Press Release: New Seasons of Anime Hit Series FLCL Crash Land This Summer on Toonami


(Updated with the English Cast for Season 2 and Season 3 and info regarding the theatrical release in Japan.)

Adult Swim and Production IG Co-Produce Sequels With Original Cast/Creators

More than 15 years since its original launch in Japan, Adult Swim and Production IG will premiere two new seasons of one of the most insane anime ever created, FLCL Progressive starting on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and FLCL Alternative in September. Debuting on Adult Swim’s popular anime block Toonami, the new seasons bring together members of the original animation team with a whole new generation of creators.

FLCL has always been a personal favorite of mine, and having the opportunity to work with Production IG on these new seasons has been a dream come true,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director for on-air at Adult Swim.

Up first, FLCL: Progressive tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.

Following FLCL: Progressive will be another new season, FLCL: Alternative, which hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!

Returning to reprise her role as the enigmatic “Haruko” is talented voice actress Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty, Teen Titans) and both seasons will feature original music from Japanese alternative rock band The Pillows. FLCL: Progressive and Alternative are co-produced by Adult Swim and Production IG.

FLCL Progressive (FLCL 2) Staff:

  • Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumaki
  • Directors: Kazuto Arai, Toshihisa Kaiya, Yuki Ogawa, Yoshihide Ibata, Kei Suezawa, Hiroshi Ikehata
  • Script: Hideto Iwai
  • Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
  • Character Design: Chikashi Kubota
  • Mechanical Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Theme Song: the pillows
  • Animation Production: Production I.G
  • Sub-Character Design: Mai Yoneyama
  • Prop Design: Akiko Murayama, Yōko Kubara
  • Background Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai
  • Color Design: Noriko Arisawa
  • Director of Photography: Koji Tanaka
  • CG Director: You Takayanagi
  • Editor: Taeko Hamauzu
  • Music Director/Composer: R.O.N
  • Sound Director: Toru Nakan

FLCL Alternative (FLCL 3) Staff:

  • Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumaki
  • Directors: Yutaka Uemura, Kiyotaka Suzuki
  • Script: Hideto Iwai
  • Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
  • Character Design: <Yūichi Takahashi
  • Mechanical Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Theme Song: the pillows
  • Animation Production: Production I.G, NUT, REVOROOT
  • Costume Design: Hiromi Taniguchi
  • Prop Design: Yuji Hosogoe, Hiyori Denforword Akishino (Aki Production)
  • Background Art Director: Ayaka Fujii
  • Color Design: Chiho Nakamura
  • Director of Photography: Shinji Tonsho
  • CG Director: Tsukasa Saitō
  • Music Director/Composer: R.O.N
  • Sound Director: Toru Nakano
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumak

FLCL Progressive (FLCL 2) English Cast:

  • Haruha Raharu: Kari Wahlgren
  • Jinyu: Allegra Clark
  • Hidomi: Xanthe Huynh
  • Ide: Robbie Daymond
  • Mori: Jon Allen
  • Marco: Yuri Lowenthal
  • Aiko: Christine Marie Cabanos
  • Hinae: Julie Ann Taylor
  • Marurao: Jason Griffith
  • Eye Patch: J. David Brimmer
  • Tonkichi: Steve Kramer

FLCL Alternative (FLCL 3) English Cast:

  • Haruko: Kari Wahlgren
  • Kana: Megan Taylor Harvey
  • Pets: Marieve Herington
  • Hijiri: Erica Lindbeck
  • Mossan: Marianne Miller
  • Sudo: Patrick Seitz
  • Sasaki: Max Mittelman
  • Aida: Ben Pronsky
  • Bunta: Erick Abbate
  • Yoga: Steve Blum
  • Kitaki: Erica Schroeder
  • Kanda: Ray Chase


FLCL Progressive and Alternative Combo Trailer | Toonami | adult swim :


FLCL Alternative and FLCL Progressive are set to open in Japanese theaters on September 7 and September 28, respectively. You can see a promo with different footage set to the pillows songs “Star overhead” (Alternative) and “spiky seeds” (Progressive) below.

劇場版「フリクリ オルタナ」劇場版「フリクリ プログレ」ティザーPV
(Theatrical version “Furi Kuri Alternative” / “Furi Kuri Progressive” Teaser PV)

FLCL Progressive (FLCL 2) Staff:

  • Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumaki
  • Directors: Kazuto Arai, Toshihisa Kaiya, Yuki Ogawa, Yoshihide Ibata, Kei Suezawa, Hiroshi Ikehata
  • Script: Hideto Iwai
  • Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
  • Character Design: Chikashi Kubota
  • Mechanical Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Theme Song: the pillows
  • Animation Production: Production I.G
  • Sub-Character Design: Mai Yoneyama
  • Prop Design: Akiko Murayama, Yōko Kubara
  • Background Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai
  • Color Design: Noriko Arisawa
  • Director of Photography: Koji Tanaka
  • CG Director: You Takayanagi
  • Editor: Taeko Hamauzu
  • Music Director/Composer: R.O.N
  • Sound Director: Toru Nakan

FLCL Alternative (FLCL 3) Staff:

  • Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumaki
  • Directors: Yutaka Uemura, Kiyotaka Suzuki
  • Script: Hideto Iwai
  • Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
  • Character Design: Yūichi Takahashi
  • Mechanical Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Theme Song: the pillows
  • Animation Production: Production I.G, NUT, REVOROOT
  • Costume Design: Hiromi Taniguchi
  • Prop Design: Yuji Hosogoe, Hiyori Denforword Akishino (Aki Production)
  • Background Art Director: Ayaka Fujii
  • Color Design: Chiho Nakamura
  • Director of Photography: Shinji Tonsho
  • CG Director: Tsukasa Saitō
  • Music Director/Composer: R.O.N
  • Sound Director: Toru Nakano
  • Supervisor: Kazuya Tsurumak

The Japanese cast for FLCL Progressive:

  • Megumi Hayashibara as Haruha Raharu
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Jinyu
  • Inori Minase as Hidomi
  • Jun Fukuyama as Yoshimi Iide
  • Tomo Muranaka as Gorō Mori
  • Masatomo Nakazawa as Nogata Maruko
  • Tomoyo Kurosawa as Aiko
  • Kikuko Inoue as Hinae
  • Kouji Ohkura as Masurao
  • Takayuki Sugo as Eyepatch
  • Jin Urayama as Tonkichi
  • Reiko Suzuki as Tami Hanae

The Japanese cast for FLCL Alternative:

  • Mayumi Shintani as Haruhara Haruko
  • Karen Miyama as Kana Kawamoto
  • Yuri Yoshida as Tomomi Heta (Pets)
  • Riho Iida as Hijiri Yashima (Hijiri)
  • Mutsumi Tamura as Mitsuru Motoyama (Mossan)
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Kan Sudō
  • Takuma Nagatsuka as Kado Sasaki
  • Ryota Suzuki as Ben Sōta
  • Miki Itou as Shizuka Kawamoto
  • Maho Masaka as Bunta Kawamoto
  • Katsuji Mori as Yōga Dennis
  • Kaya Matsutani as Maki Kitaki
  • Yutaka Aoyama as Tabata Kanda