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FLCL Renewed For Second Season, 16 Years Later


Well, that took a while, but I’m glad they finally came to a decision — it was on the bubble for so long.

Yes, of all the things you never thought could continue….the hyperfrenetic, crazy, mad, insane OVA known as Fooly Cooly, or FLCL for short, will get a second season twice as long as the first. Or two more seasons six episodes long, depending on how you look at it. Toonami and Production IG have entered an agreement to pay for and produce the new season, which will air in two six-episode pieces on the anime block in late 2017 and early 2018.

According to Toonami’s Jason DeMarco, the current plan is to get the entire original English voice cast back, if possible. Here is the official description, courtesy of Adult Swim and Anime News Network:

In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day when a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock.

But why did Haruko return to Earth? What happened to her Rickenbacker 4001 she left with Naota? And where did the human-type robot ‘Canti’ go?

Toonami has produced original content before — its first was IGPX, another co-production with Production IG, and before that they ordered a second season of Big O on their own dime. More recently it was announced they would be creating a new season of Samurai Jack, with Genndy Tartakovsky himself returning to direct.

This news was brought to our attention by TZ forum user Lord Dalek.