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.
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.