Toonami is going to be very busy and exciting at the same time. If you watch Toonami like me, it’s the best way to enjoy Saturday nights by watching your favorite anime in the comfort at home. I got two news for Toonami fans!
Here is the first news:
On September 28th, Toonami will be having a marathon of Dragon Ball Super in order to prepare the last episode. First, the marathon will start with the new English Dub episode, Episode 130, at 11 PM (depending on your timezone). Once episode 130 is over, the rest of the marathon will begin from Episode 121 to all the way to 130. The last episode. Episode 131, will be on October 5th.
Here is the final news:
If you been following Saitama’s adventures in Season 2 online, get ready to relieve the series again on TV. One-Punch Man season 2 will be joining Toonami on October 12th. People watching the anime will be given the chance to watch it in English Dub on live TV. Just a reminder, Madhouse Studios did not do any of the animation in this second season but instead, we have J.C. Staff to do the animation. They are well known for animating anime such as Food Wars and DanMachi.
Dragon Ball Super
Boo! Just kidding, I got some exciting news for you horror fans. During Crunchyroll Expo, Production I.G CEO Maki Terashima Furuta announced that they are going to be adapting Junjo Ito’s horror manga Uzamaki. However, this anime adaptation will be a miniseries that will be have up to four episodes. The anime director is going to be Hiroshi Nagahama who worked on anime Mushishi and Hollywood film composer Colin Stetson who worked on Heredity. Production IG has previously worked on titles like Kuroko’s Basketball and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
To make this more exciting news, fans of Toonami will be able to watch this on TV on Toonami in 2020! According to the Toonami Faithful, Toonami will help produce this anime and broadcast it on TV just like how they worked on the FLCL anime.
The manga is licensed by Viz Manga. Here is the synopsis:
Kurozu-cho, a small fog-bound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world.
It manifests itself in everything from seashells and whirlpools in water to the spiral marks on people’s bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi’s father and the voice from the cochlea in our inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurozu-cho are pulled ever deeper into a whirlpool from which there is no return!
Please be sure to follow their official Uzamaki Twitter page.
Oh my goodness, we’re getting a lot of new anime lately and some are leaving Toonami. With My Hero Academia season 3 ending, Toonami announced the anime Dr. Stone will be replacing this title. On August 24th, Dr. Stone will be on public TVs Saturday Night on Toonami along with other running shows like Dragon Ball Super, Fire Force, and Food Wars.
Great news anime fans! If you can’t get enough of Food Wars and you want more fun, I hope you are still watching anime on Toonami because this anime coming out from the kitchen to your home TV or app! It’s been announced by Sentai Filmworks, English company who licenses and sells anime titles, that thanks to Toonami, the anime series Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is coming to Toonami on July 6th. With anime like Hunter x Hunter and JoJo Part 4 leaving, this is another Shonen Jump title that will be on TV where you can watch people cook delicious dishes and see people’s clothes explode from foodgasms. According to the schedule, this anime is going to be replacing another Shonen Jump title called The Promised Neverland. Sword Art Online Alicization will still be on the schedule until July 13th once the first half of the Alicization arc is done. Once this anime leaves, the schedule may get another update.
11:00PM – Dragon Ball Super
11:30PM – Attack on Titan
12:00AM – Sword Art Online: Alicization
12:30AM – Lupin the 3rd Part V
1:00AM – Food Wars
1:30AM – Black Clover
2:00AM – Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
2:30AM – Naruto: Shippuden
3:00AM – Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
3:30AM – My Hero Academia
Looks like summer is going to be heating up with many new anime titles joining the Saturday night program. Joining Toonami along with shows like Attack on Titan Season 3, Part 2 and Lupin the 3rd Part 5, we have another Gundam anime joining the rest of the anime. The anime that is joining Toonami is called Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin. According to Crunchyroll, this anime is based on the classic manga Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and it’s the series that started the Gundam saga. If you like Gundam, mark your calendars because this anime is going to be on TV on July 6th.
