Happy 18th Anniversary to Toonami!

Cartoon Network block launch Match 17th, 1997

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.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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