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'Dragon Ball Kai' to Air on Toonami Beginning Fall 2014

by Wind_Sr
May 24, 2014 7:54 PM | 44 Comments
An announcement made during the Toonami panel at this year's MomoCon revealed that Toonami will begin to air Dragon Ball Kai this Fall.

It was also announced that Cowboy Bebop will be returning to Toonami.

Source: Tweet 1, Tweet 2

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Colonelfancy said:
Good grief, this anime cul-de-sac needs to come to an end. There are some pretty good shows out there that don't hit U.S. televisions, and I find that baffling. Dragonball needs to go away, it was a launching pad that pushed anime into the mainstream, but that was 13 years ago. The Mount Rushmore of mainstream anime in the U.S. today have been the same faces I remember a decade ago; Luffy, Goku, Ichigo, and Edward Elric...get these fossils out of here and inject some new life into Toonami's block! And not that crap where you run a show for it's season and disappears.


Luffy? I mean... Luffy? Not Naruto? One Piece never even became that popular over here...

Jun 15, 2014 5:49 AM by Zadion

I wouldn't mind them bringing back Code Geass....

May 30, 2014 9:24 AM by Calculus94

like the new dragon ball currently airing is not enough anyway cowboy bebop is always welcome.

May 28, 2014 11:10 AM by Mr_Gutts

Colonelfancy said:
Good grief, this anime cul-de-sac needs to come to an end. There are some pretty good shows out there that don't hit U.S. televisions, and I find that baffling. Dragonball needs to go away, it was a launching pad that pushed anime into the mainstream, but that was 13 years ago. The Mount Rushmore of mainstream anime in the U.S. today have been the same faces I remember a decade ago; Luffy, Goku, Ichigo, and Edward Elric...get these fossils out of here and inject some new life into Toonami's block! And not that crap where you run a show for it's season and disappears.


DBZ Kai has never been on American TV uncut and a -lot- of ignorance regarding it has been spread because of that (same with One Piece but that's died down significantly in recent years), if it were the old Z, I'd agree but Kai definitely deserves a spot.

May 26, 2014 3:01 PM by Kaimon

Good grief, this anime cul-de-sac needs to come to an end. There are some pretty good shows out there that don't hit U.S. televisions, and I find that baffling. Dragonball needs to go away, it was a launching pad that pushed anime into the mainstream, but that was 13 years ago. The Mount Rushmore of mainstream anime in the U.S. today have been the same faces I remember a decade ago; Luffy, Goku, Ichigo, and Edward Elric...get these fossils out of here and inject some new life into Toonami's block! And not that crap where you run a show for it's season and disappears.

May 26, 2014 11:09 AM by Colonelfancy

No, they should get InuYasha: The Final Act. WTH, toonami? I've seen enough of Cowboy Bebop to last me a lifetime.

May 25, 2014 10:11 PM by soulless4now

Nabris said:
Maybe they're bringing it back to save on money for newer shows? I mean, they got Blue Exorcist, Black Lagoon AND Attack on Titan within months of each other (and SAO had just finished its run), they were bound to be pretty low on money after all of those.

I'm not too thrilled about it either, and I was happy they finally got rid of Bebop, but hopefully they're only bringing it back as filler for a newer show they want to get (praying for Kill la Kill).



I don't care for DBZ, as long as it doesn't get an early time slot I'm fine with it.


It'd be awesome if Kill La Kill is included (still haven't seen it), but I doubt Toonami would have the balls to air it since it's got scantily clad women. I mean, they bleep the crap out of Black Lagoon's cussing just to play it safe. Plus, they edited the extreme gore in Deadman Wonderland--despite Toonami aiming for a mature/older audience--which made me not watch it at all on TV. And here I hoped that Hellsing Ultimate has a good chance of being aired (I hate censorship in ALL forms. It's a pussy idea then and now).

May 25, 2014 8:57 PM by TerrorH3ctor

Toonami has ran the fuck out of Cowboy Bebop. It's getting old at this point.

Hopefully they'll be airing the Buu saga with it.

May 25, 2014 8:40 PM by Zadion

Bebop is probably coming back due to FUNimation putting out the Blu-Ray sets this year

Thoguh if that's the case I'd assume they'd air the Blu-Ray rip because Bebop in 1080p is GORGEOUS

May 25, 2014 7:19 PM by Kaimon

Maybe they're bringing it back to save on money for newer shows? I mean, they got Blue Exorcist, Black Lagoon AND Attack on Titan within months of each other (and SAO had just finished its run), they were bound to be pretty low on money after all of those.

I'm not too thrilled about it either, and I was happy they finally got rid of Bebop, but hopefully they're only bringing it back as filler for a newer show they want to get (praying for Kill la Kill).

I don't care for DBZ, as long as it doesn't get an early time slot I'm fine with it.

May 25, 2014 6:41 PM by Nabris

RyanSaotome said:
malvarez1 said:
I actually haven't seen Bebop, so I don't see why everyone is complaining.


Why have you missed the previous 20 times its run? Its been on constant reruns for years on Adult Swim. Theres no reason to waste a timeslot on it after they finally removed it last year... I was glad they finally would use its timeslot for something new.


Preaching to the choir there, Adult Swim has aired that series for the umpteenth time.

May 25, 2014 6:03 PM by SwatKat1990

Fuck yeah. DBZ Kai where it should be! Time to rewatch Dragonball. Oh and Kai didn't feel like a rewatch to me given the mature dialogue and how darker the villains are.

May 25, 2014 6:01 PM by TerrorH3ctor

malvarez1 said:
I actually haven't seen Bebop, so I don't see why everyone is complaining.


Why have you missed the previous 20 times its run? Its been on constant reruns for years on Adult Swim. Theres no reason to waste a timeslot on it after they finally removed it last year... I was glad they finally would use its timeslot for something new.

May 25, 2014 5:47 PM by RyanSaotome

I actually haven't seen Bebop, so I don't see why everyone is complaining.

May 25, 2014 5:45 PM by malvarez1

Let this theme song signify DBZ Kai finally coming to Toonami.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEjykE2yXuk

May 25, 2014 3:49 PM by SwatKat1990

Hope they run it either before all the premieres or after them. I really don't want to go through a rerun in middle of a bunch of new shows like I do with Space Dandy right now.

May 25, 2014 12:16 PM by LordAura

I agree Hunter x Hunter should be shown on Toonami.

May 25, 2014 10:09 AM by Calculus94

Is this DBZ Kai 2014 or re-airing the Nicktoons one? Why the fuck was DBZ Kai on Nicktoons anyways?

May 25, 2014 8:38 AM by icantfeelmyarms

I really want to start watching TV just for this, but its way more convenient on the webs.

May 25, 2014 8:09 AM by Rasco

Maybe now Kai will get less of a rap for censorship...

May 25, 2014 7:09 AM by Misha-Marches

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