The long awaited return of “FLCL” has finally come to fruition now that the trailer for seasons 2 and 3 were revealed at Anime Expo this week. Announced during a panel with Production I.G.’s Maki Terashima-Furuta and Toonami’s Jason DeMarco, we have come to find out that each season will be six episodes that will come some time in 2018.
This was the first of many new details since last year’s announcement by Adult Swim the series would return. Fans in attendance also learned that the Japanese rock bad The Pillows would return for both new seasons with all new music. Additionally, staff from series such as “One-Punch Man,” “Mob Psycho 100,” “My Hero Academia,” “Naruto,” and other prestigious anime have been said to be working on FLCL 2 and 3.
Check out the tariler below, courtesy of IGN:
According to DeMarco, Season 2 will star a young girl named Hidomi who comes across a substitute teach who looks like Haruko, a quintessential character from the first season. Hidomi and her classmate, Ide, are then swept up in the conflict with Medical Mechanic and of course hijinks ensue. It has also been confirmed that Seasons 2 and 3 will be completely different stories. From previous details, this will be a direct continuation from the first season of the show that aired from 2000 to 2001.
The brief trailer for Seasons 2 and 3 provide a pretty solid look at the animation style the hits close to the original with a little more vibrant and cleaner look. Neon Genesis Evangelion character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is on board for the new seasons, which gives some context on the slight modern variations of the character models. Having no real plot reveal, it’s hard to say whether or not this fits into the same tone as the original, and only time will tell once we get closer to the premiere.
Check out the first official stills from FLCL Seasons 2 and 3 below:
Directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass) and overseen by the director of Season 1, Kazuya Tsurumaki, the upcoming seasons of “FLCL” will air dubbed on Adult Swim’s Toonami with a simulcast with subs on Adult Swim’s streaming outlet. Toho is expected to distribute the series in Japan.
Trailer courtesy of IGN