Get ready for the Toonami premiere of Gurren Lagann at 2:00am this Saturday. Then, on August 30th, Labor Day weekend plans start with a premiere episode of Space Dandy, followed by a special Attack on Titan marathon. Get the details after the jump.
Toonami has the introduction of Gurren Lagann coming up on August 16th. Beyond that, and the upcoming return of Intruder, co-creator Jason DeMarco is hinting on more developments for the block. Get a look after the jump.
The basic cable numbers are out for second quarter 2014, and the anime highlight is that Saturday Night’s Toonami block (11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.) increased all targeted male demos across the Quarter, ranging between 6% and 10%. More after the jump.
FUNimation has confirmed the early Cartoon Network listings that had comedy sci-fi anime Space Dandy returning to the Toonami block for its second outing on July 5th. More after the jump.
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.