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Toonami Revival to Have 'New Original Anime Programming'

posted on 2012-05-16 21:39 EDT
Press release also reveals that return of block will be aired on Saturdays from 12-6 a.m.

A Wednesday press release released by Adult Swim, the cable and satellite network that is paired with Cartoon Network, has revealed that the network is developing "new original anime programming" for the return of the Toonami programming block. Previous series featured on the block will also make their return.

The release also reveals that the revived block will be shown once a week from midnight to 6 a.m. on Saturdays.

The company had asked its Twitter followers in April if they would want the block back. Cartoon Network temporarily brought back Toonami on April Fool's Day, with reruns of such anime as Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo!, Outlaw Star, Blue Submarine No. 6, Trigun, and more. The marathon had even included newly produced bumper videos of Toonami's mascot T.O.M.

Cartoon Network ended Toonami in 2008 after an 11-year run.

Source: The Futon Critic

Thanks to Starks for the news tip.


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