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Subject: Official Toonami thread (Update 2015: Block to be shortened to 3.5 hrs)

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/16/12 at 8:22 pm!/adultswim/status/202866436597743616

The biggest 90s nostalgia revival campaign since Nickelodeon, has finally paid off big time! Toonami -- the legendary anime block that ran on Cartoon Network from 1997 to 2008, returned for a special April Fool's event this year, and whose Midnight Run was a precursor to -- returns full-time on Saturday, May 26, 2012 on Adult Swim.

It had been speculated that a myserious schedule change on that night with several empty slots would, in fact, be Toonami. I guess we were right.  :)

Steven Blum will likely return as Tom, since he did on April Fool's. No word on whether Moltar will be involved in some form. The schedule is TBA.

Spread the word!  :D

Subject: Re: [adult swim] heard us -- Toonami returns May 26

Written By: wildcard on 05/16/12 at 8:41 pm


Subject: Re: [adult swim] heard us -- Toonami returns May 26

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/17/12 at 1:49 am


Lemme fix that for you...


...umm, yes.

Subject: Re: [adult swim] heard us -- Toonami returns May 26

Written By: Howard on 05/17/12 at 6:56 am

Wow Adult Swim! I haven't seen that in 15 years.  :o

Subject: Re: [adult swim] heard us -- Toonami returns May 26

Written By: wildcard on 05/17/12 at 4:39 pm

Lemme fix that for you...


...umm, yes.

wonder what barbequed horse tastes like?

Subject: Re: [adult swim] heard us -- Toonami returns May 26

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/21/12 at 9:01 pm

Jason DeMarco has spoken on his Twitter.

Fact sheet:

Modest budget.

No classic Toonami just yet. $$$ But trust me, they are looking into thousands of options ATM. Just be patient like I am.

Yes, Steve Blum is retuning as Tom version 3-ish.

No Sara just yet. $$$

Not much advertising/bumping outside of Saturday nights. I guess $$$ again.

Gundam Wing is DeMarco's favorite and he would love to see this "baddass" show come back. I love what I've seen of Gundam so far.

Richie Branson (Toonami, Outlaw Star, and Gundam raps) is willing to contribute music. DeMarco is open to anyone contributing their music, if you can send him your links.

The epic story of April Fool's: DeMarco and Mike Lazzo were throwing around ideas for this year. Lazzo suggested Toonami and the rest is history. didn't know they'd be bringing back Toonami until after April Fool's, the ratings, the response, the Twitter discussions, the #BringBackToonami campaign and Steve Blum's participation in it, etc. None of this was planned in advance; it's all short notice, hence the budget. The only way the old shows aired for April Fool's was because it was a one-off... or so they thought.

Classic Toonami music might pop up, like Deep Space Bass.

No subs. Dubs only. "People change the channel when they see subtitles."

No Moltar. C. Martin Croker is busy voicing Zorak for the revived Cartoon Planet (which also doubles as a revived Cartoon Cartoon Fridays).

Peter Cullen is busy with the current Transformers TV series on The Hub so no epic promos. And no Don LaFontaine, either, as he's passed away.

The "incorrect" schedule was be revealed to be correct after all. It was originally planned to be shrouded in secrecy. No, not this one!

And two new acquisitions being introduced to Toonami are...

Casshern Sins

and Deadman Wonderland

No American action shows ATM. No Batman: TAS, Superman, etc. ATM. No Samurai Jack, which is on Boomerang anyway.

For any questions I haven't answered, try weeding your way through DeMarco's tweets, or go to this thread on by some guy named rebel_cheese.

Make sure you support Toonami by watching it = more money = more shows, CGI, Sara, classic Toonami, more ad time, Total Immersion Events, etc., etc.

Subject: Re: [adult swim] heard us -- Toonami returns May 26

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/23/12 at 5:18 pm

Spread this picture around

Full-rez picture here

Toonami needs ratings = money = your favorite Toonami classics,  Sara, and a long healthy life, etc.

Spread the word and #KeepToonamiAlive. Toonami 2012 has a very, very small budget to start with, but that will change once everybody tunes in Saturday night.

Subject: Re: [adult swim] heard us -- Toonami returns May 26

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/25/12 at 8:33 pm

wonder what barbequed horse tastes like?

Anthony Bourdain covered that over in That Other Thread.

