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Naruto to Run Uncut on Adult Swim's Toonami Block

posted on by Egan Loo
Anime to begin from episode 1 on December 1 at 12:30 a.m.

Jason DeMarco, vice president of strategic marketing and promotions for the paired television networks Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, announced on Thursday that Naruto will run on Adult Swim's Toonami block on Saturday, December 1 at 12:30 a.m. EST/PST (effectively Sunday, December 2 in the morning).

The anime will run uncut, starting from the first episode. DeMarco emphasized that Disney still has the rights to the follow-up series Naruto Shippūden.

The new Toonami weekend schedule will be as follows:

12:00 Bleach
12:30 Naruto
01:00 Tenchi Muyo GXP
01:30 Thundercats
02:00 Samurai 7
02:30 Symbionic Titan
03:00 Eureka 7
03:30 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
04:00 Cowboy Bebop
04:30 Cowboy Bebop
05:00 Inuyasha
05:30 Inuyasha

Naruto previously ran in Toonami when Toonami was a programming block on Cartoon Network. Both Naruto's Cartoon Network run and Cartoon Network's version of Toonami ended in 2008.

[Via Saiyan Island]

Update: More background information added.

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