Why don't they make animation like this nowadays ? It's way better than all this HD stuff released in this time.
Also , would you watch something with an art outdated ?
The modern equivalent to this (high-budget OVA anime) was Little Witch Academia, and I thought LWA looked nicer, myself.
Surely you don't think that FLCL's production quality was representative of anime from that time period...
The closest thing now would be Space Dandy i.e. chief staff letting the animators loose.
LWA had better animation, but the art direction on FLCL was way better.
And Tsurumaki is a better director than Yoshinari.
Well he did train under Anno. LWA seemed like it was more of an animation showcase than anything else anyway.