Whether you're high, tripping, drunk, or stone cold sober this will probably be the strangest, weirdest damned cartoon series you'll ever see. You could wake up after having a great night's sleep, after eating a highly nutritious breakfast, after enjoying a refreshing shower, and 5 cups of coffee into the day and this cartoon series will still make absolutely no fucking sense to you. Despite all of this, your eyes will probably be glued to your screen. The fact that both series/seasons have a pretty nice relaxing rock soundtrack doesn't hurt.
This is a Japanese anime series (With English dub audio) geared toward more mature audiences that has 2 seasons. I recommend watching the first season before venturing into the latest season.
The series is called FLCL. The first season is only 6 episodes, but I've got to say that it's one of the strangest, yet oddly engrossing things I've ever seen.
This cartoon has aliens, portals opening in kids' heads that shoot robots out of them, aliens that fight with gas-powered electic guitars, and more craziness than you can shake a stick at.
For some background information on the series:
Here's a link to stream the first season/series episodes:
The second season is a new reboot that is brand new, but is just as freaking weird and nonsensical as the first one. It's called FLCL Progressive.
Here's a link to the streaming episodes for FLCL Progressive (At least the ones that have already aired):
Check back every Saturday or Sunday for a new FLCL Progressive episode.
I first saw FLCL in the early 2000's when it appeared on Cartoon Network in a marathon run. I had no freaking clue what the hell I was watching, but I couldn't pull my eyes away. It was just so odd. None of it really made much sense. It really stuck with me all this time.
I recently learned that they did a new installment of the series and have watched it up to the latest episode (#5).
I figured that all of you oddballs here might enjoy tuning into this. Again: Do not expect much of this to make any damned sense. It does have a storyline of sorts, but it's mainly a piece of visual art designed to be viewed for the experience.
It's friendly enough to watch while high or a bit trippy, but will probably melt your mind if you see it sober.
This is the "plot" from the above Wikipedia link for season 1 and 2. NONE OF IT MAKES ANY SENSE.
The first season of FLCL is a coming-of-age story and revolves around Naota Nandaba, a 12-year-old, working-class boy living with his widowed father and grandfather. His life in the city of Mabase is interrupted by the arrival of a Vespa-riding maniac named Haruko Haruhara, who runs over Naota and revives him with him CPR before hitting him on the head with her blue vintage Rickenbacker 4001 left-handed electric bass guitar before proceeding to stalk him. Finding Haruko weaseling her way into his life as a live-in maid, Naota discovers that his head injury by her created an "N.O." portal, from which giant robots produced by a company known as Medical Mechanica emerge periodically. The first of these robots is hit on the head by Haruko and becomes a friendly service robot later named Canti, which ingests Naoto for Canti to assume the reddened form he first appeared as when fighting the robots sent after him.
While Haruko calms herself as an alien investigator from the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood as her presence places Naota and those around him in constant danger, she is later revealed by the Interstellar Immigration Bureau's Commander Amarao, whom she has a history, as an apathic seductress seeking a space-manipulating being called Atomsk who was partially contained within Canti and is gradually brought to Earth each time Naota is absorbed by the robot. But as Atomsk is held in Medical Mechanica's custody and Haruko ultimately places Earth under threat by the company eventually turns their factory stationed on the planet into a doomsday terraforming device, having Naota and Canti get absorbed by the doomsday device's Terminal Core. But Haruko's plan fails as Naoto ends up becoming Atomsk's host and then releases him into the universe after a brief battle that ends Medical Mechanica's attack on Earth, with Haruko leaving after Atomsk while Mabase returned to some normalcy.
In the second season of FLCL, FLCL Progressive, Haruko returns to Mabase years later after a failed attempt to contain Atomsk after she managed to finally absorb him. Placing herself as a middle school homeroom teacher, Haruko targets a 14-year-old girl named Hidomi Hibajiri through her classmate and eventual love interest Ko Ide. But Haruko finds opposition in both the headphones Hidomi wears and Julia Jinyu, a more stoic off-shoot of Haruko that splintered from her during her initial attempt to control Atomsk's power. But like before, eventually eating Julia to restore herself and using Ide to get to Hidomi, Haruko's actions cause conflict between Medical Mechanica and the Interstellar Immigration Bureau as the latter group were reverse-engineering Canti's technology to utilize the N.O. Channel's energies for their own use.