What started off temporarily as an April Fool’s joke has now become reality: Adult Swim and Cartoon Network will be bringing back Toonami programming on Saturday, May 26…of this year.
More details after the break.
Back on April 1st, Cartoon Network aired a Toonami marathon — reruns of Bleach, Blue Submarine No.6, Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suite Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, Tenchi Muyo, Trigun, etc. — as part of an April Fool’s joke.
Adult Swim then later asked its Twitter followers if they wanted Toonami — which ended its 11-year run in 2008 — back permanently.
Needless to say, collective responses were unanimous, and they were heard loud and clear. Earlier today, Adult Swim tweeted the following:
A listing of shows rumored to air on the upcoming Toonami block has already been flying around.
- 12:00 a.m. - Bleach
- 12:30 a.m. - Fullmetal Alchemist
- 1:00 a.m. - Durarara!!
- 1:30 a.m. - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- 2:00 a.m. - FLCL
- 2:30 a.m. - Cowboy Bebop
- 3:00 a.m. - Bleach
- 3:30 a.m. - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
- 4:00 a.m. - Bleach
- 4:30 a.m. - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- 5:00 a.m. - Durarara!!
- 5:30 a.m. - Cowboy Bebop
Keep in mind, though, that the schedule above has not been officially confirmed by Adult Swim or Cartoon Network. Regardless, fans should be excited for the return of one of the most beloved blocks of late night programming.