Toonami has already proven it’s all in when it comes to creating original anime series to help expand its roster, with Cartoon Network’s programming block looking to further bolster its library with a number of new series to come. come. With two new horror series in the works via Uzumaki and Junji Ito Housing Complex CAdult Swim dives back into a familiar series in two new sequel series to FLCL. At this year’s Anime Expo, Production IG, the company behind the two new series, revealed that the pillows will provide the pieces for the series’ return.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Pillows, they’re a Japanese rock band that’s been part of the Eastern music scene since the late 1980s. The Pillows also provided tracks for the original FLCL when it was originally created by Studio Gainax, which means the rock band definitely knows its way around this bizarre story that boasts some of the craziest moments in anime history. Sawao Yamanaka, the lead singer of The Pillows, said during the Production IG panel that the new tracks should focus on the new characters who will be debuting in both. FLCL Grunge and FLCL Shoegaze.
As it stands, there are still many questions regarding this wild series’ return to Toonami, though Production IG’s panel at Anime Expo gave fans a glimpse into the world of FLCL come back. FLCL: Grunge will follow three young adults who spend their first days in the office while FLCL: Shoegaze will take place a decade after the original series and will follow the story of a new boy and a new girl in the universe. Both Grunge and Shoegaze will be hosted by Production IG, with the latter being directed by Yutaka Uemura. Uemura was the director of Alternative FLCLso it will make a big comeback.
These two new series have yet to reveal when they will enter Cartoon Network’s programming block, though we imagine many anime fans wouldn’t mind Fooly Cooly’s return to the world.
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