bait.
But good job for still making me reply.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Stark_Naked
Why is Natsuki always used for shitposting now

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@King_Martha
not knowing moron-kun already

FastChef
FastChef

@Deadlyinx
Can't be helped.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@RavySnake
production I.G. remaking a perfectly good series.
god damn it, it doesn't need a remake, what the actual shit?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@RavySnake
HORY SHIT YES.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

everyone bitching in this thread
FUCKING SASUGA Sheeky Forums. The fuck is wrong with you people? Something happens and the first thing you always do is shit your pants about it.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@GoogleCat
It needs a sequel is what it fucking needs.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@RavySnake
Fuck I hate whiny oldfags
it'll be shit like the original

StonedTime
StonedTime

FUCK JAPAN FUCK EVERYTHING

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I can't even think of a way to improve FLCL
What is there to gain by doing this?

idontknow
idontknow

@Firespawn
ur
:D

FLCL kids really are shitposters.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Maybe it'll actually be decent this time around.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Poker_Star
You don't seem to be baiting, you seem genuinely happy about it.
I recommend you to see a local neurologist, because you may have brain problems.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I never got why people like FLCL so much. Do they just ignore the terrible cringe worthy jokes?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@BlogWobbles
Really childish humour, cringe worthy shota lead, older girl x shota antics to being with, all of these suck.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@5mileys
Get the fuck back to kissanime

Supergrass
Supergrass

@BlogWobbles
Did you watch the dub or something? It's still pretty fucking good.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Sometimes I stop and realise flcl is 15 years old. What the fuck, it still looks and sounds great.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@TalkBomber
Me and you, brother. Me and you.

say "new anime is shit" I keep thinking "not all recent anime is shit, FLCL was great" and then I realize it was 15 years ago and it's actually closer to NGE and Bebop than today and I cry myself to sleepwell, no, not really, but it's still a pretty bad feeling

Supergrass
Supergrass

@ZeroReborn
I don't know how "When someone say" became just "say"

Techpill
Techpill

@ZeroReborn
Yeah thats what kills me, watch bebop and NGE and you're
like yeah they aged ok.
Then you watch FLCL and you're like
fuck new anime is great
this animation looks good

Then you remember they're basically from the same generation.

feelsreallybadman

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@BlogWobbles
Because it's a god damn near masterpiece

Animation, music, characters, atmosphere, just the entire artistic direction of the show was amazing and unique. It had this energetic malaise that no other anime has quite managed to achieve.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I fucking love FLCL, but it's one of those things that needs to be left alone. No remake or sequel or any of that shit. Just let it be a stand alone title.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

All I wanted was a spinoff featuring Ninamori.

idontknow
idontknow

I can't think of any good anime remakes.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Stupidasole
liking Ninamori
patrician taste

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Stupidasole
I'd rather get a prequel that focuses on Amarao meeting Haruko when he was a kid

TechHater
TechHater

@5mileys
As expected from a tripfag.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@idontknow
brotherhood

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@TechHater
As expected of a newfag.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@BunnyJinx
That isn't a remake though. It's just another adaption of the source.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@King_Martha
i.e, a remake

JunkTop
JunkTop

@5mileys
Filtered.
Thanks for bothering to put on a name, you've made my job easier..

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@idontknow
HunterXHunter 2011
:^)

farquit
farquit

@RavySnake
And? What the fuck are you gonna do about it bitch? Nipoop doesn't give a shit about you gaijin cunts.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Is Gainax dead?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@iluvmen
NGE Rebuild is that you?

SniperWish
SniperWish

I wish Kare Kano's mangaka would die so Anno could finish the anime

w8t4u
w8t4u

will take advantage of those rights for a "new anime remake" and other ventures.
Some people just can't leave stuff alone, It's like SnW getting an S2 it would be horrible.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Well anons if anyone touches bebop or inuyasha or any of the goldies we should simply multistream our an hero

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Bidwell
Inuyasha
Goldies

Also, why should I an hero for someone else fuckup? What backward logic is this?

If FLCL remake, we riot.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@5mileys
I'm a fan of Tetsuro Araki's anime like Death Note and Attack on Titan.
Toei >>>>>>>>>> All other studios
I just couldn't resist it

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

T-thanks I.G.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Weird idea: what if they just adapt the manga?

Also: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.emgmonthly.com/v8/page.php?p=ani/flcl.txt Does anyone remember this and wish the individual episode pages were archived?

Illusionz
Illusionz

@RumChicken
@Stupidasole
The only way a sequel would be good is if it'll be about Haruko trying to open an N.O. using a girl

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Nude_Bikergirl
This. It can only end badly. I am not happy.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Flameblow
That could be interesting, but I still don't think they should even bother touching the series again. Its perfect as is.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Stark_Naked
The soundtrack will be forgettable.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

NO
WHY
why would they do that
w h y
FLCL was perfect. it's one of my most favorite anime ever, it doesnt need a remake that will obviously end up being shitty.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@RavySnake
Of all the anime that need or deserve a remake or continuation, FLCL is not one of them. This is stupid.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

remake
oh boy

Emberfire
Emberfire

@RavySnake
On on hand FLCL is one of my favorite things ever
On the other hand I don't think anything good can come of this. I don't even want to blame P.I.G, it's not their fault. The art style alone is something that will be almost impossible to pull off. Add that to the fact that the BGS will probably be completly changed and the fact that if they add new characters or use old ones they'll be raping the source either way and it's a disaster in the making.

This is going to be AO levels of never happened, mark my words.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

cashing in on old IPs

well, that is like IG.

Shit, they haven't made anything that has looked good in a long time.

