Toonami USA’s 2018 April Fools’ Joke Japanese Audio And The First Episode (Subbed) Of FLCL Alternative

Toonami USA's 2018 April Fools' Joke Japanese Audio And The First Episode (Subbed) Of FLCL Alternative

Toonami USA’s 2018 April Fools’ Joke Japanese Audio And The First Episode (Subbed) Of FLCL Alternative

Adult Swim’s USA’s Toonami anime block turned Japanese at midnight on April Fools’ Day with all episodes and presentation being aired in the Japanese language with exception to English subtitles, even Adult Swim’s logo was shown in Japanese text. This was an unexpected and refreshing change and it was a chance for U.S. anime fans to hear Toonami’s shows in its original language on television. The block was running as normal with a full English soundtrack until midnight (1st April 12am) ET/PT, that was when everything suddenly changed, even block hosts TOM and SARA were talking in Japanese.

Also another unexpected surprise was the first episode for one of the two new upcoming seasons of the revived FLCL anime series, FLCL Alternative. The episode aired with Japanese audio but it had subtitles in English. The block carried on until 6am, which is when Cartoon Network USA’s daytime schedule starts.

FLCL Alternative will premiere on Toonami in September, where as the other new FLCL series – FLCL Progressive will premiere in June.

UPDATE: Adult Swim will be re-running the original FLCL series on Saturday 14th April from 11.30pm ET/PT.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/03/two-new-seasons-of-flcl-flcl-progressive-and-flcl-alternative-coming-soon-to-adult-swim-usa/

http://comicbook.com/anime/2018/04/01/adult-swim-flcl-season-2-early-april-fools-day/

https://toonamifaithful.com/recap-of-april-fools-toonami-2018-completely-subbed/

Two New Seasons Of FLCL: FLCL Progressive And FLCL Alternative Coming Soon To Adult Swim USA

Two New Seasons Of FLCL: FLCL Progressive And FLCL Alternative Coming Soon To Adult Swim USA

Two New Seasons Of FLCL: FLCL Progressive And FLCL Alternative Coming Soon To Adult Swim USA: It Takes An Idiot To Do Cool Things, And That’s Why It’s Cool

Adult Swim USA’s anime block – Toonami has released a trailer for two new seasons of the crazy comedy sci-fi anime – FLCL (“Fooly Cooly”) entitled “Progressive” and “Alternative”. FLCL Progressive will air in June and FLCL Alternative will air in September. FLCL originally came out in 2000 as a short-run anime series of six episodes, the original series was a coming-of-age story about a young boy named Naota, whose life suddenly changes after he gets run over by a wacky pink-haired Vespa scooter-riding humanoid alien woman named Haruko. Naota’s head concussion which was caused by the accident has opened a portal on his head, causing robots to come out. Haruko works for the Galactic Space Police Brotherhood and is looking for the Pirate King, meanwhile Naota is being spied on by Commander Amarao from the Bureau of Interstellar Immigration.

According to the trailer, Haruko has continued her journey to another town where she meets a whole bunch of new characters (including two new main characters – Hidomi in “Progressive” and Kana in “Alternative”), as briefly shown at the end of the trailer, there’s going to be more robots and aliens too. The animation studio who worked on the original series – Production I.G has returned to animate the two new seasons, with Adult Swim co-producing. The original FLCL series has aired on Adult Swim USA numerous times since 2003. Japanese rock band – The Pillows have returned to produce music for the two new seasons and Kari Wahlgren (voice for Dorothy in Dorothy and the Wizard Of Oz, Shannon in OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and Mina in Bunnicula) has reprised her voice acting role as Haruko in the English language version. The two new seasons will have six episodes each.

FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative Descriptions from the Adult Swim press release:

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, 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!

On 6th April at C2E2 2018 (Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo), there will be a special FLCL panel about the two new seasons, joining the panel are Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami and Creative Director for Adult Swim On-Air), Kari Wahlgren as well as Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Maki Terashima-Furuta from Production I.G. During the panel, there will also a be a sneak preview for FLCL: Progressive and FLCL: Alternative.

http://www.c2e2.com/en/Sessions/56814/Adult-SwimToonami-Presents-FLCL

From The Adult Swim USA Press Release: New Seasons of Anime Hit Series FLCL Crash Land This Summer: New Seasons of Anime Hit Series FLCL Crash Land This Summer: 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, starting on Saturday, June 2nd at 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 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.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/new-seasons-anime-hit-series-flcl-crash-land-summer

