So Adult Swim kind of dropped a bombshell on their Facebook page last night. Everyone’s favorite late night T.V. channel will be producing 12 new episodes of FLCL, that will be spit into two seasons.
Let that sink in for a moment.
NEW FOOLY COOLY FOLKS!
Last year’s announcement of new episodes of Samurai Jack made it seem like anything was possible, this would not be the first time Adult Swim ordered new episodes of series (Big O season 2) but no one would have imagined this. What is FLCL? Is it an coming of age story? Is it a story about sticking to old Japanese traditions or exploring something new? Is is it punk rock or just as a strange love affair with European mopeds? above all else FLCL is awesome, a masterclass of animation that has a universal appeal.
Details are light, but Toonami did drop this is little summary of what these seasons have in store
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?