Inmate
Inmate

@MPmaster
PSG 2
spongebob i dont need it.jpg

Evilember
Evilember

LoGH
now FLCL

what are they up to

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

How is Japan reacting to this news? Maybe they won't make it if nips don't like it.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Flameblow
I was thinking they could get Kazuto Nakazawa to adapt the manga's character designs.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Flameblow
Mite b cool. They better get imaishi on board at least

Methnerd
Methnerd

Magical Shopping Arcade remake pls

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Methnerd
Yeah, why not?

RumChicken
RumChicken

@RavySnake
Grammar, ellipses and thinking it might be ok.

Why do fatefags never cease to amaze with their stupidity?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@AwesomeTucker
Nah, directed by Imaishi because some idiots think he could actually capture Gainax's old style.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Evilember
LoGH can be told a bit differently, and in an ideal world of they just improved animation and sound it'd be great.

FLCL already had top tier animation and a very fitting OST; there's nothing to be added or gained, only sullied and destroyed.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@TalkBomber
Lots of cheering. The panel was bad overall as they were making announcements for future announcements and people were walking out. The presenter was pretty cringey begging people to stay.

Oh and smelly white people yelling random /b/ shit.

Lunatick
Lunatick

I'm a little dumbfounded but whatever. I'm sure as shit never paying for it, and I'm not looking forward to seeing it get promoted. I guess in the one-in-a-million chance it's good I'll eat my words, but fuck.

Not everything needs a sequel for fucking crying out loud.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@w8t4u
It's like SnW getting an S2 it would be horrible.

SnW has a nearly infinite world to explore. You could turn it into a franchise.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAVE THE PILLOWS FOR A SOUNDTRACK

ABANDON SHIP

TWO NUKES WASN'T ENOUGH

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Remaking FLCL
Not adapting Samidare instead

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Emberfire
One of the things I've learned is that industry panels largely aren't worth it, and there's no way to really know ahead of time which ones will be. So many are " here are some announcements and trailers you can see on our website, and a freebie for one person who knows some trivia!"

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Poker_Star
that wouldn't get a soundtrack from the pillows either, so what's the point.

5mileys
5mileys

@RavySnake
Fatefags being retards as always

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@GoogleCat
improved animation

considering the last IG film looked nothing special then I doubt a TV series is going to look better.

girlDog
girlDog

@5mileys
this must be bait

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Emberfire
The panel was bad overall as they were making announcements for future announcements and people were walking out.
I remember a video where Gainax was making an announcement for a new series at some American con. The trailer started with "From the makers of Full Metal Alchemist and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann" with clips of those shows and the crowd cheered wildly. Then the new anime was revealed to be Hanamaru Kindergarten and a good number of the audience just got up and left in disgust. It was pretty funny.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@w8t4u
Hanamaru Kindergarten

But that show was baller. Oppai sensei is best girl.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@GoogleCat
They actually had a lot more ideas that would have been like side stories that helped with world building, similar to how the show worked for the most part. More episodes like that would be good. A direct sequel would likely be bad.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Carnalpleasure
I'm talking in theory. LoGH could certainly do with a facelift. FLCL was a big budget OVA with incredibly talented and unique animators working on it. The idea of touching the animation is retarded.

RumChicken
RumChicken

I doubt it'll actually get remade. A remaster, a Diebusteresque sequal, or even just a series of comical mini-episodes is more likely.

The big thing to take away from this is that Gainax is willing to release properties created by people no longer with the company. Pair that with the Sex & Violence short from a few months ago and PSG 2 is a legit possibility. Could possibly even see TTGL and Gunbuster sold/released to Trigger and Khara, respectively

Illusionz
Illusionz

@w8t4u
but hanamaru youchien was better that TTGL

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@w8t4u
Fuck them.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@JunkTop
@Illusionz
Yeah, there's nothing wrong with the show. The people's reaction was just amusing. You could see the disappointment in their eyes.

FastChef
FastChef

@RavySnake
"new anime remake"
Is this heaven?

FastChef
FastChef

Um, why? I'm struggling to find the reasoning behind this one.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

It added that it will take advantage of those rights for a "new anime remake" and other ventures.
and other ventures

So that means a sequel of some kind, yeah?

What the fuck would it even be about?

WebTool
WebTool

@StrangeWizard
What the fuck would it even be about?
Amarao's wacky young adult days.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@FastChef
Namefags are retarded, more news at 11.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@StrangeWizard
Since we're working under the assumption that obviously "sequel" means at least some returning characters and not what it should be (stylistically similar/taking place in the same universe but way different in tone/setting like diebuster), there's only three ways that can go

Naotoa and Ninamori's wacky teenage issues
Haruko comes back for an older Naota (this could probably tie into plot 1, make some kind of statement of 'growing up' vs being a manchild)
Haruko fucks around with another young boy, like she did with naota and eyebrows.

WebTool
WebTool

The most unneeded thing.

You guys ready for 3DCG everywhere? and for idiots like on youtube to say "this is soo much better than the old one xDDD"?

@Methnerd
Abenobashi doesn't need a remake either.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

wow haha i'm actually going to kill myself

takes2long
takes2long

@WebTool
What if it is better than than the original? You know, like Diebuster.

Firespawn
Firespawn

that moment you realize it's not going to have any of the same VAs as 15 years ago

WebTool
WebTool

@Flameblow
I read the manga for the first time recently and I have no idea what I just fucking read beyond

- naota is a fucking psycho and actually killed his dad
- naota x haruko is canon

half the time it felt like I was reading things out of order

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@WebTool
Don't forget the suicide bombing.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@WebTool
You guys ready for 3DCG everywhere
Literally the worst thing ever to happen to anime.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Firespawn
Like how DragonBall Super was unable to get the VAs from forever ago. Or InuYasha: The Final Act.
At least Japan will get all of them. The US dub probably most of them.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

The Pillows IS synonymous with flcl.

Without the soundtrack+visuals combination, FLCL is nothing.

