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Adult Swim Orders New Seasons of Hit Anime Series ‘FLCL’

‘Ghost in the Shell’ producer Production I.G creating two new six-episode seasons of popular anime series set to premiere on network’s Toonami block.

Adult Swim, a division of Turner, has announced an official sequel to FLCL (pronounced Fooly Cooly), a popular anime series. Created in 2000, FLCL told the tale of Naota, a 12-year-old boy who met a woman that would forever change his life. 16 years later, Adult Swim and legendary animation studio, Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell), are creating two new six-episode seasons to continue the tale, which will premiere in Adult Swim’s Toonami block. The new season of FLCL adds to Adult Swim’s ever expanding portfolio of original programming.

“The original FLCL is an anime classic and has been a fixture on Adult Swim since we first laid eyes on it,” commented Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director, Adult Swim On-Air. “I’m beyond thrilled to be able to produce a sequel with the original creators, for Toonami, where it belongs.”

FLCL series creator, Kazuya Tsurumaki, is returning for the new season and will serve as supervisor with director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass) and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion). Also joining this season is writer Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).

Established in 1987, Production I.G has produced a number of acclaimed feature films and TV shows. It has also partnered with Mamoru Oshii on all of his animated films since Patlabor: The Movie. The film earned an international admiration which led to the collaboration with Quentin Tarantino for the animation sequence in his hit, Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Production I.G is most known for the Ghost in the Shell franchise, and for the animated TV series Psycho-pass and Attack on Titan.

FLCL has become an anime classic over the years, yet it has remained vibrant,” said Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, co-founder, president and CEO of Production I.G. “This new season will capture the hearts of both longtime FLCL fans from around the world and new anime viewers.”

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.

The new season of the series, is set to premiere in late 2017/early 2018 on Adult Swim.

Source: Adult Swim