NEWS - FLCL New Trailers: Kari Wahlgren Returns
Reported by NCZ on Thu Mar 22 2018

UPDATE (3/26/2018):

The full English voice cast has been announced.

FLCL Progressive:

  • 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:

  • 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

Japanese cast


  • 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


  • 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



Toonami have announced the first plot details and airdate for their two-part sequel to Gainax's cult classic, FLCL.

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!

Most excitingly in the realm of voiceover: it was also announced that Kari Wahlgren WILL be returning to reprise her iconic role as Haruko Haruhara! Check out the trailer below and tune in when FLCL: Progressive premieres on June 2, 2018. FLCL: Alternative will follow in September.



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said at 6:34 PM on Mon Apr 30 2018
Jason Griffith? Well looks like I gotta add this one to the watch list
said at 4:51 PM on Sun Apr 22 2018
OMG, yes!!!
said at 4:18 PM on Thu Mar 29 2018
 1 Shout Out!
Surprised to see these people return, especially Jason Griffith. I thought he was dead or just wasn't capable of acting... Sorry, I only ever heard his cringe sonic and shadow voice. Nice to see laharl get some love too.
said at 5:54 PM on Fri Mar 30 2018

I'm not sure what he was doing between 2014-2017, but since last year, he's been more concerned about his son's health:

I hope they're both doing alright.
said at 2:39 AM on Wed Mar 28 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
All set to be another great dub from NYAV Post.

We not only have Kari returning to her role and voicing a new character but we also have Jason Griffith doing anime again after a long while with both J David Brimmer and Erica Schroeder along for the ride, more goodness from Robbie Daymond, Ray Chase and Max Mittelman, Xanthe Hunyh in what looks to be her first union dub and (one of the biggest surprises besides Kari) Steve Blum on board for this. Really nice they managed to get him back.
said at 2:22 PM on Fri Mar 23 2018
 5 Shout Outs!
FLCL (Fooly Cooly) is the show that properly introduced me to anime - even if it's not something I'd recommend to newcomers to the medium. There isn't a whole lot I can say about it I haven't said elsewhere.

Though I *love* the OVA to death, hype levels for this sequel series is umm... reasonable. There's a cynical part within me that thinks Progressive + Alternative - those titles being references to music genres - shouldn't exist, but for all that is surreal, idiotic and easier to comprehend as you get older, I'll still give 'em a watch. And getting Kari Wahlgren back as Haruko plus The Pillows is a sexy bonus in my book!
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