Gainax is, more or less…no more. That’s fine though, because most of the crazy boys and girls who lent their talents to the legendary animation studio have now moved on to bigger and better things. Most notably, a great deal now work for Trigger who you may know is the production studio behind Kill La Kill; everybody’s favorite new Anime series. You may also know of another little production company called Production I.G. who, chances are, are famous for producing your most loved Anime series’. Why? Because they’ve spearheaded some of the best Anime series’ of all time, not once disappointing audiences. So yeah, I’m pretty sure you love them.
News has just broken that details the purchasing of certain rights to a certain beloved Anime series called FLCL, or Fooly Cooly, by the heads over at Production I.G. It seems as though Gainax has finally decided to let go of this six episode masterpiece and I.G, who worked on the Anime alongside Gainax, thought maybe it would be a good idea to sweep up those rights before someone else could. Not only that, but the company has now openly shown interest in possibly remaking FLCL.
Now, you can take this as a myth, a simple rumour, some Otaku’s speculation, you can take it as whatever you like, BUT…why would the heads of Production I.G mention something as heavy as an FLCL remake if they truly had no plans to do so? Think about that. I, for one, don’t believe we need to see a remake of Fooly Cooly because, let’s be entirely honest, the fact that it was so confusing and so brief is what made it so enjoyable.
At the risk of sounding like an A-Grade hater; I think the series is fine as it is…but I’m only one man, I don’t speak for the masses. Chances are, everyone else around the web is incredibly excited for what’s to come, and even though my interest in a new FLCL isn’t too inflated, I still can’t help but crack a little bit of a smile just thinking about the possibility of seeing Naota and Haruko in action, once again. Maybe it’s time to revisit FLCL (Fooly Cooly), you know…for old times’ sake.