Following the conclusion of Deadman Wonderland, Cartoon Network will continue to program Toonami's relatively fresh content with the August premiere of Samurai 7. Gonzo's sci-fi remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai has been released in North America by FUNimation and previously ran on IFC in 2006.
Following Deadman Wonderland's conclusion on August 12th, Samurai 7 will premiere at 12:30am on the 19th. Deadman Wonderland will be released by FUNimation on DVD October 9th.
The 2004 Samurai 7 was notable at the time for airing in high-def with a budget twice that of the average standard definition anime.