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Toonami Block Returns to Adult Swim, Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins to Air

by Florete
May 21, 2012 12:20 PM | 155 Comments
Adult Swim announced last week that it would revive the Toonami anime block after asking its followers in April if they would like it back. According to their schedule, Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins are set to air at 12:30AM and 1:00AM, respectively, on the morning of May 27 when the block returns, along with older Adult Swim shows. The two series will air again at 3:30AM and 4:00AM after the schedule repeats.

Source: Adult Swim Schedule

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gregory003 said:
Casshern sins is so slow .-.


thats cuase madhouse cannot write a proper super hero story Casshern was not theres to mess with

Jun 15, 2012 2:59 PM by DateYutaka

Casshern sins is so slow .-.

Jun 15, 2012 2:56 PM by gregory003

LelouchZero said:

Soul Eater was turned down the first time around because it didn't fit the block? Really? I'm having quite a bit of difficulty seeing just how that'd be...

Well Funi offered it up when they first got it and SE didn't get acquired by CN/AS...sooo you can think it fit all you like but someone in charge of programming disagreed at the time.

Jun 15, 2012 2:44 PM by Anime_Name

friendsweeper said:
why would they pick greg ayres to voice ganta.......... god he sounds like a hamster


I thought so too but I'm starting to get used to him now.

Jun 15, 2012 2:37 PM by whippleman

why would they pick greg ayres to voice ganta.......... god he sounds like a hamster

Jun 15, 2012 9:36 AM by UA

Anime_Name said:
The problem for Soul Eater is that the DVDs have been out for a while now and CN has already turned down the series when Funi first tried to get them to air it because it doesn't fit the block. How much SE would cost and how important a series it is to Funimation at this time is completely guesswork on your part.

Soul Eater was turned down the first time around because it didn't fit the block? Really? I'm having quite a bit of difficulty seeing just how that'd be...

Jun 4, 2012 8:19 PM by LelouchZero

LelouchZero said:
Rainec said:
Edit: Oh right, if we're also discussing other ideas for Toonami shows, how about Soul Eater? The dub has been out for quite awhile and I think people might appreciate it more than FMA for the 2nd or 3rd time.

Even if the Soul Eater dub has been out for quite some time now, given that it's one of Funimation's largest properties, I would assume that they'd ask for a higher price for the broadcast rights for that one. Seeing as Toonami is extremely strapped for cash for the time being, they most likely could not afford Funimation's price...yet. But who knows. If Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins succeed, we may yet see Soul Eater and a whole lot more.


The problem for Soul Eater is that the DVDs have been out for a while now and CN has already turned down the series when Funi first tried to get them to air it because it doesn't fit the block. How much SE would cost and how important a series it is to Funimation at this time is completely guesswork on your part.

Jun 4, 2012 11:07 AM by Anime_Name

Woebegone said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-05-31/new-toonami-anime-ranks-no.1-in-young-adult-demographics

Cant believe it. People like being forcefed reruns and animes like Deadman.

Cant believe it. People like bitching at what people just watched.

Jun 4, 2012 4:10 AM by uihrufhirh

Rainec said:
Edit: Oh right, if we're also discussing other ideas for Toonami shows, how about Soul Eater? The dub has been out for quite awhile and I think people might appreciate it more than FMA for the 2nd or 3rd time.

Even if the Soul Eater dub has been out for quite some time now, given that it's one of Funimation's largest properties, I would assume that they'd ask for a higher price for the broadcast rights for that one. Seeing as Toonami is extremely strapped for cash for the time being, they most likely could not afford Funimation's price...yet. But who knows. If Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins succeed, we may yet see Soul Eater and a whole lot more.

May 31, 2012 7:36 PM by LelouchZero

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-05-31/new-toonami-anime-ranks-no.1-in-young-adult-demographics

Cant believe it. People like being forcefed reruns and animes like Deadman.

May 31, 2012 2:25 PM by Hystery

yeah thet should play better shows ,ive been wanting to watch both for awhile though,but serisly ONLY 2 "NEW" ONES!!

May 28, 2012 2:25 PM by Avato-chan

So far I can't complain. Greg Ayres voice will, as per usual, take time to get used to, but I think they nailed Makina and Tamaki's VAs. Shiro's is a nice fit too.

Also, they sorta wrecked the song, but I still couldn't help but type it out by ear.

Naughty birdie song is made
By pecking holes in trees
Willows, cedars, sycamores
And proud oaks reduced to cheese
Woodland gods all in a hoof
Have forever cursed your naughty beak
What it pecks it poisons well
Your food, your nest, even your young
Your friends now all fear you
But your tears ring clearly through the wood
Even as they taint the dew
Such a sad, sad, little birdie
Maybe one day this song will lift the curse and set you free

Can anyone confirm these are correct?

Edit: Oh right, if we're also discussing other ideas for Toonami shows, how about Soul Eater? The dub has been out for quite awhile and I think people might appreciate it more than FMA for the 2nd or 3rd time.

May 27, 2012 8:22 PM by Rainec

I don't get the big problem with Deadman Wonderland. Seems legit to me so far.

