With Toonami constantly changing and dealing with COVID-19, a lot of anime has been added and removed in the Saturday night TV block Adult Swim Toonami. Last Saturday, April 11th, we had a mini Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon. This upcoming Saturday, the anime schedule will go back to the previous line up. However, on April 25th, a new anime will be added in exchange of an existing title. On April 25th, the anime Paranoia Agents will be added to Toonami and it will replace Food Wars. April 18th will premiere the last episode of season 2 and there is no confirmation if season 3 will be added in Toonami. Mark your calendars if you want to see this anime.
Paranoia Agent is an directed by anime creator Satoshi Kon who is well-known for creating Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers and Perfect Blue.
Here is the show’s synopsis according to My Anime List:
The infamous Shounen Bat (Lil’ Slugger) is terrorizing the residents of Musashino City. Flying around on his rollerblades and beating people down with a golden baseball bat, the assailant seems impossible to catch—much less understand. His first victim, the well-known yet timid character designer Tsukiko Sagi, is suspected of orchestrating the attacks. Believed only by her anthropomorphic pink stuffed animal, Maromi, Tsukiko is just one of Shounen Bat’s many victims.
As Shounen Bat continues his relentless assault on the town, detectives Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa begin to investigate the identity of the attacker. However, more and more people fall victim to the notorious golden bat, and news of the assailant begins circulating around the town. Paranoia starts to set in as chilling rumors spread amongst adults and children alike.
Will the two detectives be able to unravel the truth behind Shounen Bat, or will the paranoia get to them first?