You can't get it in the United States, it's going out of fashion in France, but if you're ever in certain parts of Vancouver, or anywhere in Quebec (where the packaging's in French, which means they call it "cheval", but it's everywhere, as in, packaged alongside beef and lamb and chicken in most grocery stores), you can get it.  It's also available in some of the snootier venues in Toronto.  (No, really.) 

To answer your question, Dashie is lean, a little sweeter and more flavorful than her bovine counterparts.  Tastes more like beef than venison, but about 20% cooler.  (After all, why overcook a lean tenderloin?)

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 05/30/12 at 5:35 pm

the actual numbers haven't been released yet, but here's some Toonami ratings news:


...and Bleach (Saturdays, 12 a.m.) each ranked #1 in their respective time periods among adults 18-34 & 18-24, and men 18-34 & 18-24.

The series premiere of Deadman Wonderland (Saturday, May 26, 12:30 a.m.) was #1 in its time period among adults 18-24 (up 14% vs. the 2011 time period), men 18-34 and men 18-24 (up 2%). Immediately following, the series premiere of Casshern Sins (1 a.m.) ranked #1 in the time period among men 18-34 & 18-24.


#KeepToonamiAlive and watch it each and every Saturday night @ Midnight ET on .

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: Starde on 05/30/12 at 6:35 pm

Am I the only one still wishing that they'd bring back Sailor Moon? I loved watching that as a kid in the late 90's/early 00's.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 06/01/12 at 6:37 pm

The numbers are in...

Bleach: 1,060,000 (12 AM) and 580,000 (3 AM)
Deadman Wonderland: 860,000 (12:30 AM) and 557,000 (3:30 AM)
Casshern Sins: 796,000 (1 AM) and 488,000 (4 AM)

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood: 699,000 (1:30 AM) and 473,000 (4:30 AM)
Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig: 698,000 (2 AM) and 450,000 (5 AM)I
Cowboy Bebop: 669,000 (2:30 AM) and 419,000 (5:30 AM)

Pretty good for late night cable on Memorial Day Weekend against Thunder vs. Spurs and Pay-Per-View sports. But DeMarco says his bosses want better ratings in the subsequent weeks, and we can start tomorrow night. Richie Branson says #BetterRatingsForaBetterToonami.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 06/07/12 at 9:24 pm

Once again, Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins ranked #1 in their timeslots (for 6/2). I don't think the numbers have been released yet.

In other Toonami-related news, Steve Blum has just been awarded a Guiness Record for being the most prolific video game voice actor. He has played Crash Bandicoot in video games, and on TV as Toonami's Tom and Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel.

And to that, I say "Bang!"  8)

Stay tuned tomorrow night for week three of the new Toonami. They will have Bleach #257, Deadman #3, and Casshern #3. As for GITS and Bebop, I'm not sure about episodes or ep. numbers. But as always, expect one hell of a show.  :)

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 06/20/12 at 5:41 pm

Hey guys, I just saw this Toonami spoof video and laughed my ass off! You've gotta check it out.  :D ;D


April Fool's 2013: Toonami's ratings plummet and has no choice but to offer us these shows.

Truth is, Toonami's ratings are improving every week. Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins continue to be #1 in their timeslots, and I think Bleach, too.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 07/01/12 at 12:32 am

Toonami is on RIGHT NOW!

Tonight it's:

Bleach #260 -- Midnight/11 CT
Deadman Wonderland #6 (HD) -- 12:30/11:30 CT
Casshern Sins #6 (HD) -- Just ended; will be on again at 4:00 a.m./3:00 a.m. CT
FMA: Brotherhood #36 -- 1:30/12:30 CT (a.k.a. UP NEXT!)
Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig #21 -- 2/1 CT
Cowboy Bebop #20 -- 2:30/1:30 CT

Tom did a promo about reruns, similar to the one Moltar did in 1999.

1999 version

2012 version

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 07/28/12 at 1:33 pm

I've been forgetting to keep this thread bumped. Ratings are still strong, especially last week over the previous week.

Toonami Week 10 (Tonight) schedule:

Bleach #264 - "Battle of the Females?" (The filler should be ending real soon)
Deadman Wonderland #10 - "Undertaker" (Only 2 more afterwards!!)
Casshern Sins #10 - "The Man Entrapped by the Past"
FMA: Brotherhood #41 - "The Abyss"
Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd Gig #26 - "Endless Gig" (Final episode of 2nd Gig)
Cowboy Bebop #24 - "Hard Luck Woman" (Two more episodes)

I guess we should expect reruns, like Tom said... Which is good because I wanna see GITS and Bebop from the beginning.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/09/12 at 9:46 pm

Whoa!  :o Where the hell was I last week?!!

