We are all excited to see the new FLCL trailer that is gonna be shown at the Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles. In a recent interview, it was said that:
“The original FLCL is an anime classic and has been a fixture on Adult Swim since we first laid eyes on it,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director, Adult Swim On-Air. “I’m beyond thrilled to be able to produce a sequel with the original creators, for Toonami, where it belongs.”
“FLCL has become an anime classic over the years, yet it has remained vibrant,” said Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, co-founder, president and CEO of Production I.G. “This new season will capture the hearts of both longtime FLCL fans from around the world and new anime viewers.”
This is a Twitter post by the @ToonamiSquad:
— Toonami Squad (@ToonamiSquad) June 17, 2017
What is FLCL?
FLCL (Japanese: Furi Kuri, pronounced in English as Fooly Cooly) is an original video animation (OVA) anime series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records. FLCL follows Naota Nandaba, a twelve-year-old boy living in the fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase, and his interactions with Haruko Haruhara, who arrives in the quiet suburb, drawn by the industrial townhouses and the Medical Mechanica building.
The six-episode series was released in Japan from April 2000 to March 2001. A manga and novel were also created at the time. It aired in the United States on Adult Swim in 2003 several times. It aired once again on the network’s Toonami block from October 26, 2013, to January 25, 2014. The series is also available via Hulu, iTunes, and on Funimation’s website.
Two new seasons totaling 12 episodes were announced on March 24, 2016, as a co-production between Production I.G and Adult Swim.
We can expect to see more news like this showing at the very last minute. We just heard about the Anime Expo 2017 having a great dance club inside. It was called the Neon District. We hope to hear more awesome anime news, for now, check back every day for new articles and news from The EXP Grind.