Adult Swim introduced on Thursday that it has ordered two new seasons of the FLCL anime titled FLCL: Grunge and FLCL: Shoegaze, in addition to the brand new anime sequence Housing Complex C in honor of the twenty fifth anniversary of the Toonami programming block. Adult Swim streamed a primary look video for FLCL: Grunge, which options the unique anime’s ending theme tune “Ride on Shooting Star” by The Pillows.
Hitoshi Takekiyo is directing FLCL: Grunge (pictured middle above) at MontBlanc Pictures. The season will premiere in 2023.
Yutaka Uemura (FLCL Alternative) is directing FLCL: Shoegaze (pictured left above) at Production I.G and NUT. Both anime are at present in manufacturing.
Jason DeMarco, artistic director of Toonami and senior vp of motion and anime for WarnerMedia, is the chief producer and Production I.G. USA‘s Maki Terashima-Furuta (FLCL Alternative, Fena: Pirate Princess) is the producer for each seasons in addition to Housing Complex C.
Housing Complex C (pictured above proper) will premiere later this 12 months.
Adult Swim describes the story:
Housing Complex C facilities on Kimi, who lives in a small, low-cost housing advanced situated within the seaside city of Kurosaki the place hassle appears to comply with her wherever she goes, and horrific incidents start to happen. Is an historic evil stalking the residents of Housing Complex C?
Yūji Nara is directing the sequence at Ogikubo-based animation studio Akatsuki, which labored on a Gucci advert that includes an animated model of Miley Cyrus. amphibian is credited for the unique idea.
The unique FLCL OVA obtained two sequels, FLCL Alternative and FLCL Progressive in 2018. FLCL Progressive‘s English-dubbed model premiered on Adult Swim‘s Toonami block in June 2018. The English dub of FLCL Alternative debuted on Toonami in September 2018. Both anime debuted as theatrical screenings in Japan in September 2018, and a Blu-ray Disc field set with each anime shipped in Japan in October 2018.
The six-episode FLCL OVA shipped in Japan in 2000-2001. Synch-Point and later Funimation have launched the anime in North America. The anime aired on the Adult Swim block in 2003.
The unique anime was the primary directorial effort from Kazuya Tsurumaki, who served as assistant director on the Neon Genesis Evangelion tv anime and would go on to direct the brand new Evangelion movies. Production I.G famous that the dubbed variations of the anime have been widespread abroad, significantly in North America the place it ran on tv. Kadokawa Shoten‘s Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko novelized the story, and Kodansha‘s Monthly Magazine Z tailored the story into manga because the anime was being launched. It gained third place in Canada’s Fantasia Film Festival in 2003.
Sources: Email correspondence, Variety (Joe Otterson)