Anyway... Saturday night on Toonami:

Bleach #266 - "Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra, Resume" (Back to canon)
Deadman Wonderland #12 - "Grateful Dead" (final episode; I dont see how "I will get by"... Sorry I couldn't resist the "Touch of Grey" reference ;)  ;D)
Casshern Sins #12 - "Coloring the Moment of Living"
FMA: Brotherhood #43 - "Bite of the Ant"
Ghost in the Shell (Original) #2 - "Testation"
Cowboy Bebop #26 - "The Real Folk Blues, Part 2" (Final episode; goes back to the beginning next week)

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: JaxRhapsody on 08/15/12 at 1:13 am

I need some fudgeing cable.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/15/12 at 6:53 pm


Starting this Saturday night:

Samurai 7 replaces Deadman Wonderland
Eureka Seven replaces FMA: Brotherhood
But Get this -- FMA: Brotherhood is replacing the retiring Cowboy Bebop, which just ended last week.  :\'(

RIP Spike Spiegel  :\'(

I'm gonna miss Ganta, Shiro, and especially Spike Spiegel.  :\'( It was hard enough saying goodbye to Nolan's Batman (in IMAX no less).

So to recap, here's a rundown of the new schedule effective Saturday night:

12:00 Bleach (Incumbent) (In canon) (New episode)
12:30 Samurai 7 (Premiere) (HD)
1:00 Casshern Sins (Incumbent) (HD) (New episode)
1:30 Eureka 7 (Premiere)
2:00 Ghost in the Shell (First season) (Incumbent) (Classic episode)
2:30 FMA: Brotherhood (Moving to Cowboy Bebop's timeslot) (Classic episode)

I'm still a bit... ahem emotional about Spike's death, but at least Steve Blum voices Tom anyway.

Stay gold. Bang!

Edit to add:

Episode schedule

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #267 - "Connected Hearts! The Left Fist of Certain Death"
12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #1 - "The Master (The Murderer)" (HD)
1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #13 - "The Past Wil lRise Before You" (HD)
1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #1 - "Blue Monday"
2:00/1:00 CT - Ghost in the Shell #3 - "Android and I" (Stand-alone)
2:30/1:30 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #44 - "Revving at Full Throttle"

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/17/12 at 7:45 pm

Dammit! I messed up.  :-From the horse's mouth...

Sorry about the confusion.  :-\\ :-[

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 08/25/12 at 5:25 pm

Lucky 7s get even luckier tonight in their second week.

Toonami Week 14: (Damn, has it been on that long already!  :o)

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #268 - "Hatred and Jealousy, Orihime's Dilemma"
12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #2 - "The Pupil" (HD)
1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #14 - "The Truth Illuminates the Darkness" (HD)
1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #2 - "Blue Sky Fish"
2:00/1:00 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #45 - "The Promised Day"
2:30/1:30 CT - Ghost in the Shell #4 - "Interceptor" (Complex)

Also, showed a Toonami ad during Family Guy! Epic! I'd like to see proof of this. Anyone?

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 09/01/12 at 9:08 pm

Week 15

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #269 - "Ichigo and Uryu, Bonded Back to Back"

Ichigo finally releases his hollow mask and is immediately able to push back Ulquiorra. However the latter quickly flies up above the dome of Las Noches where he then releases his resurrection.

12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #2 - "The Entertainer" (HD)
(Cue ragtime music  ::))

Kambei decides to help the Kanna trio; he is the one Kirara's dowsing crystal "chose."

1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #15 - "The God of Death Dune" (HD)

Dune, last seen after being defeated by Dio, crawls painfully across a crystallized landscape, all the while trying to hold on to his memories.

1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #3 - "Motion Blue"

The members of Gekkostate rush back to the Gekko after defeating the Izumo's KLF platoon, with Renton in tow.

2:00/1:00 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #46 - "Looming Shadows"

Briggs Fortress soldiers escort Winry back home, where she is surprised to find Edward and his group. Though Edward warns her to escape to another country, she refuses and says that Edward should just make sure he protects everyone.