May 27, 2012 5:07 PM by xiiatherandom

Deadman Wonderland was a great choice for them to air, remember that AS does not have the money to get big time anime shows at the moment. Right now they are just testing how it goes and Deadman Wonderland is an anime that even though its not amazing allot of people enjoy. Its very action packed so there is a wider audience for them to capture. Hopefully they will be able to get better shows in the future if everything goes well.

May 27, 2012 1:57 PM by TheNVS

Redfoxoffire said:
WiikendWarrior84 said:
It's clear that AS is still testing the water with the Toonami revival but I don't expect a full support of it any time soon on their behalf. I certainly wish they would bring in something else besides just 2 new shows that are frankly hit or miss.

They've gone on record saying they have very little money for this, so little even that they don't have enough to bring Sara in. I think it's good that they even got two new shows. Not sure about Casshern Sins since I'm just not familiar with the series, but Deadman Wonderland was a good choice for the time being as a likely-cheap broadcast with a good hook and a lot of good action, even if its writing veers off course a lot.


Indeed, though I'm not a fan of Deadman it was a very good choice to get viewers, hopefully will allow them to get the other animes they wanted liked P&S later on.

May 27, 2012 1:27 PM by Blacksaber

WiikendWarrior84 said:
It's clear that AS is still testing the water with the Toonami revival but I don't expect a full support of it any time soon on their behalf. I certainly wish they would bring in something else besides just 2 new shows that are frankly hit or miss.

They've gone on record saying they have very little money for this, so little even that they don't have enough to bring Sara in. I think it's good that they even got two new shows. Not sure about Casshern Sins since I'm just not familiar with the series, but Deadman Wonderland was a good choice for the time being as a likely-cheap broadcast with a good hook and a lot of good action, even if its writing veers off course a lot.

May 27, 2012 9:53 AM by Florete

I agree that those shows aren't what brought in viewers prior to 2003. You know what did? Being on after school on weekday afternoons. Toonami's time-slot and popular shows including Gundam Wing were what got those other shows their fans. But those shows are what Toonami fans would watch and feel nostalgic about.

And while those anime on AS like CowboyBB, Bleach, FMA and GitS are popular, they do not bring in new viewers or keep viewers.

It's clear that AS is still testing the water with the Toonami revival but I don't expect a full support of it any time soon on their behalf. I certainly wish they would bring in something else besides just 2 new shows that are frankly hit or miss.

May 27, 2012 9:25 AM by WiikendWarrior84

WiikendWarrior84 said:
The shows they are are airing now (excluding "new" ones) are the same shows that NO ONE was watching on AS.

Lol wut? Bleach constantly brings in the ratings. Why do you think it's been on the air for years, and at the start of the lineup? FMA: Brotherhood, GitS: SAC, and Cowboy Bebop in particular are also some of the more popular stuff they've had over the years. What are you smoking?

I don't know about others, but I never watched Toonami for Gundam Wing, Outlaw Star, or The Big O.

May 27, 2012 9:09 AM by Florete

OatBob said:
Damonashu said:
BULLDOG266 said:
Dear Toonami, will you forsaken yourself once more? REALLY? Deadman Wonderland? Yes it is/WAS "good" (using that term VERY LOOSELY) but not "good" enough to be shown on your channel. Want views and pretty much a guarantee from your loyal fanbase that you will never be canceled again? Show the following programs :

Steins;Gate - could work, but it appeals to the Durarara!! audience type, and doesn't fit the toonami image.
Madoka Magica - wouldn't make it because AS viewers would write it off as a "girly show."
Bakemonogatari - wouldn't make it because it doesn't have enough fighting/
Nisemonogatari - assuming the same as the prequel.
Mirai Nikki - could work, but wouldn't in an early revival.
Shakugan no Shana - definitely could work, and fits Toonami's image.
Angel Beats! - could have a small chance of working.
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? - comedy based, not a toonami thing.

That should do for maybe about a month or two? I know dubbing is a bitch a money is a pain to grasp onto, but getting those shows on would really set Toonami forward.
You're making a grave error. This isn't the toonami of the nineties that pulled in the ratings that let them air shows like Sailor Moon and Hamtaro. This is a new toonami, on a network that's been barely fighting death. They don't have the luxury of being experimental, not yet at least, so most of the stuff you mentioned couldn't happen.


Indeed.

There's plenty of more popular stuff that hasn't been aired first that would fit American tastes. Remember SciFi channel's animondays? Nobody watched it, but they ran Gurren Lagann, Code Geass, and Gundam 00.

Toonami's best bet if they can afford it (that is a big IF), would be action shows like Tiger and Bunny, or Panty and Stocking. Kore wa Zombie might have a chance...

What absolutely won't make it are any shows animated by Shaft. Bake/Nisemogatari, Madoka, and Zetsubou Sensei are great shows, but they are difficult to follow even if you can speak/read Japanese. Remember, people don't have the luxury of pausing live TV to read all the text that flashes on the screen.


Plus what are the chances of them airing shows that aren't dubbed like the Monogataris?

Also, you just know that if it gets dubbed, Guilty Crown will end up on there sooner or later.

May 27, 2012 8:51 AM by mitch3315

also, during the mid-episode break for Casshern Sins....

there were three commercials for Trojan condoms. THREE!

I know this is during late night TV, but AS might want to reconsider their advertisers as they grow their Toonami following.

May 27, 2012 8:24 AM by OatBob

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