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Thoughts about Toonami 2016 and Hopes for 2017

screenshot-12_31_2016-11_45_49-amWell, Toonami had a fairly decent year. Even with 3 1/2 hours, we still had a lot of good stuff (and Dimension W) come to the block. And a bunch of good stuff (and Akame ga Kill!) leave the block. But we’ve had a ton of good news, and I’m gonna go over everything that happened this year, and my thoughts about what each show has brought to the block.

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Thoughts to Myself About FLCL Seasons 2 and 3

FLCL[adult swim] announced that they are producing two 6-episode sequel series to FLCL along with Production I.G. This news comes less than eight months after Production I.G announced that they’ve acquired the rights to FLCL from Gainax, and planned to use those rights for possible ventures. Series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki will return as supervisor with Katsuyuki Motohiro (director of Psycho-Pass) as the director and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) as character designer, in addition to Hideto Iwai as the writer. It’s not mentioned whether or not The Pillows will return to compose music and if the original voice cast will reprise their roles, but it is the creators’ intention to bring as many possible back.

These new seasons of FLCL is set some years after the original and will follow a new character named Hidomi, a young teenage girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day, her school gets a new teacher who goes by “Haruko.” Around the same time, her hometown gets caught in between the galactic war between Medical Mechanica and Fraternity, and Hidomi unlocks a secret within, a secret known only to her that could save the world. But why has Haruko returned to Earth? And what happened to Canti? All these questions and more will be answered when FLCL Seasons 2 and 3 are expected to premiere between late 2017 and early 2018 on [adult swim]’s Toonami block.

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Toonami Lineup Changes: Double IGPX, FLCL, and Ghost in the Shell

Yesterday, the Toonami Tumblr gave a heads-up on some schedule changes for the next month. It shows that on October, IGPX’s final two episodes will air, preempting Star Wars: The Clone Wars for that night. Schedule is as follows:

12:00am Bleach
12:30am Naruto
1:00am One Piece
1:30am Soul Eater
2:00am Sword Art Online
2:30am IGPX (One Hour, Final Two Episodes)
3:30am Big O (Season 2 Final Episode)
4:00am Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
4:30am Cowboy Bebop (Final Episode)
5:00am InuYasha (One Hour)

The following night, Cowboy Bebop will take the time off after it’s run for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. In addition, FLCL will be airing where IGPX left off, and IGPX will take The Big O‘s place. That schedule goes as follows.

12:00am Bleach
12:30am Naruto
1:00am One Piece
1:30am Soul Eater
2:00am Sword Art Online
2:30am FLCL
3:00am Star Wars: The Clone Wars
3:30am IGPX
4:00am Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
4:30am Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
5:00am InuYasha (One Hour)

Also, they have another Q & A this Sunday from 10am to Noon. Some of those question will be answered on air. Also, they teased very exciting announcements coming this November.

EDIT: The Q&A confirms that Cowboy Bebop is off the schedule because after 12 years, they’ve finally lost airing rights. However, they do wish to see it back with the HD remaster.

Toonami Schedule Update (6/28/2012): FLCL replaces Ghost in the Shell

FLCLMy rewatch pile is starting to build up this summer. I mean, I’m just fiddling around with Mobile Suit Gundam, watching Casshern Sins and Deadman Wonderland, planning to rewatch Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt soon, and now it seems that FLCL will have to tide me over until then. This couldn’t come any sooner since I was planning on rewatching it anyway.

[adult swim] updated their schedule yesterday and it seems that FLCL will be joining the Toonami block on August 4 once Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig finishes its rerun. FLCL is one of the best OVA series ever and one of the best Gainax has to offer. If you’ve been watching [adult swim] for as long as I have, chances are you’ve probably seen it. It is one of their favorite anime, after all.

It’s one of those shows that in my opinion, gets better every time you watch it. And it also has one of my favorite anime soundtracks ever. If you haven’t watched it, you totally should.