It took us a year, but it’s finally happening. At San Diego Comic Con in this past weekend, Adult Swim Toonami announced that the sequel series Boruto: Naruto Generations will join Toonami on September 29th. If you don’t know what is Boruto is about, it’s a sequel to the cryptically acclaim popular Shonen Jump series Naruto. Taking place after the events of Naruto (in the anime, it takes place specifically after the anime Naruto Shippuden), Naruto is finally Hokage and all his friends are grown up and matured. Now that they are adults, some of them will be teaching a new generation of ninjas and teach them how to be the best. This also includes Boruto who is the son of Naruto, but he resents his father who is too busy being Hokage instead of being a dad.
This anime will be joining Toonami along with another September anime FLCL: Alternative.
With Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapter in it’s last episode, Toonami revealed some exciting anime news on FaceBook. The comedic anime Pop Team Epic will be joining Toonami on June 30th at 12 AM (depending on timezone you watch it or based on the East or West coast). Here is the following line up for June 30th.
10:30 p.m. – Dragon Ball Super
11:00 p.m. – My Hero Academia
11:30 p.m. – FLCL: Progressive
12:00 a.m. – Pop Team Epic
12:30 a.m. – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
1:00 a.m. – Hunter x Hunter
1:30 a.m. – Black Clover
2:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippūden
2:30 a.m. – Space Dandy
3:00 a.m. – Cowboy Bebop
3:30 a.m. – Lupin III: Part IV
The anime is based on a surreal four-panel manga that centers around two 14-year-old girls, the short Popuko and the tall Pipimi.
Announced today on Twitter from Funimation and Toonami, it has been revealed that the insanely popular Shonen Jump anime My Hero Academia will finally be joining Toonami! Confirmed by FUNimation, the company that license the English Dub, My Hero Academia will be on TV on May 5th.
This will be another Shone Jump title joining Toonami. The SJ anime that is currently on Toonami is Black Clover, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusade, Hunter x Hunter, Dragon Ball (Kai Final Chapter and Super), and Naruto Shippuden. If you like My Hero Academia and you like watching it on English Dub, mark your calendars!
Remember that weird bizarre anime FLCL (Fooly Cooly)? This odd anime OVA is coming back with two seasons and currently, it’s exclusive for Toonami fans!
According to Toonami Squad, Toonami in Adult Swim along with IG Production will team up for the new seasons. The second season is titled FLCL: Progressive and it will begin in June 2nd, 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and the third season is titled FLCL: Alternative and it will appear in September.
Here is what each is described according to the site:
tells the story of 14-year-old Hidomi, her classmate Ide, and two otherworldly beings, “Jinyu” and “Haruha Raharu,” who are determined to unlock their hidden potential. Mixed up in this is an all-powerful force known as “ATOMSK,” a gorgeous vintage car… and a certain Vespa Scooter.
which hands the series over to a totally different team of young creators who will redefine the meaning of “sequel.” The series centers on the misadventures of 17-year-old Kana, a high school junior who spends her days hanging out with her besties, Mossan, Hijiri, and Pets. They live unremarkable lives, until the day a Mecha falls out of the sky, along with a strange woman named “Haruko.” Her plans for Kana and her friends involve the force known as “ATOMSK.” Kana will have to risk everything to decide whether or not to help… like she really has a choice!
The voice of the mysterious girl “Haruko” will be Kari Wahlgren who previously did her voice in the previous FLCL and the Japanese Rock Band The Pillows will be creating original songs and working with Adult Swim and Production IG.
FLCL: Progressive will be in June 2nd and FLCL: Alternative is in September.
If you are watching Toonami. I got news for you and it can be good news as well. In January 27th, the anime series Space Dandy will return to Toonami and will be replacing the anime Lupin the 3rD Part 4. This is the new schedule for the 27th:
10:30p – Dragon Ball Super
11:00p – Dragon Ball Z Kai
11:30p – Black Clover
12:00a – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders
12:30a – Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
1:00a – Hunter x Hunter
1:30am – Naruto: Shippuden
2:00am – Outlaw Star
2:30am – Space Dandy
3:00am – Cowboy Bebop
3:30am – GITS 2nd GIG
I seen this anime and if you like random and silly action with Cowboy Bebop vibes, then you will like this. Dandy is a dandy guy in space.