2:30/1:30 CT - Ghost in the Shell #5 - "Decoy" (Complex)

Section 9 suspects that the Police Investigators handling the Laughing Man case are using their primary suspect as a decoy to hide some form of higher-level corruption.

Tonight will be a Bleach catchup/recap/crash course promo, probably reminding people that it's back in canon.

Also, sad news to report, Bandai is discontinuing its DVDs, Blu-rays, manga, and novels effective March 2013.  :( :-\\ :\'( This means if you want to own Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, or Gundam Wing on DVD, you better hurry your ass to Best Buy or wherever anime is sold. Yikes! I guess it's time for Tom to continue plugging the hell out of the DVDs like they did August 19 and on April Fool's.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 09/08/12 at 8:48 pm

If anyone wants to check out that Bleach promo from last week: (Watch it in 1080p!  8))

Week 16

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #270 - "Beginning of Despair… Ichigo, the Unreachable Blade"

Ulquiorra releases his Resurrection form to take on Ichigo and the young Shinigami soon realizes just how outmatched he is. Despite this, he refuses to give up even when Ulquiorra shows him his second release form. But in the end, can Ichigo even survive the confrontation, let alone win?

12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #4 - "The Loner" (HD)

After Kirara is rescued from Ukyo's abduction, Kambei decides to help them, being the first samurai recruited. Meanwhile, Katsushiro and Kikuchiyo start heading back to the base. They come across Gorobei, a street entertainer.

1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #16 - "For the Strength to Believe" (HD)

Casshern and Lyuze discover vast swaths of robot remains while approaching a valley. Inside, they discover that all the robots were heading to a strange circular megalith prior to their deaths. Ringo and Ohji meet up with Casshern and Lyuze, and we learn more about Ringo's past.

1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #4 - "Watermelon" (The first episode to NOT have “Blue” in the title)

Renton comes face-to-face with reality as his dream of being part of the Gekkostate finally comes true. However, the Gekkostate is having a serious issue with a shortage of monetary funds, which results in the whole group being broke.

2:00/1:00 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #47 - "Emissary of Darkness"

Ed is reunited with his father and learns more about the Promised Day as well as Hohenheim's past. Ed is also reunited with Al, but the reunion is not the joyous event it seems .

2:30/1:30 CT - Ghost in the Shell #6 - "Meme" (Complex)

At a press conference, the Superintendent-General makes himself a prime target for the Laughing Man's threat. Section 9 has gathered enough evidence to arrest Nanao, but before they can, he is able to release a modular, delayed-action virus.

Also, in a couple weeks or so will advertise Toonami Monday-Friday; we don't know the extent of this yet, or any details.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 09/15/12 at 10:19 pm

Toonami Week 17

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #271 - (The title is a potential spoiler) (95 episodes remaining)

We find out whether Ichigo is dead or alive from last week.

12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #5 - "The Drifter" (HD) (21 episodes remaining)

Kirara and the samurai continue looking for more help. After long days of finding no one, they come across a samurai who chops wood.

1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #17 - "The Glass Cradle" (HD) (7 episodes remaining)

Casshern and the others meet a trio of robotic children. Ringo makes friends with one of them, a mute robot named Holter.

1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #5 - "Vivid Bit" (46 episodes remaining)

Renton goes with Talho and Hilda on a routine shopping errand, but when Talho gets drunk and into trouble, it's up to Renton to protect her by piloting a combat LFO for the first time.

2:00/1:00 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #48 - "The Oath in the Tunnel" (16 episodes remaining)

Ling and Lan Fan fight Gluttony, while Heinkel continues to fight Pride. Meanwhile, Mustang visits Madame Christmas to confirm that Selim is in fact a homunculus.

2:30/1:30 CT - Ghost in the Shell #7 - "Idolator" (Stand-alone) (19 episodes remaining)

It has come to the attention of the Minister of Home Affairs that Jenoma revolutionary leader Marcelo Jarti has been visiting Japan regularly every five months. Jarti is one of the world’s foremost wanted men, and has been targeted for assassination by commandos of the United States Delta Force and United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS) a total of six times. (First stand-alone episode since “Android and I.”)

Also: A Tom speech about haters. "Hataz gon' hate. Only Toonami." ???  ;D

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/06/12 at 9:52 pm

Toonami Midnight Run is Back! Six straight hours, no encores!

Toonami Week 20

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #274 -  “Hitsugaya, the Desperate Hyoten Hyakkaso!” (92 episodes remaining)

Hitsugaya fights Tiburon, Halibel’s sword release.