It'll probably have shit animation as well as shit music.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Flameblow
If people have no hope in them doing a remake justice, then there's no way they'll be able to adapt the clusterfuck that is the manga. Also the art style wouldn't carry over well to animation.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Methnerd
I would rather them attempt it.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

does anyone have any recommendations for music like the pillows

Spamalot
Spamalot

@GoogleCat
BREAKING NEWS: You a shit.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@FastChef
There is no understanding the Anime industry. Every once and a while the madness tosses cool things our way like Mushishi Season 2 and Ping Pong. Just be glad when it happens.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Methnerd
Producing an anime based on a manga based on an anime that you co-produced 15 years ago

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Garbage Can Lid
young thug, les rallizes dénudés, king krule, vic mensa, death grips, tycho, american football, nmh, jonwayne, yung lean

thank me later man

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Methnerd
Man that's a list that just goes on.

askme
askme

@RavySnake
What the fuck? The last property I ever expected to get additional content was FLCL. And it's going to be a remake? Why? That's the least interesting thing I've ever heard of. Make a sequel if you're going to do anything at all.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@iluvmen
Adapt the manga plotline?

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Garbage Can Lid
Have you already listened to all of the pillows beforehand? With 16 years their style has changed a lot over time.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Soft_member
Actually I meant 26 years. They've been a band since '89.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@VisualMaster
Sorry, not everyone enjoys eating shit user.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@iluvmen
adapt the manga
Did you even read the manga? the anime is pretty much 95% true to it. They only left off a bit of the last chapter. the manga is just as short as the anime.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Reminder:

Little Buster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GFXYAYYLho

Last Dinosaur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOnRgUWXA4s

Crazy Sunshine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XjD0lpxdAI

Another Morning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOffzarMcy0

I think i can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhchOc1HqKc

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Poker_Star
It isn't in the anime but this song is great:

Hybrid Rainbow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BDW1V_P5sA

Emberfire
Emberfire

@StrangeWizard
It isn't in the anime
It is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ni4jPgdBiM

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Why FLCL's voice actor are only in few animes/aren't in others animes? I found them great

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

I doubt they can pull off something as great as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtDL5DIBmss

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Ignoramus
Are you talking about sub or dub?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Sequel
Jesus christ no.
The whole point of FLCL being only 6 episodes was that it was a very compact story with no filler, and everything tied up at the end - Minami left, Haruko left, Naota went through his character development, done, fini, owari. There would be nothing to go from if they did a sequel, unless they decided to do something completely different.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Puchi FLCL

cum2soon
cum2soon

@StrangeWizard
It isn't in the anime
Christ man, its played during what is probably the most beautiful sequence in the damn show.

FastChef
FastChef

@Stupidasole
Sub

Mamimi: http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=creator&creatorid=5898

Haruko: http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=creator&creatorid=485

Naota: http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=creator&creatorid=5897

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Boy_vs_Girl
TWO NUKES WASN'T ENOUGH
I kek'd loudly

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Poker_Star
@StrangeWizard
@Emberfire
@Garbage Can Lid
Goosebumps every fucking time.

SniperGod
SniperGod

It is impossible to create something like FLCL with traditional planning system, even more so in modern times. You can guess it just by thinking how little comparable anime has been made. They rode the wave after Eva and EOE, stretched their muscles on Kare Kano, and had enough resources to let three dozens of people manage their parts of every episode (and episodes as a whole) the best way. “Theme songs? We're cool, we'll use 2 full albums!” “Anime clichés and spelling everything out to casual viewers? Fuck them, we're skipping the obvious and getting to the point!”

They can only redeem the new project by applying Animator Expo type of production under hierarchy of dedicated episode directors who who are also given a blank cheque.

@Lord_Tryzalot
How new?

Spamalot
Spamalot

@SniperGod
1 year

Methshot
Methshot

this show doesn't need a remake, there is plenty of anime that need a anime adptation.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Methshot
a remake not anime adaptation

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

So what Japanese band will provide the soundtrack?

FastChef
FastChef

@Dreamworx
if it isn't as great as The Pillows then it's fuking dead

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Dreamworx
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

girlDog
girlDog

@Dreamworx
The Blue Hearts

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@girlDog
Rolling girl
Didn't this show try to copy FLCL? It felt a bit similar

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Dreamworx

Guitar Wolf is the only substitution I can approve.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Poker_Star
@StrangeWizard
@Emberfire
@Garbage Can Lid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9COHyaFMU8

Obligatory as fuck.

likme
likme

@WebTool
this is soo much better than the old one
seems likely tbh

FastChef
FastChef

@RavySnake
I can't wait for the CG animation.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@RavySnake
How popular was FLCL in Japan anyway? I know it had good sales for an OVA but it doesn't seem to be as well remembered there as it is in the West.

TechHater
TechHater

@RavySnake

I for one welcome our new otaku centric and Nip Hop filled FLCL

is this what Gunbuster fags feel like?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@WebTool
Also
Naota's grampa as a delinquent kid beating the shit out of people
Haruko pointing a gun into Mamimi's open N.O. portal forehead

eGremlin
eGremlin

Hearing Kari Wahlgreen was Haruko again might be fun.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@RavySnake
"new anime remake"
A remake would be completely unnecessary and unlikely to reach anywhere near the quality of the original.
But a sequel about the human characters during high school or college might be okay.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@5mileys
Nice bait, 8/10.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@5mileys
@RumChicken
That a secondary not a Fatefag

happy_sad
happy_sad

@PurpleCharger
You're all the worst people on this board. You fuckers need to be quarantined like the ponyfags.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@happy_sad

So you're saying Fate deserves its own board? Thanks for the idea, user.