If you watch Toonami like me, you better add another show to the DVR. Announced earlier today, the popular Shonen Jump series, Black Clover will be joining Toonami. The anime was released in Japan on October 3rd and it didn’t take long until FUNimation got the rights for the English Dub. With the anime growing in popularity in the manga and anime, Toonami wants to increase it more by making join the schedule. They also updated the schedule; the anime will premiere after Dragon Ball Z Kai and before JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders. The anime will be on TV at December 2nd in English.
- 10:30pm – Dragon Ball Super
- 11:00pm – Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters
- 11:30pm – Black Clover
- 12:00am – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
- 12:30am – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
- 1:00am – Hunter x Hunter
- 1:30am – Lupin the 3rd
- 2:00am – Naruto: Shippuden
- 2:30am – Outlaw Star
- 3:00am – Cowboy Bebop
- 3:30am – Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
The Nightmare Before Christmas manga sequel!
If you like Tim Burton’s movies, you may have remember the classic Disney animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s been announced by manga company Tokyopop that they are planning to do a special manga sequel to the beloved 1993 movie. The sequel will be called the Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey. The story will focus on the ghost dog Zero and the story is about him getting lost in Christmas Town and Jack must go and find him. The manga will be led by DJ Milky (pseudonym for Stu Levy and founder of Tokyopop) and the art will be from Studio DICE, they also did the manga art of Beauty and the Beast. The manga will be out in Spring 2018 with two different formats: a black-in-white pocket sized volume and full color paperback formats.
Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc
Revealed in a September issue in Japan, the upcoming manga series Rurouni Kenshin: Hokkaido Arc will begin in September 4th. The protagonist will star as Kenshin yet again and the manga arc will have 5 arcs.
Outlaw Star joins Toonami
Recently announced, Toonami will be ending the anime series Ghost of the Shell and replacing the slot is the classic anime series Outlaw Star. The anime will be joining Toonami in August 19th, 2:30 a.m.
Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale gets novel sequel in Japan copies!
Remember the movie Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale? Aniplex announced that in the Japanese Limited Edition DVD/Blu-Ray copies of the movie will have a novel that takes place 8 days later after the movie written by Reki Kawahara himself and character designer abec. The novel sequel is called Sword Art Online: Cordial Code. Here is the plot synopsis:
The sequel story is set eight days after the “Ordinal Scale” incident told in the film. Kirito finally decides to retire from Ordinal Scale, and when he starts initializing the data, he receives a new message from Yuna for her desktop mascot app. Kirito automatically tries to install it and to say good-by to the AR idol, but she says, “Kirito, help me.” with mysterious gestures. Is this just a gimmick of the app, or…? To find out the truth, Kirito goes to see a man.
Currently in Japan, the movie is set to be released in September 27th for home DVDs.
If the news is true and no mistake, this is happening.
Announced early this morning, Toonami announced on their Facebook that starting on March 25th, the long Shonen series One Piece will be replaced with the anime Tokyo Ghoul. Tokyo Ghoul will be taking its spot and if One Piece is taken off, that we will not be getting the Sabaody Archipelago arc on TV.
Here’s a random fact, One Piece joined Toonami on May 2013 starting episode 207.
Thank God it’s Friday! I’m Matthew and welcome to this important and blessed Friday! What makes this day great? As a way to start this new year of 2017, I would to announce that Saturday, December 7th will be my sister’s wedding. She’s finally getting married and I can’t help but feel happy for her. After three years of dating with her fiancee, these two love bird decided to tie the knots and become a family of their own. After all my years of hanging out her fiancee, I can’t help but feel blessed; he is a cool guy and he really feels great to have an older brother. Saturday will be a major life changing moment in not only their lives but ours. As they leave and become their own family, we will continue to stay close together and expand the family!
