Toonami is coming back!

by Mirage 11 Comments 11 Votes 3503 Views 19/05/2012 Back to Articles
Thanks to Social Media, Cartoon Network's Toonami is due to return on the 26th of May during the Adult Swim block on Saturdays. Whilst the new schedule has not been announced, Cartoon Network has confirmed that both Bleach and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood will remain on the Adult Swim lineup.

The resurrection of the Anime segment came into effect when Adult Swim changed it's usual broadcast of The Room (for April Fools) to T.O.M (the Toonami host) as he announced that it was April Fools before introducing the scheduled Anime for that week along with a quick review of Mass Effect 3 at the end.

The sudden return of the beloved anime block garnered positive reception, and the following day Adult Swim (via their twitter account) posted "Want it back? Let us know. #BringBackToonami". From there, the #BringBackToonami hashtag went wild and started trending immediately which eventually led to more posts stating that they (Adult Swim) were listening.

On the 16th of May, Adult Swim announced on their Facebook page that Toonami would return to screen's on the 26th of May with a press release later that day confirming that Toonami would serve as a Saturday late night anime block.

We've contacted Cartoon Network Australia to see if any plans for the Australian counterpart of Toonami was due to return following this news.
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Whoa man, blast from the past! I remember the old Toonami show format back in the day as a kid. It would be around six years now since it was originally cancelled in Australia or at least cut back heaps (I remember I was like what the when I realised it was no longer on as much), so this is awesome news for the long-time fans.
Same here! I remember it was my most favourite segment and it was pretty much the only reason I watched Cartoon Network after they cut out old favourites like Ed, Edd and Eddy and Cow and Chicken!

Was pretty distraught coming home and seeing it gone :'(
Ed, Edd and Eddy and Cow and Chicken were boss [MOG]
WOOO, NOW HE CAN SAY ASS, HELL, AND DAMN!

Glad to him back, the kiddies can experience some of the golden years we've had.
We didn't get Toonami till like 2001, but a lot of their shows were already on Cartoon Network [MOG].

Mirage said: Same here! I remember it was my most favourite segment and it was pretty much the only reason I watched Cartoon Network after they cut out old favourites like Ed, Edd and Eddy and Cow and Chicken!
Was pretty distraught coming home and seeing it gone



Yeah I only watched Cartoon Network for Toonami, Adult Swim, Ed, Edd and Eddy and Cow and Chicken. I can't believe they've gotten rid of all the classics that made them succeed. They don't make cartoons like they used to.
Got a typical reply :(

CN_Support, May 20 08:19 (HKT):
Hello Mirage,

Thank you for contacting Cartoon Network Community Support.

Unfortunately, Cartoon Network Community Support does not have detailed information regarding the schedules of Cartoon Network shows. Please stay tuned to Cartoon Network for any announcement or changes regarding the said show, or you can visit our site at www.cartoonnetwork.com.au/... for the schedules of shows that are currently available for Cartoon Network.

I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to contact us again!

Sincerely,
Cartoon Network Community Support Team

Please feel free to continue to enjoy Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Asia Customer Support
This was the one i got theyre starting to seem more positive
heres a page i put together aswell if people wanna send it around its just a fb page but i have details on emailing cartoon network and have reminded some people of toonami www.facebook.com/...

Cartoon Network Support Team, May 29 08:18 (HKT):
Hello Jesse,

Thank you for contacting Cartoon Network Community Support. Unfortunately the Community Support does not have detailed information regarding the upcoming shows/block in Cartoon Network. While Community Support does not have control over the shows that are currently being aired on Cartoon Network, we have taken note of your request, and forwarded it to the proper department for consideration.

We want to assure you that we value our audience’s feedback/suggestions and it will be reviewed accordingly. We thank you for your time and effort to help make our TV programs better for everyone.

If you have any other suggestions or comments about the toons we air, please feel free to share them by replying to this email. In the meantime, you can enjoy the rest of your day watching the rest of the shows on Cartoon Network. Until next time!

Sincerely,
Cartoon Network Community Support Team

Please feel free to continue to enjoy Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network Asia Customer Support
a new email a friend got back from them

We appreciate your enthusiasm regarding Toonami , and wish we had further updates on this matter. Unfortunately, there are currently no updates yet. We have, however, taken note of your inquiry and have forwarded it to the proper department. For the latest news updates on your favourite Cartoon Network shows, please visit Cartoon Network Australia's official website on www.cartoonnetwork.com.au

so there ether more positive or getting more lazy ether way heres how we can all help

#1 share and like this page www.facebook.com/...
cartoon network will see this as our numbers and what not so far i only have 30 which is bigger than i thought i would have supporting it but still shoot this around to everyone you know

#2 go here and send them a message about Toonami www.cartoonnetwork.com.au/...
Chances are you will get a pretty standard reply but the more emails we get everyone to send the more chance we have of getting this back

#3 if you join up with CN australias site you can join some club thing apparently they sometimes ask what you would like on cartoon network so they can improve the channel
I havent seen this happen but i recommend everyone does it just incase

Jesse (evil)
I doubt we'll get Toonami, the network's boss is very against anything not kid oriented. They've moved Adult Swim to Comedy, and what's even more frustrating is their recent censorship on recent programming -

uaoacccensorship.wikia.com/...

So if Toonami was ever to return, it would most likely be put on SciFi or a sister network of Turner Broadcasting.

Edit: Apparently Aus/NZ Cartoon network rebroadcasts to the Philippines, so Filipino broadcasting standards may be the reason for all this :\ (unless that's just an excuse made by the network?)
A new boss is incharge from what i hear
but i have heard some uncanny censorship going on even worst then before unfortunatly
I would love to suggest it to SciFi or somewhere but i just don't know how.
the aus CN works in most of asia from memory which could be but alot of anime is acceptable in most places so it would be strange but then again i know censorship of certain things in asian countries can be quite heavy.
If you'd like to help support www.facebook.com/... please like this and if you know how to contact some sister networks as such i would love to hear about it :)

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