A female paratrooper. A distant future. A vast desert. With limited supply of food and water, her only hope is to catch a Sand Whale from a pack. Coming on March 18th, Adult Swim block Toonami will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with "Sand Whale and Me,” a 25-minute, 5-part short film from legendary director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor) and Production I.G. A new preview has been posted and you can get a look after the jump.
Coming up after New Year's (when a Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon and Porter Robinson’s SHELTER) will be broadcast, Adult Swim's Saturday Toonami block is set to add Dragon Ball Super at 11:30pm and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE: 0096 at 1:00am. Check out their promos after the jump.
Coming on New Year's Eve, along with a Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon, Adult Swim's Toonami programming block will be showing Porter Robinson’s SHELTER, an animated music video from A-1 Pictures (of Sword Art Online) and Crunchyroll. This will be Toonami's first subtitled broadcast.
Goku and company are all dressed up and raring to go as Dragon Ball Super prepares for an upcoming "Space Survival" arc. A leak has the new story kicking off in the anime February 5th. Get a look after the jump.
Toonami has shared their plans for this year's holidays. Christmas and New Year's Eves are both on Saturdays this year, so the Adult Swim block is going for two marathons. First, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is coming on December 24th, with a double-episode lead-in on the 17th. Then, it's Dragon Ball Z Kai on December 31st. More after the jump.
Toei Animation Inc., Funimation Entertainment and Adult Swim have announced a partnership to bring Dragon Ball Super to TV audiences starting next January. Adult Swim will begin airing the U.S. English dub of Dragon Ball Super Season 1 during the Toonami block starting on January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET. Season 1, which totals 26 episodes, encompasses the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ story arcs.
As part of their 20th anniversary in March 2017 Toonami is releasing “Sand Whale and Me,” a 25 minute, 5 part short film from legendary director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor) and Production I.G. Today, they filled in details. Get them after the jump.
In spring, Adult Swim debuted an ID video from anime legend Mamoru Oshii, the director of classics from Urusei Yatsura to Ghost in the Shell. In summer, they announced that they'll be presenting a mico-series by the anime legend. Now, this fall, they're announcing that you'll see the work in March 2017, in time for the 20th anniversary of the Toonami block.
Coming up on November 5th, Adult Swim's Toonami block is getting an extra hour as clocks move back for the end of daylight savings time. It's using that to broadcast Children Who Chase Lost Voices, the 2011 movie from Makoto Shinkai - the director known for Voices of a Distant Star, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second and a little feature that has met with some success called Your Name.
Adult Swim has confirmed an October 15th start date for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, with the Hirohiko Araki phenomenon airing in the 12:30am slot. To get the Ripple flowing in anticipation, they've edited together a promo offering a look at the Phantom Blood phase. Get a look after the jump.
Adult Swim has announced on its Facebook page that it's losing its 8pm hour. This is resulting in its Saturday Toonami anime-related content block moving its start time from 11:30 to midnight, and losing half-an-hour as a consequence. More after the jump.
Today, Toonami co-creator Jason DeMarco and Animation Scoop posted that animator and voice actor Clay Martin Croker passed away suddenly Saturday at his home in Atlanta at age 54. Toonami viewers will remember Croker as the voice of the action block's host, Moltar, a role he also voiced on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, along with Zorak. More after the jump.
If the Adult Swim ID directed by anime great Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Urusei Yatsura) had you scratching your head back in March, a reveal from Adult Swim shed some light on it at Anime Expo this weekend. It turns out Mamoru Oshii is directing a five-part micro-series, with each episode produced by Production I.G and running five minutes a pop. Hit the jump for more.
For almost two decades (it celebrated its 20th anniversary next March), Toonami has been introducing cable watchers to anime. Now, in new mini-doc We Call It Toonami - An Unofficial Toonami Documentary, you can meet the people behind the programming block. You can learn who they are, what they do, and what they think about their influential vehicle for anime. Get a look after the jump.
Met with some incredulity due to its April 1st reveal, Viz/Shonen Jump and Toonami have announced that the Adult Swim block will be carrying the the 2011 adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi's action manga Hunter x Hunter starting Saturday, April 16th. More after the jump.