With this weekend's conclusion of its run of Michiko and Hatchin, Adult Swim's Toonami block announced Cowboy Bebop director Shinichirō Watanabe's 2004 Manglobe production Samurai Champloo. The period action remix is scheduled to debut January 2nd. Prior to that, a Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon is lined up for December 19th.
Adult Swim's Toonami programming has announced plans to bring back popular animated series Samurai Jack in 2016. Creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story with a new season currently in production in Los Angeles at Cartoon Network Studios. More after the jump.
With Halloween coming up this Saturday, Toonami has scheduled a treat for anime fans who aren't out tricking. It's not just a marathon of Akame Ga Kill!, it's an extra-lengthened marathon thanks to daylight saving. Check out the schedule and promo after the jump.
In an interview with Toonami Faithful, the block's co-creator Jason Demarco announced that Kill La Kill will be replacing Attack on Titan as the schedule prepares for a shake-up with the October 3rd debut of Parasyte.
Today at Dragon Con, Toonami announced that their broadcast of sci-fi horror Parasyte will debut October 3rd. Their Intruder 2 event starts November 7th. And, in the very near term, they've got a Michiko and Hatchin marathon tonight. More after the jump.
This Tuesday, Toonami launched a new Pre-Flight streaming offering on Adult Swim’s website and mobile apps with marathons of Toonami programing from the past and present rotating at 5pm ET, starting with YuYu Hakusho. More after the jump.
Toonami is having a strong run this summer. Last week's broadcast was the second time since the block's schedule was reduced that five of its shows pulled over a million viewers. This past weekend, Dragon Ball Z: Kai was the top cable program Saturday, earning a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and over 2 million viewers. The Akame ga Kill premiere came in second with a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 1.8 million viewers. More after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks' first title, Akame Ga Kill! joins Adult Swim's Toonami programming on August 8th, and with the violent action show set to premiere next weekend, a promo ran with this week's broadcast. Get a look after the jump.
Adult Swim's Toonami block is set to get a bit of sci-fi horror as Parasyte -the maxim-, Madhouse's 2014 adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's 1988-95 manga, was revealed at Anime Expo. The series, continuing Swim's new relationship with Sentai Filmworks that sees Akame Ga Kill debut in August, is planned for a fall launch. More after the jump.
At this weekend's MomoCon, Atlanta Georgia animation, anime, gaming, and comics convention, Toonami held a panel announcing that Michiko & Hatchin will be replacing Inuyasha: The Final Act, starting June 20th, and that the cable programming block will be introducing the 2014 adaptation of violent action series Akame Ga Kill on August 8th as their first tile from Sentai Film Works.
Happy 18th anniversary to Toonami, which launched on March 17th, 1997 on Cartoon Network, showing an action nostalgia line-up of Cartoon Roulette, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, ThunderCats and Voltron before helping to introduce Americans to anime like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Yuyu Hakusho, and Gundam Wing on weekday afternoon, and later the likes of Naruto, Bleach and Attack on Titan late nights. More after the jump.
Here, as well as elsewhere, Toonami got a bit of feedback concerning last week's fanservice meter bumper. And we don't mean underrating Deadman Wonderland. Well, this past Saturday they addressed the issue in trademark fashion.
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.
Last Saturday saw the introduction of Toonami's shorter, bustier schedule with DBZ Kai, Kill la Kill, Naruto: Shippuden, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Gurren Lagann, One Piece and Deadman Wonderland. In honor of Kill La Kill's debut, they ran a special fanservice meter bumper. Get a look after the jump.
Despite the recent dicing of the Toonami anime block, the broadcast of Kill la Kill is still ready to join the lineup. The dub kicks off next Saturday at 12:30am, and you can see Toonami's promo for it after the jump.