Techpill
Techpill

@happy_sad
Fate has been around about as long as Sheeky Forums has. How about you just fuck off to somewhere else if you don't like it.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Techpill
Being the longest running and most intolerable fanbase isn't an achievement.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@eGremlin
It's been here longer than you have, so either you leave or deal with it.

Techpill
Techpill

@Spamalot
Or (like every other poster on Sheeky Forums with a brain and taste that isn't shit) I'll call you all retards.

idontknow
idontknow

@Techpill
You mean throw a fit like a newfag?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@happy_sad
@eGremlin
@Techpill

Welcome to Sheeky Forums. Unless the mods say otherwise, no one gives a shit about you or your opinion. Especially if you're a newfag.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@idontknow
@haveahappyday
Keep going, Fatefags. Babies first shit VN is a masterpiece and everyone that isn't a rapid retard about it like you is just a newfag.

idontknow
idontknow

@VisualMaster

Rapid

Well, it's not a race, so I really don't think time has anything to do with it.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@VisualMaster
I get that reading is scary and you're on a new site where you don't know how to act, but please do lurk more.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@eGremlin
Kari Wahlgreen
ever being in anime again

w8t4u
w8t4u

@kizzmybutt
I get that reading is scary and you're on a new site where you don't know how to act
Tell me you read a translation and still call other people secondaries so that I can laugh at you for being too stupid to learn moon. Are all the ching chong letters too scary?

I've been here longer than you have, and I'll be here long after you're gone.

Evilember
Evilember

@Nojokur
Wasn't she in Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@w8t4u
and I'll be here long after you're gone.
I'm not sure that's necessarily something to proud of user.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@w8t4u
long after you are gone.
user, I have to tell you. None of us are ever leaving.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@w8t4u
Sure you have newfriend. Isn't summer vacation supposed to be over by now?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@RavySnake
I wouldn't mind a FLCL remake. The manga ending was a little sad, though, and I hope they don't copy it.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@BinaryMan
Have you even been here longer than captcha?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

GOOD NIGHT SWEET PRINCE

likme
likme

@Fuzzy_Logic

Who invited Karl?

SniperWish
SniperWish

@PackManBrainlure
Ohhh he's pulling out something he heard about from before his time how cute.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@RavySnake
take advantage of those rights for a "new anime remake"

TechHater
TechHater

Completely baffled that people want an FLCL sequel that takes place years later.

The whole thing is about adolescence. To pick up years later would be, like... Well, rather like a Ghost in the Shell sequel, now that I think about it. That is, fanservice, stripping out the overtones and subtleties that made the original important in pursuit of answering the inane questions of viewers.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@TechHater

Unless Haruko's coming after Naota's and Ninamori's kid.

Inmate
Inmate

@TechHater
Well, how many years later. Like, college and after later, or high school later?

Because high school still has angsty shit too.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Poker_Star
@StrangeWizard
@Sharpcharm

Forgeting two of the best soundtracks in the OST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEspxEte8S8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSWA_xLoJEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQbxLcMTZxQ

Methshot
Methshot

@JunkTop
I would be much more comfortable with a 'spinoff' or something mostly new taking elements of the style.

Fuck, I just want them to take risks with their style and not be afraid to 'go big' with it in general.
But a remake?
This makes me uncomfortable.
I don't want to bet against them because I'll hope beyond hope that it will be great.
That those behind this are truly visionary and that it will somehow be even better.
Though nostalgia being what it is?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@w8t4u
This was after they premiered I think the second eva movie at ax, I was in that panel and remember this.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@RavySnake

I can't tell if I wanna swing the bat or not.

Fuck it. More Pillows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQev2-Is5Zw

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Methshot
Thing is if they bought FLCL they can't be visionaries. Otherwise they'd just make their own shit and let it be similar to FLCL. Worst case scenario, they see FLCL as a cash cow and are intent on milking it. Best case scenario? They have some creative ideas that they want to use but want to have the FLCL name attached to it to keep whatever losses those creative risks may incur. Still, overtly cautious attitudes towards your own work in the best case is not a good thing.

girlDog
girlDog

I think we can all agree though, that if it doesn't have The Pillows or another truly great band, it's going to be shit.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

IG trying to cash in on a 15 year old anime by remaking it
Gainax so dirt poor they have to sell their rights to one of their better known anime

What a couple of sorry studios

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@girlDog
Some of the best scenes in FLCL are practically defined by the song choice for them. Its going to be hard to replicate that no matter what.

girlDog
girlDog

@girlDog
Absolutely

Methnerd
Methnerd

@AwesomeTucker

Agreed. I think this one of those 'better left alone' moments.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@girlDog
The new soundtrack will be provided by Beat Crusaders

WebTool
WebTool

@CodeBuns

Beat Crusaders

They're alright. I'd like some Blue Hearts, or Guitar Wolf.

idontknow
idontknow

@CodeBuns
The new soundtrack will be provided by Man with a Mission

Lunatick
Lunatick

@girlDog
I think we can all agree that if it has CGshit instead of beautiful, creative and lively hand drawn animation, that it'll be shit.

farquit
farquit

@PackManBrainlure
Production I.G is more successful than ever meanwhile Gainax is basically dead and everybody notable went to Gonzo and later Trigger and Khara. Maybe IG is the new Gainax?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Nojokur
She was in an anime JUST LAST SEASON you dipshit. She still does lots of work.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Lunatick

Amen.

