Night time cable network Adult Swim and prominent anime studio Production I.G have been working on some projects together lately. You might have heard of something that they have in development, called the FLCL sequels. They were also involved with the spots from legend Mamoru Oshii. And, they've done another one, which finds a novel way to frame the [as] programming.
Ahead of the spot's TV debut this week, Toonami's parent Adult Swim and block co-creator Jason Demarco have posted an early look at an ID video from anime legend Mamoru Oshii, the director of classics from Urusei Yatsura to Ghost in the Shell. Get a look after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced that Adult Swim's Toonami block will broadcast the second season of smash hit Sword Art Online in Sword Art Online II. Hit the jump for details.
FUNimation has announced that Hellsing Ultimate will replace Black Lagoon on Adult Swim's Toonami block next month. Hit the jump for the details.
Get ready for the Toonami premiere of Gurren Lagann at 2:00am this Saturday. Then, on August 30th, Labor Day weekend plans start with a premiere episode of Space Dandy, followed by a special Attack on Titan marathon. Get the details after the jump.
The basic cable numbers are out for second quarter 2014, and the anime highlight is that Saturday Night’s Toonami block (11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.) increased all targeted male demos across the Quarter, ranging between 6% and 10%. More after the jump.
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the associated programming block of its anime Toonami line-up, has raised the ire of Parents Television Council, a pro-censorship group founded in 1995 by conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III, with a scheduling change that saw the mature audience line-up starting at 8 p.m., rather than 9. More after the jump.
More exciting news for Space Dandy in the run up to its January premiere as the official site has announced worldwide simulcast plans for the series, including a second attempt at a weekly TV simulcast, with involvement from Cartoon Network/Adult Swim and FUNimation. Hit the jump for all of the details.
If you follow American TV, it was a big week for news with a bloodbath of cancellations announced, along with a number of new projects. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block revealed what they'll be previewing to the industry and potential advertisers at next week's 2013/2014 upfront event, featuring a performance by Kanye West. From Naruto to Mike Tyson, see what the programming block has in mind for the next year, after the jump.
When we checked in on Toonami ratings after the Adult Swim anime block's return, numbers were, as Jason DeMarco put it, "OKAY." Thankfully they improved over the second week, with premiere episodes of Bleach, Deadman Wonderland, and Casshern Sins doing better than before. Details past the break!
Adult Swim's two new anime premieres, Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins, both ranked #1 in their time periods among certain young adult demographics. While the rankings were up, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim's vice president of strategic marketing and promotions, Jason DeMarco, says it was just, "OKAY." Read on for more!
If you're still reeling from the confirmation of the Toonami anime block's revival on Adult Swim, get ready for more. According to a press release, Adult Swim is also "developing new original anime programming for fans" as part of the block. Read on for more!