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.
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.
Turner’s Adult Swim has announced the production of sequels to 2000 OVA FLCL. Back for the new season is FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serving as supervisor with director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass) and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) on the Production I.G anime. Also joining this season is writer Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner). More after the jump.
Replacing Akame Ga Kill! on Toonami will be Dimension W, broadcast beginning Saturday, February 27, 2016. FUNimation announced this weekend that English dub episodes of the new anime series will air during the Toonami block each Saturday night at 12:30AM Eastern, and will be available exclusively on Adult Swim for two weeks before streaming on Funimation.com. Following this announcement, Toonami broadcast a promo for the series.
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.