If they said they wanted to do a remaster, I'd be cool, but the idea of a full on remake has me stomping the motherfucking brakes.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@idontknow
If the singer for bloodthirsty butchers hadn't died, I would say they'd be a great replacement if the Pillows didn't want in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1AJb5XD9pA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpZTriALinU

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@farquit
What are some of IG's recent originals that sold well/were received well? Psycho Pass is the only one that immediately springs to mind before Tatsunoko and the new writer fucked up S2

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@farquit
No. Production I.G. does all sorts of shit with highly variable levels of quality. Sure, there's a few gems in there, but there's also a ton random garbage as well. Also, a lot of the stuff they've worked on they only did animation work for, and didn't really do much on the creative end.
Gainax pretty much always controlled their works creatively (with a few exceptions) and never worked on the amount of stuff Production I.G. does. The two really aren't comparable at all.

likme
likme

@Nude_Bikergirl

As far as I'm concerned, and I know this might just be the nostalgia talking, IG peaked with Stand Alone Complex.

Evilember
Evilember

@likme
I'm not even talking about they're best work. I'm talking about what the two companies work on and how they operate. I mean, for fuck's sake, Production I.G. worked on a Pokemon movie and a Mass Effect adaptation. Gainax never did anything like that.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Evilember
they're
their
Fuck grammar.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Evilember

Production I.G. always likes to put more into R&D, though. So, naturally they shill harder to pay for their technology.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Why is everyone flipping their shit? If the remake sucks, it sucks. It's not like the remake sucking is going to somehow make the original FLCL worse or tainted or some other nonsense. There's no harm in a remake, other than the production company possibly losing money if the remake is bad enough that is makes people avoid it... So the only possible harm is to the ones doing it, what's the problem? They screw up and it's awful, they pay for it and the original FLCL stays amazing anyway. They do well and the remake is good, great for them and us.

So why freak the fuck out?

King_Martha
King_Martha

@likme
Yep. I stopped following IG after Real Drive.

Oh and Windy Tales > SAC, but you've probably never seen it, so i forgive you, provided you rectify this immediately.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@CouchChiller
That speaks heavily to the nature of both companies. Gainax was what you might call an "art studio" in the sense that their focus was on creating art. I.G. on the other hand is more like a studio for hire that occasionally does original works.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Skullbone
That feel when you realise your 40 and on an anime board

cum2soon
cum2soon

this thread
thinking Production I.G. is messing up
Its GAINAX that is going on a trip of no return to oblivion. If it isn't obvious at all, GAINAX is now cleaning shop, selling IPs and rights to however is interested before finally closing down

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Dreamworx
So why freak the fuck out?
We're not. This thread is a day old and only has 250 posts. Compared to when it was announced that LoGH was going to receive a revival (which resulted in a sticky no less) this is nothing.

However this point
It's not like the remake sucking is going to somehow make the original FLCL worse or tainted or some other nonsense.
Is complete bullshit. As much as people like to pretend otherwise, art does not exist in some sealed vacuum devoid of all context. What came before it, what happened during it's creation, and what came after it are all relevant and impactful. Eureka 7 is a good example. It's one of my favorite anime of all time, but AO is fucking vile. Unfortunately now, every time I rewatch E7, there's just that tiny little niggling in the back of my mind thinking about AO.

To use a more universal metaphor, imagine if the Mona Lisa, framed and singular as it is, was placed next to all manner of unsavory work like photographs of shit or drawings of penises (not the tasteful kind) or just random printouts of memes from 9gag. It doesn't effect the Mona Lisa as a work right? Well no, but it does alter your perception as a viewer and that is totally relevant to what happens when crappy remakes get produced. And so, the more someone likes the original, the more the sequel is going to blemish their perception and thinking of it, and that's not a good thing at all, it completely betrays the fanbase of the work.

Realistically speaking, a remake, sequel, or spiritual successor will more likely be piss poor than actually good. That is just statistics and track records speaking. It's not even considering how good something has to be to touch the original.

So sorry if Sheeky Forums doesn't just look at it and goes "eh what's the harm?" because it's obvious that it can only do more harm than good.

I know you're trying to sound level headed and reasonable and all, but you can suck a dick faggot.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Stark_Naked
And let's not forget that all discussion of said art is going to be tainted by people that have no appreciate for the original, and may go so far as to praise CG that kills the animation style and soul (there are CG shills here, remember) or a Sawano soundtrack that ruins the mood of the important and pivotal scenes. As much as you want to pretend that it's unaffected, everything from sequels and spin-offs to discussion of something will affect your perception and memories of it.

TechHater
TechHater

Sorry for asking, but does anyone know where I can download the full collection of The Pillow's albums and such?

I can't find them anywhere on hikarinoakariost.info, which is where I usually find music for japanese bands, except for these guys and a lot of other different J-Rock bands. Plus, I can't really find a full collection of them on any public trackers.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@TechHater
Best bet is to find a list of their works and go browsing soulseek

JunkTop
JunkTop

i have the weirdest boner rn

anyone knows where to get flcl manga in Japanese and/ or Spanish edition?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I'm just glad that this will spawn new doujinshi soon. Have you seen the epic low quality that are on exhentai, my dick will be ready.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

FLCL is my second favorite series of all time, I am very doubtful that this won't be shit in comparison

Ninamori a best

Playboyize
Playboyize

@TechHater
I've had the same problem before. I still do.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Poker_Star
Goddammit ;_;

5mileys
5mileys

@TechHater
I recall there used to be a torrent on pirate bay up until their 2008 album but I don't know if it's still there. I've just been keeping up with whatever new one they put out with DDL site links.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@TechHater
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2349294
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2417161
http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5027783

The rest is probably on ratiofags' closed trackers or in Share/PD.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

I'm glad it went to Production I G. They are the ones who animated it after all.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@hairygrape
Wow, thanks so much. You're pretty awesome, user.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

IS THIS REAL LIFE

Lunatick
Lunatick

@TechHater
https://mega.nz/#F!F1lmhAbD!Aezsylm9tiheHEKWOG3_Rg
Check /mu/'s archive next time

5mileys
5mileys

@RavySnake
itt: ann won't credit the fansubber who linked that

Techpill
Techpill

@RavySnake

Why

Nojokur
Nojokur

If there is new FLCL, it should be a Sports shounen about Naota's brother's baseball career in America.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Can't post images

mooooooooooooooooooooo.....

oh wait :_:

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Nojokur
NO WE NEED A STORY OF NAOTA TRYING TO GET LAID SO HE CAN OPEN AN N.O PORTAL STRONG ENOUGH TO ATTRACT HARUKO

iluvmen
iluvmen

I wonder how Uru in Blue will turn out, as it should be the last interesting project Gainax can give us.

idontknow
idontknow

This is going to hurt.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@RavySnake
No Tsurumaki

No buy

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

as long as there's a beach episode with haruko in a swimsuit I don't care if its shit

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@RavySnake
Why?