Cartoon Network USA New Digital Production And Product Management Leadership

Cartoon Network USA New Digital Production And Product Management Leadership

Cartoon Network USA New Digital Production And Product Management Leadership

On Wednesday this week (17/01/2018), Turner USA has promoted four Cartoon Network and Adult Swim executives into new positions. For Cartoon Network USA, Sherri Glass has been promoted to vice president of digital production and Beau Teague has also been promoted to vice president of product management. Digital production and digital products are increasingly becoming more important for the network, in recent years, there has been a shift and emphasis on digital services including the Cartoon Network app and Cartoon Network Anything which are platforms used to showcase new content. Adult Swim USA has promoted Kim Manning to vice president of programming and Liz Pate to vice president of production operations for games and connected devices.

In her new role, Sherri Glass will oversee all aspects of production for Cartoon Network games, mobile apps and connected devices. She will lead a team of producers, project managers and the quality assurance team that create, implement and oversee a wide array of digital products including over three dozen console, mobile and web games per year, the Emmy award-winning Cartoon Network video app, CartoonNetwork.com and digital experiences for Cartoon Network’s original programming series including Mighty Magiswords and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Sherri Glass joined Turner in 1998 as the assistant to the vice president for on-air production.

As vice president of product management, Beau Teague will be responsible for managing Cartoon Network’s digital products, he will listen to suggestions from Cartoon Network’s fans while still focusing on the goals of the business. Specially, he will focus on the Cartoon Network video app for mobile and connected devices, mobile games, and innovative new apps like such as the Mighty Magiswords Magimobile app. Teague began his career at Turner at the company’s former GameTap division where he helped to design the gaming service.

As vice president of programming at Adult Swim USA, Kim Manning is responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling for Cartoon Network’s young adult brand on both linear and digital platforms. She will also oversee acquisitions of pre-produced series for Adult Swim and the network’s anime programming block, Toonami. Kim Manning joined Cartoon Network USA in 2002. Liz Pate will oversee all aspects of production for Adult Swim’s games, mobile apps and connected devices. She joined Adult Swim Games as supervising producer in 2007 and was later became director of production.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Adult Swim and Cartoon Network Announce Promotions In Programming and Digital Production

Today, Turner’s Adult Swim and Cartoon Network announced promotions of four key executives across both networks that oversee content strategy and production. Both networks, known for award-winning original content, continue to expand their programming across all platforms.

At Adult Swim, the network is promoting Kim Manning to vice president of programming and Liz Pate to vice president of production operations for games and connected devices. For Cartoon Network, Sherri Glass is elevated to vice president of digital production and Beau Teague to vice president of product management. All previously held senior director roles at the networks and are based in Atlanta, GA.

As vice president, programming, Manning is responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of programming content for Adult Swim, on both linear and digital platforms. She also oversees acquisitions of pre-produced series for Adult Swim and the network’s anime programming block, Toonami. Manning joined Cartoon Network in 2002.

In her new role, Pate is responsible for the group’s tactical leadership and all operational aspects of gaming and connected devices for the network. Pate joined Adult Swim Games as supervising producer in 2007 and was later promoted to director of production. Over the last 10 years, Adult Swim Games has published more than 100 games across PC, mobile, Steam and console platforms and is currently developing new experiences based on original IP and innovative technology.

In her newly elevated role as vice president of digital production, Glass will oversee all aspects of production for Cartoon Network games, mobile apps and connected devices. She will lead a team of producers, project managers and QA that create, implement and oversee a wide array of digital products including over three dozen console, mobile and web games per year; the Emmy award-winning Cartoon Network video app; CartoonNetwork.com and digital experiences for Cartoon Network’s original programming series including Mighty Magiswords and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes. Glass joined Turner in 1998 as the assistant to the vice president of on-air production.

As vice president of product management, Teague will be responsible for establishing and managing the strategy of Cartoon Network’s digital products by balancing the needs of the fans with the goals of the business. He will focus his efforts on the Cartoon Network video app for mobile and connected devices, mobile games, and innovative new digital products like Cartoon Network’s Magimobile, the network’s first app that interacts directly with the linear television series, Mighty Magiswords. A ten-year veteran of Turner, Teague began his career at GameTap, where he helped design and manage the gaming subscription service’s user experience (UX).

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/adult-swim-and-cartoon-network-announce-promotions-programming-and-digital-production