More than 15 years after its original launch in Japan, two new seasons of arguably the craziest anime ever FLCL are coming to screens thanks to co-producers Adult Swim and Production IG. These new adventures bring together members of the original animation team as well as a new generation of creators. Fresh FLCL insanity begins Saturday, June 2 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT during the popular Toonami block.
“FLCL has always been a personal favorite of mine, and having the opportunity to work with Production IG on these new seasons has been a dream come true,” said Jason DeMarco, SVP/creative director for on-air at Adult Swim.
It all kicks off with FLCL: Progressive, tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.
The second new season, FLCL: Alternative, hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!
Returning to reprise her role as the enigmatic “Haruko” is talented voice actress Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, Teen Titans), and both seasons will feature original music from Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows.