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Adult Swim Brings Back Toonami Block Starting on May 26 (Update 2)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Network had gauged interest in block's return after temporary return on April Fool's Day

Adult Swim, the cable and satellite network that is paired with Cartoon Network, revealed on Wednesday that it will bring back its Toonami programming block starting on Saturday, May 26. The network has not yet announced its lineup for the new block.

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.

Update: TV Guide lists Adult Swim's anime programming on May 27 as follows:

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

Third-party television listings are subject to change.

Update 2: Adult Swim's own website does not list all of these programs on May 26-27, nor has it listed which programs will be added after its Toonami announcement. (Its schedules were last updated on April 30.) Thanks, LUNI_TUNZ.

After nerdcore rapper Richie Branson posted his self-produced song "Bring Back Toonami" on May 8, it caught the attention of Adult Swim. Adult Swim asked Branson if it could use the song, and it began running this bumper this past week:

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