Turner Broadcasting’s Adult Swim have answered many anime fans’ wishes by announcing that an official sequel to the hit series FLCL (Fooly Cooly) will be arriving on the channel’s Toonami block in late 2017 or early 2018. Adult Swim is teaming up with Japanese studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) for two new six-episode seasons that will continue FLCL’s manic tale, which began to unfold in 2000.
Back for the new season is FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serving as supervisor with director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass) and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion). Also joining this season is writer Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).
The fresh adventures pick up many years after 12-year-old Naota and the woman who changes his life forever, Haruhara Haruko, first crosses paths. Meanwhile, the war between the Medical Mechanica and the Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who doesn’t expect much from her average life — until anew teacher named Haruko arrives, shortly followed by the attacking Medical Mechanica. It is then that Hidomi discovers a secret within hre that could save everyone, but that only Haruko can unlock.
…But why did Haruko return to Earth? What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 that she left with Naota? And where did the human-type robot Canti go? Fans will have to wait until FLCL returns to airwaves to find out.