Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the associated programming block of its anime Toonami line-up, has raised the ire of Parents Television Council, a pro-censorship group founded in 1995 by conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III, with a scheduling change that saw the mature audience line-up starting at 8 p.m., rather than 9. More after the jump.
September 8th, 2000, Cartoon Network's Toonami block launched "The Intruder," its first "Total Immerssion Event," remembered for the death of TOM 1, and the birth of TOM 2. A sequel is being planned for 2015 (date tbd), and in anticipation, Toonami is launching a social media campaign this weekend. More after the jump.
Toonami has announced that anime's answer to action cinema, Black Lagoon will be joining the block, replacing Soul Eater on March 22nd. More after the jump.
Last Saturday's Toonami broadcast of Akira outperformed last year’s time period averages by mostly double digits across targeted adults and men, ranging between 8%-32%. This was one of the wins that helped Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming to its best ratings in over a decade. More after the jump.
If you're making plans for the weekend, remember that Cartoon Network's Toonami block kicks off its month of movies with a screening of sci-fi anime classic Akira this Satuday. Get a look at the promos after the jump.
Along with confirming the January 4th premiere for Space Dandy, Toonami has listed their new schedule launching on the date. Along with moving the block up half an hour, hightlights include a premiere episode of Bleach at midnight, and then the Toonami premiere of Naruto Shippuden. Get a look after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced on their Aniplex Live Show on Friday that the Blue Exorcist TV Series will be making its U.S. network television debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami in March 2014. More after the jump.
Last month, along with the Space Dandy news, Toonami announced that for December, the Cartoon Network block will have straight weeks of movie nights. In a follow-up, the specific movies and schedules were announced today. See what to expect when after the jump.
Some interesting news came from Toonami today. First, they clarified their relationship with Space Dandy. Executive producer Jason DeMarco says it's along the lines of Ghost in the Shell. They're co-founding, but not actively producing the Shinichiro Watanabe anime. Then, they said that Naruto Shippuden will be joining the block in 2014. More after the jump.
Toonami has backtracked on their start date and episode count for Space Dandy, but they did follow that excitement with more plans for the rest of the year. See what they are after the jump.
Racing anime IGPX will be doubling up on October 19th for it's finale, to be replaced by FLCL replaces the next week. The line-up will be receive a further refresh with some titles leaving and others returning. Get the details after the jump.
American TV ratings for Saturday, August 31st are out, and it looks like Toonami's broadcast of Evangelion 2.22 managed to build on the success of the March 17th airing of Evangelion 1.11. Where the earlier Rebuild movie had 959,000 tuning in, the second part of the mecha anime reboot had 1.097 million watching. More after the jump.
Toonami has had a very successful summer, with plenty of weeks topping ratings for adults 18-24 and 18-34 and men 18-24 & 18-34, not to mention Bleach, Naruto and One Piece exceeding one million viewers. They're wrapping up August with a treat for viewers, airing Evangelion 2.22, then a surprise following the midnight showing. More after the jump.
On March 17th, Toonami celebrated the programming block's return by airing Evangelion 1.11. It pulled 959,000 viewers and Toonami responded to a Tumblr question as to whether they were satisfied with Eva with "We were. It was a solid showing that gives us something to build off of as we think about what our NEXT movie might be…" Now, the time has come for the follow-up. More after the jump.