In another April Fools’ surprise, instead of the usual Toonami programming lineup, Adult Swim decided to surprise viewers with a sneak peek at the second season of FLCL, FLCL: Alternative at midnight EDT on April 1, 2018, instead of showing the scheduled Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders. The episode was subtitled though instead of dubbed into English, but I’m guessing the dubbed English version will premiere as previously announced on June 2, 2018.
Last April 1, 2017, Cartoon Network played a similar fun surprise for viewers by premiering the first episode of season 3 of Rick and Morty for several continuous hours. Following the first episode of FLCL: Alternative, Toonami aired the movie Mind Game from GKIDS and Masaaki Yuasa, also subtitled from Japanese. To complete the package, Tom and Sara spoke Japanese as well, so they were subtitled too. Of course, since it is a surprise, all the programming lineup is not labeled correctly on any outlets, so anyone DVR-ing tonight’s lineup will not get what was expected.
UPDATE: Following Mind Game, Toonami aired its usual lineup starting with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders, minus Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans though, all in Japanese with English subtitles. It’s unknown at this time whether Toonami will re-air this week’s usual lineup again next week in English.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said the second season of FLCL (“Progressive”) was premiered rather than the third (“Alternative”).
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