On March 17th, Toonami celebrated the programming block's return by airing Evangelion 1.11. It pulled 959,000 viewers and Toonami responded to a Tumblr question as to whether they were satisfied with Eva with "We were. It was a solid showing that gives us something to build off of as we think about what our NEXT movie might be…" Now, the time has come for the follow-up.
Toonami will be closing out the summer with an August 31st airing of 2.22.
Hmm maybe at some point! But since you asked about movies, now is as good a time as any to announce our NEXT MOVIE- on August 31st, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be airing NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 2.22, YOU CAN [NOT] ADVANCE, along with a special little goodie that you’ll have to wait to find out about! How ‘bout THEM apples??
Meanwhile, Star Wars The Clone Wars joins Toonami August 17th replacing Eureka 7.
Again, Tonami remarked
On August 17th, Eureka 7 will be going away, never to return. We’ll be sorry to see it go. Replacing it will be STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, which we’re very happy about because we always felt it was a Toonami show. FYI: We’ll be skipping some of the non-continuity (read: Jar Jar) eps, but they’ll generally run in order. AMERICAN CARTOONS BELONG ON TOONAMI! xoxoxoxo”
what’s replacing Eureka 7?? Are you guys going to get “Eureka 7: AO” when it gets dubbed???
We’re of course looking at Eureka 7: AO.”
On the subjects of shows not picked up...
We haven’t “rejected” anything. We have two very successful Viz shows on the air at present, and until/unless one of them is removed from the block, we don’t have any availability for more. We’ll see what the future holds.”
Panty And Stocking (1 of 2):
At this time, we felt One Piece and Soul Eater were a better fit for the block.”
Panty And Stocking (2 of 2):
It’s unlikely we’ll be showing Panty & Stocking.”
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