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Stupidasole
@TalkBomber
It's called Rebuild of Evangelion

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@RavySnake
This is the show where onee-san won, right?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@VisualMaster
Ninamori won

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@VisualMaster
Who ever won, the boy lost

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Fuzzy_Logic
the boy lost
No, the boy definitely won.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Booteefool
All he got to do was kiss the alien, his brothers gf fucked off out of town and maybe he got the worst girl little chick with purple hair but thats it
The one he loved went away

eGremlin
eGremlin

Can't post images
This is all Moot's fault, this never would of happened if he was still here.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Dreamworx
Melt-Banana
pls

King_Martha
King_Martha

Wait, Sheeky Forums was down because of this?
https://www.bamsoftware.com/hacks/deflate.html

Expect more fun on the Internet today.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@Flameblow
Ninamori
worst girl

Shit taste confirmed

poster_is_a_homosexual.jpg

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Boy_vs_Girl
That'd be so dope. Wouldn't be the first time, since they wrote that ED for Ninja Slayer as well.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Why is it that series has such a serious hold on all of us? Is it just that perfect? Can we all relate somehow? Or it just the fact that it has the most based OST of all time.

Methshot
Methshot

@Poker_Star
forgetting Advice
forgetting Come Down
forgetting Stalker and Stalker goes to Babylon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqIcrWKxoG0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K37U49ey3Bk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSAZ59hwoms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyIWON9ji7w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qveQHjojgk

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Poker_Star
@StrangeWizard
@Garbage Can Lid
@Sharpcharm
@Sir_Gallonhead
@RavySnake
@Methshot

All of you forgetting Patricia and Funny Bunny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-TowwYHnmk

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Dreamworx
andymori

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Gigastrength
Just a reminder that this still isn't Youtube.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Poker_Star
@StrangeWizard
@Garbage Can Lid
@Sharpcharm
@Sir_Gallonhead
@RavySnake
@Methshot
@Gigastrength

At this rate you're just going to end up posting the entire OST in youtube videos

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@BunnyJinx
You say it like it's a bad thing.

Booteefool
Booteefool

I would fuck the pillows

No hommo

Bidwell
Bidwell

@BunnyJinx
I think we did. What songs are we still missing?

DeathDog
DeathDog

@BunnyJinx

Like you can ever have enough Pillows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UqEl5tsrPw

happy_sad
happy_sad

When is Trigger announcing Imaishi's next original anime? Known facts:

Director: Imaishi
set in a modernish setting
7 teenagers are the main characters, the two protagonists are a guy with short blackgreen hair and a girl with wild short blond hair

Rumors
Written by Urobuchi
Character designs by Shirow Miwa or redjuice or huke

StonedTime
StonedTime

Let's look at it this way. Dbz fags for years,had been wanting a true continuation to Z because they disliked GT. Z,to them was great,and then came along super which hyped them all up. But as of right now,super is really shit. Now look at flcl,no one is asking for a remake,a stretched out one at that. If the original was able to get its point across in so few episodes,this remake will only drag things out. It's only going to be milked since it's so popular,just like super is only there to milk dbz

massdebater
massdebater

@happy_sad
wild short blond hair
It's time.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@RavySnake
I don't know what's worse - how bad this will be, or that it'll still be the best OVA in years.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@WebTool
Abenobashi doesn't need a remake either
It does for failing to realize its full potential.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@happy_sad
Written by Urobuchi
Lord help us

hairygrape
hairygrape

@StonedTime
because they disliked GT

I forgot how true this is after the moaning that came from DBS episode 5

hurrr GT was better

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@happy_sad
No.

Urobutcher needs to do Saya no Uta OVA, what the fuck is he doing there?

Why FLCL?

Why?

Snarelure
Snarelure

Why you gotta be so pessimistic Sheeky Forums? FLCL is probably my favorite anime ever and I'm glad it's getting something new. Sure it'll probably suck, and if it does the original will still be great, but if it doesn't suck then that just means more good stuff for me. Worst case scenario I watch it and it wastes however much time I watch it for and life goes on, best case scenario it turns out really good.

Why be upset at the potential for more good stuff?

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Snarelure
That is the matter, the good stuff is there already, those guys should be doing more good stuff instead of shitting up the good stuff that is there already.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Booteefool
But it won't hurt the original in anyway. You're limiting yourself by saying the good stuff is already here. There's always potential for more good stuff.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@PackManBrainlure
You need to lurk Sheeky Forums for 6 months before posting.

Reported for newfag.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Spazyfool
I'm sorry you feel that way. I hope it turns out really good and that you adopt a more optimistic view of life.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@TreeEater
MOOOOOOOOOOODS

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Snarelure
FLCL is probably my favorite anime ever and I'm glad it's getting something new

All I can say is that you can't possibly be that fond of it considering how eager you are to watch Gainax string the corpse up like a marionette and make it dance.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Stupidasole
See @PackManBrainlure
Nothing will be hurt by the remake. The original will not get worse.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

>>130351494
I'd eat a whole plate of shit just because it's on the table.
Interesting, why's that?

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Stupidasole
Don't argue with him, he'd eat a whole plate of shit just because it's on the table.

