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Postby Markal » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:32 pm

If you have not watched it yet, I would recommend Aldnoah Zero. Lots of good giant mecha action combined with unorthodox combat approaches.
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Postby Stan » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:06 pm

I'm undergoing a nostalgia trip right now, watching many 2000s anime that I missed growing up (for whatever reason). Finished Ergo Proxy recently, it is so good. Best dark science fiction anime I've seen, highly recommended.
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Postby Joseki » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Is there any anime out there similar to FLCL? I just watched it for the first time and it was an amazing trip, what I really liked was Mamimi's character and her romantic undertone (the bridge scene made me fall in love with the anime) and the OST that was a mix of Nirvana/Oasis/Blur/J-Pop.
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Postby pwhodges » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:17 am

Nothing is like FLCL! That's why I'm concerned that the follow-up that has been mentioned will be a complete flop, or at least, not a worthy successor. You won't get music quite like that, either, which is why I simply bought a couple of The Pillows' albums. Still, here's my suggestions of what to watch next:

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
The zaniness is more compartmentalised, and the energy levels aren't quite as high; but the protagonist makes the same journey, ending up learning that dreams aren't enough - he must grow up before he can realise them.

Michiko e Hatchin
A child falls in with a crazy chick on a scooter - sound familiar? Good energy levels and plenty of high-jinks ensue.

Gundam 0080; War in the Pocket
Eh? What's this doing here? Well, it's low-key, very much grounded, but it's another show in which the young protagonist learns that having dreams isn't enough in the real world.

Gurren Lagann
Wild? Yes. Energetic? Yes. But a very different show none the less. We follow the protagonist from childhood through adulthood to retirement, and on the way he experiences death, betrayal and loss. The theme is that you can overcome all difficulties if you put yourself to it.

OK, so none of them are really like Fooly Cooly - but they're all good shows, so just watch them anyway.
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Postby robersora » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:10 am

I want to add the newly released Dragon Dentist. While the story, plot and characters are much are nowhere as fascinating as FLCLs, and the animation is not nearly as experimental, it overall feels a lot like FLCL.
Also, Diebuster is the closest thing to FLCL that was ever released, imho. But you might wanna watch Gunbuster beforehand.
And as pwhodges said, the amazing, unique OST by the Pillows, sadly is a FLCL original.
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Postby Joseki » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:27 am

I already saw the Gainax classic, so Gurren Lagann, Gunbuster and Diebuster and they were kinda similar but not so much, I'll try the others. ^_^
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Postby A.T. Fish » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 am

I'd say the closest thing to FLCL released in recent years was Kyousougiga. The OST is great and you will find some simarities with FLCL there, not to mention the hyperkinetic action sequences. Kyousougiga is still its own thing though, much like FLCL. I highly recommend it.

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Postby pwhodges » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:13 pm

I second that as a recommendation, though I don't see much similarity with FLCL myself. Don't bother with the ONAs, nor with episode 0, as these are an almost incomprehensible precis of the story, issued before the full series was animated.
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Postby robersora » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:43 pm

Kyousogiga is very much inspired by FLCL, but it doesn't feel like it. While FLCL is visually loaded, the story is simple. Kyousogiga on the othe hand, is visually even more ambitious, which makes it tiring to watch - but then there's also the problem, that the story is complicated and the subtitles available online fail to make a sensible translation.
But it's still a good show - but a little bit of restraint might have kept it more entertaining in the traditional sense.
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Postby FrDougal9000 » Mon May 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Yo, I've been on the lookout for anime shorts or single episode OVAs lately. I checked out the Japan Animator Expo shorts a couple of weeks back (and I may do a post about my favourite shorts on that project's thread), and I'd like to check out more shorts in general. If any of y'all could throw a suggestion or five my way, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!

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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue May 23, 2017 11:30 am

Off the top of my head, Pale Cocoon and Hoshi no Koe as stand-alone and less than movie length.
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