At their Anime Expo panel, Production I.G announced that both original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (plus a founding member of Gainax, and character designer on Evangelion, Nadia, .hack, Summer Wars) and theme song/soundtrack rock band The Pillows will be returning for the FLCL sequels. More after the jump.
All has more or less been quiet on the FLCL front since the sequel seasons were first announced, but that's going to change during this year's Anime Expo. Production I.G will be on hand with vice president/producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, who will be hosting an FLCL 2 panel with Adult Swim's Jason DeMarco, FLCL creator and director Kazuya Tsurumaki, and Haruka voice actress Mayumi Shintani. Hit the jump for more.
Turner’s Adult Swim has announced the production of sequels to 2000 OVA FLCL. Back for the new season is FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serving as supervisor with director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass) and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) on the Production I.G anime. Also joining this season is writer Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner). More after the jump.
Production I.G has announced acquisition of original rights to FLCL, the 2000-2001 wild coming of age OVA from the company, Gainax and King Records. The August 28th announcement notes the six-episode series' international popularity and the exposure from its dubbed broadcast, before indicating I.G's plans to take advantage of the acquired rights, with the possibility of a remake mentioned.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion on an anime or manga, that much is certain. But sometimes, wild-eyed individuals appear to strike back against a series whose positive qualities are almost universally acknowledged. They bare the standard of "Hype Backlash", and today, Shane's taking a deeper look at five different (sorta) Gainax titles in hopes of better understanding this odd breed of media fan. Hit the jump and check it out!
Happy 14th anniversary FLCL! Possibly timed to commemorate the OVA's April 26, 2000 release, Gainax's May site welcome and limited poster art is Mamimi Samejima illustrated by guest LENA [A-7] . The game company illustrator comments that he's dreamed of doing official art for Gainax since junior high school. Get a look after the jump.