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Anime Expo Schedule Lists Screening Trailer at 'FLCL 2 & 3 Panel' on July 2

posted on 2017-06-18 06:00 EDT

The schedule for the Anime Expo 2017 event is currently listing a "FLCL 2 & 3 Panel" on July 2 at 3:00 p.m. that has the description "Showing trailer, poster giveaway, production announcements, etc."

Adult Swim's Toonami block announced in March 2016 that it will co-produce 12 new episodes of FLCL with Production I.G. The 12 episodes will be a sequel to the 2000-2001 original video anime, and will be split into two seasons. The show is slated for late 2017 to early 2018.

Adult Swim describes the new seasons' story:

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?

Original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Japanese rock band The Pillows will be returning to work on the sequel series.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via Toonami Squad]


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