TechHater
TechHater

@hairygrape
OT
I liked most of GT more than most of DBZ. Only good part of DBZ is Namek

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Stupidasole
If the new product is shit there will always be the original to watch back.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@RavySnake
Here we go.
Why does everything have to be ruined.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@SniperWish
@SomethingNew
Except for, you know, its reputation?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I've said this before and I'll say it again.

FLCL remake could be great. Almost the whole point of the original was that animators and directors could do their own style without any restrictions of regular anime production. It's like an animator playground similar to Abenobashi or Space Dandy.

If I.G keep that tradition up with this remake, then the result will at the very least be an interesting reference point for the industry and how things have changed in 10 years, the same way how Diebuster was to Gunbuster.

Also, as a project it should be the kind that should attract a lot of talented people.

The only way they can fuck this up is if they don't get any talented people to work on this, or if they try to make it visually consistent.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Snarelure
Spoken for the truth.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Tsurumaki was hinting about it all along.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Gigastrength
It's like an animator playground similar to Abenobashi or Space Dandy

Yes, and we all remember what masterpieces they were.

Face it, Anon- FLCL was a lighting-in-a-bottle deal, just like every other Gainax show worth damn. When people try to add on to them, we get shit like Diebuster and the Rebuild movies.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@MPmaster
Who cares?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@CouchChiller
What? That had nothing to do with FLCL. That's Imaishi's new original anime.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@happy_sad
Confirmed to have plenty of kungfu fighting.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Production I.G remaking FLCL
Somehow bad

Am I missing something here or?...

Not saying I exactly approve it either, let things be. I mean, look what the fuck happened to Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball.

But what did they exactly do to gain THIS much disapproval?

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Soft_member
Am I missing something here or?...
Yes, the part where you make bullshit comparisons and ignore the discussions in the thread.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Lord_Tryzalot
Yes, and we all remember what masterpieces they were.
And neither was FLCL. FLCL is good, but it's not some god-tier show. It's good because it's entertaining to look at. I look at all the styles and all the explosive scenes and different animators and think "wow this is cool!". That's the appeal of FLCL. People like to think it's deep, but it's really not that deep, the story is fine but it's obviously not even the main point.

It was also the appeal of Abenobashi, though Abenobashi was more like a director/animation director playground. I looked at Imaishi's strangely contrasting-in-style episodes and though "hey this is cool, I don't care about the story but this is still pretty cool".

And again same applies to Space Dandy, except that Space Dandy lacked quite a lot of talent which was its biggest downfall, but whenever they had talented people working on an episode it really showed and kept me watching all the way to the end.

I don't think Diebuster and Rebuilds are comparable.
Diebuster is the 20th anniversary anime of Gainax, the whole piont of Diebuster was to showcase how the studio has progressed and where it is now. That's really fucking cool. I really liked Diebuster, partly because of that.
While Rebuilds is just Anno trying to be relevant.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Bidwell
I won't forgive you for forgetting one of the best songs in the show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtDhGuEGgyc

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Lord_Tryzalot
Agreed.

@BlogWobbles
Then do something new instead. That way they have a clean slate to play with. Sequels and remakes are like the absolute opposite of people getting to be creative with things.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Skullbone

Fuck, man, don't wanna start a fight, I'm not exactly on top of anime 24/7. I just thought P.I.G did something recent that made the fans sour for some reason which is why I asked.

5mileys
5mileys

@Soft_member
Because FLCL not by the specific Gainax team of 2000 will be shit. IG did nothing for FLCL other than animation, all the creative staff was Gainax. Hiramatsu, Tsurumaki and Masayuki are all at Khara, Imaishi, Ogura and Otsuka are at Trigger. Why would you want FLCL by IG?

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Crazy_Nice
Reasons FLCL was so good:
Kazuya Tsurumaki
Tadashi Hiramatsu
Masayuki
Hiroyuki Imaishi
Nobutoshi Oogura
Masahiko Otsuka
Yoh Yoshinari
None of these work at IG or have anything to do with IG.

Nojokur
Nojokur

I.G. are no better tha Gainax these days.

Psycho Pass was fucking garbage.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Harmless_Venom
Neither will I. I shall now go comet sudoku.

askme
askme

@Crazy_Nice
Which you can know by reading the thread instead of glossing over.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@5mileys
@JunkTop

Makes more sense now. Still, wouldn't there be a way for P.I.G to contact them and reach for them in case they're even slightly interested? For them to cut all ties with them and trying to remake something without their permission or supervision is just downright wrong. I mean, yeah, they animated the show back then, but if it wasn't for these people, the concept of FLCL wouldn't even exist.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@iluvmen
I don't think the remake will even happen so don't worry about it.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Methnerd
Sequels and remakes are like the absolute opposite of people getting to be creative with things.
Generally I would agree but I think FLCL is the exact opposite case, due to the nature of the first one.
Like I said before, FLCL 2 could serve as a nice reference point, like Diebuster did (granted, with Diebuster there was a larger gap and greater technological advancement between Diebuster and Gunbuster so the difference was more apparent)

@JunkTop
Freelancing is extremely common and there's even a chance that Tsurumaki is done with the Rebuilds before the production for FLCL 2 starts. Not to mention the title "FLCL" alone will probably attract a lot of talented people.

Emberburn
Emberburn

people still not realizing that what made FLCL good was the staff it had and NOT the studio.
people thinking anyone from I.G. can redo that when I.G. has no in-house talent themselves
@lostmypassword
Tsurumaki is attached to Khara and won't leave same shit with Yoh and Imiashi with Trigger. Also FLCL was never really a big deal in Japan it was just something Gainax did for fun after EoE was finished and I'm pretty sure none of them would want to have any part in it.

