Movie “FLCL 2”, “FLCL 3” will be on screen in 2018!

2017.07.12

General Director will be Katsuyuki Motohiro, who has directed the anime “PSYCHO-PASS”!

“FLCL (Fooly Cooly)” is an anime made by GAINAX (co-production: Production I.G) as a next work of “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and was released as OVA product in year 2000~2001. This time, its sequel “FLCL 2” and “FLCL 3” were announced to be on screen in 2018!

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 The anime “FLCL” was an anime which was directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, who has also directed “Rebuild of Evangelion” and achieved sales of more than 250000 DVDs in Japan. Furthermore, it has won Bronze award for animation category at Fantasia International Film Festival in 2003.

 This worldwide popularity has made Adult Swim, Priduction I.G and TOHO to make a new anime which will be on screen in 2018. This information has been announced in July 1 at ANIME EXPO held in America.

 “FLCL 2” and “FLCL 3” will be supervised by Kazuya Tsurumaki, characters are planned by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, songs will be made by Japanese band “the pillows”, general director was announced to be Katsuyuki Motohiro, who has directed the anime “PSYCHO-PASS” and the script will be written by Hideto Iwai, who has written a script for a drama called “Last Dinner”.

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Comments from the pillows

Sawao Yamanaka (Vocal, rhythm guitar)

First of all, I shouted “Yeah!” in a big voice. May be I was too jealous to watch these new series if other band was making songs. This time, I made songs with thinking about “FLCL”. This song couldn’t be born without this offer.

 Especially its lyrics. That’s why I like this song very much. I’m happy to feel that our new representative song has been created. I feel that this song goes beyond audiences’ expectations. Please be looking forward.

 

Yoshiaki Manabe (Lead guitar)

It has been 16 years since we have made song for OVA, so my heart was aching that song for new series might be made by other band. But when I heard about this offer, I simply shouted “Yeah!!!” 16 years are not so short term so we were glad that we were still performing as a band.

 This new series of “FLCL” might be a chance of knowing our band, or this might be a chance for our fans to know the anime “FLCL”. I’m feeling excited that these new and wonderful encounters will start to happen.

 

Shinichiro Sato (Drums)

I’m glad that everyone are still thinking that “the pillows = FLCL”. I felt a reaction by rerecording and newly making our songs. I’m now looking forward to watch our songs in the movie. Moreover, I’m hoping its mega-hit.

 

Detail:
Movie “FLCL 2”, “FLCL 3” will be on screen in 2018
Distribution: TOHO Visual Entertainment

 “FLCL 2”
General director = Katsuyuki Motohiro
Supervisor = Kazuya Tsurumaki
Director = Kazuto Arai, Toshihisa Kaiya, Yuki Ogawa, Yoshihide Kawabata, Kei Suezawa, Hiroshi Ikehata
Script = Hideto Iwai
Character plan = Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Character design = Chikashi Kubota
Mechanic design = Kiyotaka Oshiyama
Theme song = the pillows
Animation work = Priduction I.G
Distribution = TOHO Visual Entertainment

 

“FLCL 3”
General director = Katsuyuki Motohiro
Supervisor = Kazuya Tsurumaki
Director = Yasushi Uemura, Kiyotaka Suzuki
Script = Hideto Iwai
Character plan = Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Character design = Yuichi Takahashi
Mechanic design = Kiyotaka Oshiyama
Theme song = the pillows
Animation work = Priduction I.G
Distribution = TOHO Visual Entertainment

illustration by Chikashi Kubota

©2018 Production I.G / 東宝

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