12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #8  - "The Guardians" (HD) (18 episodes remaining)

The samurai escape a merchant raid, only to find themselves in a cavern city under the watchful gaze of the mysterious guardians.

1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #20 - "For Whom do the Flowers Bloom?" (HD) (4 episodes remaining)

Casshern and the gang discover that robots have flocked to Luna’s castle hoping to be spared.

1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #8 - "Glorious Brilliance" (43 episodes remaining)

An anti-government rebel interrupts a pleasant shopping day for Renton and Eureka.

2:00/1:00 CT - Sym-Bionic Titan #1 - “Escape to Sherman High” (19 episodes remaining)

Lance, Ilana, and Octus crash-land on Earth while fleeing the evil General Modula, who has conquered their home planet, Galaluna. They try to blend in to Earth society by going to high school. During their first day at school, Modula sends a fire monster to destroy the princess. While battling the beast, Lance, Ilana, and Octus form "Titan" with their robotic suits.

2:30/1:30 CT - Thundercats (2011) #1 - “The Sword of Omens” (HD) (25 episodes remaining)

Lion-O, who is constantly being outdone by his adoptive older brother Tygra, undergoes the ritual of being chosen by the Sword of Omens to be the next king of Thundera. His father, Claudus, does not feel his son is ready, being too lenient and easily distracted by flights of fancy like the myth of ancient technology.

3:00/2:00 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #51 - "The Immortal Legion" (13 episodes remaining)

Ed’s crew fight mannequins that are powered by human souls.

3:30/2:30 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #52 - “Combined Strength” (12 episodes remaining)
Al Battles Kimblee and Pride; Sloth reveals hidden strength.

4:00/3:00 CT - Ghost in the Shell #10 - "Jungle Cruise" (Stand-alone) (16 episodes remaining)

The group go after a rogue CIA agent who murders people in a brutal fashion. Batou takes a special interest in the case and becomes determined to catch the killer.

4:30/3:30 CT - Ghost in the Shell #11 - “Portraitz” (Complex) (15 episodes remaining)

Togusa works undercover at a hospital where patients cannot communicate with outsiders, a condition that leads them to excel at hacking defense systems.

5:00/4:00 CT - Cowboy Bebop #1 - “Asteroid Blues” (25 episodes remaining)

Spike and Jet try to claim the bounty on Asimov Solensan, who has been selling a stolen steroid with deadly side effects.

5:30/4:30 CT - Cowboy Bebop #2 - “Stray Dog Strut” (24 episodes remaining)

Spike and Jet try to claim the bounty on Abdoul Hakim, a thief who has had plastic surgery to disguise himself.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/13/12 at 10:24 pm

Last week’s ratings (Too good not to post!)

85 -- BLEACH - - Sat -- 12:00AM-12:30AM
DVR: 30
Household: 0.9
2+: 1106

Look at all the Family Guy, Frankenhole, Squidbillies, and King of the Hill that Bleach beat in the ratings!

131 -- SAMURAI 7 -- Sat --12:30AM- 1:00AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.7
2+: 874

More Frankenhole, Squidbillies, Eric Andre, and King of the Hill

143 -- THUNDERCATS (2011) -- Sat -- 2:30AM- 3:00AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.5
2+: 727

144 -- SYM-BIONIC TITAN -- Sat -- 2:00AM- 2:30AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.5
2+: 717

145 -- CASSHERN SINS -- Sat -- 1:00AM- 1:30AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.5
2+: 683

146 -- EUREKA 7 -- Sat -- 1:30AM- 2:00AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.5
2+: 668

147 -- FULLMETAL: BROTHERHOOD -- Sat -- 3:00AM- 3:30AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.5
2+: 646

148 -- FULLMETAL: BROTHERHOOD -- Sat -- 3:30AM- 4:00AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.4
2+: 578

149 -- COWBOY BEBOP -- Sat -- 5:30AM- 6:00AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.5
2+: 553

150 -- GHOST IN THE SHELL -- Sat -- 4:30AM- 5:00AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.4
2+: 547

151 -- COWBOY BEBOP -- Sat -- 5:00AM- 5:30AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.4
2+: 540

152 -- GHOST IN THE SHELL -- Sat -- 4:00AM- 4:30AM
DVR: 30
HH: 0.4
2+: 516

Btw, 2+ refers to viewers (in thousands) who are aged two or older.


