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.
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.