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FLCL Sequel Details Emerge, Coming in 2018

One of the most surprising announcements of recent years was that FLCL (AKA Fooly Cooly) would be getting a sequel. We'd heard nothing since then, but details were set to be revealed at Production IG's Anime Expo Panel.  Now that panel has taken place, and those details are here.

We already knew that the deal had been struck for two seasons. Now we know that they will air on Adult Swim's Toonami as FLCL 2 and FLCL 3 in 2018. Each season will be six episodes and will air with a break in between. After the panel, it was revealed that they will be screening as two movies in Japan.  The two seasons/movies will apparently have completely separate stories.

Original director Kazuya Tsurumaki is returning as series supervisor, while Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho Pass) will be serving as chief director. The screenplay is being penned by newcomer Hideto Iwai. Original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto will be returning, as will rock band The Pillows, who will be providing music for the new seasons.

The official synopsis from Adult Swim:

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?

You can check out the first trailer below!