FLCL Season 2 Release Date: Thank The Adult Swim Toonami Gods

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FLCL promotional image. (c) Production IG

Out of seemingly nowhere, the official Facebook page for Adult Swim’s famous Toonami programming block has announced FLCL Season 2 -- and Season 3. Adult Swim will be partnering with Production I.G. to co-produce the 12 new sequel episodes of FLCL (aka “Fooly Cooly”) that will be split into two seasons.

Adult Swim describes the story of the new FLCL seasons as follows:

“In the new season of FLCL , many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day when a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock.

But why did Haruko return to Earth? What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 she left with Naota? And where did the human-type robot ‘Canti’ go?”

Production I.G. did announce last August that it had acquired the rights to the FLCL anime from its production partner Gainax , teasing a remake of some kind. Synch-Point and later Funimation were responsible for the North American release. The plot of the original 2000-2001 FLCL is described as follows:

“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 new seasons of FLCL will air from late 2017 to early 2018 on the Toonami programming block. Will you be watching the new FLCL? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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