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.
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.