Aside from my life, here is a quick recap news for anime fans. In Toonami, since we’re not getting Iron-Blooded Orphans season 2 any time soon, we are, instead, getting the updated anime Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re: 0096. You can read the plot here but this anime is updated adaptation to the classic Japanese OVA. Not one but two new anime series are joining Toonami but all under the same title. Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters are joining Toonami. After the long wait, FUNimation will be broadcasting the anime with the veteran English Dub cast and updated actors and animation. Super takes place after the events of Majin Buu and it’s the anime adaptation to the original movies like Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ with a large plot and new characters. The Final Chapter is the Kai version of the classic Majin Buu Saga without the fillers. Last but not least, the long return of the popular series Blue Exorcist returns! Under the name, Blue Exorcist – Kyoto Saga –, the main protagonist Rin Okumura and his younger twin brother Yukio and his classmates return to slay more demons. However, based on the original manga arc The Impure King Arc, Rin will once again go through trials as he make sacrifices and must learn the responsibilities of his demonic powers if he wishes to save his friends. This anime return will follow the manga and will bring back the previous voice actors.
With all this said, let’s start this new year!
To end this post, here are some videos that relate to this wedding event!
I was also the one who gave Anime Reviewer Girl the idea topic discussion for anime themed weddings. Thank you Shay for doing this to topic! Comment on your idea wedding at her blog and video.
To end this post completely:
God bless you, my sister Vanessa and my new Brother-in-law Alex!
Starting off with a Big Bang, FUNimation has announced not one but TWO big news regarding to Dragon Ball!
Dragon Ball Super
With recent news of the anime being dubbed in English Dub and spread out to the rest of the world, FUNimation, Toei Animation and Adult Swim announced that they will be allowed to broadcast the first season of the long awaited anime Dragon Ball Super on Toonami. The anime will begin on January 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. EST and 11:30 p.m. EST.
Dragon Ball Z Kai
If you thought this was only news, there is still room for one more!
Also announced by FUNimation and Adult Swim, Buu Saga of Dragon Ball Z Kai will be in English Dub and will also be in Toonami. The anime will be under the titled as “Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters“. The anime will also be premiered on Saturday, January 7 at 12:00 a.m. EST. This anime will cover the last saga of the Dragon Ball Z story. The previous anime Dragon Ball Z Kai ended at the conclusion of the Cell Saga.
Here is the cast for Dragon Ball Z Kai:
- Kyle Hebert as Gohan
- Doc Morgan as Narrator
- Alexis Tipton as Erasa
- Kara Edwards as Videl
- Duncan Brannan as Sharpner
- Sean Schemmel as Goku
- Dameon Clarke as Cell
- Jeremy Inman as Android 16
- Chris Ayres as Frieza
- Colleen Clinkenbeard as Young Gohan
- Sean Schemmel as King Kai
- Monica Rial as Bulma
- Cynthia Cranz as Chi-Chi
- Christopher R. Sabat as Vegeta
- Charlie Campbell as Mayor
- Phil Parsons as Rock
- Kara Edwards as Goten
- J. Michael Tatum as Musuka
- Chuck Huber as Strongman
- Mike McFarland as Toto
- Monica Rial as Chobi
- Rawly Pickens as Mrs. Toto
- Jason Douglas as South Kai
- Linda Young as Baba
- Brad Jackson as Oolong
- Kyle Hebert as Ox King
- Brina Palencia as Puar
- Eric Vale as Announcer
- Wally West as Fake Cell
- Jay Garrick as Fake Mr. Satan
- Bart Allen as Fake Goku
- Josh Grelle as Ikose
- Robert McCollum as Jewel
- John Burgmeier as Yamu
- Chuck Huber as Kibito
- Andrew T. Chandler as Spopovitch
- Chris Cason as Pintar
- Jim Foronda as Mighty Mask
- Colleen Clinkenbeard as Young Goku
- Apphia Yu as Imamu
- Jamie Marchi as Idasa’s Mom
- Colleen Clinkenbeard as Android 18
- Chris Cason as Mr. Popo
- Justin Cook as Dende
- Mike McFarland as Master Roshi
- Tia Ballard as Marron
- Chris Cason as Turtle
- J. Michael Tatum as Papoi
- Christopher R. Sabat as Piccolo
- Sonny Strait as Krillin
- Christopher R. Sabat as Bubbles
- Christopher R. Sabat as Yamcha
- Eric Vale as Trunks
- John Burgmeier as Gregory
- John Burgmeier as Tien
These are the news for Dragon Ball fans. I am excited and ready for 2017! Ka-me-Ha-me-HA!!!