Sub fans are going to need to wait a little longer to get their dose of crazy sunshine.
Earlier today, Toonami took to Facebook to announce that the subtitled versions of FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative will see their releases delayed until November. The network explained that the decsion was being made “out of respect for [their] Japanese partners.” The full statement is below:
Out of respect for our Japanese partners, we are pushing back the release of FLCL : Progressive and Alternative English subs to November to align with the release of the Japanese language versions. At that time the English subs for all episodes of FLCL Progressive and Alternative will be made available in the US on all adult swim platforms. Sorry for the change of plans! International releases often have lots of moving parts, and we want to remain good partners to our friends in Japan. For now, we hope you enjoy the English language premiere of FLCL : Progressive tonight at midnight on Toonami.
FLCL: Progressive launches on June 3 at midnight. The six-episode series will receive a theatrical run in Japan, hitting theaters on September 29.
Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Gunbuster) is supervising the project, with Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass, Atom The Beginning) working at Chief Director at Production I.G. Chikashi Kubota (One-Punch Man, Corpse Princess) is in charge of character designs for the project, while Hideto Iwai writes the scripts.
The Pillows will score the show’s soundtrack, and perform opening theme song Spiky Seeds.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Director: Kazuto Arai
- Director: Toshihisa Kaiya
- Director: Yuki Ogawa
- Director: Yoshihide Ibata
- Director: Kei Suezawa
- Director: Hiroshi Ikehata
- Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
- Sub-Character Design: Mai Yoneyama
- Mechanical Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama (Studio Durian)
- 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 English dub cast includes:
- 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
Adult Swim describes the FLCL: Progressive as:
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.
Source: Facebook (Toonami)