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Production I.G Reveals English Dub Casts for FLCL Progressive, FLCL Alternative Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kari Wahlgren, Allegra Clark, Xanthe Huynh, Megan Taylor Harvey, more star in 2 new series

The official Twitter account for the FLCL franchise announced the English dub casts for both FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative on Monday.

The cast for FLCL Progressive is:

  • 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

The cast for FLCL Alternative is:

  • 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

The official Twitter account also posted a video message on Thursday from Production I.G president and FLCL Progressive and FLCL Alternative executive producer Mitsuhisa Ishikawa.

The staff for FLCL Progressive includes:

  • 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 (Studio Durian)
  • Theme Song: the pillows ("spiky seeds")
  • 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 Nakano

The staff for FLCL Alternative includes:

  • 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 ("Star overhead")
  • 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 Tsurumaki

The sequels will air in the United States as two six-episode seasons. FLCL Progressive will premiere on June 2 at 11:30 p.m. EDT and PDT on Adult Swim's Toonami block, while FLCL Alternative is slated for September. In Japan, the anime will debut in theatrical screenings, with FLCL Alternative opening first on September 7, and FLCL Progressive opening on September 29.

The Japanese cast for FLCL Progressive includes:

  • Megumi Hayashibara as Haruha Raharu
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Jinyu
  • Inori Minase as Hidomi
  • Jun Fukuyama as Ide
  • Tomo Muranaka as Mori
  • Masatomo Nakazawa as Marco
  • Tomoyo Kurosawa as Aiko
  • Kikuko Inoue as Hinae
  • Kouji Ohkura as Marurao
  • Takayuki Sugo as Eye Patch
  • Jin Urayama as Tonkichi
  • Reiko Suzuki as Tami Hanae

The Japanese cast for FLCL Alternative includes:

  • Mayumi Shintani as Haruko
  • Karen Miyama as Kana
  • Yuri Yoshida as Pets
  • Riho Iida as Hijiri
  • Mutsumi Tamura as Mossan
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Sudo
  • Takuma Nagatsuka as Sasaki
  • Ryota Suzuki as Aida
  • Maho Masaka as Bunta
  • Katsuji Mori as Yōga
  • Kaya Matsutani as Kitaki
  • Yutaka Aoyama as Kanda
  • Miki Itou as Shizuka Kawamoto

Adult Swim describes FLCL Progressive in its latest press release as follows:

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.

Adult Swim describes FLCL Alternative as a a series by "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!

Jason DeMarco, senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim, previously revealed that an English-subtitled simulcast of the Japanese version will stream on Adult Swim's website.

Source: Maki Terashima-Furuta

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