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Praise Atomsk: New episodes of FLCL are incoming

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Thanks, Toonami

If you're an anime fan of a certain age, you're probably going to find this news quite exciting (or perhaps terrifying): New episodes of FLCL are on the way! 

For the uninitiated, FLCL (aka Fooly Cooly) was a Gainax/Production I.G. OVA series that made the rounds in the early 2000's, capturing the imaginations of youngsters by its visual flair and the pairing of a occasionally poignant tale of growing up with action-packed battles featuring TV-headed robots and Vespa-riding ladies that use guitars as weapons. And all of it was backed by alt-rock group The Pillows. 

Now twelve more episodes are planned, to be split into two new seasons and released in 2017 by Cartoon Network's Adult Swim division in cooperation with Production I.G.. Not much else is known about the production, but tweets from Toonami Creative Director Jason DeMarco revealed that FLCL's director/co-writer Kazuya Tsurumaki and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (who also co-founded Gainax) are on board. Adult Swim are also aiming to involve the original voice cast and The Pillows.

While I'm still not convinced FLCL really needed a sequel, I'm inclined to withhold judgment until more is known, and more importantly, shown. And if nothing else, the news should spark some new interest in the original, which really is one of the coolest anime around even fifteen-odd years later, so at least, there's that.


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