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.
Adult Swim's Toonami block is set to get a bit of sci-fi horror as Parasyte -the maxim-, Madhouse's 2014 adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki's 1988-95 manga, was revealed at Anime Expo. The series, continuing Swim's new relationship with Sentai Filmworks that sees Akame Ga Kill debut in August, is planned for a fall launch. More after the jump.
At this weekend's MomoCon, Atlanta Georgia animation, anime, gaming, and comics convention, Toonami held a panel announcing that Michiko & Hatchin will be replacing Inuyasha: The Final Act, starting June 20th, and that the cable programming block will be introducing the 2014 adaptation of violent action series Akame Ga Kill on August 8th as their first tile from Sentai Film Works.
Happy 18th anniversary to Toonami, which launched on March 17th, 1997 on Cartoon Network, showing an action nostalgia line-up of Cartoon Roulette, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, ThunderCats and Voltron before helping to introduce Americans to anime like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Yuyu Hakusho, and Gundam Wing on weekday afternoon, and later the likes of Naruto, Bleach and Attack on Titan late nights. More after the jump.
Here, as well as elsewhere, Toonami got a bit of feedback concerning last week's fanservice meter bumper. And we don't mean underrating Deadman Wonderland. Well, this past Saturday they addressed the issue in trademark fashion.
Aniplex of America has announced that Adult Swim's Toonami block will broadcast the second season of smash hit Sword Art Online in Sword Art Online II. Hit the jump for details.
Last Saturday saw the introduction of Toonami's shorter, bustier schedule with DBZ Kai, Kill la Kill, Naruto: Shippuden, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Gurren Lagann, One Piece and Deadman Wonderland. In honor of Kill La Kill's debut, they ran a special fanservice meter bumper. Get a look after the jump.
Despite the recent dicing of the Toonami anime block, the broadcast of Kill la Kill is still ready to join the lineup. The dub kicks off next Saturday at 12:30am, and you can see Toonami's promo for it after the jump.
Good news, bad news for the Toonami programming block. The good news is that Kill La Kill has found a home with the English dub slotted to premiere at 12:30am on February 7th. The bad news is that the line-up has been further reduced beyond the hour loss, as many of its re-runs go away in a new Midnight-3:30am schedule. Get the details after the jump.
Animated programming block Toonami has announced a new shorter schedule, rolled out starting this week. Toonami co-creator Jason DeMarco explained on Twitter: " fans- so I don't get inundated, yes we are being shortened due to ratings. We aren't going anywhere, but we may shrink a bit. If things don't pick up. That's it, that's all I know, that's all I can talk about, thanks. Sorry to those this inconveniences." More after the jump.
With its movie month over, Toonami is set to introduce its new schedule on Saturday, Januayr 3rd. For the new year, They're bringing back Deadman Wonderland. Plus Cowboy Bebop’s starting over at “Asteroid Blues” for the first time remastered in HD. More after the jump.
Fans of Adult Swim's Toonami block have much to look forward to after this month, as the block returns to its normal schedule in January with a couple of surprises. Hit the jump for details.
After first announcing it wouldn't be able to air the last two episodes of Hellsing Ultimate in November as originally planned, Adult Swim's Toonami block has announced that it will air the episodes in December as a part of its "Movie Month" event
As with last year, the Toona,i programming block has a movie month planned for December. In addition to Summer Wars, Fullmetal Alchemist. Dragon Ball, Akira and Evangelion, the announced line-up includes the final two parts of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA. More check out the schedule after the jump.