FLCL Alternative Trailer Shows Premiere Date, New Characters

FLCL Alternative Trailer Shows Premiere Date, New Characters

Adult Swim has released a trailer for FLCL Alternative, the second of two new FLCL seasons airing this year. The first season of the fan-favorite anime aired from 2000 to 2001, while the first sequel series, Progressive, premiered in June. Though Adult Swim aired the first episode of Alternative on April Fools' Day, it will officially premiere on September 8.

The English-dubbed trailer, which you can watch above, shows off this season's protagonists as well as returning character Haruko. Alternative stars a different group of teenagers than either the original FLCL or Progressive; this time, it's 17-year-old Kana who meets the mysterious Haruko. Judging by the trailer and everything we know about FLCL, this season will also involve the struggles of puberty as well as some mecha action.

Both Progressive and Alternative are set years after the events of the first series. Adult Swim airs the English-dubbed episodes on TV; some episodes of Progressive are available on the Adult Swim website to stream, while you need a cable login to access the rest.

The first episode of FLCL Alternative airs on Saturday, September 8 at 11:30 PM ET. For more anime, be sure to check out our roundup of the best anime you can watch on Netflix and how Netflix anime creators define what counts as "anime."