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.
Toonami has posted on their official Tumblr that, not only will July 20th will be the last night of The Thundercats, they're losing the rights to the Studio 4C produced cartoon revival. The 20th will also be the last night of Sym-Bionic Titan, but that's likely to return at some point. In their place, starting July 27th, the block will be airing Sword Art Online at 2am and Big O Season 2 at 3:30am.
Turner Brodcasting has announced that Saturday’s Toonami block broadcast of new episode of Bleach ranked #1 in its timeslot with adults 18-24 and 18-34 and men 18-24 & 18-34. Similarly, Naruto ranked #1 among adults 18-24 and all targeted male demos and One Piece ranked #1 among men 18-24 and 18-34, and Soul Eater ranked #1 among adults 18-24 and men 18-34. More after the jump.
Cartoon Network's revived Toonami block showed now adverse signs of spring fever last weekend. On fact, with Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and Soul Eater attracting over a million viewers and no show went below 800,000, it was the anime line-up's best outing to date. Get the details after the jump.
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.