This Week in CRNews: Toonami Returns Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

There's no question as to what this week's biggest story was… TOONAMI IS BACK! Everyone went appropriately cuckoo for the news, and even if this was all according to Adult Swim's plan from the beginning, it really goes to show the power of nostalgia and a determined community. Did Toonami help get you into anime? Let us know what started it all in the comments after you check out the weekly news recap!

 

Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well. 

 

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BLAZIN' STORIES!

See What's Next with Summer Anime Chart Version 1.0

Breakfast Made Adorable with Japanese Toast Art

Toonami Anime Block Returns to Adult Swim on May 26 [UPDATED]

Adult Swim Developing "Original Anime Programming" for Toonami

 

HOT STORIES

New "Tales" Game a "Mothership" Title Carrying its Own Continuity

Life-Sized "Lupin III" Figures Scheduled for Summer Release

Meet the Bizarre "Tiger & Bunny" Transforming Plushes

Alter Showcases "Anohana" Menma Figures

Square Enix Rakes in Mad Gil Thanks to "FFXIII-2" and "Deus Ex"

"Shonen Jump Alpha" Editor-in-Chief Explains Plans for New "Rurouni Kenshin" Manga

"Pokémon Dream Radar" Lets You Nab Pokémon in Real Life

Section 23 Announces August Anime Release Slate

Tetsuya Nomura Feels New Titles Take Priority Over "Final Fantasy VII" Remake

Mark Your Mastery with "Kingdom Hearts 3D" Special Edition

Detective Conan's Shinichi Kudo and Magic Kaito Adorn Bed Sheets

Viz Media Announces First "Tiger & Bunny" English Dub Cast Member

First Stills of French "Mysterious Cities of Gold" Anime Sequel

Hello Kitty Lingerie from Hanky Panky!

 

 

FEATURES

The "Nyarko-san" Chronicles: Monster Manual & In-jokes Explained!

BANDAI Akiba Showroom May 2012 Edition

Review: Cave's "Akai Katana" Shoot 'em Up Scores Big

Column: "Natestalgia!" -- Favorite Opening and Ending Themes, Pre-2000 Edition Part 2

 

TOP VIDEOS

"Sword Art Online" Anime Cuts into TV with Quick Commercial

Miku's "Ie ni Kaeru to Tsuma ga" PV Gets Live-Action Remake

Lightning and Caius Throw Down in "FF XIII-2" DLC

Dive Into Ten Minutes of "Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance" in English

"Pokémon Black/White 2" Gets a Slick Anime Promo

New Vocaloid MAYU's Demo Songs Posted

"Project Zero 2: Wii Edition" Story Trailer

Four-Minute "The Amazing Spider-Man" Trailer

"Girls & Panzer" Anime Promo

New Animated "Persona 2" Opening is Intense

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the Kentucky Fried Chicken Commercial!

 

SOME STORIES WE MISSED!

The Cold Sounds of Missiles on Metal in This "MechWarrior Online" Trailer [MTV Multiplayer]

Amazon shelves Silent Hill: Book of Memories until October [Joystiq]

Watch the first episode of the Double Fine Adventure doc [Destructoid]

Batman: Arkham City's Harley Quinn DLC Puts Robin to Good Use [Siliconera]

Toriko Gourmet Survival! 2 Screenshots [Andriasang]

Anime Midwest to Host Excel Saga's Shinichi Watanabe [ANN]

Detective Conan Statue's Magnifying Glass Stolen [ANN]

 

 

As always, thanks for tuning in to CrunchyNews and hanging out with us this week. Let your voice be heard if you have any suggestions, or just general comments for us!

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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