Also, I can confirm that Sym-Bionic Titan IS in HD.


Toonami Week 21 (Midnight Run Week 2)

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #275 (91 episodes remaining)

Omaeda and Soi Fon battle Barragan.

12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #9 - "The Bandits" (HD) (17 episodes remaining)

The Samurai must leave the caves to rescue Kikuchiyo, who has been captured by the bandits.

1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #21 - "The Paradise of Lost Hope" (HD) (3 episodes remaining)

Luna has a proposal for Casshern; Lyuze and Ringo lose faith; and disturbing info surfaces about Luna.

1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #9 - "Paper Moon Shine" (42 episodes remaining)

The Gekkostate arrive in the ruined city of Vodarac, where Renton is assaulted.

2:00/1:00 CT - Sym-Bionic Titan #2 - “Neighbors in Disguise” (HD) (18 episodes remaining)

The gang adjust to their new home, and Lance causes problems at the mall.

2:30/1:30 CT - Thundercats (2011) #2 - “Ancient Spirits of Evil” (HD) (24 episodes remaining)

The next day, Thundera is attacked by Lizards who have acquired salvaged technology.

3:00/2:00 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #53 - "Flame of Vengeance" (11 episodes remaining)

The Flame Alchemist unleashes great power after a shocking radio broadcast.

3:30/2:30 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #54 - “Beyond the Inferno” (10 episodes remaining)

Hawkeye goes to great lengths to keep the Flame Alchemist’s power under control.

4:00/3:00 CT - Ghost in the Shell #12 - "Escape From" (Stand-alone) (14 episodes remaining)

I don’t know, but the title reminds me of Kurt Russell.

Early in the morning Batou's Tachikoma self-activates and leaves the Tachikoma storage bay to explore the outside world. While roaming the streets of Niihama, the Tachikoma encounters a young girl named Miki who is searching for her lost dog, named Locky. The Tachikoma decides to help the girl.

While on their journey, the Tachikoma stumbles upon a cyberbrain being sold in a market that contains a ghost, and brings it back to the storage bay. When the Tachikoma returns to Section 9, technicians begin extensive tests to determine why the tank went AWOL in the first place, while Section 9 members turn their attention to the cyberbrain in an effort to determine what the brain contains.

When one of the lab technicians investigating the brain links with it and becomes "lost," Kusanagi volunteers to go after the missing man, leading her on a soul-searching ghost dive.

4:30/3:30 CT - Ghost in the Shell #13 - “Not Equal” (Stand-alone) (13 episodes remaining)

Sixteen years ago, Eka Turkuro, the daughter of a pioneering cybernetics company CEO, was kidnapped by a group opposed to cyberization. The girl's whereabouts remained a mystery until she was spotted by members of the Maritime Safety Team aboard an abandoned radiation scrubbing station off the coast of Okinawa. Four Special Security Team operators of the Japan Coast Guard were sent to find the girl and rescue her, but the team vanished without a trace.

Section 9 is covertly dispatched to the island with two objectives: locate any remaining SST members and evacuate them, and find and rescue the missing girl. Section 9 is inserted by submarine, and after a time manages to find the girl, but when they do they realize that something is very wrong: the girl is the same age she was when she was kidnapped all those years ago.

5:00/4:00 CT - Cowboy Bebop #3 - “Honky Tonk Women” (23 episodes remaining)

Great title, great song, great band. Feeling lucky, Jet and Spike head to a casino, where they become entangled with Faye Valentine, a woman in debt and on the run from the authorities.

5:30/4:30 CT - Cowboy Bebop #4 - “Gateway Shuffle” (22 episodes remaining)

Call it Harlem Shuffle and have a Stones double feature, lol. When a group of terrorists kill the woman Spike and Jet are after, they decide to go after the bounty on the eco-terrorist’s leader instead. Meanwhile, Faye is stranded and out of fuel in an orbit around Jupiter.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 10/20/12 at 8:15 pm

Y'all ready for this?!

(Bump bump-bump! Bump, bump bump, bump-bump, bump-bump!)  ;D

Toonami Week 22 (Midnight Run Week 3)

12:00/11:00 CT - Bleach #276 (90 episodes remaining)

The battle between the Soul Reapers and the Espadas intensifies.

