FLCL Season 2 & 3 Visual & Trailer Revealed

During the Adult Swim panel at the Anime Expo 2017, animation studio Production I.G. and the network revealed the first new visual and trailer for the upcoming 2nd and 3rd seasons of the FLCL anime. The new seasons are set to premiere in 2018.


The first trailer for the two seasons was revealed at the panel, which previews the new look for the anime and a new character and also previews new music from the Pillows, spiky seed:

Here is the Japanese version of the trailer, which differs slightly:

The Pillows (Moonlight Mile, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad) will be back to perform the music and Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass Chief Director) was also revealed to be anime’s chief director.

Seasons 2 and 3 of FLCL will be produced by Toonami and Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell), who animated the original series alongside Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Medaka Box). Production I.G. themselves acquired the rights of the anime in late 2015.

The two new seasons will be a split cour series consisting of 12 episodes, with 6 episodes airing in one season before taking a season break and airing the last 6 episodes in the season after. In Japan, however, the anime will be released in a theatrical format as two films.

Here is the synopsis for the upcoming season:

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?

The main staff of the two seasons have different people producing the anime:


  • Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass Chief Director)
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Evangelion Rebuild)
  • Directors: Kazuto Arai (HackaDoll the Animation and Re:CREATORS Episode Director), Toshihisa Kaiya (Usagi Drop and Haikyuu!! Animation Director), Yuki Ogawa (Ooyasan wa Shishunki! ), Yoshihide Ibata (Attack on Titan: Junior High, Pikaia!!), Kei Suezawa (Kill la Kill and Flip Flappers Key Animator), and Hiroshi Ikehata (Robot Girls Z, Sore ga Seiyuu!)
  • Scriptwriter: Hideto Iwai (Debut Role)
  • Original Character Designer: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wolf Children)
  • Anime Character Designer: Chikashi Kubota (One-Punch Man, Robotics;Notes)
  • Mechanical Designer: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Gurren Lagann and The Wind Rises Key Animator)
  • Animation Production: Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell)


  • Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumaki
  • Directors: Yutaka Uemura (Punch Line, Youjo Senki), Kiyotaka Suzuki (Psycho-Pass Season 2, Infini-T Force)
  • Scriptwriter: Hideto Iwai
  • Original Character Designer: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Wolf Children)
  • Anime Character Design: Yuuichi Takahashi (Comet Lucifer, Gatchaman Crowds)
  • Mechanical Designer: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Animation Production: Production I.G., Nut (Youjo Senki), Revoroot (Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS)

FLCL is an original anime series produced by Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Medaka Box) and Production I.G. (Psycho-Pass, Ghost in the Shell) and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki (Evangelion Rebuild, Gunbuster). The series consisted of 6 OVAs that were released from April 2000 till March 2001. The anime was placed third for Best Animation Film at the 2003 Fantasia Festival. The series also debuted on North American TV on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim in 2013 under their Toonami block, where it received a lot of attention and praise. A light novel and manga adaptation of the series was also produced alongside the anime.

Here is the synopsis of the original series:

Naota is a normal Japanese 6th grade boy (although a little cynical), but when his older brother leaves for America to play baseball, his brother leaves his homeless 17-year-old girlfriend Mamimi behind. Mamimi is sending mixed signals and advances to Naota, and he doesn’t know what to do about her. But to make matters worse, Naota’s world is totally turned upside down when he is run over by a woman on a Vespa. During their first encounter, she hits him over the head with her bass guitar, which then causes a horn to grow out of his forehead. She calls herself “Haruko” and her presence changes Naota’s life to even further insanity.


A total of 12 new episodes are being produced for FLCL. Season 2 and Season 3 of the anime is currently scheduled to air 2018 as a split cour series, and in Japan as two theatrical films. Further details about the new series will be revealed at a later date.

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