Get those Rickenbackers ready and gas up the Vespa, because this is totally happening.
Earlier today, the official FLCL Twitter account announced premiere windows for FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative.
FLCL: Progressive will hit Adult Swim’s Toonami block on June 2, at 11:30PM EDT & PDT. FLCL: Alternative, meanwhile, is slated for September.
Adult Swim started streaming an English trailer, which features Haruko (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) narrating, as tracks from The Pillows play in the background.
Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Gunbuster) is supervising the project, which features character designs by Chikashi Kubota (One-Punch Man, Corpse Princess). Hideto Iwai is writing the screenplay, and Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Space Dandy) is in charge of mechanical designs.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars) is credited as original Character Designer. Katsuyuki Motohiro is credited as Supervising Director.
The Pillows will score the titles’ soundtracks. Production I.G. is producing the animation.
That said, the two projects will feature different sets of directors. The list of directors for each project is as follows:
- Kazuto Arai
- Toshihisa Kaiya
- Yuki Ogawa
- Yoshihide Ibata
- Kei Suezawa
- Hiroshi Ikehata
- Yutaka Uemura
- Kiyotaka Suzuki
Adult Swim describes the title as:
FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.
Previous descriptions listed the two titles as follows:
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?
Source: Twitter (FLCL_USA)