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.
Tonight is a big night for Toonami. At 11:30pm is Attack on Titan episode 25 - "Wall: Raid on Stohess District, Part 3" - the series finale. Perhaps more momentus, it will be followed at 12:00 by Bleach episode 366 - "Changing History, Unchanging Heart" - the final first run episode of the LONG running shonen anime. More after the jump.
Following up on the Hellsing news, Toonami had some good news to deliver for Inuyasha fans with confirmation that it will broadcast Inuyasha: The Final Act starting next month. Hit the jump for details.
Toonami's broadcast of Hellsing Ultimate has hit a snag and it means that the block will end the broadcast run earlier than originally planned. Hit the jump for the announcement.
American cable TV's summer ratings are out and while TNT was basic cable's #1 network in primetime, Adult Swim finished the period with a strong September. For the month, Adult Swim topped basic cable networks for Total Day Delivery of adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24 & 18-34. Hellsing Ultimate in particular notably ranked #1 in its 3:00am Saturday night time period among adults 18-34 and men 18-24/18-34. More after the jump.