12:30/11:30 CT - Samurai 7 #10 - "The Journey" (HD) (16 episodes remaining)

Kikuchiyo learns not to stop believing.  ;D The samurai and farmers divide into groups and head to Kanna to avoid detection by the Nobuseri.

1:00/12:00 CT - Casshern Sins #22 - "A Drop Called Eternity" (HD) (2 episodes remaining)

We find out whether Casshern is dead or alive from last week.

1:30/12:30 CT - Eureka Seven #10 - "Higher Than the Sun" (41 episodes remaining)

The Gekkostate discovers the remains of a federation military base destroyed by a change in the planet.

2:00/1:00 CT - Sym-Bionic Titan #3 - “Elephant Logic” (HD) (17 episodes remaining)

The long-awaited sequel to Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic!  ;D A sentient tornado attacks the city after a mistake by General Steele.

2:30/1:30 CT - Thundercats (2011) #3 - “Ramlak Rising” (HD) (23 episodes remaining)

The gang is trapped by pirates while crossing the Sea of Sand.

3:00/2:00 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #55 - "The Adults’ Way of Life" (9 episodes remaining)

The rebels are close to victory when the leader of Central’s forces returns.

3:30/2:30 CT - FMA: Brotherhood #56 - “The Return of the Fuhrer” (8 episodes remaining)

The Fuhrer enters the battle, taking on a tank and an even tougher foe.

4:00/3:00 CT - Ghost in the Shell #14 - "Yes" (Stand-alone) (12 episodes remaining)

Origa’s theme music is replaced with a Rick Wakeman solo and “Roundabout.”  ;D

Acting on a tip, Section 9 breaks up a cabal of thieves planning to rob a Japanese financial institution. Shortly after the raid, a Chinese intelligence official contacts Section 9 and informs them of suspicious activity that he believes may indicate an assassination attempt by Chinese Socialists on Yokose Kanemoto, a prominent, yet reclusive, Japanese billionaire.

Section 9 is therefore tasked with protecting Yokose, a 56-year-old ex-mathematician who has amassed a fortune by playing the stock market.

4:30/3:30 CT - Ghost in the Shell #15 - “Machine Desirantes” (Stand-alone) (11 episodes remaining)

Kusanagi's reservations regarding Section 9's Tachikoma units comes to a head. She has become disturbed by their behaviour, as their artificial intelligence agents appear to be developing too fast; she has additional concerns about the safety of retaining them in the unit for use in a battle situation.

The Tachikomas have become vaguely aware of Kusanagi's concerns, and attempt to avoid deactivation by hatching a bizarre scheme to appeal to Kusanagi and prevent their removal.

5:00/4:00 CT - Cowboy Bebop #5 - “Ballad of Fallen Angels” (21 episodes remaining)

Faye tries to claim the $28 million Woolong bounty on the leader of the Red Dragons (Hannibal crossover? ) but is kidnapped by a mysterious man named Vicious. Despite, Jet’s misgivings, Spike goes after Vicious, a man with whom he shares a troubled past.

5:30/4:30 CT - Cowboy Bebop #6 - “Sympathy for the Devil” (20 episodes remaining)

Please allow me to introduce this episode: Spike encounters a young boy named Wen (hope you guessed his name!), who is a musical prodigy. However, when it comes to Wen, looks can be deceiving. What’s puzzling Spike is the nature of his game.

Subject: Re: Official Toonami thread

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 02/07/15 at 8:50 pm

I can't believe I've left this thread dormant since October 20, 2012... and here we are now on February 7, 2015. Where have I been?

Anyway, sad, sad news to report...

Last week, Adult Swim shaved off a half hour of Toonami. This week, it gets worse as they slash it to a mere 3 1/2 hours!

12:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai (HD)
12:30 Kill la Kill (HD)
1:00 Naruto: Shippuden
1:30 Inuyasha: The FInal Act (HD)
2:00 Gurren Lagaan (HD)
2:30 One Piece (HD)
3:00 Deadman Wonderland (HD)

Expendable shows include (shows I like are asterisked and bolded) :
*Cowboy Bebop (its first run in HD! The show is available on Blu-ray from Funimation. This was probably its 5 billionth run overall, and who can blame them? One of the best shows ever, anime or otherwise.),
*Attack on Titan (second run),
IGPX (meh),
Bleach (meh, too confusing),
Space Dandy (meh, too weird for me),
and *Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig (probably run as many times as Bebop).

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