Hold onto your hormones, there are all-new episodes of FLCL on the way and I don’t think the world is ready for them. Back in 2000, the six-episode first (and only) season of FLCL introduced audiences to a guitar-swinging heroine battling against a massively powerful industrial corporation and the 12-year-old boy caught in the middle. Part coming-of-age story, part off-the-wall anime sensation, FLCL was as difficult to wrap your head around was it was to pronounce. Now, 12 new episodes, over the course of two new seasons, are on the way, and the first trailer from Adult Swim suggests we’re in for more of the same insanity.
More than 15 years since its original launch in Japan, Adult Swim and Production IG will premiere two new seasons of one of the most insane anime ever created, FLCL, starting on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Debuting on Adult Swim’s popular anime block Toonami, the new seasons bring together members of the original animation team with a whole new generation of creators. Returning to reprise her role as the enigmatic “Haruko” is talented voice actress Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, Teen Titans); both seasons will feature original music from Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows.
Check out the first trailer for the new seasons of FLCL:
FLCL Progressive – June
FLCL Alternative – September Watch Toonami Every Saturday from 10:30p-4:00a.
FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative are co-produced by Adult Swim and Production IG.
“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, senior vice president/creative director for on-air at Adult Swim.
Up first, 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.
Following FLCL: Progressive will be another new season, FLCL: Alternative, which 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!