I know that Progressive just ended in the States, but more FLCL teases are always welcome!

Earlier today, the official FLCL anime website updated with a new key visual and trailer for FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative.

We break the detials down below.


The three-minute promo introduces both of the FLCL sequel projects, starting with FLCL: Alternative and to FLCL: Progressive. Theme songs Star Overhead and Spiky Seeds play as background tracks, as character dialogue drives the major story beats for both titles.

Key Visual

The new visual was drawn by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and features Haruka nude, and splattered with multicolored paint.

Progressive & Alternative Key Visual. Haruka stands, splattered in paint.

FLCL: Progressive hits Japanese theaters on September 28. The series’ dubbed adaptation finished airing on Adult Swim on July 7. FLCL: Alternative hits Japanese theaters on September 7. The series’ dubbed adaptation will air on Adult Swim in September. Adult Swim previously announced that they will release the subtitled versions of both titles in November.

FLCL: Progressive

FLCL Progressive Key Visual

Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Gunbuster) supervised the project, with Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass, Atom The Beginning) working as Chief Director at Production I.G. Chikashi Kubota (One-Punch Man, Corpse Princess) was in charge of character designs for the project, while Hideto Iwai wrote the scripts.

The Pillows scored the show’s soundtrack, and perform opening theme song Spiky Seeds.

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.

FLCL: Alternative

FLCL: Alternative Visual

Kazuya Tsurumaki (FLCL, Gunbuster) is supervising the project, with Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass, Atom The Beginning) working at Chief Director at Production I.G. Yūichi Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds insight, Macross Frontier) 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 Star Overhead.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Director: Yutaka Uemura
  • Director: Kiyotaka Suzuki
  • Original Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
  • Mechanical Design: Kiyotaka Oshiyama
  • Animation Production: Production I.G, NUT, REVOROOT
  • Costume Design: Hiromi Taniguchi
  • Prop Design: Yuji Hosogoe
  • Prop Design: 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 confirmed dub cast includes:

  • 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

Adult Swim describes FLCL: Alternative as:

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!

Source: Otakomu