By Tyler Trosper / July 4th, 2016
It’s finally confirmed: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and The Pillows will return for the new seasons of FLCL. The news comes straight from the FLCL 2 panel at Anime Expo yesterday. Vice president and producer at Production I.G., Maki Terashima-Furuta, attended the panel with the creator of FLCL, Kazuya Tsurumaki, and Haruko’s Japanese voice actress, Mayumi Shintani.
Just like in the original six episodes, Sadamoto will be handling the character designs while the band The Pillows will handle the soundtrack. In terms of new staff, Katsuyuki Motohiro, the chief director of the Psycho-Pass series, will supervise the new FLCL episodes.
Twelve new episodes, divided into two seasons, are expected to air on Toonami in late 2017 or early 2018.
A description was given for 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?
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