Evilember
Evilember

@iluvmen
Yes, because getting all those people who have pretty much been going their own paths since then, having their own responsibilities, to come back to do some old project is an easy thing to coordinate.

cut all ties with them and trying to remake something without their permission or supervision is just downright wrong
What the fuck are you on about? There's no 'cutting ties'. That's not how it works.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Meanwhile, possible prequel or remake of FLCL made by I. G. with help from Trigger...

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@lostmypassword
You're just talking out your ass now.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Emberburn
Also FLCL was never really a big deal in Japan
This. People need to get this right into their head. It's one of those things that happened to be bigger overseas. Thinking that they'll somehow bring back the old team is silly.

@lostmypassword
serve as a nice reference point
That's just bullshit. Diebuster comparison even more so as per the above point.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@BlogWobbles
the whole piont of Diebuster was to showcase how the studio has progressed and where it is now
progressed

massdebater
massdebater

remake
For what fucking purpose?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Ignoramus
Diebuster comparison even more so as per the above point

Nojokur
Nojokur

@BlogWobbles
see @Crazy_Nice
That's all you need to know.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Need_TLC

Ever notice how, no matter what Diebusterfags try to reframe it as, it's still a miserable failure?

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Lord_Tryzalot
Abenobashi actually was a masterpiece.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Crazy_Nice
You're just talking out your ass now.
How so?

@Emberburn
working at a studio has never stopped people from doing the occasional freelance work. For example, while being under Trigger, Yoh Yoshinari did Key animation for Parasyte. Similarly Sushio did animation directing for Khara's animator expo.

Also FLCL was never really a big deal in Japan
There are many things that never blew up popularity wise, but were still widely respected by industry people.

@Ignoramus
Diebuster comparison even more so as per the above point.
What? Diebuster is literally a reference point. You look at Gunbuster and think "this is Gainax in 1980's", you look at Diebuster and think "this is Gainax in 2000's"

@Need_TLC
Replace it with "changed" then, if it bothers you. I used "progressed" because there is literal production progress between Gunbuster and Diebuster.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@w8t4u
Just let it go, user. Stop letting your nostalgia cloud you and have you keep holding on to things from the past.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@BlogWobbles
I don't understand, so it must be really shallow.

TechHater
TechHater

@BunnyJinx
It's a fucking coming of age story. Sure, it's deep in the sense that there's more to it than what it directly tells you, but it's not deep in the sense that it's hard to understand.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@w8t4u
Key animation is different from episode director retard also both Khara and Trigger collaborated in the Expo, Imiashi directed one himself for the project. And guess what? None of those examples are are useful to support either of them going to I.G. to work on it.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

It will be full of CGI because ig loves that shit

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Ignoramus
No, those examples shows there's even less reason to go back to IG when they get to mess around with the Expo (assuming you're that fag who keeps going on about muh animator playground).

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Ignoramus
But AD is quite similar to ED, though, in terms of work load. Sushio did character design and animation directing for I can Friday by day, and Trigger had nothing to do with that.

Yes, if the people are busy with their own productions, like Imaishi with his anime original which might overlap with FLCL2, then of course they can't do freelancing, but being employed by a studio does not mean that you can't do work for other studios.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@TechHater
but it's not deep in the sense that it's hard to understand.
I think you'll find that across media the core themes are almost never difficult to understand. You wan't core themes to be easy to understand because if they aren't, it probably means that you fucked up in conveying them.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@viagrandad
have YOU read the manga? If anything there was more story to the manga, you got to see the backstory of Naota's grandfather for example.

I still preferred the anime though. FLCL was good because it was about "show" not "tell".

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@GoogleCat
it doesn't need a remake, what the actual shit?

The reason is _Greed_ from merchandise and license selling. FLCL also has a great Fooly Cooly name suitable for marketing.

It's not about the need to tell a story because it has already been told. So that is why it's a remake/reboot instead of a sequel. A remake is easy since the material is already there. That makes it cheaper. A sequel is ultra-hard because it would have to have better and all new storywriting than the already excellent original. That costs money which means profits are less.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Who can I blame for this?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@RumChicken
The big thing to take away from this is that Gainax is willing to release properties created by people no longer with the company.

There were lots of people in Sheeky Forums cheering at Gainax's demise as people left the company. Well, all that means is that when Gainax falls on hard times, it will have to sell off its properties. When new owners get a property, they want to create a remake in order to cash in on the good feelings of that property. They don't have the original sentimentality that Gainax had.

Gainax has made a new anime studio in the Fukushima prefecture. It takes over multiple floors of a two-story former junior high school so it is physically large as a studio goes. There is a first floor anime museum too. Certainly the rent is cheaper than in Tokyo and Fukushima probably gave them tax breaks to move there too.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/recovery/AJ201503290027

Gainax had been hiring for the museum too:
http://www.gainax.co.jp/wp/archives/post-4733/

The museum houses exhibits on the anime production process, as well as original drawings, and hopes to draw in 30,000 visitors a year. It was built on the site of the former Sakura Junior High School, which closed due to low enrollment. I wonder why school enrollment is so low in Fukushima prefecture? Hmmm. Comparison: In pre-2011 Japan, approx 1 to 2 children out of 12 million get thyroid cancer per year. In Fukushima prefecture alone, there are already 12 diagnosed cases out of 15 cases with thyroid nodules in just two years (as of june 2013 news article)
http://www.kahoku.co.jp/news/2013/06/2013060401002544.htm

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@PackManBrainlure
They weren't similar at all. You must be stupid.

Evilember
Evilember

@Gigastrength
That image looks pretty depressing.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@5mileys
10/10 bait

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

The only way I'd be OK with new FLCL is if they collaborate with Khara on it, since that's where most of the Gainax people who worked on FLCL went to after the original FLCL.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@RavySnake
acquired the rights
How often does this happen?

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