At almost a million viewers, the May 18th return of One Piece to Cartoon Network's Toonami block didn't break any records, but was enough to read the schedule and slightly bump the ratings. See how it compared after the jump.
Following the big splash at Momocon, Toonami has confirmed even more news for the blocks major changes coming up next month, which now include the rebroadcast of its first attempt at original programming in the 2005 Production IG/Cartoon Network co-production IGPX. Hit the jump for all of the details.
On March 17th. Toonami celebrated the programming block's return by airing Evangelion 1.11. The ratings are now in, and the 1:00am event did pretty alright with almost a million viewers tuning in to see the first "Rebuild" movie. More after the jump.
During the MomoCon convention, the staff behind Cartoon Network's Toonami block held its first panel since the block's official return last May to Adult Swim's regular schedule. Some big news was revealed regarding show acquisitions and a film airing as well as slight changes to the visual look of the block going forward. Hit the jump for all of the details
After being spoiled in a listing on TV Guide, both the Toonami tumblr and Jason DeMarco's Twitter confirmed the addition of Soul Eater to the late-night anime block. Read on for more!
This Saturday Tenchi Muyo GXP kicks off on Cartoon Network's Toonami block, with Shinichi "Nabeshin" Watanabe's (Excel Saga, Wallflower) take on the franchise replacing the departing dystopian sci-fi Casshern Sins. Check out the show Saturday at 12:30 a.m. and see FUNimation's trailer after the jump.
Good news for anime fans who still have cable service. Jason DeMarco, VP of strategic marketing for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, revealed on Twitter that starting next week, the Toonami programming block "expands to 6 hours from midnight-6am, without repeating from 3a-6a." See what they're adding after the jump.
Following the conclusion of Deadman Wonderland, Cartoon Network will continue to program Toonami's relatively fresh content with the August premiere of Samurai 7. Gonzo's sci-fi remake of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 Seven Samurai has been released in North America by FUNimation and previously ran on IFC in 2006. More 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!
"Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy." FUNimation has posted a trailer for the Toonami debut of Deadman Wonderland, scheduled to air on the relaunched block Saturdays nights 12:30am ET / 11:30 pm CT. Get a look after the jump.
It's been a busy couple of weeks for anime inspired rappers. Nerdcore artist Adam WarRock released his new Neo-Tokyo EP, while Richie Branson's latest pays tribute to Outlaw Star and the return of Toonami. Check out both after the jump.
Former Toonami producer Jason DeMarco recently confirmed the May 26/27 schedule for Toonami's return to Adult Swim, which includes Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins. Read on for more!
There's no question as to what this week's biggest story was… TOONAMI IS BACK! Did Toonami help get you into anime? Let us know what started it all in the comments after you check out the weekly news recap!
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!