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Even though the news about Monkey Punch is depressing, we should look at the bright side and see that his creation is still admirable and his work will live on in the anime Lupin the 3rd. It’s been announced yesterday that Toonami will be adding the anime Lupin the 3rd Part V in June 15th. It’s unknown what time slot will the anime be on, but Lupin is back on the schedule. Part V takes place after the events of Part IV and the story will focus on Lupin’s friends and foes in France.
Remember in 2016 where Funimation and Crunchyroll teamed up? Good news, Crunchyroll is going to be teaming up with TV night time program Adult Swim. We all know that Adult Swim shows adult cartoons like Family Guy, Rick and Morty and Robot Chicken, but on Saturday night, they show the anime program Toonami which shows anime like Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures. According to Deadline, Crunchyroll is teaming up with Toonami Adult Swim. This means that Toonami and Crunchyroll will be cooperating on more licensed shows and it will help expand more English Dub anime for Crunchyroll. WarnerMeda (a company in control of HBO, Turners and Warner Bros) released a statement from the chairman that they want to help create original anime titles for anime fans:
“Our partnership with Crunchyroll will open up exciting new possibilities for both of us,” Jason DeMarco, SVP and creative director for on-air at Adult Swim, said in the official announcement. “This will expand Toonami’s already great programming to include even more premiere and original anime. It’s a great time to be an anime fan!”
“Our mission is to grow anime globally, which makes Adult Swim the perfect partner as Toonami has been incredibly influential in the growth of anime here in the U.S.,” Crunchyroll GM Joanne Waage said. “We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store for them through this new programming partnership. Expect new co-productions, expanded distribution of dubs, and generally more accessible anime!”
According to Deadline, it was thanks to these two that we got Mob Psycho 100 on Toonami and we had Blade Runner – Black Lotus.
Great news for Sword Art Online fans! It’s been announced today from the official Sword Art Online Twitter that the third season of Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online Alicization, will be joining the Saturday program Toonami at Adult Swim. The anime will be on February 9th and it will be a special one hour episode. Depending on the time you watch Toonami or timezone you are on, the anime will be premiering at 12:30 AM or some places have it 9:30 PM. For this one day, it will replace Mob Psycho 100 and Megalobox.
Here is the schedule for Feb 9th according to Anime News Network:
- 11:00 p.m. – Dragon Ball Super
- 11:30 p.m. – Boruto
- 12:00 a.m. – My Hero Academia
- 12:30 a.m. – Sword Art Online: Alicization
- 1:00 a.m. – Sword Art Online: Alicization
- 1:30 a.m. – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
- 2:00 a.m. – Black Clover
- 2:30 a.m. – Hunter x Hunter
- 3:00 a.m. – Naruto Shippūden
- 3:30 a.m. – Attack on Titan
- 4:00 a.m. – Pop Team Epic
- 4:30 a.m. – Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Revealed in a tweet by Toonami news, Toonami fans will be getting a new anime to join the Saturday night TV program block. The anime Mob Pyscho 100 will be joining Toonami on October 27th. If you don’t know about this anime, this series was created by the same webcomic artist who did One-Punch Man. The artist is named ONE.
MAL describes this anime:
Eighth-grader Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. But the power quickly proves to be a liability when he realizes the potential danger in his skills. Choosing to suppress his power, Mob’s only present use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who soon grows bored of the same tricks.
In order to effectuate control on his skills, Mob enlists himself under the wing of Arataka Reigen, a con artist claiming to be a psychic, who exploits Mob’s powers for pocket change. Now, exorcising evil spirits on command has become a part of Mob’s daily, monotonous life. However, the psychic energy he exerts is barely the tip of the iceberg; if his vast potential and unrestrained emotions run berserk, a cataclysmic event that would render him completely unrecognizable will be triggered. The progression toward Mob’s explosion is rising and attempting to stop it is futile.
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.