Toonami, the Cartoon Network Saturday night anime action block, has released this announcement:
“Toonami is proud to announce an original co-prodution with legendary studio, Production I.G, “FLCL” seasons 2 and 3! That’s right, we are producing 12 new FLCL episodes to be split into two seasons, and serve as a sequel to the original classic, FLCL! Stay tuned for more info when we have it!”
Fooly Cooly is a noted cult anime series from the early 2000s. 6 episodes long, the series tells the story of Naota Nandaba, a 12 year boy who after he meets Ms. Haruko Haruhara (a bass playing Vespa riding mystery woman) becomes part of an insane story involving robots, space police, government cover ups, crazy family members, self referential humor, and other kinds of screwball lunacy as he continues to learn some real facts about becoming a mature being.
Over the last 2 decades, the show has become a staple of Toonami and Adult Swim’s programming. Fans of the series enjoy the chaotic animation, oddball humor, and the interesting coming of age story.
Sources have released the following information about the new seasons:
“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?”
Seasons 2 and 3 will each have six episodes and are set to air in 2017 & 18.
I’m really enjoy this series. While I felt that the original story was pretty complete in the show’s original run, I am not against more stories from this world. This is a series I wish I could create, from the art, writing, and nearly everything else that this show throws at its audience.