FLCL (Fooly Cooly) was a cult anime series encompassing six 30-minute episodes that ran in Japan from 2000 to 2001 and centered around the exploits of Naota Nandaba, a precocious 12-year-old boy whose placid suburban life is forever upended by the sudden arrival of the punk-rock alien Haruko Haruhara.
This hip sci-fi fantasy mini-series first aired in the U.S. on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim on several occasions between 2003 and 2011, then again on the cable channel's late-night, anime-themed Toonami from October 2013 to January 2014.
A full-on FLCL revival will debut this summer within Adult Swim's eclectic Toonami programming block as a 12-episode co-production between Production I.G, Toho, and Adult Swim titled FLCL Progressive. A third season, FLCL Alternative, will premiere in September 2018.
Today at C2E2, SYFY WIRE's Karama Horne was joined by executive producer Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and producer Maki Terashima-Furuta from Production I.G., voice actor Kari Wahlgren (Haruko), , and Adult Swim's Jason Demarco, where they discussed the April Fool's surprise Season 3 drop of the first episode, the upcoming season of FLCL Progressive, and what fans of this crazy anime sensation can expect when it returns to the air in June.
Additional material by Jeff Spry.